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Senior Lead Operational Risk Officer

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Lead Operational Risk Officer to support the Operational Risk business aligned oversight of Wells Fargo's COO Operations functions which includes Financial Crimes and Regulatory Operations processing. 
This role provides the opportunity to apply subject matter expertise in industry and financial institution financial crimes & regulatory operations processing and risk management. This role will assist the Shared Services Operations oversight leader with Global Operations and Ongoing Customer Due Diligence and Sanction Screening and all matters pertaining to Operational Risk coverage and oversight. In this capacity, this role reviews and challenges significant Front Line operational risk identification and mitigation, including, but not limited to, risks related to, transaction processing and execution, fraud, change management, technology, third party, data management, and information management risks.

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee and challenge Financial Crimes & Regulatory Operations functions across all operational risk routines including plan, identify and assess, control, and mitigate, test and validate, monitor and report 

  • Perform independent risk assessment of the operations functions, inclusive of emerging risks 

  • Use financial crimes and regulatory subject matter expertise and industry knowledge to provide independent oversight and credible challenge to the Line of Business' operational risk management activities 

  • Active engagement in key operations risk governance routines inclusive of strategic planning sessions, governance committees and business reviews 

  • Engage with subject matter experts supporting various risk types and related business aligned oversight partners to execute oversight and challenge of Operations functions 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Business Managers, Independent Risk teams, and Group Control Executive teams to drive change and improvement of risk management effectiveness. 

  • 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 

  • Leverage experience to bring industry leading standards, practices, and tools to the organization

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:

  • Advanced knowledge of multiple financial crimes related business lines

  • Experience developing strong working relationships with key senior business, audit, legal, compliance and risk leaders 

  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise risk management framework, including risk identification, risk appetite and strategy, risk-related decisions, processes and controls, risk analytics and governance 

  • Prior experience in Independent Risk Management 

  • Experience in building or evaluating Operational Risk Management Programs (e.g., ERIA, IORA, Issue Management, etc.) 

  • RCSA (Risk and Control Self-Assessment) knowledge and experience 

  • Experience with governance committee and/or new business/products 

  • Ability to articulate issues, risks, and proposed solutions to various levels of staff and management 

  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities 

  • Experience developing and delivering comprehensive report/presentations to senior management, stakeholders, and risk and management committees

  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment and management 

  • Demonstrated ability to actively lead large scale, cross functional projects/discussions, work through issues and drive decisions

    Job Expectations:

    • This position offers a hybrid work schedule.

    Work Locations:

    • 401 S Tryon St – Charlotte, NC

    • 600 S 4th St – Minneapolis, MN

    • 800 S Jordan Creek Pkwy – West Des Moines, IA

    • 114 N Beaumont St – St. Louis, MO

    • 250 E John Carpenter Frwy – Irving, TX

    Posting End Date: 

    19 Jul 2024

    *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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