Regions Bank Risk Operational Excellence Analyst II in Birmingham, Alabama

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Job Description:

At Regions, the Risk Operational Excellence Analyst will improve or develop new Risk Management processes/solutions that enable continuous improvement within the Bank. This role is part of a high performing team that participates in strategic initiatives, research, risk assessments, client relationship management, and evaluation of emerging methodologies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Independently researches and troubleshoots operational problems/data issues within a business segment or functional area

  • Conducts document findings (e.g. process flows, competitor analysis, SWOT, procedure manuals) for the functions reviewed

  • Contributes to the development of re-engineering methods/tools to improve processes, reduce risks, strengthen controls, and improve the associate experience

  • Develops risk assessment processes to evaluate emerging technologies

  • Researches, identifies, and conducts risk assessments for solutions that can solve products gaps for the various business segments

  • Shares knowledge of processes and systems within the team and with partners/stakeholders

  • Stays current on new technologies and methodologies to improve operational efficiency and enhance the associate/customer experience

  • Incorporates regulatory and internal guidance/policies into due diligence and solution development activities

  • Identify and document process risks and associated impacts

  • Develops methods to reduce risks and strengthen controls

  • Utilizes data to identify anomalies and articulate root causes of underlying issues

  • Leverages software tools to create solutions that provide value, improve automation, and increase data integrity

  • Build positive working relationships with your business partners and evaluate and measure value contributed to clients

  • Demonstrates commitment to providing effective client service by seeking to understand clients' requirements and addressing their concerns

  • May mentor lesser experienced associates

This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.


  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field

  • Three (3) years of experience

Certifications and Licenses

  • PMP, Six Sigma Certifications preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • Resourcefully, creatively, and passionately sources for process improvement solutions

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work with others and independently while producing high quality work

  • Strong understanding of how to effectively leverage technology and data

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

  • The ability to identify, assess, learn, and apply new and innovative technologies and methodologies quickly

  • Solid understanding of the financial services industry and the Bank’s business activities

  • Working knowledge of internal and external risk policies

  • Ability to challenge coworkers with tact and humbly accept feedback

  • Proficient with R, Python, and/or SAS

  • Experience with quantitative modeling (regression, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence)

  • Experience with Hadoop, Spark, Cloudera Workbench, Docker, and/or Bamboo

  • Experience with dashboarding tools (Power BI, Tableau, etc.)


Birmingham, Alabama


About Regions

At Regions, our culture focuses on five core values that are a commitment to how we will do business:

  • Put people first

  • Do what is right

  • Focus on your customer

  • Reach higher

  • Enjoy life

Through these values, our mission to make life better drives our desire to improve and make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live through financial investments and volunteering.