• Competitive
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Credit Suisse -
  • 16 Oct 18

CRR COO Infrastructure Lead # 119668

We Offer
Credit Risk Review Overview:

This position is within the Credit Risk Review ("CRR") function, which provides timely and independent assessments of Credit Suisse's loan and derivatives credit exposures and credit risk management processes and practices. CRR has a direct reporting line to the Group Board of Directors Risk Committee.

Role Description:

The global CRR COO team offers an exciting opportunity to lead a new initiative. A technical and delivery-driven individual will lead the timely and pragmatic delivery of a global infrastructure (IT) build-out on behalf of the CRR "Sponsor" business area. You will serve as the dedicated face-off and representative of the "Sponsor" to "Supplier" functions including Risk Change, Risk & Finance IT, Risk Innovation, and Risk and Finance Data Analytics & Reporting (RFDAR) to deliver CRR's blueprint. The position requires a deep understanding of credit risk and experience delivering IT / Reporting change within a large financial services organization.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Formulate a cohesive infrastructure / platform strategy to support CRR, which will include syndicating project deliverables and the respective development roadmap to senior management.
  • You will lead an Infrastructure Working Group and collaborate closely across global functional lines - including CRR subject matter experts (Regional CRR Reviewers and Global CRR Counterparty Reviewers) and technology - to understand business requirements; assign relative levels of priority and complexity; develop consensus on solutions, next steps, and decisions required; and proactively manage expectations.
  • You will develop clear, written business requirements, which can be implemented into actionable deliverables.
  • You will govern the project ensuring delivery is in line with the business requirements & target architecture.
  • Regularly communicate with the CRR Global COO and senior stakeholders on status / progress of the build-out.
  • Lead problem solving discussions as ad hoc issues arise concerning the CRR infrastructure.
  • Work schedule / travel requirements: Close collaboration with global stakeholders during peak phases of the project may require occasional flex / shift in work hours to early morning or late evening hours. Some international travel will likely be required during initial build-out / delivery of the infrastructure.

The role reports to the Global CRR COO, who is based in NY and serves as the Business Manager for the CRR organization across five locations (NY; Raleigh, NC; Zurich; London; and Singapore) and Chief of Staff to the Global Head of CRR. Since this COO team has a broad remit, you have the opportunity to broaden his/her skill set and contribute on other business management and controls initiatives once the Infrastructure delivery is completed.

Credit Suisse maintains a Working Flexibility Policy, subject to the terms as set forth in the Credit Suisse United States Employment Handbook.

You Offer
  • You have 5-10 years of experience leading and driving strategic IT change deliveries from concept to execution as a Change Lead, Business Analyst, Program / Platform Manager, Business Engineer, or MI Reporting Lead.
  • Your specific knowledge of credit risk is required via hands on work experience.
  • Do you have prior employment with a leading investment bank, consultancy or wealth manager?
  • You have advanced Excel skill (including VBA macros) with ability to handle large amounts of data; Intermediate PowerPoint and Access skills. SQL experience is a plus.
  • Do you have analytical, technical and strategic mindset with a proven capacity to synthesize information, translate big ideas into actionable plans, and present complex ideas and key messages effectively?
  • Self-directed autonomous thinker who can find creative solutions to problems with an awareness of project parameters and constraints.
  • Your experience authoring business requirement documents for strategic IT development and coordinating User Acceptance Testing (UAT) to ensure IT development is in-line with business's requirements is a major plus.
  • Polished interpersonal skills; strong meeting facilitation skills; and excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written) are required - as this role involves frequent, direct exposure to senior management.
  • Your positive attitude and a strong team player / collaborator are a must.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study.