Policy Governance & Oversight (Operational Risk Consultant 5)

Wells Fargo Saint Louis, MO

About the Job

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Corporate Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. The team focuses on several key risk types, including conduct, credit, financial crimes, information security, interest rate, liquidity, market, model, operational, regulatory compliance, reputation, strategic, and technology risk.
The group provides leadership, enhances communications, assists with problem identification and solutions, and shares best practices. In addition, the group provides an enterprise-wide view of risk, assists management and our Board of Directors in identifying and monitoring risks that may affect multiple lines of business, and takes appropriate action when business activities exceed the risk tolerance of the company.

This Policy Governance & Oversight Consultant (ORC5) will report directly to the Policy Manager and upward to the Head of Governance and Oversight. The ORC5 will serve as the go-to lead for policy development, implementation, and alignment throughout Operational Risk. A senior-level, individual contributor, this ORC5 will also serve as a lead working on a team responsible for developing, updating, managing and overseeing operational risk policies. The ORC5 will work directly with the Policy Manager across the enterprise to own, maintain and manage policy governance.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 10+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Risk management experience
  • Compliance and regulatory systems experience
  • Experience developing, implementing and monitoring a risk-based compliance program to assure compliance with federal, state, agency, legal and regulatory requirements or providing oversight to a compliance function
  • Knowledge and understanding of operations strategy and policy development
  • A BS/BA degree or higher

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience leading efforts with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Knowledge and understanding of operational risk
  • Experience identifying control gaps/risks
  • Experience developing corrective action plans
  • Ability to grasp big-picture concepts and distill down to the appropriate amount of detail based on the audience 


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.