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2020 APAC Graduate Programme - COO Office

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In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 17,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 markets with more than 196,000 employees. It 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. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.

* excluding partnerships

Position Purpose

Our two-year APAC Graduate Programme has been designed to give you the support and development you need to start a successful career in financial services. You can join us in one of several business areas or support functions, and take on real responsibility from day one. Commencing in August you will start off with a comprehensive induction at our regional learning centre, where you’ll be immersed in group training and discover more about the BNP Paribas Group.

Then you’ll start your business specific technical and financial training, alongside personal skills development aimed at equipping you with the knowledge you need to get you the best possible start in your career.
Further training will be delivered throughout your two-year graduate programme, taking you along a tailored development path to build your expertise and broaden your base of skills. You’ll also have the chance to experience other parts of the business through cross-entity projects, which will help you understand how we approach complex work and give you the chance to develop a strong internal network.

Throughout the programme, you’ll be mentored by experienced managers and team members who will make sure you’re getting everything you need to grow.

Within BNPP China, the KYC Operations team’s is responsible for the KYC due diligence on the clients of the bank for onboarding or recertification.

The APAC Graduate Programme is a comprehensive 24 month programme designed to equip graduates with the technical skills and individual competencies to embark upon a successful career within the BNP Paribas Group. This opportunity includes a formal mentoring program, graduate community initiatives, relevant technical training and on- the- job learning from our senior managers and highly experienced team members.

The specific position is to work within the COO Office of BNP Paribas China Ltd in Shanghai on transversal projects and contribute to the streamlining and automation of processes.


Direct Responsibilities

To act as an interface between the China COO and his teams:

A. Automation solutions
 1. Identify areas where processes can be enhanced
 2. Development of tactical tools to automate processes
 3. Data analysis

B. Project Management / Driving ad-hoc Projects on areas such as
 1. Financial Security Compliance
 2. Regulatory request follow-up
 3. Drive special projects and prepare reports as needed
 (e.g. ad-hoc research on Regulations, Operational risk, Technology, …)
 4. Data Analysis
 5. Operational Enhancement / Process Improvement

Contributing Responsibilities

Provide direct contribution to BNP Paribas operational and permanent control framework

 Technical & Behavioral Competencies

• Transversal knowledge of programing languages (SQL, VBA, Python, R, Matlab,.). Mastering a specific language is not a must as long as the candidate understands the programming logic
• High level of integrity
• Strong organizational skills
• Eager to learn and ready to work on a wide spectrum of topics
• Self-motivated and genuine interest in Banking and Finance
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills (fluency in spoken & written English)
• Proficiency in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel & Power point)

Technical Skills:

Students who have recently graduated or graduating in 2019/2020 from all areas of disciplines are most welcome to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

• Second upper and above (ie GPA 3.3/4)
• Takes initiative and is results driven
• Strong decision making and analytical skills
• Act with integrity
• Ability to manage change and complexity with confidence
• Strong team player
• Client focused and commercial thinking
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Self-motivated and genuine interest in Banking and Finance
• Proficiency in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel & Power point) * Strong excel  (VBA ) knowledge  with ability to develop macros and pivot tables to enable automation of management reports and analytics
• Prior related internship within the banking industry is an advantage

Specific Qualifications (if required)


Students who have recently graduated or graduating in 2020 from all areas of disciplines are most welcome to apply, although the capacity to develop small tool is sought (mastering a specific language is not a must as long as the candidate understands the programming logic).
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Primary Location: CN-ShanghaiJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: MISCELLANEOUSEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 1 year Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / TeamworkTransversal competency: Analytical Ability, Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolution, Ability to develop and adapt a process