Information & Resiliency Risk Manager

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
May 24, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Full Time
Position Overview
The Enterprise Operations division at Freddie Mac is seeking an Information and Resiliency Risk Manager to join a group of enthusiastic and collaborative professionals with diverse backgrounds. This position is part of a team which is responsible for coordinating and managing cross enterprise initiatives with a special focus on information, technology and business resiliency. The Information and Resiliency Risk Manager will be working with operations and technology divisions to effectively manage risk and ensure that appropriate controls, risk reporting and analysis are in place. You will routinely facilitate adaptive change to meet the demands of a critical and complex division of the enterprise often managing multiple initiatives and time sensitive processes simultaneously. The ideal candidate is a highly accomplished and motivated Information and Resiliency risk professional with excellent organizational, leadership, communication skills. This role has a high level of exposure across the enterprise with opportunity for significant impact and growth.

Responsibilities include:

* Implement policies, programs, practices and supporting technology that assess, monitor and report the operational risk profile of the Enterprise Operations Division related to Business Resiliency and Information Management.
* Provide leadership and subject matter expertise in the areas of Business Resiliency and Information Management to enable business compliance with Operational Risk Management framework components.
* Maintain diligent follow up on Issues Management activities with appropriate stakeholders to communicate all findings and conclude all action plans as directed, including all applicable summary and trend reporting for transparency.
* Ensure all owned processes, methodologies, and procedures are kept current, consistent with documentation requirements, reviewed periodically for compliance and assessed against the business need and reputation risk.
* Coordinate, facilitate and oversee risk assessments to flesh out key risks (operational, compliance, technology, 3rd party, etc)
* Develop Risk, Control and Performance indicators to provide insights into Business Resiliency maturity
* Formulate independent point of view and effectively challenge the business on a diverse scope of issues
* Swift escalation of new risks and issues when exposure exceeds the businesses appetite
* Provide guidance and support to the business in the development and documentation of risk, issue, and control descriptions and remediation plans.
* Oversee the development of Risk Acceptance proposals to ensure they’ve been properly vetted and challenged prior to presentation to executives for decision
* Drive Enterprise Operations adoption of Risk Appetite through the development of indicators and thresholds
* Support of other risk and operations related activities as warranted

Basic Requirements
* 6-10 years of experience in operational risk, compliance, audit including 2+ years at a manager level
* 2+ years of people management experience required
* 3+ years of operations management experience preferred
* Well versed in Business Resiliency requirements gathering – Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), etc.
* Experienced in the development of Business Impact Analysis documentation
* Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree preferred
* Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills

Preferred Skills
* 3+ years of risk advisory experience at a big 4 firm or the like is preferred
* Proven ability to partner and work collaboratively with all groups and levels including Directors and Vice Presidents, cultivating and developing productive and trusted relationships.
* Proven experience operating at high standards of quality and accuracy within required timeframes
* Possess critical thinking skills capable of analyzing complex situations and distilling its critical components
* Refined verbal and written communication skills capable of succinctly presenting complex subject matter
* Prior experience in mortgage industry is desirable

Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.