Financial Risk Manager

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Directorate: IAG Services

Company Description


IAG GBS (Global Business Services) is part of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s leading airline groups, with 546 aircraft flying to over 270 destinations, carrying more than 100 million passengers each year.

IAG GBS provides a plug and play platform of scalable, best in class procurement, finance and IT business services to IAG’s operating companies which include Aer Lingus, IAG Loyalty, British Airways, IAG, IAG Cargo, Iberia, Iberia Express, LEVEL and Vueling.

The company is headquartered in Krakow, and has operations in London, Madrid, Barcelona and Dublin.

Job Description

Responsible for providing strategic leadership for risk management and supporting delivery of the Groups objectives and policy in managing financial markets risk;

Responsible for the proposal and implementation of jet fuel and emissions strategies and management of the trading portfolio within the Groups policy framework


  • Lead the definition of the Group’s fuel and emissions hedging strategy adhering to the Groups policy framework to limit financial risk;
  • Build the Groups hedging portfolio through successful execution of day-to-day trading activity in a timely and effective maner;
  • Produce and deliver the companys internal and external reporting requirements. Provide insight into the Groups risk exposures, hedge positions and derivative portfolio;
  • Support the Group and its operating companies in the identification and measurement of financial risk exposures;
  • Develop strong relationships with third parties involved in financial risk management transactions;
  • Stay up-to-date with developments in global commodity and financial markets and how they impact the Group and its operating companies;
  • Promote and implement processes development and improve desk efficiencies;
  • Lead, in conjunction with legal counsel, the negotiation of agreements with existing and future trading counterparties;
  • Mentor and develop analysts within the Financial Risk Management team


  • Bachelors degree or above in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statisics, Computer Science or equivalent;
  • Professional qualification relevant to Financial Risk Management desirable but not essential
  • Ability to identify financial risks, gather and analyse data, and present information in a concise and meaningful format for decision making.
  • Assertiveness and conviction in taking market positions in the context of trading;
  • Able to clearly articulate meaningful insights into market developments and complex financial information;
  • Capable of managing multiple, often conflicting, deliverables within tight timeframes;
  • Proactive and open minded approach with an ability to innovate and adapt to new ideas, skills and technologies;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent team player who enjoys working in an international and multi-cultural environment
  • Five years or more relevant experience in financial risk management and financial derivitives;
  • Proven experience of managing trading operations, risk identification, analysis and financial market systems;
  • Detailed knowledge of the global energy markets, end-to-end commodity lifecycle, market trends and issues relating to financial risks and trading activities; 
  • Track record of successfully managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Previous experience in statistics and dataset analytics (using Excel, Python, Excel VBA) desirable

Additional Information

What we offer

  • Competitive Annual Incentive Scheme
  • LinkedIn Learning Platform
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Life Cover
  • Generous (8%) pension plan
  • Cycle2Work program
  • Electric car scheme
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Eye test voucher
  • Attractive travel discounts
  • Press Reader
  • Plus, many more perks!


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