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About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture & commerce, our brands drive conversation & inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, & obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news & entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, & creative; & inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders & creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks & HuffPost to come.

Business Area:  Admin
Job Category: Finance
Salary: 250000-280000 USD
Union Status: Non Union 

The Role

The SVP Risk Officer is responsible for managing & further developing operational risk framework & capabilities. This role will contribute to BuzzFeeds risk management by developing & leading a team focused on various operational risks. 

You will be regarded as a trusted business partner that can consult executive management to make key risk decisions, leveraging the expertise of the risk & business teams. You will be viewed by the organization as knowledgeable, capable, competent, & an agent for change.

You Will

  • Bring expert risk management knowledge into the organization from a 2nd  line of responsibility & ensure the local management accepts, owns, & manages risks as a 1st line responsibility.
  • Responsible for integrated risk management, including SOX compliance & ERM
  • Bring expert knowledge into the management on risk management topics & risk appetite. Develop, improve, & implement an integrated risk control framework, procedures & processes, risk & controls aligned within risk organization requirements.
  • Train & coach team members on risk areas.
  • Play an active & leading role promoting, nurturing, & guarding a sound risk culture with customer focus. 
  • Initiate & coordinate activities to improve risk awareness in the organization & change behavior.
  • Responsible for aligning global policies, standards, & procedures & optimizing & implementing risk policies, standards, & tooling.
  • Conduct proper & timely oversight & strategic risk assessments.
  • Monitor the risk profile of the countries where the organization operates.
  • Recognizes potential threats to the companys reputation including but not limited to marketing.
  • Prepares & maintains internal & external data gathering for risk analysis & reporting.
  • Delivers regular risk analysis reports to company executives complete with actionable plans for avoiding or preventing potential threats at all levels

You Have

  • Masters degree, academic level of thinking
  • +15 years of relevant (risk management and/or audit experience)
  • Extensive knowledge of public company legal requirements & SOX  regulations
  • Strong leadership: ability to take charge & act assertively without guidance.
  • Must have strong interpersonal & influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) in English

Life at BuzzFeed

We celebrate inclusion & are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much more.

We want all employees to feel safe & comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health & safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) & open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, & WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, & VT.

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