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Data Risk VP - Governance, Policy and Strategy

Job Req ID 22577867 Location(s) Tampa, Florida; Wilmington, Delaware; Washington, DC; New York, New York Job Category Risk Management
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Job Description Summary

Operational Risk Management - Data Management (DM) is part of Citi’s second line of defense (2LoD). Our mission is to drive comprehensive and consistent practices designed to identify, measure, monitor, report and manage operational risks while promoting the implementation of actions to address root causes which may lead to unintended operational losses.

ORM - DM consists of experienced professionals who provide subject matter expertise to objectively evaluate, independently oversee, and constructively challenge first line of defense (1LoD) teams, governance, processes, and controls.

Job Description

Data Risk Vice President (VP) - Governance, Policy and Strategy would be part of the Governance, Strategy and Policy team within the Operational Risk Management – Data Management Organization. This position is accountable for assessing and challenging Citi’s businesses/functions data policy, governance and strategy. The individual will play a critical role in supporting various strategic data initiatives and challenge the implementation and execution of the Citi Data Governance Policy.

Additionally, the individual will assist in executing a functional strategy within ORM – Data Management this includes determining the approach to implementation, accountability for end results, budgeting, planning, policy formulation and contribution to target state.

Key Responsibilities:

The Data Risk Vice President – Governance, Policy and Strategy will be a thought leader in operational risk management and data management practices with hands-on experience in data management, risk and controls within globally complex, dispersed and diverse organizations.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of data management, regulatory and operational risk management practices; as well as:

oAbility to evaluate and advise on the impact of programs, strategies, regulatory actions and provide financial and strategic input/analyses on issues affecting the organization such as contracts, budgets, financial reports and financial trends.

oDrive internal productivity, standardization and process re-engineering, identifying opportunities to simplify both operational and strategic environment.

oChallenge implementation of common data and data standards across Citi businesses and functions, common processes, and integrated technology platforms.

oChallenge data governance strategy and policy and work closely with Citi’s business/functions to ensure data governance practices and provide independent oversight to ensure Data management practices are embedded throughout the organization.

oSolid knowledge and expertise in the use of data governance, data quality, metadata, profiling, analysis, and data management tools.

oAppropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.

o   Knowledge of data related industry best practices as well operational risk management principles and methodologies and tools.

oKnowledge and expertise in data governance, data compliance, and industry best practice and provide feedback and guidance for policy compliance and policy related questions.

oExcellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to recognize and comprehend complex data governance issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting the business environment

o   Relationship management and consulting skills with proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity

oIndependent judgement with strong analytical, risk assessment and auditing skills.

oProficiency in risk and control data analysis, in particular that ability to incorporate and understand mass information from a variety of sources to recommend a course of action.

The candidate applies diverse methodologies and deep experience in a variety of disciplines to identify and solve complex and/or undefined data management risk problems. Collaborates with leadership to remediate gaps and improvements identified between existing practices and will also be responsible for identifying, anticipating, challenging, and mitigating risks that could affect business objectives, and minimizing operational risk events and losses in assigned Enterprise Operations entities.

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

·5-7 years of relevant experience; Data Governance/Data Management

·A minimum of (4) years of combined experience and in-depth knowledge of Data Policies and Standards, Data Governance, Data Quality, Change Management, Banking, and Operational Risk Management.

·Experience with cross-functional / business delivery, ideally with large data-intensive program management experience.

·Experience with data programs, including BCBS 239 Principles, Global Data Governance practices and policies.

·Experience of Risk and Finance functions/architecture and familiarity with Citi Business (i.e. ICG, GCB) would be advantageous

·Experienced in project management with excellent organizational, follow-up and time management skills.

·Exceptional communications skills, adept at written updates for board and regulators, skilled at storytelling.


·Bachelor’s degree; experience in operational risk, finance, engineering, information systems, compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services firm, regulatory organization, or legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof; experience in area of focus.

·Advanced degree (e.g. JD, MBA) or Certifications (e.g. FRM, PRM, CDMP) a plus


Job Family Group:

Risk Management


Job Family:

Operational Risk


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

Tampa Florida United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$100,430.00 - $150,650.00


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