Manager, Operations Risk and Controls

  • Company: Discover
  • Location: Riverwoods, Illinois
  • Posted: December 09, 2017
  • Reference ID: P154778_S1
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Manager, Operations Risk and Controls

Job Description

With direction from DHE Operational RIsk and Controls Senior Manager this position will:

Manage major regulatory changes and the impacts to the business

Manage, develop and execute projects designed to reduce or eliminate compliance risk and/or remediation effort

Manage efforts to ensure that new or modified policies and standards are effectively implemented within DHE

Execute root cause analysis to determine appropriate course of action

Maintain consolidated database of compliance related remediation efforts

Responsible for executing, reporting, and monitoring status of compliance projects and initiatives within the DHE businesses.

Responsible for identifying and determining course of action to address potential and future compliance concerns that impact both the DHE business and DHE Operations

Serves as a liaison/coordinator between DHE Operations and other Corporate departments (Legal & Compliance, Risk, Finance, BRIC, OSA, etc.) for determining and executing on compliance related activities

Coordinate and lead efforts for BRIC, Compliance and Internal Audit reviews

Manage operational risks for the business and recommend solutions to mitigate those risks

This position operates in a fast paced environment, requiring a high level of organization and project management skills, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to craft solutions based on thorough root cause analysis.

Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.


Skills Required:

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience;

8+ years of related experience in financial services with business risk/compliance/audit experience

Ability to work with limited direction

Solid working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, Word.

Strong listening skills to understand and translate concerns into action plans.

Strong ability to execute complex projects with stakeholders spread across multiple business units

Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Ability to collaborate and coordinate effectively with others across functional roles

Ability to ensure accurate results and the execution of requested initiatives, with minimal direction.

Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

Ability to work on and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Skills Desired:

Previous mortgage experience is a plus.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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