Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

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At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

As the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk — or Independent Risk Management — provides independent oversight of risk-taking activities. Independent Risk Management establishes and maintains Wells Fargo's risk management program and provides oversight, including challenges to and independent assessment of, the frontline's execution of its risk management responsibilities. We manage risk according to the Risk Management Framework and ensure all employees understand their individual accountability for managing risk. Corporate Risk roles depend on a variety of skills, including: Data analysis and synthesis, root cause analysis, change management, process management & execution, risk governance, risk strategy, risk identification & assessment, risk prevention, controls & mitigation, risk monitoring, reporting & escalation, risk systems & technology.

This Program Manager will join the Corporate Risk Portfolio Delivery Team, and will be accountable for managing and coordinating activities and resources in support of product, large-scale programs and projects within the Strategic Enterprise Risk Management organization as well as other areas in Corporate Risk as applicable.

• Accountable for managing products, program of projects or for the direct and independent management of the most complex projects of the business that typically include multiple systems and significant diversity in multiple lines of business. 
• Successfully informs and influences sponsors and key stakeholders, senior, and executive leadership to promote success of product, program and/or project performance and prioritization, frequently through times of ambiguity and significant, long-term obstacle management. 
• Seeks counsel of peers, stakeholders, and/or product/program/project leads in times of strategically complex or critical ambiguity and adapts planning, communications, and engagements. 
• Incorporates multi-business and enterprise support operations organizational/systems/strategies/institutional knowledge/navigation to anticipate change impacts. 
• Ensures full understanding of product or program impacts then translates that into comprehensive engagement and mgmt strategies. 
• Communicates frequently to the team, sponsor, portfolio sponsor, portfolio leader, and stakeholders while maintaining cooperative, motivated, and successful teams. 
• When applicable, performs all usual duties of a Project Manager in accordance with policy, methodology and artifact creation. This includes needs identification; resource requirements; project dependencies, planning and progression; financial management; status reporting; prolific and effective communications; ongoing risk assessment and adaptation at
the program or project level; and appropriate escalation strategies and implementation. 
• Incorporates regular and appropriate consultation with steering committees, executive leadership, sponsors,
business and other stakeholders to validate program/product/project viability, its trajectory and performance feedback. 
• Ensures that risk controls are met. 
• Assists managers with coaching and developing junior level team members. Regularly coaches other project managers.

*** LOCATION: Selected candidates will be required to work at one of the Wells Fargo locations as posted: Charlotte, NC, Irving, TX, West Des Moines, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tempe, AZ or St. Louis, MO.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: project management, project delivery, project methodologies, digital product/program management, strategic planning or implementation
  • 3+ years program management experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing improvement processes and implementation strategies
  • Experience with governance and oversight requirements for regulatory and risk reporting
  • Experience consulting, influencing and partnering with business executives, leadership, human resources partners and peers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and verbal formats, with senior executive-level leaders
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Agile experience
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • A BS/BA degree or higher

Other Desired Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in regulatory matters within a financial service organization
• Experience managing multi-year program/project financials for a portfolio of projects
• Strong understanding of core enterprise functions and capabilities
• Ability to manage and prioritize competing strategies, and adjusting as necessary
• Demonstrated strong work ethic; ability to work independently while recognizing when communication and escalation to the management team is needed
• Previous project management experience with regulatory efforts or critical efforts
• Strong operational skills and experience executing on implementation of complex initiatives
• Experience in production of board, management reporting and presentation materials
• Proven ability to drive collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including Audit Services, Legal, or external consultants
• Strong skills in coordinating across many business lines and working in an environment with multiple systems and processes
• Ability to be able to manage to the details while also being able to come up to see and understand the bigger picture
• Significant experience managing technical as well as non-technical business projects

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time


    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Benefits Summary


Visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/benefits for benefits information.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Wells Fargo, we’ve been proudly supporting military veterans and their families for more than 170 years.

We value the leadership, discipline, and skills you’ve gained through your service to our country and recognize the contributions our veteran team members bring to the table. We’re so committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard members, and Reservists that we’ve made it our goal is to employ 20,000 veterans by 2020.

As a Wells Fargo team member, you’ll find a work culture that is team-oriented, collaborative, structured, and challenging. We support veterans transitioning from military service with a variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information, and career guidance. You may choose to join our Veteran’s Team Member Network, a group of thousands who share an interest in veterans’ matters, and that promotes greater awareness and job development within the veteran community. To learn more about opportunities at our company, please visit wellsfargojobs.com/military. Let’s talk about turning your military experience into a great civilian career.

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