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Job Description Summary
Responsible for providing support related to various or assigned complex products. Support may include leading and implementing projects to develop new products, establish compliance with new regulations, introduce process improvements, and perform system upgrades or enhancements. Serves as a subject matter expert on the operational aspects of the business. Functions as a point of contact for audit, risk and compliance personnel. Researches and responds to questions from front office personnel and customers.
Essential Job Functions
Other Job Duties
- Serves as a subject-matter-expert on the assigned line of business. Conducts training classes on new or updated procedures, as necessary.
- Supports new product development activities by researching operational, accounting, systems, risk and compliance implications; assisting with efforts to develop a business case before product launch; developing and implementing systems and process changes; and updating process workflows and policy & procedure documentation.
- Implements new regulatory requirements in the back office and middle office, including: analyzing the regulations and understanding their impact on the business; implementing process changes; and providing training to employees on the new requirements.
- Researches and resolves questions or issues raised by customers, business partners, and other team members including but not limited to: discrepancies, system issues, policy interpretations, and audit remediation.
- Serves as a primary point of contact with audit, risk and compliance personnel. Provides overviews of the business and related processes and controls; answers questions; responds to requests for information; attends audit meetings; and implements solutions to remediate findings and recommendations
- Supports various systems projects for the business unit including system implementations, upgrades, and enhancements.
- Manages relationships with peers, business partners and vendors to ensure that bank objectives are achieved.
- May recommend process improvements to introduce efficiencies and/or strengthen controls.
- Supports various other initiatives that support the business unit's objectives as needed.
- Project Management
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
- Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.
- May have broad knowledge of project management.
- Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
- Thorough knowledge of product line assigned including operational aspects.
- Complete understanding of product structures, systems and processes.
- Analytical and research.
- Bank product and service knowledge.
- Develop office procedures.
- Negotiation skills.
- Presentation skills.
- Use personal computer.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.
- Knowledge of fraud prevention techniques.
- Strong research and analytic skills.
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.
Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Product Development