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Executive Manager, Third Party Governance First Line of Defense Risk Executive

New York, New York

Job Description

The Third Party Governance First Line of Defense Risk Executive will report into the Head of Third Party Oversight and Administration and will lead a team that is responsible for building and managing a high performance and regulatory compliant Third Party Risk Assessment process across all First Line of Defense domains in the enterprise. The job is a highly visible role and successful candidate will need to work closely with senior executives, including "C" level executives across the company.

Primary Responsibilities Include:


Creation of the process:
Lead the consulting team that is helping establish Third Party Risk Assessment Methodology across the enterprise:

    1. Work with various First Line of Defense Risk domains and establish a regulatory compliant risk assessment framework
    2. Ensure that the framework complies with regulatory requirements and corporate policies for each domain
    3. Establish risk rules, risk appetite, set of mitigating controls, risk indicators, and recommended ongoing monitoring measures for each domain
    4. Act as the main point-of-contact from the central Third Party Oversight and Administration team for domain owners

Creation of the system:
Act as the key point-of-contact for the Systems team that is building a new enterprise wide Third Party Governance tool:

    1. Work with the Systems team in developing the business requirements for all domains
    2. The new system business requirements should operationalize the risk assessment framework established in prior step
    3. Lead the testing of the new system with various domains
    4. Own the ultimate responsibility for the system business functionality for the domains

Operationalization of the system:
Once the Third Party Governance system is in place, lead the effort to operationalizing the system

    1. Working with other stakeholders, help determine the operationalization sequence (sequence of groups that go to new system, timing, etc.)
    2. Lead the training, communication, and socialization aspects prior to the launch
    3. Establish and run a command center during the launch
    4. Identify, track, and resolve issues during the launch
    5. Identify lessons learned and incorporate them in future operationalization steps

Manual Risk Assessments:


As while the system is being built, establish a manual process to run risk assessments on category 1 vendors

    1. Create a manual, auditable process to exchange information with domain owners and third parties
    2. Create manual risk scorecards and risk reports
    3. Manually track and resolve any findings
    4. Present the findings to appropriate governance bodies

BAU Risk Assessments and Ongoing Monitoring
Once the new system is implemented, establish and run an oversight process on the risk domains

    1. Track and review the performance of each domain on a weekly basis
    2. Lead quarterly business reviews with each domain
    3. Identify, track, and resolve any issues or roadblocks
    4. Escalate to management, business line CAOs, CIOs, and various governance committees, as appropriate

Leadership Skills:

    1. Working with domain owners, help build a strong, talented, resilient risk assessment teams across the enterprise
    2. Direct, motivate, and develop staff and junior managers that you work with
    3. Responsible, along with domain owners, for the employee satisfaction scores of the risk assessment teams under each domain


    1. Proactively communicate the progress and issues with stakeholders
    2. Develop close relationships with key stakeholders across the company


Ideal candidate will be an ambitious, energetic, go-getter, who welcomes challenges and is not afraid of hard work and views this role as a proving ground for bigger opportunities. Given the exposure to many "C" level executives, this role will provide for bigger opportunities for successful candidates.


-Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required

-15+ years of total work experience, with 5-7 years of management experience preferred

-5+ years of experience managing teams, with a track record of promoting team members is preferred

-5+ years of proven experience of leading large transformational projects is preferred

-5+ years of creating new systems, implementing controls, and working on MRAs/MRIAs/Consent Orders is preferred

-5+ years of experience in Third Party Governance, Procurement, Compliance, Legal, Audit, or Risk areas is preferred

-Prior experience of working directly with "C" level executives, auditors, and regulators is preferred

-Process optimization experience is preferred, but not required

-Operational experience is preferred, but not required

-Project management experience is preferred, but not required

-Technology experience is preferred, but not required

-Military experience is preferred, but not required

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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 85338
Job: Finance/Accounting
Organization: BNY Mellon CAO-HR16507
Requisition Number: 1817133