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Lead Enterprise Risk Officer

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-378039

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Enterprise Risk Officer to join its International Risk Strategy, Planning & Governance (‘SP&G’) team. The Lead Enterprise Risk Officer will assist the CRO, Deputy CRO, International Head of Risk SP&G and members of the wider risk leadership team in implementing the risk management program and leading key aspects of the International Risk SP&G annual plan that seeks to drive a holistic approach to risk management oversight.

In this role, you will:

Under the direction of the Deputy CRO, lead the implementation of certain key Risk SP&G team deliverables that seek to drive a holistic approach to risk management including:

  • Develop, implement, monitor and interpret, risk-based governance programs; including influencing group programs and policy development to reflect international requirements e.g. risk management framework, risk strategy and risk appetite, risk measurement, risk identification and assessment programs.
  • Participate and execute independent risk review and challenge of risk-based governance programs to identify, assess and mitigate risks.
  • Review complex business, operational, or technical challenges that require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Manage the coordination and aggregation of risk reporting and risk submissions which are presented to the Executive Committee and Risk Committee for review, recommendation (to Board) or approval;
  • Utilize risk knowledge to issue resolutions for moderate to high risk companywide projects and initiatives
  • Resolve moderately complex issues and lead on the implementation of key team priorities and deliverables, while leveraging solid understanding of the risk policies, procedures, governance and compliance requirements
  • Lead and manage multiple concurrent initiatives.
  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals.
  • Lead and direct a team with limited supervisory focus.
  • Overseeing policy management, with a responsibility to design and communicate Board-approved policy governance principles and coordination of semi-annual refresh of policy inventory.
  • Managing the ongoing oversight of strategic risk, including review and challenge of business strategy.
  • This leadership role will be demonstrated by:
  • Leading on the implementation of key team priorities and deliverables which will involve development, implementation, and monitoring of key risk governance related processes;
  • Reviewing complex business, operational, or technical challenges that require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors;
  • Formulating and presenting recommendations for resolving more complex situations and exercise independent judgment while developing expertise in relevant policies, procedures and requirements;
  • Reviewing risk reporting and submissions to ensure a holistic view is reflected and key messages are captured as inputs are collated and consolidated;
  • Providing oversight and challenge to the Front Line on key risk management processes and documentation;
  • Guiding and directing in terms of policies, risk management effectiveness and reporting enhancements;
  • Enhancing team processes and controls to facilitate a more cohesive and consistent approach throughout the International platform and alignment with group approach, whilst ensuring relevant local jurisdictional requirements are respected.
  • Collaborating and consulting with risk colleagues and internal stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in Risk Management (Compliance, Financial Crimes, Operational Risk, Audit, Legal, Credit Risk, Market Risk) or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.
  • Experience of leading enterprise risk management programs.
  • Working knowledge of the key risk management concepts and techniques for each of the material risks facing WFBI (Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Market Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Operational Risk, Strategic Risk, Reputational Risk).
  • Experience in financial services / lending businesses.
  • Experience in projects or processes involving multiple disciplines within an organisation.
  • Exceptional organisational, analytical and documentation skills.
  • Must be able to work independently, be solutions focused, positively collaborate and lead others in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively; and
  • Self-starter and able to identify and deliver continuous improvement.

Posting End Date: 

26 Sep 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.

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