Single Family Counterparty Financial Risk Senior Director

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Apr 02, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:

The SF Counterparty Financial Risk Sr. Director will be responsible the consolidated financial oversight of all Single-Family seller servicers. The position will serve as a critical member of the SF Third Party governance forum. The role will work closely with other leadership areas within 2nd line and other counterparty business partners.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Serve as main point of contact with FHFA regarding matters pertaining to financial counterparty risk
  • Facilitate preparation and submission of regulatory required FHFA documentation
  • Ensure consistency of counterparty oversight between regulated and mortgage bank financial teams
  • Execute team structure to ensure most effective risk-based approach to counterparty financial oversight
  • Provide clear reporting and communication of financial concerns and risks facing counterparties
  • Raise issues to SF Risk Committee as necessary

**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***

Our Impact:

The Single-Family Third-Party Risk team is responsible for managing and overseeing all of the risks associated with various Third Parties we engage with while supporting Freddie Mac's primary mission. The Third Parties include Seller Servicers, Mortgage Insurers, Reinsurers, Document Custodians, Suppliers and more. Our team works with business partners across the enterprise to ensure we can identify, quantify, mitigate and communicate the risk associated with our Third Parties. The Third-Party team ensures there is single point accountability to manage all risk types and communicate effectively across the organization.

Your Impact:

You will be responsible for the following functions as a key member of the SF Third Party Counterparty team:

Financial Risk Oversight

The Sr. Director will oversee the teams responsible for monitoring regulated institutions, mortgage banks and counterparty compliance and eligibility. The Sr. Director will look for ways to bring efficiency and consistency to seller servicer oversight and reporting.

Leadership for 3rd party risk

The role will require a strong understanding of the financial risk of our seller servicers. The Sr. Director will play a critical role in the Single-Family Third-Party Risk governance forum to ensure understanding of the ultimate financial loss facing our counterparties.

Seller Servicer Lifecycle management

The team will be responsible for all phases of the seller servicer, from application, to financial risk assessment, to ongoing monitoring to termination. The team will serve as the business leads for the data application platform and several other data platforms to ensure accurate risk assessment.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, Master's preferred
  • Typically has 15+years of related experience and 8+ years of management experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in financial or operational risk management at a large financial services institution(s)
  • Deep knowledge and subject matter expertise of the seller servicer oversight process - from application to termination
  • Understanding of counterparty financial risks and management practices at large financial services institutions
  • Strong knowledge and experience with seller servicers risk management, covering the full lifecycle of activities, including risk identification, assessment, mitigation, monitoring, and reporting
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and expectations related to seller servicers (e.g., FHFA)
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse group of stakeholders
  • Ability to empower and inspire action through interpersonal skills
  • Proactive leadership and partnership capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving ability

Keys to Success In This Role:
  • Highly motivated and positive self-starter with strong people skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent analytical skills and understanding of risk management
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented and able to successfully manage multiple projects at once.
  • Willingness to learn and ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and requirements.
  • Confident speaker that is comfortable facilitating discussions with all levels of staff, including executives.
  • Strong analytical skills and the desire to identify and implement process improvements to build efficiencies and improve our team's effectiveness.
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to be part of a robust team.

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Risk

FLSA Status:Exempt

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