Director, Compliance Operations and Risk Programs (Schaumburg)

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Job Description

Position Overview:

The Director of Compliance Operations and Risk Programs is responsible for coordinating programmatic aspects of Discover's Consumer Compliance and AML programs, including (Risk Assessments, Compliance Management System Effectiveness, Quality Assurance and GRC Technology Strategy).


  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to deliver on GRC strategy and implementation

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Compliance Management System assessment to evaluate Compliance Program and first line of defense adherence

  • Perform quarterly and annual Compliance Risk Assessments across Consumer Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption

  • Operationalizes strategic direction and requirements for the Consumer Compliance Risk Programs. Works across business and compliance teams to accomplish this and ensure that necessary processes and procedures are put in place.

  • Ability to deliver on strategic priorities.

  • Proven leader with the ability to lead large teams and develop talent.

  • Ability to interact and engage with Senior Management as well as Board and Committee members.

  • Deep understanding of a Compliance Management System and ability to develop and implement a comprehensive GRC Strategy for Compliance Operations

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor s of Accounts or Finance

  • 8+ years of experience in a compliance department or other internal control function at a large complex financial services company.

  • Experience in Consumer Compliance and AML for a bank/financial services company.

In Lieu of Education:

  • 10+ years of experience in Compliance Program execution expertise including delivering comprehensive compliance risk assessments for Consumer Compliance, AML and ABAC.

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we d also look for:

  • Master s of Business or Finance

  • 10+ years of experience in a compliance department or other internal control function at a large complex financial services company

  • ACAMS Certification of CRCM Certification

  • ABA AML & Fraud Certification

  • #LI-ML2


  • #BI-Remote

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