Business Overview:

The Americas RISK function covers BNPP wholesale and retail banking activities in the Americas. Integrated into a group-wide RISK function, RISK Americas covers the 2nd largest regional BNPP platform worldwide. The main objectives of the RISK team are to i) advise the Bank management on the risk policy definition, ii) contribute as a "second pair of eyes" that risks taken on by the Bank align with its policies, iii) report and alert Bank Management of the status of risks to which the bank is exposed. With business-dedicated risk teams and more transversal risk practices, RISK Americas cover all types of risks from financials (credit, market, liquidity) to non-financials (model, operational, technology…) anticipating, assessing, monitoring and reporting risks at all levels; from large transactions, to portfolio, to regional exposure. With presence across the Americas to cover the various BNPP Americas activities, the teams are highly collaborative, as well as very integrated with the Group RISK function

*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 to 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”


  • Pro-actively contributes to the design of RISK Americas operational excellence agenda, including the development and reinforcement of Transformation best-practices
  • Identifies Transformation opportunities on all dimensions of operational excellence (efficiency, quality of service, resilience) and builds a path to execution
  • Contributes to the build out of the analytics capability to support RISK Americas’ transformation journey
  • Supervises junior team members, acts as a coach to support their personal development and career aspirations
  • Leads Transformation projects, including overall project plan, timeframe, stakeholder relationships, and quality of deliverables
  • Pro-actively identifies risks / anticipate roadblocks on transformation initiatives, and drives resolution
  • Acts as Point of Contact for RISK Americas to support large regional or global transformation programs
  • Supports regulatory mandate and remediation effort as needed

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience with a within a Consulting/Transformation practice or leading program deliveries
  • Strong executive presence and comfort working with senior executives


  • Strong understanding of different types of risks and the bank’s overall risk and control framework
  • In-depth knowledge of industry-wide regulatory/competitor trends and regulatory lifecycle
  • Experience working with a variety of business lines and functions
  • Manages multiple projects independently
  • Presents convincingly in client interactions
  • Writes sharp and straight-to-the-point management summaries
  • Ability to deliver quality results against fast-paced project deliverable deadlines
  • Deliver high quality work products
  • Proven ability to execute complex projects with large number of dependencies
  • Builds legitimacy with senior executive clients while preserving independence  
  • Solves client conflicts at senior executive management level
  • Provides honest and independent advice
  • Is seen as role model by the entire team
  • Provides fair and justified performance evaluation on time

Preferred Qualifications;  

  • MBA, JD, or equivalent preferred

FINRA Registrations Required:


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

SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:


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 65 countries, with nearly 190,000 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 -

Primary Location
US-NJ-Jersey City
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 7 years

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