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Bank of the West IT Risk Program Manager in Omaha, Nebraska

IT Risk Program Manager


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Summary

The IT Risk Program Manager will drive development of new capabilities supporting alignment to the BNPP IT & Cyber Risk management framework, raise IT & Cyber Risk awareness amongst IT and Bank staff members and improve management awareness of IT & Cyber risk through enhanced measurement and reporting. You will be responsible for managing an independent Level1 Control department within a line of business and ensure Level 1 Controls related to Regulatory and Operational Risks within the line of business are defined and executed. You will coordinate with the different internal control streams to foster best practices in the line of business to avoid loopholes or overlaps.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure the lines of business complies with the Bank's Integrated Operational Risk Framework and industry best practices as it relates to Level 1 Policies and procedures for a permanent control framework in the line of business

  • Coordinate with different bank compliance and internal control streams in operations control assessments

  • Direct and monitor the daily, weekly, monthly, annual and periodic activities associated with an independent Level 1 Control functions. Ensure activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with regulatory, the Bank's Framework, and/or industry best practices.

  • Acts as the line of business subject matter expert on Level 1 Controls with knowledge about industry best practices and systems.



Required Experience

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of Information and Communication Technology ﴾ICT﴿ risk, banking operational risk management and industry practices, risk and control frameworks

  • Thorough knowledge of Technology and Information Security‐ related banking laws and regulations ﴾FFIEC﴿

  • Knowledge of IT and Information security activities

  • Experience building new capabilities, particularly support management of IT & Cyber Risk

  • Experience performing risk assessments and analysis

  • Experience in developing, writing, and communicating policies and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Risk Management

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 060957