At StepStone we have a simple but very important mission: As one of the leading digital recruiting platforms and #2 most popular tech employer in Germany, we help everyone find the right job. Therefore, we need you!​

Our business is growing, and our teams are growing with it! To accomplish our mission, we are looking for a Junior Risk Manager (m/f/d) in Düsseldorf to join us at this exciting time in a newly formed Group Risk Management team. Reporting to the Director Risk Management, this role will support in all risk and control efforts across the StepStone Group (including Europe, UK, the Americas & Southern Africa).

We are an international and global employer therefore equal opportunities are important for us. We are looking forward to applications from mothers, fathers, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. Please let us know, if we e.g. should use a gender neutral pronoun, you need barrier-free access to our offices or we should plan for more time during the application process.​

Join us and become part of one of the largest German digital enterprises with more than 4,000 employees. In addition to our international footprint, we are also part of the Axel Springer SE family and its unique European family of successful companies.​

The Risk / Internal Controls Manager will be responsible for supporting the Director Risk Management in designing and delivering the Risk Management & Internal Controls framework, as well as building a strong risk culture by embedding sound risk management practices throughout the StepStone Group. This will enable the business to achieve our objectives, protect our reputation and meet our corporate governance standards

  • Contribute to the development, evolution, alignment, and sustainment of risk management and internal control strategies across the StepStone Group.
  • Develop and maintain groupwide instruments and requirements in terms of Risk management System (RMS) and Internal Controls System (ICS)
  • Support and advise StepStone functions / entities in designing, documenting, implementing, and maintaining internal controls / risk management measures within relevant processes in order to secure an effective and efficiently build Risk Management and Internal Control System
  • Educate and work with the StepStone Executive Committee, country and operational boards and Senior Leadership teams to build and enhance risk management capabilities, processes and awareness.
  • Communicate regularly and inform about Risk Management and Internal Controls to gain transparency on the different levels of StepStone Group as well as report to the Board of Management
  • Execute Risk Management and Internal Controls Trainings for the relevant functions / entities of StepStone Group e.g., in terms of regulatory and specific RMS and ICS requirements
  • Instil organisation-wide awareness of the importance of risk and controls, through an effective RMS and ICS training programme.
  • Support key stakeholders with their understanding of industry processes and regulations.
  • Maintain and improve controls and measures
  • Maintain the GRC tool

  • Proven track record of managing risk management frameworks, including development of controls as part of a broad programme.
  • Educated to a degree level (master’s) or equivalent. (preferably with focus on Business Administration, Accounting and Finance or comparable)
  • Detailed understanding of the most relevant value drivers and risks within StepStone Group
  • Comprehensive process know how in terms of financial reporting, and operational processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong focus on detail and analysis as well as the ability to identify and explain complex risk and control requirements and convey difficult messages to all stakeholders.
  • Ability to build credibility, influence at all levels, through to the Executive Board, and maintain productive, healthy relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented self-starter with strong problem-solving.
  • Expert in MS Office (e.g. Excel – pivot tables, V-look ups, Word, PowerPoint) and/or G Suite (e.g. Gmail, Docs, Drive)
  • Comfortability operating in a fast-paced, high growth, rapidly evolving workplace


  • Experience in being part of the delivery of sustainable, end to end change programmes and projects.
  • Experience working in a global, large-scale, complex, and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment and drive forward results.
  • Problem solver, able to troubleshoot issues independently or escalate when necessary; sense of accountability and sound professional judgment
  • International experience
  • Proven analytical capabilities; experience with large amounts of data and in developing audit reports, metrics, and reporting mechanisms

  • Your start at StepStone: We want you to feel comfortable right from the get-go and you can begin networking immediately. That’s why we always start with an onboarding event lasting several days, during which you get to know your new colleagues, our products and our culture. After that, the onboarding continues in your department – with several weeks of individual training. ​

  • Your further development: We are growing – and of course we want you to grow with us. We will support you with targeted training that will help you develop both personally and professionally. ​

  • Big player with start-up flair: Even though we’ve grown quite a bit, we haven’t lost our laidback attitude from the early days. In concrete terms, this means that we are on a first-name basis, we have short communication channels, flat hierarchies and super helpful colleagues. ​

  • Social Days: Talk is silver, action is golden – which is exactly why all our employees have 2 Social Days a year. These can be used flexibly for social and sustainable commitment. And the best thing about it: you don’t have to take any holidays. ​

  • Holidays: While we’re on the subject of holidays … We offer 30 days of paid leave per year plus one customary day. And we always have Christmas and New Year’s Eve off. ​

  • Our location? At the Medienhafen! For you that means we’re easy to reach – whether by car, train or bike. By the way: We sponsor 50% of your parking space or job ticket. ​

  • Job-bike: And we also have good news for all cyclists: with our Job-bike offer, we support you in getting to the office quickly and sustainably. ​

  • Mobile Office: This is also possible with us! As a general rule, we offer two days of remote working per week. Feel free to ask directly during the interview to find out what the policy is for your role. ​

  • Are you into fitness? Great! Whether it’s in our own fitness studio, playing beach volleyball or running, you can keep fit with our wide range of sporting activities. ​

  • Fancy a coffee? Then take a look at our in-house baristas. Whether Caramello, Cortado or Flat White lactose-free – everything is brewed fresh and free of charge. Speaking of fresh, of course, we also serve fresh fruit every day. ​

  • Our in-house post office: Standing in line isn’t your thing? Then simply have your parcels delivered to the office. ​

  • Even more benefits: Christmas party, summer party, team events, incentive trips, subsidization on our company pension scheme and great offers at wholesale rates (e.g. for mobile phone contracts, Sixt and hotel bookings with HRS) – our list is long. There’s bound to be something for you too! ​