Risk Coverage - Operational Risk Consultant

  • Competitive
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • 21 May 18 2018-05-21

We are looking for Operational Risk specialists with experience in BCP, Payments and DLP to join our growing team in APAC. This role can be based in Hong Kong or Singapore.

About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

• Engage and cultivate strong working and professional partnership with stakeholders across the organization such as regional and local compliance, Chief Risk Officer, senior business and support function management  as well as other regional counterparts to drive consistency and comprehensive coverage across the organisation;
• Provide oversight and credible challenge on functional risk topics including but not limited to Business Continuity Management, Payments, Information Security and Information Technology by establishing and implementing the appropriate mechanisms and tools. 
• Review implementation effectiveness of relevant corporate policies and facilitate/support remediation efforts where there are gaps as necessary
• Supporting the APAC Operational Risk team in the development, implementation and monitoring of a risk-based program for Wells Fargo in Asia Pacific to identify, assess and mitigate operational risk while  maintaining a balance between risk mitigation and operational efficiency;  this will require working with and influencing enterprise and business line management and operational risk subject matter experts to identify, formulate and implement operational risk policies, procedures and controls for the respective Wells Fargo businesses and/or support functional areas in Asia Pacific.
• Leadership in driving effective and efficient risk mitigation efforts such as participating in / leading globally-driven operational risk-related projects and initiatives.
• Providing training on operational risk-related topics when necessary.

Minimum Requirements:
• Minimum of 6 - 10 years’ experience in operational risk areas with exposure to payments, business continuity Management, IT, information security and/or operational risk management processes with at least half of that time having been spent in international financial center.
• Exposure in consulting background which includes managing client and deliverables.
• Qualities of character to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholder groups including line of business management, other senior management, compliance and operational risk team members, internal auditors and regulators / examiners
• Demonstrated written and verbal skills providing effective updates to various levels of management, including experience in articulation of risks both verbally and in writing to various levels of staff, management, Internal Audit, and external regulators
• Ability to demonstrate strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and adherence to strict deadlines in a fast paced environment
• Ability to adapt to changing and competing priorities
• Ability to effectively multi-task and successfully work on several unrelated projects at the same time
• Knowledge and a broad background in evaluating, measuring and managing financial and reputation risk arising from securities transactions, brokerage, fiduciary businesses and related operations
• Good understanding of the general operation of international financial markets, international trade, and the conduct of business on a cross-border basis

Team members 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.