Senior Manager Technology and Cybersecurity Risk

Buffalo, NY

M&T Bank

With a community bank approach, M&T Bank helps people reach their personal and business goals with banking, mortgage, loan and investment services.

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Leads team of managers and risk analysts. Oversees and actively contributes to strategic workforce planning for Technology and Cybersecurity Risk Management (TRM). Manages team budget and provides long-term strategic direction for the functional TRM team.          

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategic risk strategy for team, including setting objectives and priorities, proposing and influencing risk appetite and thresholds with business partners, developing and executing advanced risk mitigation strategies aligned with organizational imperatives.
  • Manage strategic approach to reporting and documentation by establishing and guiding team on how to maintain standardized frameworks and providing leadership for advanced reporting practices.
  • Lead and optimize compliance enforcement strategies by guiding team and partnering closely with leaders to integrate technology solutions and enhance compliance measures.
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with internal stakeholders across the bank to ensure compliance with policies; build and maintain productive relationships with external stakeholder or third-party engagements to ensure resiliency of Technology, Cybersecurity, and the overall Bank.
  • Partner with TRM senior leadership to design strategic approach to regulatory response, proactively engaging with regulatory bodies and leading the organization to develop and implement advanced strategies for long-term regulatory compliance.
  • Drive strategic initiatives through properly resourced execution to ensure implementation of continuous improvement opportunities to increase operational efficiency and overall outcomes, ensuring a proactive stance against potential risks.
  • Lead TRM talent development initiatives to support team member career growth ensuring alignment with strategic workforce planning.
  • Develop and consult on creation of advanced training programs to ensure TRM is educating stakeholders effectively on managing technology and cybersecurity risk.
  • Champion strategic initiatives within team of oversight and across TRM to meet strategic and long-term needs of the organization.
  • Strategically direct financial and business operations with long-term plans in alignment with business objectives and fiscal responsibility.
  • Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite.  Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis.  Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Interacts primarily with senior people leaders across the Bank, and occasionally the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Work is accomplished with periodic direction; strategizes department imperatives based on business unit and Bank imperatives.  Exercises judgement in all aspects of their role. Exerts significant latitude in determining strategy of team. Takes calculated risks with consultation from expert.
  • Typically oversees and leads a team of 3-30 total FTE, with primarily managers and mid to senior-level analysts as direct reports. 
  • Serves as lead representative with Regulators.
  • Oversees an entire function within a technology area(s) or pillar of Risk team.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:

3 to 30

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9 years’ relevant work experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 13 years’ higher education and/or work experience
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of Technology and or Cybersecurity risk principles
  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant work experience in or with the specific risk area and/or business unit
  • Minimum of 3 years' managerial or supervisory experience

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Law, Business Administration, or related field
  • Applicable certification align to function or domain such as Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Minimum of 7 years' managerial work experience in risk, audit, technology, cybersecurity, or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic direction of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; proven ability to effectively convey message to technical and business leaders
  • Experience partnering with leadership to design solutions to that drive outcomes towards organization strategic imperatives
  • Excellent ability to strategically seek critical information, and translate into strategic priorities and capabilities
  • Excellent ability to prioritize across competing priorities and quickly changing landscape, and lead team towards execution of outcomes aligned with priorities
  • Strong ability to effectively influencing peers and leaders
  • Excellent mentoring and leadership capabilities, including strong ability to develop people leaders
  • Excellent ability to encourage teamwork and guide a team towards executing upon shared goals

Physical Requirements:

M&T Bank is committed to fair, competitive, and market-informed pay for our employees. The pay range for this position is $136,787.30 - $227,978.83 Annual (USD). The successful candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, and experience will inform their specific compensation.

LocationBuffalo, New York, United States of America
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Tags: CISA CISM CISSP Compliance Computer Science CRISC Risk management Strategy

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