Senior Manager, Operational Risk

Vanguard   •  

Malvern, PA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 170 days ago

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Vanguard, one of the world’s largestinvestment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks a Senior Manager, OperationalRisk to leadRisk Management for a Sub Division, collaborating with key business partners in Vanguard’s legal, compliance,audit, enterpriserisk, and CFS departments to ensure allriskmatters are considered and addressed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages exempt-level staff. Provides guidance, training and motivation as necessary to develop staff. Hires, evaluates and counsels personnel. Administers disciplinary action when appropriate in accordance with corporate guidelines. Sets performance standards, reviews performance, provides feedback, and recommends wage increases in accordance with all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Serves as point of contact for sub division department head. Maintains strong relationships with leadership of aligned sub division. Responsible for leading risk governance meetings and driving a strong risk culture across sub division.
  • Implements corporate risk and control management standards within sub division’s processes. Identify and prioritize existing and emerging risks and advise on appropriate control design and testing. Effectively communicates strategies and plans to all appropriate parties. Strikes a balance between protecting Vanguard and crew and client experience.
  • Ensures that sub division has an appropriate level of review of key controls, and can evidence that key controls are designed and operating effectively in accordance with established standards.
  • Develops, maintains and evolves a comprehensive program for monitoring and analyzing controls, including supporting data, tools and technology. Establishes metrics, dashboards, and reports that are distributed regularly and can be used to identify potential control opportunities, as well as monitor the effectiveness of the controls in place. Reports to department leadership on controls across the department.
  • Supports business by assisting with the timely development of new policies and procedures, and ensuring and evidencing new processes are in control.
  • Provides expertise for support of audit activity. Provides holistic view of all internal and external audits and serving as a point of contact for auditors. Drives business toward positive outcomes.
  • Ensures issues and events are being managed effectively. Works with business to proactively identify issues. When issues and events occur, responsible for tracking and driving business to resolution.
  • Partners with sub division leadership team to ensure business risk and control decisions are made during the design and development of technology and service or operating model changes. Proactively raises and executes a plan to address key issues.
  • Coordinates and works closely with Legal, Compliance, Enterprise Risk, and Audit to develop processes for managing business risks, execution of controls and oversight, ensuring business practices comply with regulatory procedures. Develops effective working relationships with contacts throughout the company on a variety of risk-related issues.
  • Partners with ERM to advance understanding in the field of business risk and control management. Stays abreast of the latest ERM tools. Shares knowledge and champions the implementation of business risk and control management best practices.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Undergraduatedegree or equivalent experience. Graduate degreepreferred.
  • Minimum of eight years progressively responsible Operations Management, Compliance, Risk Management, or Auditing experience from which was attained an expertise in internal control management.
  • Minimum of two years related management experience with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Well rounded understanding of Vanguard’s business, operations, and technology as well as risk and compliance.
  • Blend of operational/business control and process skills with sound business judgment, able to apply practical thinking in weighing the potential for risk against business decisions.
  • Broad conceptual thinker with a practical orientation and ability to translate complex risk concepts into executable programs and to align operational controls with business objectives.
  • Communication and influence skills, able to navigate, persuade and build buy-in across a matrix structure.
  • Excellent relationship management, communication, and analytical skills required.

Special Factors

There are two openings. One is aligned with Retail Operations and one with Advice.

Vanguard’s Retail division is comprised of over 6,000 crew members who serve more than eight million clients with $1.5 trillion of AUM. Our Retail division plays a key role in extending Vanguard’s Core Purpose, which is ‘To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and give them the best chance for investment success.’ The selected candidates will be a part of Retail Strategic Support, the Risk and Control Department which builds, develops, evolves and maintains a risk management program that mitigates business risk exposures while enabling the achievement of business goals. These are new roles and provide an opportunity for an individual to shape and drive a strategic risk management program. This role will report to a future Department Head of the Risk and Control Department.