Vice President, Risk Governance Lead

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Wells Fargo

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Vice President, Risk Governance Lead, internally known as Lead Business Execution Consultant to support Wells Fargo’s Regional Chief Risk Office, Corporate & Investment Banking for the Americas in managing risk oversight of enterprise risk programs in region, governance processes, and strategic risk initiatives, as required. The role is based in our Toronto office.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead cross functional teams to strategize, plan, and execute a variety of programs, services and initiatives

  • Drive accountability for assigned initiatives, limit risk exposure, and create efficiencies as appropriate

  • Review strategic approaches and effectiveness of support function and business performance

  • Perform assessments through fact finding and data requiring creative approaches to solving complex issues, and develop appropriate solutions or recommendations

  • Make decisions in highly complex and multifaceted situations requiring solid understanding of business group’s functional area or products, facilitate decision making and issue resolution, and support implementation of developed solutions and plans

  • Collaborate and consult with members of the Business Execution team and team leaders to drive strategic initiatives

  • Influence, guide and lead less experienced Strategy and Execution staff within the group

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: risk management, project management, implementation, strategic planning and governance

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of enterprise risk management experience with a financial services company with domestic and international operations

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Solid critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

  • Experience with corporate and regulatory governance activities and standards

  • Experience with risk assessment processes, metrics and frameworks

  • Strong business and corporate risk acumen

Job Expectations:

  • Work closely with key risk partners and cross-functional teams to support planning & execution of strategic risk initiatives that are large in scope and complexity that cross multiple risk types. Examples include implementation and enhancement of enterprise risk programs in region, implementation of sustainability initiatives and other emerging risks and change management initiatives, as required.

  • Support the implementation of risk-based governance programs with cross functional and regional risk partners, recognizing the significance of competing priorities and strategies, and adjusting as necessary.

  • Work closely with key risk partners to support corporate risk governance processes as required. Examples include corporate records retention, business resiliency planning and issue management.

  • Support oversight of Risk Identification & Assessment programs in region including quarterly credible challenge processes for Statement of Risk Appetite, Regional Risk Scorecards and Risk Management Effectiveness Assessments.

  • Develop metrics and track/evaluate performance of programs, services and initiatives, ensuring plans/programs adhere to appropriate policies and regulations and key stakeholder objectives. This includes regular status reporting and ad hoc requests for executive leadership.

  • Ability to support multiple programs/services/initiatives and possess strong relationships and project management skills.

  • Translate strategic initiatives into executable implementation plans including: defining the problem statement and articulating the scope of the solution, identifying impacted areas and components, identifying resource requirements, gathering estimates, defining timeline, and packaging information for presentation to executive leadership.

Posting End Date:

7 Apr 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.

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