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Lead Control Management Officer

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-368675

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Control Management Officer within the Enterprise Functions Control Management Team.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead complex initiatives designed to mitigate current and emerging risks with broad impact
  • Act as key participant in monitoring, evaluating, and measuring the impact of decisions practiced in Control Management functional area
  • Monitor moderately complex business specific programs, and provide risk management consulting to support the business in designing and implementing risk-mitigation strategies
  • Monitor, measure, evaluate, and report on the impact of decisions and controls to the relevant business group or functional area
  • Develop and implement risk monitoring and risk reporting processes and controls
  • Collaborate with relevant business group to identify current and emerging risks associated with business activities and operations, and provide guidance in developing and implementing risk-mitigating strategies
  • Lead Control Management project or virtual teams
  • Lead complex initiatives with broad impact which are designed to mitigate current and emerging business risk issues and concerns; act as key participant in large-scale, cross-functional planning for Enterprise Functions.
  • Make decisions in complex and multifaceted situations requiring solid understanding of Control Organization operations; facilitate decision-making and problem resolution, and support implementation of developed solutions and plans; influence and lead key business partners to meet deliverables and drive new initiatives.
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills, especially with difficult topics when partnering with senior management. This includes the willingness and ability to question decisions, understand direction and escalate issues, where necessary.
  • Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources and deliver results quickly.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality output from self and team.
  • Strategically collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues, and mid to senior-level managers to identify current and emerging opportunities associated with business activities and operations, and provide guidance in interpreting, developing, and implementing business strategy.
  • Drive and support transformation change that helps achieve strategic initiatives across the organization, including leading initiatives and supporting adoption across the team.
  • Balance strong, innovative problem-solving skills with the practical ability to implement workable solutions to problems in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, SharePoint administration, Power Apps development.
  • Working knowledge and experience on Power BI, Tableau, Python & SQL
  • Experience of defining and building operational metrics to monitor and track performance and Risk.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to prepare and present management level presentations.
  • Ability to articulate and document complex concepts in a clear manner.
  • Ability to work well independently with limited direction or guidance.
  • Proven ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Proficient in advance excel formulas and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Proficiency in digital tools, data analytics, and technology integration.
  • Education: Bachelor’s or master’s in business, Finance, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to align digital strategies with overall business goals.
  • Analytical Skills: Proficiency in data analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Digital Innovation: Stay updated on emerging technologies and innovative digital solutions and willingness to experiment with new solutions.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Strong interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with global cross-functional teams, including IT and business.
  • Project Management: Ability to manage product roadmaps, timelines, and resources to ensure successful delivery of digital initiatives.

Job Expectations:

  • Overall experience of 6+ years relevant experience in Financial Services industry and / or risk & control domains covering operational risk, controls testing / evaluation, compliance, internal audit, risk management etc.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills and stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude and readiness to work in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Flexibility to multitask and work across domains and business groups.
  • Proven experience in leading projects and initiatives independently and in a group, mentoring junior associates, and driving results.
  • Ability to credibly challenge, conduct tough conversations and effectively communicate with various levels of management, including senior leaders and executives.


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.

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

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