Principal Enterprise Risk Management

at Discover in Riverwoods, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it – we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description:

Responsible for executing and supporting various risk management activities and initiatives within Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Engages collaboratively with business and risk partners to enhance their risk management practices by providing effective challenge and executing on the ERM framework. Will work closely with Senior Manager, ERM with frequent interaction with Director, ERM. Will support all ERM routines but primary focus will be on supporting continuous enhancements to and execution of the strategic risk management framework; the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk management framework; and change management oversight. Will also support ad hoc requests of ERM from Management, Regulators, or business partners. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.


+ Executes change management oversight routines across the enterprise to validate whether key change management routines are being followed. This will include effective challenge of the risks identified, controls developed, and governance routines established for the initiative, as well as the impact of the initiative on the overall risk profile of the institution, both during and after the change.

+ Supports strategic risk management routines, including evaluating new initiatives for strategic risk, developing strategic risk reporting, and providing effective challenge to business partners throughout the execution of their strategic plans.

+ Contributes to the ongoing development of ESG risk management routines by partnering with ESG stakeholders to embed risk and control considerations into ESG processes.

+ Works constructively and collaboratively with others to accomplishtimely resolution of requirements, findings, limit breaches and leadership objectives, or support ad hoc ERM tasks for leadership, regulators, or other stakeholders.

+ Supports the end-to-end update, review and challenge of the firm’s risk identification and risk appetite/KRI framework in collaboration with other 1st and 2nd line teams. Helps to facilitate the DFS quarterly risk profile reporting cycle in tight coordination with risk leadership to assess changes to risk profile as a result of changes to internal and external environment for presentation to executive management and board of directors.

+ Performs continuous improvement activities, including identifying and proposing process improvements, building automated or semi-automated tools to support routines, using analytics to understand themes and trends across risk types, and conducting industry research to identify better practices to support ERM.

+ Supports the development, maintenance, and implementation of a coherent set of DFS’s ERM standards including policy, risk appetite and KRI standards, issues management standards and other bespoke risk management frameworks.

Minimum Qualifications

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

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting

+ 6+ years of experience inRisk management experience in a financial institution (or as a consultant within the financial services industry) with specific focus on enterprise risk management, operational risk management, internal audit, or other related discipline

+ 2+ years ofRisk management experience in a financial institution specifically focused on one of the following: strategic risk, change management, or ESG

Preferred Qualifications

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

+ RIMS – Certified Risk Management Professional

Application Deadline:

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Mar-09-2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.


The base pay for this position generally ranges between $88,500.00 to $149,300.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Paid Time Off

+ 401(k) Plan

+ Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

+ STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

+ Recognition Program

+ Education Assistance

+ Commuter Benefits

+ Family Support Programs

+ Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights) (\\https:/\\;ABIVgRw0WsyX2wfQC-pKxK3V9X4h1NBUGgjO7EM8PTvp5MNRgpEuVC\jVk0fcn\ISAZjmwkbLuUIrj8mFedCBkyz$)

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Job Posting: JC255543441

Posted On: Feb 19, 2024

Updated On: Mar 18, 2024

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