East West Bank

  • Risk Management Manager

    Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Job ID
    Audit/Risk Management
    Position Type
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a Risk Management Supervisor. This role will help further develop additional entity-wide Risk Management processes and assist in facilitating the implementation and monitoring of these processes.   This role will require communicating with individuals throughout the institution regarding risk practices and emerging risks in various business units.   Model Risk Management is within the Enterprise Risk Management department; thus this role will also assist in the management of the model risk framework of the Bank. This role will also regularly act as a consultative resource to the first and second line of defense, put together risk presentation or informational reports for business unit leaders, executive management and the Board of Directors, and interpret and create entity-wide policies related to risk management and risk governance. As an East West Bank employee, you will be part of a stable but growing organization that provides career path development opportunities within the department or across the Bank. As a valuable East West Bank team member, your duties (not limited to) will include:

    • Performing risk assessments on different business units, as well as assisting business units in performing self-assessments and self-testing
    • Working with business lines and support teams on development of action plans to remediate any heightened risk resulting from ERM risk assessments and identify opportunities to improve internal controls; and assist in developing policies and control processes for managing such risk exposures
    • Creating entity-wide and department specific policies and procedures as new risk regulations are promulgated or as the business environment changes
    • Writing memoranda to ensure the Bank complies with new regulations or justification for the acceptance of risk
    • Compiling and monitoring key risk indicators, assessing the need for new indicators depending on the change in the entity’s business or processes
    • Preparing presentations for various executive management or Board of Directors’ risk committees.
    • Preparing ad-hoc risk management reports as assigned
    • Performing comprehensive and well thought-out quantitative analyses and justifying the results and ERM’s conclusion in a logical manner
    • Keeping up-to-date with the industry best practice and new regulations
    • Assisting in model and risk management governance and administration
    • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.



    • More than 5 years of work experience in risk management, financial-focused Internal Audit or External Audit (bank focused probably more like 4-5 years of experience), or risk management consulting
    • A strong understanding of finance/ accounting/business operations, either through educational degree or work experience
    • A strong working knowledge of MS Office Software Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PPT) and at least a moderate level of understanding of regression models
    • Ability to make sound risk/reward decisions and propose practical solutions
    • Ability to consciously balance data, logic and intuition in all activities
    • Ability to think broadly, generate simple and creative ideas, and to translate strategy to execution
    • Must have excellent written, verbal, organizational and presentation skills
    • Proven, proactive approach to problem solving and workflow analysis
    • Collaborative team player and demonstrated ability to be flexible and easily shift among various tasks and projects
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple deliverables and be able to identify and implement process improvements.
    • Self- motivated and able to work effectively both independently and as a team
    • Prior experience in risk analysis of financial services companies a plus
    • Familiarity with capital stress testing is a plus
    • Knowledge of liquidity, market, and capital risks is a plus.


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