Director of Enterprise Risk Management

Job ID
1600 Redbud Boulevard
# of Openings
City, State


The Director of Enterprise Risk Management will work to implement a new risk management framework and then drive the implementation of this new framework throughout the bank. The overall purpose of the risk function is to identify key risks (e.g., operational, compliance, technology, credit, etc.) within the business units; document the risks; discuss mitigation strategies with management; and report results to the executive leadership team and the board.


  • Achieves a deep understanding of the Bank’s strategy and aligns risk assessments with business units and functional objectives to promote thinking about risk from both an operational and strategic perspective
  • Responsible for the leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's enterprise risk
  • Manages the identification and assessment of enterprise risks, including strategic, operational, and key initiative risks, and works with the appropriate functional risk units and project teams to balance these risks with rewards and develop action plans to enhance the probability that desired objectives will be achieved
  • Drives the risk assessment process associated with strategic decisions and emerging risk across the enterprise to ensure enterprise risks are monitored as conditions change. Develops associated policies, programs, systems, and processes
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with key business owners to assist in the development, assessment and monitoring of mitigation plans for enterprise risks to ensure all risks are managed to an acceptable level
  • Leads all risk assessment sessions related to the key Bank products and projects in order to identify any project risks early in the process in order to minimize surprises and increase project efficiency
  • Enhances Enterprise Risk Management policies, practices, and tools to analyze and report enterprise risks, and to manage risks according to the enterprise risk management framework
  • Develops risk profile reports for each risk unit, analyzes risk information, and issues the official risk summary report on a monthly basis or more often as needed
  • Develops and provides organizational ERM training and create awareness through regular ERM training material updates, and integration with the existing online educational system
  • Trains ERM liaisons to focus on the identification of the most significant risks that could affect their ability to achieve and realize their business strategy and objectives. Provides one-on-one training as necessary
  • Ensures the organization's risk management policies and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards, and strategic imperatives of the organization
  • Provides key inputs into the company's Enterprise Risk Committee that oversees the enterprise risk management process and ensures alignment with organizational objectives
  • Centralizes the responsibility to measure, monitor and control risk from any actions by employees or customers, or due to other external factors
  • Analyzes and classifies risks as to frequency and potential severity, and measures financial impact on the organization
  • Other job related duties as assigned by Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in business related major
  • 8+ years Risk Management experience
  • Direct supervision of risk management department staff
  • Knowledge of analytical risk models, and the development of risk dashboards and associated metrics to identify and quantify organization risks and present actionable conclusions to executive management
  • Risk management experience including acquaintance with risk management governance and controls
  • Solid knowledge of financial lending regulations and requirements
  • Strategic and tactical analysis, consultative, decision making and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and comfort in tackling intricate problems and breaking these down into controllable tasks
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to influence and advise staff level employees through members of the executive leadership team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel is required
  • Motivated self-starter and an active learner
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC related responsibilities in the performance of daily operations to ensure adherence to bank policies and compliance with all regulatory requirements

To be considered for this position, you must at least meet the basic qualifications.


No phone calls or direct e-mails please.


Pre-employment background screening will be conducted.


Independent Bank is an EEO/AA - M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status.


Note: The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. If you require assistance at any stage of the employment application process due to a disability, please contact Human Resources at 214-544-4777.


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