Operational Risk Officer

Weehawken, United States - New Jersey
Competitive salary
01 Feb 2023
09 Feb 2023
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Your role
Are you ready to work in the second line of defense for the "World's Best Wealth Manager"? Can you build relationships and influence outcomes, as well as develop and implement innovative solutions? On the Operational Risk Control team at our Global Wealth Management Americas, you'll be responsible for working with our business to identify and mitigate potential risks to us
Operational Risk Officers are the liaisons between Operational Risk Management (ORM) and the entire enterprise. Serving as both an effective challenger and a trusted advisor, Operational Risk Officers are integrated into multiple dimensions of first line risk-taking activities. As a member of the Operational Risk Control team supporting our Global Wealth Management business in the Americas, your role will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, superb integrative thinking across all facets of operational risk, and a desire to help the enterprise properly manage operational risk. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• providing challenge to the First Line of Defense's risk-taking and risk assessments.
• evaluating new products and initiatives from an operational risk perspective.
• providing consultation to the business on projects, new initiatives, business objectives, processes, risk events, controls, and/or monitoring.
• evaluating the operational risk profile and risk analysis for the business, culminating in monthly and quarterly Divisional Operational Risk Reporting.
• working across the multiple dimensions of operational risk programs and understand how they impact the business and mitigation required.
• influencing executives within ORM and the business on key operational risks and actions required to mitigate risk.
• developing ad-hoc analysis, deep dive investigations, control testing, and driving specific risk initiatives.

Your team
C&ORC is part of the Group Compliance, Regulatory & Governance (GCRG) function. The GCRG function is the center for compliance and operational risk control, governmental and regulatory affairs as well as investigations and governance matters. C&ORC aims to ensure that all compliance, conduct and operational risks are understood, owned and managed. C&ORC is responsible for providing independent oversight and control over the compliance and operational risks arising from UBS's business activities at a global, regional, divisional and entity level. You'll work in the GWM Americas C&ORC team reporting to the Head of GWM Americas Operational Risk Control. This is a diverse team of professionals, with oversight responsibility for managing the compliance and operational risks arising from our business in the region.

Your expertise
• a Bachelor's degree in a relevant area of study required.
• minimum of 3 years of prior operational risk experience with a financial institution or at a regulatory agency or major consulting firm.
• strong strategic, judgement and integrative thinking skills, deep risk management knowledge, as well as good organizational, communication and influencing skills.
• structured, rigorous, analytical and thorough in your approach with the ability to form defensible conclusions from risk assessments.
• someone with strong and sound judgement and able to articulate views, assessments and approaches both verbally and in writing precisely, concisely, logically and accurately including with visuals where required.
• able to present to and respond effectively to senior internal and external stakeholders.
• team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills, able to calmly manage conflict and pressure in a demanding, high-volume environment.
• able to be flexible and capable of prioritizing based on changing internal or external demands.
• experienced in handling sensitive information with a high degree of discretion.

About us
UBS is the world's largest and only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors.

With more than 70,000 employees, we have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us
From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, at UBS we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it's our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we're more than ourselves.

Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?

Disclaimer / Policy Statements
UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

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