Project Manager (Model Risk)

Risk Nashville, Tennessee Franklin, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee United States Bowling Green, Kentucky Birmingham, Alabama Chattanooga, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee


This position can be remote, but you MUST be located in our business footprint, which includes the following states: TN, GA, AL, KY.


The Project Manager will support the Model Risk team through a variety of functions related to organizing and maintaining model risk documents and framework in addition to completing data requests.

This position is remote eligible but will require occasional travel to a FirstBank office. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and maintain a centralized inventory of all models and User Defined Applications (UDAs) used at FB
  • Ensure all model and UDAs metadata and lifecycle is current and complete
  • Maintain the model data warehouse and coordinate with vendor provider to ensure system is up to date
  • Ensure all templates are consistent with model policy
  • Ensure Model Risk Management training material and all assigned business units are aware of the model risk framework and its application and relevance to their business unit
  • Track model performance KRIs and prepare appropriate dashboard and risk reporting


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or similar
  • Experience in project coordination or management
  • Banking experience is preferred 
  • Experience utilizing and tracking data sets preferred but not required

Skills and Abilities

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with particular emphasis on being able to articulate complex topics in a manner digestible to a wide audience
  • Ability to prepare risk reports and manipulate large data sets.
  • Demonstrated self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical behavior and confidentiality and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Respectful demeanor toward other associates and managers that promotes a positive and professional work environment.
  • Understand and comply with bank policy, laws, regulations as applicable to your job duties. This includes but is not limited to; complete compliance training and adhere to internal procedures and controls; report any known violations of compliance policy, laws, or regulations and report any suspicious customer and/or account activity.

FirstBank does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and staffing firms. Recruitment agencies and consultants may not submit resumes directly to managers. FirstBank will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement as an approved vendor. FirstBank in an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability.