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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too? #LI-JP1

The Opportunity

The Program and Strategy Manager – Third Party Risk is accountable for the Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) governance routines with a strong focus on continuous improvement and regulatory alignment. Additionally, the Program & Strategy Manager is responsible for optimizing the Third Party Risk framework and Third Party Risk understanding across the organization. This individual works cross-functionally with Risk, Compliance and Supply Chain, as well as Business Line partners and may communicate scope, progress, issues and risks to stakeholders at various levels. Key responsibilities include managing regulatory and audit requests, enhancing Ally's TPRM program and governance routines, advancing Ally's TPRM strategy, and developing change management plans including training and communications.

The Work Itself

  • Deliver timely responses to regulatory and audit requests, serving as coordinator for the collection of materials.
  • Manage the Third Party Risk Management Program training and communications efforts with a cohesive vision and execution across the team; assist with Third Party Risk Management training facilitation.
  • Oversee ongoing development and refinement of the Third Party Risk Management governance practices, tools, and technology.
  • Coordinate and lead Third Party Risk Management stakeholder forums for training and awareness of programmatic updates and initiatives.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on specialized Third Party relationships and assist with continued framework/governance updates.
  • Serve as a resource to the business lines for Third Party Risk related matters and initiatives, providing guidance to managers and compliance partners on the implementation of effective controls including policies, procedures, and governance.
  • Ensures effective processes and controls are developed to ensure Ally’s successful execution of the Third Party Risk Management program in accordance with regulatory guidance.
  • Evaluates Third Party testing results to identify, develop and recommend governance enhancements or training to further support risk ownership and understanding of those engaged in the Third Party lifecycle.
  • Leads projects, program development efforts, process enhancement initiatives, and risk management efforts intended to facilitate achievement of objectives.
  • Tracks issues and works to troubleshoot roadblocks in order to minimize impact to projects; providing management with alternative solutions as needed.
  • Establishes processes to anticipate customer and stakeholder needs. Analyzes present-state, developing enhancement opportunities for future-state approaches and implementation.

The Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or a related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Banking or Financial Services with experience in Risk Management, Supplier Management, Compliance or Audit 
  • Must have audit or testing experience –having led testing engagements of complex areas, written test steps etc.; or general governance –managed a program, planned/facilitated meetings with senior leaders, etc
  • Project Management/Change Management/Process Improvement/Training & Development experience/certification desired
  • Familiarity with federal banking regulatory guidelines and risk management requirements, including the regulatory expectations for third party risk management from prudential regulators (FRB and OCC)
  • Proficient in issue identification, escalation and problem-solving, troubleshooting, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to self-prioritize tasks, work collaboratively, and support multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both technical writing and verbal, with the ability to comfortably interact with various levels of management
  • Expert proficiency with all Microsoft products (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project)
  • Ability to independently problem solve and make decisions in scenarios where a precedent does not exist
  • Experience with GRC tools (e.g., Archer, OpenPages, or equivalent experience).


How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:


Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit


Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.


Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.


We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.