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Senior Lead Operational Risk Officer

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-352950

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Lead Operational Risk Officer

To oversee and independently assess the Front Line’s execution of its risk management responsibilities and Front Line risk decisions. Additionally, responsible for aggregating risks and identifying trends across the organization and provides senior management with an independent perspective on the level of risk to which the Company is exposed  across all Business Groups & Enterprise Functions

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

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of Operational Risk experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • 18+ years of experience in Risk & Compliance, operational risk management (includes Risk/Audit, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; of which 10+ years Operational Risk management.
  • In depth experience in understanding and delivery of Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) program expectations.
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise policies and programs to link multiple priorities, insights, draw thematic views to enhance risk culture.
  • Ability to contribute to success of the team objectives through collaboration and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand environment while prioritizing work and balancing multiple priorities
  • Lead implementation of complex and strategic transformation initiatives including deployment of workflow solutions and automation to consistency enhance process efficiency
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to draw conclusions and translate findings from complex data
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and creative problem solving techniques
  • Experience in Governance, reporting and Insights

Job Expectations:

  • Knowledge and understanding of continuous monitoring tools/detection tools/controls/processes, and ability to identify emerging risks and offer mitigations recommendations
  • Experience with Risk Appetite Metric and Key Indicator programs
  • Experience with Operational Risk Event (ORE) assessment process
  • Experience with Enterprise Risk Identification (ERID) assessment process
  • Experience with Tableau and other visualization tools, with the ability to incorporate a visual data story into an actionable narrative for executive audience
  • Knowledge of SHRP and other risk systems
  • Experience in establishing and managing training programs
  • Ability to review and develop work plans and effectively summarize results

Posting End Date: 

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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.

Applicants with Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo.

Drug and Alcohol Policy


Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace.  Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.

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