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Risk Senior Officer

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-154350

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Lead Operational Risk Officer...


In this role, you will:

  • Provide companywide oversight and governance of an integrated operational risk program or initiative
  • Develop and drive innovative operational risk approaches and solutions companywide through an influence model
  • Identify potential business operational risks
  • Develop and drive innovative operational risk approaches and solutions companywide through an influence model
  • Constructively and independently challenge existing risk management fundamentals or assumptions and develop alternative approaches and solutions
  • Evaluate long term implications and consequences of strategic business decisions and recommend appropriate alternatives for risk management
  • Lead implementation of complex initiatives with high risk, generally spanning multiple business lines
  • Consult to the business on corrective action plans and effectively managing change
  • Influence and negotiate with executive management and business heads as high-level stakeholders both within and outside Wells Fargo
  • Lead initiatives and virtual teams across the organization to deliver companywide business risk management transformations
  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues, and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals
  • Lead project or virtual teams and mentor less experienced staff
  • The IRM Risk Senior Officer – WFICSS is a key role for providing second line risk management support for IRM Oversight strategy in Philippines. This role will serve as a key point of contact for Wells Fargo Clearing Support Services (WFICSS) for matters pertaining to Risk including Operational Risk, Compliance Risk, and Strategic & Reputational Risk. WFICSS would be focused on providing broker dealer services (starting with trade support, with plans of expansion) to domestic US clients from its delivery center in Manila. The incumbent in this role will face off with the Wealth and Investment Management (WIM) business and control teams to understand the risk profile of activities being carried out in WFICSS and will collaborate with respective IRM I&P leads of these risk types who own the delivery of risk oversight. The role is required to bring in thought leadership for risk activities and in this capacity this role reviews and challenges the front line. The role will report to the IRM Oversight Philippines Lead.

    Job Description:

  • Act as the primary second line (IRM) contact for WFICSS for providing risk management support.
  • Collaborate with various verticals under IRM Oversight and bring together the macro IRM level view of top risks, issues, priorities, challenges, events and regulatory interactions for WFICSS.
  • Develop deep understanding of functions operating out of WFICSS and their risk profile and come up with risk management strategies suitable to the unique risk profile.
  • Identify the specific regulatory, business and transition risks associated with the WFICSS operations and provide expert risk guidance and support.
  • Pe part of relevant risk/control and management forums in WFICSS to provide consolidated IRM view, guidance and challenge.
  • Work closely with the SME teams in IRM I&P (Compliance, Operational risk, Tech/Info security risk, Human Capital risk, Third Party risk, Reputation risk etc.) for delivery of risk assessments, programs and routines for WFICSS.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of IRM oversight and drive/ contribute to change projects and programs.
  • Thoughtfully, independently and credibly provide the cross-functional view on IRM Oversight matters to complement the specific risk type expertise provided by the IRM Oversight leadership and team.
  • Ensures reporting, escalation, and remediation of issues, deficiencies or regulatory matters for IRM Oversight to senior leaders, Committees, and appropriate business management in WFICSS.
  • Build and sustain a strong risk culture including a balanced approach through working in cooperation and consultation with all lines of defense across the enterprise.
  • As part of IRM I&P extended leadership team, play active role in shaping up and execution of risk management programs, and drive/support specific initiatives for I&P.
  • Required qualifications:
  • Overall 12+ years of experience with a minimum of 8+ years in operational risk or compliance;
  • Knowledge of Operational Risk and/or Compliance Framework
  • Proven experience in aggregating diverse risk type information, and creating management reporting suitable to various stakeholders
  • Experience with conducting risk assessments, assessing the adequacy of policies, procedures, processes, and compliance and operational controls in a significantly large and complex organization
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • A successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated competency with accurate verbal and written communications and the ability to present complex ideas in the right voice for the intended audience
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to set appropriate deliverable timelines and follow-through
  • Strong ability to work and collaborate with leaders and team members at all levels and across functional lines
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently with a proven ability to thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities & strict timelines
  • Ability to translate ambiguous ideas/issues into well-defined plans/solutions; while influencing decision-making
  • Ability to influence policies and procedures to comply with Corporate and Regulatory requirements
  • Proven ability to work within a large and complex organization to continue relationships with demonstrated ability to interface with multiple stakeholder groups to ensure successful execution to meet business goals
  • Proven ability to manage a small team to deliver risk management programs/activities
  • Leadership, integrity, and credibility will be determining factors in selection.  Successful candidates will be articulate and possess a demonstrated leadership capability.  It requires a leader with strong relationship management, influencing, vision and execution skills.  A key differentiator will be the ability to understand and operate successfully in a complex, heavily matrixed corporate environment.

    Desired qualifications :

  • Proven experience in all aspects of executing a new policy, process and methodology or significant enhancement of same in a significantly complex environment
  • Strategic leadership skills to drive alignment across stakeholder groups to develop and deliver repeatable end to end risk management solutions
  • Prior experience in dealing with US regulators & audit team
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience working in Global Delivery Model/Team Extension Model
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.


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