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Director Business Compliance

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6979760
Company Name
Discover Products, Inc.
Physical Address
2500 LAKE COOK ROAD
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Job Description

Company Overview:

Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories.

Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Position Description:

The Director of Business Compliance will oversee and set the strategic priorities for the consumer lending advisory team. This role will partner with Discover’s Personal Loans and Home Equity business leaders to ensure early self-identification of issues and provide necessary advice for remediation.

The Director will be responsible for operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, reviewing business unit procedures and training for compliance matters, and providing a consultant-based approach to effective challenge related regulatory and business process changes. Excellent people management skills are necessary to retain & engage a talented team to mitigate risk across the areas of a high regulatory focus.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Risk, Field Operations, and Legal leaders to ensure early self-identification of issues and provide advice in remediation and in building the control environment
  • Lead a team of compliance advisors to provide guidance and related services to the business to ensure compliance coverage across all consumer facing regulations applicable to DFS, with a focus on consumer lending
  • Provide support, coaching, and counsel to the team by authoring and assigning goals, conducting periodic coaching and feedback reviews, and annual performance evaluations
  • Identify compliance risks resulting from new or revised laws and regulations, internal business strategies, initiatives, and projects to ensure action plans are developed. Action plans include, but are not limited to establishing training, procedures, best-practice standards and other controls
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the compliance risk assessment team
  • Interact with regulatory examiners on a regular basis and oversees exams to provide support to business units regarding relevant regulatory exams and internal audits
  • Develop and presents status updates of activities, compliance issues, and program initiatives to upper management & committee reports while assisting with board reporting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Risk Management, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 12+ years of experience in consumer compliance, risk management, legal, including people management or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in consumer compliance, risk management, legal, including people management, or related field
  • Familiarity with consumer lending Compliance and Regulatory laws as they relate to Reg B, Z, Fair Credit Reporting, and other necessary regulations need to perform job duties

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Law, Business, or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in consumer compliance, risk management, legal, including people management, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in managing managers
  • Certified professional (Internal Audit, public accountant, law degree, Risk Management, etc.) to evidence command/expertise of subject matter in relevant field
  • Indicates strong knowledge and command of regulatory compliance requirements
  • CRCM or similar license

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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.


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