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Vice President Technology Risk Oversight

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Job ID 53877BR

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 30 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.



Market Job Description


The Vice President of Technology Risk Oversight is an experienced independent Risk Management Leader in the 2nd Line of Defence. Effectively oversee specialist risk types such as technology (tech) and information security (IS), Records Management, Third Party Risk Management, Business Continuity and Business Resilience, and other risk types. Experience with formalized governance, oversight and credible challenge with the ability to effectively write and guide others to write Point of View papers and other documents that challenge the front line and drive actions that result in risk reduction activities on behalf of the AMERICAS Region. Experience in working in large complex multi-national organizations successfully delivering 2nd line risk management programs in a highly matrixed and complex environment. Experience with regulatory requirements and interfacing with international and US regulators such as OSFI, IIROC, OCC, CIMA etc. under the guidance of an agreed engagement model. Be the key international interface with groups that perform oversight of over the risk types that fall within their accountability, influencing them to provide a global perspective to risk management. Execution and delivery of the independent risk functions defined in the risk management framework on behalf of the region and the legal entities for the risk types that fall under their accountability. Executing the agreed engagement model between Risk Type Teams and the Regional Heads of Operational Risk. Establish credibility and become a trusted 2nd line leader that has earned the trust and respect of stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:



Oversee specialist risk types such as (not all inclusive) Technology and Information Security, Records Management, Third Party Risk Management, Business Continuity and Business Resilience
Experience with formalized governance, oversight and credible challenge with the ability to effectively write and guide others to write Point of View papers and other documents that challenge the front line and drive actions that result in risk reduction activities on behalf of the Americas Region.
Experience in delivering SLOD risk management programs in a highly matrixed and complex environment preferably a multi-national with a US parent company.
Experience with regulatory requirements and interfacing with international and US regulators such as Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) etc.
Be the key international interface into the Technology, Third Party and Information Risk Management Oversight (TTIRO) groups that perform oversight over the risk types that fall within their accountability, influencing them to provide a global perspective to risk management.
Execution and delivery of the independent risk functions as defined in the risk management framework on behalf of the region and the legal entities for the risk types
Establishing credibility and becoming a trusted Independent Risk Management Leader

Market Skills and Certifications


Minimum requirements:

9+ years of experience in risk management (include compliance, operational risk, audit, legal, technology risk, information security, business process management) or
9+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in risk management related to these technical risk areas, experience in developing team members
2+ years of leadership experience
Direct experience in interaction with Americas’ regulators such as OSFI, IIROC, OCC, CIMA etc.
Regulatory knowledge in Canada and Latin America regions
A second line of defense role providing oversight and credible challenge to the frontline on the topics of third party risk management (internal and external third party service providers)
Direct experience in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g OSFI Guideline B10, Cayman Governance Guideline, etc.)
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills at an executive level
Ability to interact and influence in a matrixed environment
Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Preferred skills:



Ability to develop written program materials, including executive level reporting
Certifications such as: Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE), Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT), Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE), Disaster Recovery Certified Expert (DRCE), Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP)
Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work in ambiguous circumstances with a penchant for building structure and scalable processes
Ability to interact with all levels of an organization, work collaboratively and influence in a matrixed environment
Experiences working in a large multi-national with a US parent and licensed legal entities internationally
Experience with the oversight in a formally regulated financial services environment
Understanding of formal governance structures – committee structures – committee participation – formal escalation


We Value Diversity


At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

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.


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