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Business Execution Consultant, APAC COO Office

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Business Execution Consultant.


The Asia Pacific COO function provides support to the Asia Regional President and Asia Regional COO to create and manage the infrastructure and governance for Wells Fargo’s lines of business and support functions operating in Asia Pacific. The APAC COO function is also responsible for managing certain operational aspects of the company and assists the Asia Regional President & Asia Regional COO in the successful management of the Wells Fargo franchise within the Asia Pacific region.  

The Role

The successful candidate will be part of the APAC COO Governance & Infrastructure Services team working closely with senior leaders across many business and functional areas to assist the APAC COO team in delivering the region’s strategy and overseeing the business’s governance frameworks, and business operating environments. The role requires strong coordination with several groups/functions including regional Branch Managers, Branch Business Managers, Legal, Compliance, Finance etc.


This position requires strong organizational and functional skills to own the execution of high impact initiatives, and partner with a large number of employees from various parts of the company in APAC and the US. The candidate must also possess excellent program management, analytical, and communication (both written and verbal) skills.

  • Support the APAC COO team and regional leaders to drive the execution and implementation of governance related processes and initiatives.
  • Provide end-to end support and oversight; support the running of business administration processes
  • Establishing strong governance and escalation routines through the formation/administration of, participation in and contribution to various committees
  • Partner with APAC region Branch Managers and Branch Business Manager by providing support, guidance and expertise on governance related matters
  • Partner with the Business Control and Compliance teams on executing the company's risk and control framework
  • Prepare discussion documents, presentations, reports and dashboards for governance committees and meetings
  • Develop and maintain performance metrics
  • Support the management and maintenance of legal entity related filings for the region
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of effective procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization 
  • Ensures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Ensure that proper governance is exercised consistently across the region
  • Provide support to the APAC COO team on ad hoc initiatives  
  • Perform all of the above in close partnership with the various lines of business and support functions and with an enterprise mindset to ensure alignment, consistency, and maximization of shareholder value

Required qualifications:

  • University degree
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience in financial services
  • Experience with business execution, program management and/or governance with a financial institution
  • Strong influencing skills/effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think and communicate strategically with exceptional analytical skills, including expertise in PowerPoint, Word, Excel modeling and Outlook
  • Hard-working, proactive and responsible nature, with strong desire to achieve objectives
  • Self-motivated and drive to ‘take ownership’ of tasks and situations
  • Meticulous, with a keen attention to detail
  • Creative and strategic thinking skills, combined with the ability to quickly identify and solve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with appropriate prioritization, and to work independently while still being a team-player
  • Ability to influence and consult strategically across a large organization and with various levels of leadership/stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of Banks, the Financial Services industry and related products and services
  • Experience in and/or exposure to cross-border business, operational and regulatory environment, particularly in APAC
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a necessity owing to team diversity. Mandarin language skills is a plus.

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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