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Senior Business Execution Consultant - Risk Governance

  • Strategy & Execution
  • Full time
  • R-366027

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Business Execution Consultant.

In this role, you will:

• Lead support functions or operations for multiple business groups and contribute to large scale strategic initiatives.

• Ensure efficiency, quality, cost effectiveness of solutions, and pipeline management relating to assigned operations.

• Research moderately complex business, operational, and strategic initiatives that require analytical skills, basic knowledge of organizational strategy and Business Execution, and understanding of international business.

• Work independently to make recommendations for support function by providing support and leadership.

• Assist in the planning and execution of a variety of programs and initiatives that may include risk mitigation, efficiency, and customer experience.

• Collaborate and consult with team leaders in developing project plans, policies and procedures.

• Provide leadership in management of relationships and implementation of programs, services, and initiatives with cross functional business partners.

Required Qualifications:

• 4+ years of Business Execution, Implementation, or Strategic Planning experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.

Department Overview

As the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk — or Independent Risk Management — provides independent oversight of risk-taking activities. Independent Risk Management establishes and maintains Wells Fargo's risk management program and provides oversight, including challenges to and independent assessment of the frontline's execution of its risk management responsibilities. We manage risk according to the Risk Management Framework and ensure all employees understand their individual accountability for managing risk. Risk management at Wells Fargo is organized with clearly defined lines of defense to provide effective risk oversight and decision-making across the organization.

The Corporate & Investment Banking Risk (CIB Risk) group independently oversees and challenges all risk management activities within the CIB business. CIB provides corporate and transactional banking, commercial real estate lending and servicing, investment banking, and equity and fixed income solutions to clients across the globe. The CIB Risk group is responsible for enhancing the effectiveness of risk oversight and providing a comprehensive view of risks across the business, while creating streamlined independent risk management interactions with CIB leaders.

The CIB Risk Strategy, Planning & Governance (SP&G) team focuses on execution of core business operations and governance routines in support of effective risk oversight of front-line activities. The team brings industry perspectives and experience that enable consistency in CIB Risk governance and operations in- line with Corporate Risk’s vision, goals, and objectives.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Support the execution of CIB Risk governance routines including the Risk Measurement Program (RMP), Enterprise Risk Identification and Assessment (ERIA), Issues Management (IM) and New Business Initiatives (NBI) requirements.
  • Assist in execution of RCSA (Risk & Control Self-Assessment) based controls for CIB Risk SP&G
  • Provide risk management consulting to support SP&G in identifying, assessing, designing, and implementing risk mitigation strategies, processes, and controls.
  • Help strengthening the business control environment through proactive evaluation of controls, identification of issues and by providing consultative guidance.
  • Lead and oversee the design and implementation of processes and routines required to meet ERP deliverables within the defined SLAs.
  • Ensure work products, dashboards, reporting and other artifacts supporting governance are high quality, accurate and meet the standards set in the relevant program.
  • Evaluate, update and improve governance routines as enterprise requirements evolve, and to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
  • Ensure that processes and routines supporting CIB Risk governance requirements are aligned to the risk management framework and applicable policies; requires thorough understanding of the underlying requirements.
  • Monitor and independently assess that all in-scope controls are executed as designed; maintain repository of related artifacts to evidence control execution.
  • Evaluate CIB Risk SP&G controls, and presentation recommendations to reduce risk and improve controls.
  • Develop and maintain metrics, reporting and dashboards to monitor execution and effectiveness of in scope control inventory for SP&G owners and leaders.
  • Monitor metrics and associated data to identify and escalate potential issues and providing recommendations for resolution to ensure optimal performance.
  • Present recommendations for resolving more complex situations and exercise independent judgement while developing expertise in the function, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements.
  • Prepare high quality presentations and assist in discussions for review with senior CIB Risk stakeholders.
  • Assist in business management and operations activities to support enterprise requirements for CIB Risk leaders including financial management, strategic planning, and leader services.
  • Set risk management guidelines and partner with stakeholders to implement key risk initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources and deliver results quickly.
  • Ability to credibly challenge, conduct tough conversations and effectively communicate with various levels of management.
  • General knowledge of industry standards and best practices around control evaluations / testing, internal audit and risk management processes.
  • Planning (finance, resource, strategy, business), decision making and prioritization skills.
  • Experience creating, executing, and documenting compliance, control, and business process testing
  • Experience monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, products and internal controls; and identifying issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial services industry, including risk management, issue management, compliance, risk governance, and/or audit operations.

Job Expectations:

  • Industry certifications from ISACA or IIA.org preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of continuous monitoring tools/detection tools/controls/processes, and ability to identify emerging risks and offer mitigations recommendations.
  • Shift Timings: 1:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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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