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Senior Enterprise Risk Specialist  
Ref No.: 17-00266
Location: White Plain, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/30/2017

Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a full time opportunity with our client in White Plains, New York for an Senior Enterprise Risk Specialist

Job Description/ Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Enterprise Risk team (ERt), in working with our Client's management, and staff to facilitate the Enterprise Risk (ER) process for risk identification, assessment, mitigation, and monitoring throughout.
  • Assess the need for and create/develop custom risk reports for various levels of the organization including the Executive Risk Management Committee (ERMC), Executive Management Committee (EMC), and the Board of Trustees.
  • Work with the Senior Director and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) to ensure effective alignment of the ER process with Internal Audit, Compliance, and Strategy.
  • Lead the ERt in the development of training and workshop materials and assist in conducting ER education/training/workshops to various levels of our Client's Business Units management and staff.
  • Perform regular monitoring and development of key risk indicators, emerging risks, analyze risk trends, and work with risk owners to analyze complex risks and make potential risk mitigation recommendations.
  • Prepare executive level presentations for review by the Senior Director-Enterprise Risk Management and the Chief Risk Officer (CRO).
  • Update and maintain our Client's ER framework, policies, procedures, and other associated ER documentation.
  • Provide support on the implementation and on-going operation of the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) software module specific to the ER program.
  • Coordinate the resolution of risk software problems with the vendor or IT department as needed.
  • Work with Senior Director to establish and implement the Enterprise Risk task level schedule to ensure timely delivery of assigned work products.
  • Develop project and work schedules to ensure completion of deliverables to our Client's Senior management, the Executive Risk Management Committee (ERMC), Executive Management Committee (EMC) and the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of up-to-date meeting minutes, reports and related materials for the Enterprise Risk website.
  • Perform highly complex statistical, quantitative and qualitative analysis on individual risks and the risk inventory to identify underlying relationships and assist in the risk roll-up/alignment process.

Required Skills
  • Expert knowledge of various types of risk including, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Financial Instrument Risk.
  • Expert knowledge of Enterprise-wide Risk management program development and implementation including best practices, frameworks, and associated software systems.
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise risk management best practices as they apply to the energy/utility industry
  • Strong knowledge of Strategic Planning, Compliance, and Internal Audit practices.
  • Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of probabilistic scenario analysis and the associated application to risk management.
  • Strong knowledge of financial instruments and analysis techniques (value at risk, Working knowledge of various types of risk including, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Financial Instrument Risk
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of PowerPoint
  • Proficient in spreadsheet and/or statistical analysis packages. Working knowledge of Access, Word, statistical software, and MS Project.
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise risk management best practices as they apply to the energy/utility industry
  • Strong understanding of the deregulated NYISO energy marketplace
  • Ability to communicate and present analysis results and underlying assumptions with clarity

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
  • A minimum of nine years directly relevant experience with risk analysis, integration of business processes and development/implementation of enterprise risk programs is required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.