Bank of the West Senior Enterprise Risk Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

Senior Enterprise Risk Analyst


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for assisting management in the planning, development and implementation of assigned program level activities and support the second line programs associated with enterprise risk management for Bank of the West. This role will coordinate with various businesses across the Bank including Operational Risk and Compliance.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Works with other risk management and control functions to lead and facilitate various projects and or initiatives as they arise.

  2. Drive the build out the common enterprise Risk Management Program processes in support of the Internal Control Charter and known industry best practices, including, but not limited to: refinement to the standards, governance and oversight structure.

  3. Escalates material issues to management for transparency and active risk management.

  4. Assist with the refinement of the foundation for risk quantification and measurement through common Key Risk Indicators and an understanding of Bank of the West’s risk appetite in alignment with regulatory expectations and management needs to effectively measure the Program’s effectiveness.

  5. Assess key risks and existing 2 nd line frameworks to ensure prudent risk management in alignment with Bank of the West’s business strategy and overall risk profile

  6. Participate in strategic planning sessions and other initiatives (Enterprise Risk Management Working Group) with regards to Enterprise Risk Management Program Development and integration.

Other Information:

Assigned responsibility for broad areas of the Bank's Enterprise Risk Management function, ensures assigned areas are well designed, looks for and implements continuous process improvement, is a subject matter expert in their areas, and able to communicate/educate others on the process.



· Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration) or the equivalent combination of education and experience - Required

· MBA preferred

· Required License(s) or Certifications - Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred

· Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. Typically viewed as a specialist within the identified discipline. May have broad knowledge and experience in project management discipline with proved results.

· Requires 5-7 years minimum prior in a risk discipline within financial services.

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-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 039763