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Assistant Vice President/ Vice President – Operational Permanent Control Specialist

Temps plein
BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking
Niveau d'expérience
6 à 10 ans
Niveau d'études
Niveau BAC+2/3

Business overview:

The GFS-US Department is within BNP Paribas Group Compliance responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the Group’s effort to comply with U.S. and other international sanctions and embargoes. In performing this function, GFS-US may coordinate with other relevant functions within Group Financial Security responsible for risk assessments, monitoring systems and suspicious activity monitoring and reporting. The Finance and Communications Associate oversees many topics and therefore should be flexible and adaptable.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) team has responsibility for all GFS functions including the general administrative management, budget, project management, human resources, IT requirements, communications, reporting and operational permanent control.

*Physical presence in BNPP’s office(s) is an essential function of this position. BNPP requires all of our employees to be vaccinated in order to access its offices, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to disability or religion.

Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
    • Impacts division and influences peers and team
    • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact
    • Relies on limited guidance for most complex decision making
    • Is responsible for driving outcomes which have meaningful effect on team or department
  • Leadership and Collaboration
    • Creates trust with department leaders
    • Acts in leadership capacity for large projects, processes, or programs for a team
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
    • Able to build relationships with a mix of intermediate and senior colleagues or clients
    • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders
    • Demonstrates the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders at the team level
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct
    • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts
    • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards”


The Operational Permanent Control Specialist will be involved in various exciting initiatives that concentrate mostly in operational risk management including active follow-up, tracking and reporting as well as ensuring operational risk awareness and visibility for top management.  The candidate will be involved in enhancing our reporting, streamlining the overall governance process, and liaising with department managers for Compliance reporting updates.

The individual in this role should have a high degree of governance acumen, a deep understanding of operational risk and risk analysis skills. In order to be successful in this role, the individual will need to demonstrate aptitudes in interactions with senior and junior stakeholders and have high attention to detail. The candidate must be comfortable adapting in a fast-paced environment and have experience distilling complex information into clear next steps.

Risk Analysis & Advisory:

  • Assess and quantify potential incidents, document and obtain validation of potential incidents
  • Develop close partnerships with GFS US team management, GFS US COO team, GFS Paris, Central COO Permanent Control managers and staff across CIB Functions
  • Develop knowledge of operational risk at a department level through training and awareness
  • Acquire a good understanding of GFS US processes in order to assess inherent risk and present results for discussion and decision
  • In collaboration with the GFS US teams, participate to the definition and/or improvement of KRIs to monitor the operational risk profile

Control Plan Management:

  • Serve as primary liaison with the Central COO and GFS Paris teams concerning items of mutual alignment
  • Facilitates control governance by evaluating, maintaining and enhancing the OPC reporting process
  • Perform control testing and document results, along with any evidence, into the Control System
  • Work with senior management to ensure that all action plans are appropriately implemented

Incident Analysis:

  • Collect and report historical incidents in the BNPP reporting dedicated tool Risk360
  • Contribute to the set-up of corrective action plans and follow-up of implementation
  • Obtain the validation from all parties involved and coordinate the sign-off process
  • Ensure management visibility of significant incidents via Sub-Internal Control Committee presentations

Procedures Management:

  • Management and oversight of GFS policy and procedure library
  • Liaison between GFS US teams and CPO for Level 3 policies and procedure
  • Maintain an efficient procedure framework ensuring they meet all local and global standards
  • Ensure all GFS-US Procedures remain up to date, with appropriate detail and control documentations, following-up with management as needed
  • Maintain existing procedures and draft new procedures for the COO Team, as required

Performance & Risk Reporting:

  • Mature the risk-based metrics, scorecards and dashboards to track performance as well as
  • Identify and monitor trends across the bank that may impact the existing GFS US OPC framework
  • Provide Management with clear reporting on incidents and trends as well as action plans status
  • Maintain an annual timeline, list of deliverables and reporting responsibilities for GFS US OPC
  • Utilizing the designated systems, maintain local management reporting for L1 and L2 Controls

Governance & Awareness:

  • Provide contribution for GFS US in Central Permanent Control Reporting, narratives and obligations
  • Perform updates to Risk360
  • Present an overview of the operational risk status and actions in regular meetings with management
  • Regularly review OPC framework to ensure set-up is correctly covering all areas in accordance newly published procedures, local/Group guidelines and escalate to line management as appropriate
  • Contribute to team governance via projects or improving documentation

Process Efficiency:

  • Contribute to the execution of the department’s process efficiency initiative

About BNP Paribas:

In the United States, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. We continue to grow and strengthen our commitment to the US market through our Corporate & Institutional Banking activities.  We are one of a few non-US banks to offer a full value chain for our clients, from trading to financing, and clearing and custody in the US with the international footprint and capacity to deliver both globally and locally. Leveraging the strength of our European roots, our network can support clients in virtually every region of the world, enabling more connectivity and efficiency wherever our clients conduct business.

BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking services corporate clients and institutional investors offering tailored solutions in financing, cash management, and advisory services to companies via Corporate Banking, in capital markets via Global Markets, and in securities custody and administration via Securities Services.  As the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Asset Management offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors.

The bank employs nearly 14,000 people and has a presence in the country since the late 1800s in major cities including New York, Jersey City, Chesterbrook, PA, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Washington, DC.  

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. It has a presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees.  The Bank offers a comprehensive range of banking, investment and financial services solutions through three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Bank’s retail-banking networks and several specialized businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, BNP Paribas helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world.

BNP Paribas. The Bank for a Changing World. -

 BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree
  • 6 + years of professional experience, ideally in operational risk management or audit
  • Strong understanding of procedures, control and governance processes
  • Sound analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in financial industry and products but preferably in Compliance
  • A fast-track learner, self-driven and self-motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with executives, managers and subject matter experts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience/ certification
  • Expert level PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, SharePoint proficiency
  • Prior experience in IT
  • French fluency a plus 

FINRA Registration:

  • Not Applicable

CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):

  • Not Applicable

SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:

  • Not Applicable

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

Primary Location
US-NY-New York
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 5 years

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