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Program Management Risk: Oversight - VP

Job Req ID 22582091 Location(s) New York, New York Job Category Risk Management
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Projects are the lifeblood of an organization. They are the vehicles by which organizations achieve their strategic goals. Help Citi expand its work with mid-sized companies who aspire to go global, combine its Private Bank and consumer wealth businesses, build an infrastructure that is scaled and agile and delivers a great user experience, simplify, and modernize its operating model for the digital age, and achieve other strategically critical goals by ensuring its most important initiatives are well positioned to achieve their objectives.

The Program Management Risk Oversight Group (“PMRO” or “the Group”) is a second line of defense function within Citi’s Operational Risk Management function. This is an opportunity to get in at the start of a journey as we build and define the project execution risk operating model and team, as well as plan and execute the team’s tactical and strategic roadmaps. The Team operates at the enterprise level of Citi, across its numerous legal entities and geographies, serving as a key advisor in the domain of program management risk. Two of our partners you will be working with include the Office of the Chief Administrative Office, and Citi’s Program Management Council.

Job Description:

The PMRO Group is seeking a Vice President to join a growing team. The VP will be a partner to the Group’s Head of Program Management Risk Oversight in assisting with building and operationalizing the high-impact, strategic program. This VP will specifically support efforts to mature the Group’s Oversight functions, processes, and controls.

The candidate we seek is a proven and successful Program/Project Risk professional. They will have a track record of opining on project execution risk within financial institutions. The candidate will be tasked with providing an independent assessment of the organizational factors influencing the manner in which projects, programs and initiatives are executed within Citi, and with assessing some of the firm’s most critical project commitments.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Vice President leading the Group’s Oversight function efforts will support a team to minimize project execution risk by providing advisory services to first line project execution teams and to first line functions responsible for managing the policies, procedures, processes and tools that influence the way in which projects, programs and initiatives are delivered. More specifically, the Vice President is expected to:

  • Partner with PMRO management to further develop a best-in-class program management risk oversight function, focusing on the development of governance, operating models, engagement models, processes, and procedures
  • Have a strong understanding of the numerous policies, procedures, processes and tools that are used to govern project execution at Citi
  • Partner with the first line by providing an independent view on proposed changes to Citi’s project management operating environment
  • Actively monitor key strategic projects and work associated with critical regulatory commitments
  • Keep informed of changing regulatory expectations that may impact project governance or project execution risk
  • Keep informed of evolving project and program management best practices
  • Ideate, identify, and put into practice creative new ways to monitor program execution risk across Citi’s portfolio of “special projects”
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating consideration for Citi's reputation, and safeguarding its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, adhering to policies, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, and escalating, managing, and reporting controlling issues with transparency


  • Experience with and knowledge of operational risk management practices
  • Good understanding of how operational risk is measured and managed
  • Experience conducting risk and control self-assessments preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in financial services, including experience working with Internal Audit on the remediation and closure of open issues
  • Understanding of the global prudential regulatory framework within with Citi operates
  • Understanding of generally accepted project management practices and frameworks
  • Outstanding communication and influencing skills will be needed to drive strategy and transformation activities
  • Exceptional relationship management skills; must be able to address and resolve issues
  • Demonstrated clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to remain unbiased in a diverse working environment


  • Bachelor’s/University degree in a related discipline
  • Master’s degree is recommended but not required


Job Family Group:

Risk Management


Job Family:

Operational Risk


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$125,540.00 - $188,310.00


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