MORE ABOUT THIS JOB OPERATIONS Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.
YOUR IMPACT Are you looking to apply your analysis, stakeholder management and presentation skills in order to ensure the Division responds swiftly and effectively to crisis events? The Operations Business Resilience team in Salt Lake City is looking for a VP capable of directing the Division's immediate response to crisis events and executing in-place recovery protocols. The role is primarily related to the execution of all OBR processes for the region. Additionally the role will involve participating in global OBR initiatives as your knowledge base builds. OBR sits within the Ops Crisis Response and Resiliency team and other responsibilities may follow related to the wider portfolio of work. In this role you will interface with global stakeholders and senior leaders in Operations, Risk, Compliance and the Office for Global Security.
OUR IMPACT Operations Business Resilience (OBR) leads the division's business resilience planning and testing, regulatory BCP input and crisis response.
The OBR remit includes planning as well as recovery for disruptions to Operations business as a result of traditional threats (weather, building, political), technology threats (eg cyber, application failure) and market disruptions (eg payment issues, Eurozone). The team provide the Division 24/7 coverage for crisis response as part of the larger firmwide Immediate Response Team overseen by the Office for Global Security. The role includes leveraging key contacts in the division, as well as using personal initiative to ensure appropriate judgement in both planning and crisis recovery. OBR are the Division's contact for firmwide BCP in regional firmwide strategy, governance and other initiatives.
OBR initiatives are focused on regulatory issues, risk, efficiency and technology. They include: response to regulatory inquiries, enhancement of cross regional hand-off strategy, footprint analysis including analysis of functional and technology concentration risk, consideration of new technology platforms and tools and increased focus on data and risk reporting.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Bachelors / Undergraduate Degree
Professional work experience, with previous experience in Operations, the Financial Services industry, Project Management or Management Consulting
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
Ability to operate independently and effectively drive multiple initiatives
Demonstrate excellent process and interpersonal skills
Ability to engage with and influence stakeholders outside their direct control
Ability to combine tactical and strategic thinking
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, written and oral; confident in interaction with senior stakeholders
Strategic thinker with strong business analysis and planning skills. Capable of identifying and interpreting wider-ranging issues
Big picture understanding
Provides creative & innovative solutions
Strong organization skills - ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly
Exemplary attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
Demonstrate understanding of Operations processes and procedures and an ability to learn quickly
Knowledge of products and processes related to the financial services industry would be an advantage, as is related experience in a client service or business function and / or management consulting
Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of job-related operational and compliance procedures
Understands and appropriately addresses Goldman Sachs compliance and reputational judgment issues
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.