Overview

Job Family: Risk

Monitors activities to minimize the company’s exposure to risk. Activities may include quantitative analysis, risk identification and remediation. Represents or supports the reputation of the company to minimize compliance and regulatory risk by resolving issues and ensuring adherence to company and legal standards. Responsible for ensuring that all of the company’s activities adhere to the necessary rules and regulations, and that the company complies with legal/regulatory statutes and jurisdictions.

Job Function: Risk Management

Ensures adherence to the policies and procedures established by the company. Manages policy, standard definition and monitoring of policy, standard implementation, ensuring harmonization and consistency of risk policies. Monitors and manages risk/exposure and compliance with the company’s policies. Identifies, manages and reports on the company’s risk areas. Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of data, document retention, and monitors systems.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Sr. Analyst, Operational Risk is responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and/or evaluating the Company’s Operational Risk (OR) program that renders risk-based processing and reporting to reduce operating losses and maintain maximum protection of the organization’s assets, products, and services. S/he will recommend opportunities and propose resolutions for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and/or risk reduction for the department.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews identified risks and liabilities; informs and recommends resolutions with business lines to mitigate risk potential.
  • Assists in processing risk assessments by analyzing risk data and identifying any plausible risks affecting the business and operations.
  • Operates as a point of contact for the department by responding to internal inquiries regarding policies, procedures, regulatory requirements, and project status updates.
  • Prepares appropriate review memorandum summarizing liabilities and recommends follow-up evaluations
  • Informs employees on risk policies and guidelines to build a risk aware culture and practice across the organization.
  • Provides procedural guidance and support to junior analysts in the various functions of the department, and in the methods of tools of analysis.
  • Researches a wide variety of topics and issues including emerging risks and trends and risk management best practices; summarizes and communicates findings with team.
  • Adjusts risk management policies, systems, and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness within the department.
  • Interprets and applies procedures, ensures analysis is documented and that records are maintained.
  • Evaluates risk management contingency plans and reports findings.
  • Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing controls and provides recommendations on opportunities for improvement.
  • Assists senior level staff and management as requested.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Other Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Education –
    • Bachelor’s Degree: Business, Finance, Management, or equivalent field.
    • or equivalent work experience
  • Experience –
    • 3-5 years Risk Management/Risk MIS
  • Skills & Abilities –
    • Demonstrated practical and theoretical knowledge of risk principles, concepts and policies.
    • Strong quantitative capabilities and analytical skills, including an investigative mindset.
    • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Strong MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, and Outlook) skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to build and foster internal relationships.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to analyze risk and provide recommendations and/or resolutions to minimize risk.
    • Ability to summarize, document, and communicate information in a clear and concise manner.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
    • Ability to interpret, analyze and apply data/information.
    • Ability to stay abreast of industry best practices, procedures, and techniques.
    • Ability to change direction as project demand dictates.
    • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate instructions to others, summarize and articulate issues, and document findings in a clear and concise manner.

Competencies:

  • Collaboration – Relationship Management:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Knows who to reach out to inside and outside of one’s team to get work done
      • Takes action to enhance working relationships needed to achieve seamless work flow
  • Collaboration – Teamwork:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Creates a good working environment in the team; works towards shared goals contributing ideas and accepting change
      • Provides assistance and coaches less experienced team members
  • Execution – Accountability:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Follows through to meet commitments to others
      • Takes responsibility for achieving strong results, despite balancing multiple complex demands
  • Influence – Information Sharing:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Uses information and data effectively to support a position and present a rational case
  • Influence – Two-way communication:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Communicates in a timely and straightforward manner
      • Probes for additional information, clarifies assumptions and confirms agreed-upon actions
      • Keeps everyone involved informed about progress and issues
  • Risk Business Acumen – Industry Acumen:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Stays current with industry and regulatory trends and emerging risk issues
      • Has good understanding of current market and competitive landscape that the organization operates within
  • Risk Management – Knowledge of Risk Management Policies, Regulations, Processes and Procedures:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Executes risk management process and procedures without management direction, and demonstrates awareness of expected results
      • Knows the relationship and impact of actions and results
      • Has an understanding of regulations impacting area supported
  • Risk Management – Risk and Compliance Adherence:
    • Proficient – Applying and Executing
      • Communicates the importance and benefits of risk management to counterparts
      • Displays natural skepticism and curiosity to question the status quo and uncover issues
      • Adheres to a good root cause analysis process

Working Conditions:

  • Frequently: Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing, and walking.
  • Occasional moving and lifting of equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown.
  • Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employer’s Rights:

  • This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.
  • The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.