Corporate Vice President, GRC Implementation


Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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The individual will be responsible for driving the strategy, implementation, and administration of the Operational Risk Management tools/systems - e.g., Governance, Risk, and Compliance tool (GRC) - and other related Operational Risk Management Framework and Governance projects across the company.  This person will be an integral member of the Framework and Governance team and will be relied upon to understand the key operational risks capabilities required to manage the risks of the company. They will need to work collaboratively with Operational Risk Management leadership, business Risk Officers, and business leadership to deliver strategic solutions for the institution of Operational Risk Management tools and processes across the enterprise.   Decisions made will have an impact across the company. The scope of the activities includes all businesses and operating units throughout NYL, its affiliates and subsidiaries. The position is important to the realization of the strategic vision of Operational Risk Management at NYL.



Leading the strategy and implementation of the tooling/systems solutions which includes:

  • Administration
    • Program plan, budget, key critical milestones and end state vision for the multi-project program
    • Steerco and senior management program reporting
    • User group Chair
  • Deliverables
    • Three Lines of Defense assessments, workflows, and reporting capabilities through single platform
    • Integration of key Operational Risk Management program requirements into the tool suite – e.g., Risk Events, Issue Management, Key Risk Indicators, Fraud Risk Management, RCSA, and Policy and Standard development and maintenance, Risk Appetite, Process Mapping, Risk Assessments, etc.
    • Process, Risk, and Control taxonomy libraries implementation and maintenance
    • Development and rollout out of change management, training, and communication programs
    • Integrated enterprise reporting
    • User requirement documentation as needed
  • Manage cross functional teams to execute projects; direct IT in development of new technologies and solutions related to initiatives
  • Responsible for all phases of Program lifecycle



  • Program Management experience for GRC tool implementation; BWise highly preferred
  • Subject matter expertise and understanding of Operational Risk Management processes, GRC functionality, and required technology build-out
  • Knowledge of the three Lines of Defense roles and responsibilities.  
  • Demonstrable ability as a change agent, building and implementing new functions, processes, controls, and disciplines through successful partnership across multiple functions and locations
  • Knowledge of COSO, ISO, Basel, COBIT, NIST, and other relevant industry frameworks and standards
  • Excellent communications, leadership, and presentation skills; ability to influence others
  • Ability to think strategically, critically, and logically
  • Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm, at all levels
  • Proactive self-starter with a strong work-ethic; ability to drive results
  • Strong capabilities in MS PowerPoint and Excel, SharePoint, and Risk Reporting and Dashboarding.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to distill complex concepts into simplified/targeted solutions
  • Accomplished professional with 7+ years of experience in risk, control, audit or compliance in a financial institution
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or master’s preferred



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