Director, Enterprise Risk Management in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 6/13/2021

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Job Description


The Enterprise Risk Director will lead the enterprise risk management program and is responsible for improving risk governance and culture by driving a “risk” thought process into strategic and cross functional decision making. They will champion a multi-pronged and innovative approach to risk analysis that encourages business involvement and understanding of risk. Facilitate a multi-pronged approach to risk analysis using cross functional workshop techniques such as pre mortems or scenario analysis. This is a high visibility role, working closely and collaboratively with EXCOMM and Senior business leaders, Strategy team and the Executive Risk Council on risk related challenges, analysis and reporting.


  • Responsible for developing the strategy for ERM, building and maintaining an ERM program and approach that supports risk understanding in the business to enable risk to be used as a lens for decision making.  Including approach and templates to be used to analyze and manage key risks in a consistent manner.  Including lead the annual risk assessment.
  • Partner with business leaders to facilitate a structured process to analyze key risks to drive cross-functional risk discussion and understanding, which will enable risk to be used as a lens for decision making. This will require the facilitation of a multi-pronged approach:
    • Use of traditional approach steps for select key risks: risk identification, risk ownership, risk analysis and response assessment, gap assessment, action plan development, and monitoring/reporting.
    • Use of innovative non-traditional assessment techniques to analyze more strategic and external facing risks (scenario/war game/ premortem techniques). 
  • Lead the full alignment and integration between ERM and Strategy teams to minimize the demand on the business teams and bureaucracy, while ensuring that risks to strategic initiatives and projects are being managed and monitored appropriately.
  • Drive and sustain risk governance structure within Advance to support effective oversight of risk management and monitoring activities performed by the business. Lead discussions at Executive Risk Council, and facilitate reporting of risk information​ to the appropriate forums (e.g. Executive Risk Council, EXCOMM, or the Board of Directors).
  • Proactively activities of separate risk management disciplines are appropriately coordinated (e.g. ERM, Compliance, Information Security, Internal Audit, etc.) ​.
  • Lead GRC tool enhancement and adoption efforts ensuring that the tool supports the ERM process and reporting requirements and that the ERM team uses the tool as intended.
  • Develop approach and structure for coordination of  Enterprise Resiliency and BCP efforts across Advance, including structuring and set-up of Resiliency Council and facilitation of alignment between individual function BCP efforts.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience in executive and board reporting
  • Ability to design, facilitate and run workshops aimed at engaging business and risk owners to consider and discuss risk in cross functional settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, high-growth environments
  • Proven skills in business strategy, relationship building, change management, decision-making and problem solving
  • Experience supporting GRC application implementation
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Proficient with MS Office Professional programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


  • Bachelor’s/ or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related fields from a four-year college or university required.
  • 12+ years relevant Risk, Audit and/or GRC related experience (public accounting or risk management) required
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience leading audit or project teams required
  • Experience leading risk governance efforts within a publicly traded company, including reporting to executive leadership and the Board.


  • This position will directly oversee and manage a small team of 2-3, specifically a Risk Manager and a Risk Analyst.  Will be responsible to manage the performance of and support the career development of their direct reports.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training team members; planning, assigning, completing, and managing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints, and resolving problems