Associate Director, Risk Management

Santander Consumer   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 26 days ago

  • The VP Enterprise Risk Management will work within Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and will be responsible for assisting in the execution of components of the SC enterprise risk management infrastructure. This role assists with implementation of the frameworks for risk management activities and drives consistency and standards across the organization. The program supports implementation of ERM activities throughout the organization. This position will identify operational and financialrisks, assess enterprise effectiveness in managing these risks through appropriate internal controls, and build awareness of risk, business implications of risk, and how to manage risk as part of the leadership culture. This role will be expected to fully understand the business and evaluate, improve, monitor, and assist in reporting to the Board and Board Committees and provide leadership in the effectiveness of risk management controls, systems, and processes across the organization. Specifically oversee the management of the Risk ID and Assessment and the SC Risk Governance functions including:

Essential Functions:

  • Lead company-wide risk policy, charters and framework management. Facilitate the management of the Risk organizational design and structure. Lead and provide guidance to achieve the SC Risk Management strategy. Drive risk culture across SC, leading the SC Risk Team strategic plans and executive communications, talent management in coordination with HR and overseeing Risk Management training. Oversee reporting and administrative management of Executive Risk Committees (ERMC), Risk Committee, Executive Management Committee, SC Board of Directors, and SHUSA Risk Committee meetings in coordination with SC Risk CRO and Risk Managers. Coordinate the project management function by providing systems and reporting solutions horizontally across the Risk Management area, including senior management reporting.
  • Develop, implement, maintain and improve the methodology to support the collection of risk assessment data and reporting and the controls to ensure high quality.
  • Oversee ongoing strategy to capture all of the company’s risk’s and material controls, at all levels of the organization, ensuring required documentation supporting strong Risk ID and Assessment and related CCAR practices is maintained.
  • Oversee the strategy, implementation and execution of the Risk ID and Assessment program to manage the collection, review and assimilation of risk assessment data and reporting into concise and meaningful reports for senior/executive management, governance committees, the Board and SHUSA. Ensure timely program completion in support of capital planning processes.
  • Provide an independent and objective assessment of risk arising within SC. Proactively ensures the identification, assessment, measurement, mitigation and monitoring of operational, credit, compliance, market, liquidity, model, data, reputation, and strategic risk in SC.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and support to the first line of defense to strengthen the company’s internal control environment.
  • Provide recommendations and challenge for existing and proposed internal controls, including IT systems and processes.
  • Partner with the business to continually improve our risk control processes and business operating models; supports business growth; and makes informed cost/benefit decisions.
  • Drive the adoption, implementation and maintenance of the SC ERM framework that supports SC in its business and risk governance strategies, policy framework and standards, as well as ensure compliance with regulation.
  • Proactively identify, track and analyze risk issues within SC.
  • Work closely with Risk Managers, SVP ERM, CRO, SHUSA, and SC 1st Line of Defense senior management to create processes and internal controls necessary to build and maintain strong Risk Management governance function. Identify and support best practices to build an advanced risk management model aligned with SHUSA, industry and regulatory expectations, including those of the Fed (such as Enhanced Prudential Standards) and CFPB.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the team members’ employment life cycle including recruitment, performance management, development and coaching.
  • Complete reviews/projects and additional work within specified timescales and in line with departmental standards.
  • Ensure supporting documentation is maintained in compliance with internal control requirements.
  • Create best practices and processes, liaising with SHUSA.
  • Identify, escalate and resolve risk and control gaps in processes, procedures, and policies.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain ongoing positive relationships with management throughout the organization to facilitate the accomplishment of company goals and effectively manage and motivate the team.
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Set adequate and measurable goals / objectives to aid staff development.
  • Deal effectively with complex and sensitive emerging risks, evolving risks and issues.
  • Complete all assigned SCUSA Risk and Compliance training within established timeframes.
  • Adhere to all applicable organizational policies and procedure.
  • Provide support and be responsive to audit requests (internal and external) to facilitate timely completion of internal audit engagements, compliance reviews and regulatory examinations.
  • Respond to required corrective actions identified by management in a timely and complete manner.
  • Actively promote a culture of risk management. Encourage all team members, regardless of organizational level, to comply with appropriate risk practices and responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or similar education, preferably in business administration or related field, a plus.
  • Minimum of ten (10+) years within a financial services risk management, audit, or risk assurance function, or equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years management experiencerequired.
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certifications preferred.
  • Strategic thinking with experience designing and implementing strategic initiatives; preferably in the context of risk management platforms.
  • Strong organization and planning skills, based on an understanding of relevant processes and business needs. Must be able to manage a variety of projects with successful oversight and delivery.
  • Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment.
  • Influencing skills and ability to drive initiatives to completion. Strong leadership/managerial skills.
  • Knowledge financial services consumer protection laws, risk management regulations, banking operations, and accounting and finance.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Must be able to communicate priorities with sensitivity and awareness of organizational dynamics.
  • Must be an articulate and effective communicator with a proactive and no surprise approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views. Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to foster a collaborative working relationship with multiple functional areas, operational areas, and complex business lines
  • Proven ability to build network quickly, influence others, and effectively address audiences of all levels. Ability to interact with senior executives and conduct business.
  • Ability to work closely and build trust with senior management
  • Proficiency with data management, spreadsheets and standard computing applications (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Extended working hours may be required as dictated by management and business needs.
  • Travel to multiple facilities may be required.
  • May be required to lift, push, or pull materials weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • May be required to sit and review information on a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • May require repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.
  • Corporate office role.