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Operational Risk Officer

Postuler REF: ORC-180719-004-FS


The mission of RISK Operational Risk & Control (“ORC”) is to oversee the effective and efficient functioning of the permanent control framework implemented by Business Lines and Functions, and the measurement and management of operational risks.  RISK ORC Canada is acting as the 2nd Line of Defense for the Canadian platform, with the key role to support senior management with a comprehensive, transparent, exhaustive and consistent front to back view of Operational Risk across all activities in Canada. 


BNPP is seeking an Operational Risk Officer at the VP level to support the RISK ORC Canada team, covering primarily Canada and secondarily working with the RISK ORC teams in the US, Brazil & Latin America).  Operational Risk Managers supervise the front to back Operational Risk (”OR”) Management framework and more specifically:

• Develop an expertise of Business Lines and Functions and help advise on decisions with OR impacts such as new activities and other change management/transformational initiatives.
• Assess, monitor and effectively challenge Business Lines and Functions RCSA process including risk identification, risk assessment, risk mitigations and Key Risk Indicators (KRI)  (incl. remediation or effectiveness of controls). 
• Execute on Independent 2LOD Testing Program against Business Lines and Functions control framework.
• Oversight, challenge and report on Operational Losses including both Actual and Potential Incidents and the oversight of root cause analysis and action plans.
• Ensure (i) the consistent extension of the Group and CIB OR policies, guidelines and procedures across Business Lines and Functions  activities, and (ii) the correct implementation and animation of Business Lines and Functions OR governance through their contribution to: Canada Internal Control Committee (ICC), Regional Business Lines and Functions ICCs.


• The successful candidate will have a minimum level of Bachelor’s Degree in a Science such as Engineering, Mathematics or Physics or a Finance related degree such as Economics, Accounting or Certified Public Accounting (CPA). 
• Demonstrated experience as part of a finance, audit or compliance testing team considered a plus
• An undergraduate degree in RISK Management or a business related graduate degree (MBA) is a plus.


• Detailed knowledge of banking products and corporate functions.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


• Knowledge of Prudential Regulations or corporate governance practices a plus.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to build relationships with Business Lines and Functions senior management, in Canada and in the US.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.  Ability to influence, to negotiate, to conceptualize issues and translate into solutions.

A recruitment policy that promotes equity and diversity:

Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

We pride ourselves in applying non-discrimination rules to all our recruitments.

We will only contact the candidates selected who meet the job requirements in terms of training and experience.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 195,000 employees, including more than 148,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

About BNP Paribas in Canada

In Canada, BNP Paribas is one of the dominant foreign banks in the country and is committed to building its platform even further. Since becoming the operational hub for the Group’s activities in North America in 2013, it has grown significantly to reach more than 700 employees and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. With the continued development of technology and financial fields, BNP Paribas Canada continues to attract experts with diverse backgrounds as well as young and ambitious talent from across the globe. With the international mobility and capacity that very few companies can offer, BNP Paribas prides itself in providing a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow.

Primary Location: CA-QC-MontréalJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: COMPLIANCE AND PERMANENT CONTROLEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 5 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Critical thinkingTransversal competency: Analytical Ability