Full Job Description
With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.
Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories.
Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.
At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.
The Director, Director, Corporate Risk Management Business Strategy is a high profile, strategic position reporting directly to the EVP, Chief Risk Officer and member of Discovers Executive Committee. This person will serve as the Chief of Staff and key advisor for the Chief Risk Officer with a broad array of day–to–day and special project responsibilities. The roles day–to–day responsibilities include managing a team of four employees as well as responsibility for Discovers overall Risk Committee Governance and preparation of reports and presentations for the company’s Senior Management and Board of Directors.
This leader will have a role in directing strategies for the Corporate Risk Department and is also responsible for Corporate Risk Financial Planning and Culture and Career Development. The successful candidate will be asked to provide logistical support and thought leadership for many of the activities intended to set strategic direction and maintain alignment within Corporate Risk. Successful performance in this role presents significant opportunity to advance into a general management role within Corporate Risk or across the DFS enterprise.
Serves as a key adviser to senior leadership with a broad array of day–to–day and special project responsibilities, such as committee governance, preparation of reports, and presentations for the company's Senior Management and Board of Directors.
Responsible for financial planning and culture and career development. Provides logistical support and thought leadership for many of the activities intended to set strategic direction and maintain alignment.
Serves as a thought partner to the business unit heads.
Owns committee governance and risk committee, including but not limited to frequent interaction with senior leadership and company president
Prepares periodic presentations such as board reports/presentations, executive committee presentations, rating agency, etc.
Ensures the business unit operates in a controlled environment.
Serves as the point person for finance and the finance strategic plan.
Leads the planning, implementation, and management of management forum.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Engineering, Business, Innovation, or related field.
8+ years of experience in Product Management, Innovation Management, Analytics, Strategic Planning, or related field.
In lieu of a degree, 10+ years of experience in Product Management, Innovation Management, or related field.
Master's Degree in Finance, Engineering, Business, Innovation, or related field.
10+ years of experience in Product Management, Innovation Management, Analytics, Strategic
Planning, or related field.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated strength in issue identification, directing and performing quantitative analysis, and effectively synthesizing complex data into key insights.
Significant experience interacting with, presenting to, and influencing senior management audiences.
The proven ability to apply a general management mindset to a complex operating environment.
Ability to structure work and provide direction to teams consisting of analysts with diverse skill sets.
Demonstrated ability to drive action with both direct reports and those over whom he/she has informal or no authority.
Ability to apply an entrepreneurial mindset and adjust quickly to changing direction and tight deadlines.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Experience in production of Board and CEO level presentations.
Experience in a Financial Planning & Analysis environment or as a CPA.
Experience leading a Project Management team.
Experience in the Consumer Financial Services industry.
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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.
24-Hour Nurse Hotline & Telehealth Services
7 Paid Holidays
Annual Flu Shots
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Work Environment
Group Auto, Home and Pet Insurance
Healthy Eating Program
Legal Assistance Plan
Onsite Emotional Health Counselors
Onsite Fitness Centers
Onsite Weight Watchers at Work
Paid Parental Leave
Professional and Leadership Development Programs
Service Anniversary Awards
Annual health Evaluation and Health Coaching
Critical Illness Insurance
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
Life and Accident Insurance
Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
Onsite Health Services Center with Nurse Practitioner
401(k) Savings Plan with Fixed and Matching Contributions
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
“Financial Wellness for You” Learning Programs