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Model Validation Manager

Apply REF: RISK-2292020-001-MCB


Lead a model validation team responsible for the independent review of quantitative models used in both retail and wholesale banking operations, including those used for capital planning and asset/liability management, as well as the management of credit, market, liquidity and non-financial risks. Quantitative models support and underlie many of the most important processes and decision-making functions at CUSO (Combined US Operations). The model validation team works closely with model owners and developers along with other key stakeholders to manage model risk, and to ensure that all models are validated in accordance with CUSO's policies and regulatory guidance. Model validation is a key component of CUSO's model risk management program. This is a corporate-level Senior Manager role.



  • Review of model data, theory, assumptions, implementation, outputs and performance, consistent with regulatory guidance and Bank policies. Interpret model validation test results and establish required action plans with model owners and developers to remediate findings. Provide value-added recommendations to model owners and developers.
  • Lead team members to complete assigned validation projections in accordance with CUSO's model validation standards, ensuring the thorough review of all model components and developmental evidence, and clear documentation of all validation findings. When required, oversee external validations.
  • Manage team resources in a dynamic multi-task environment. Employ technical expertise and analytic acumen to provide high quality deliverables in a fast paced risk management environment.
  • Build strong working relationships with key model stakeholders, including model developers, users and senior management, while providing effective challenge consistent with the team's role as a second line of defense. Tracking the resolution of findings with model owners and users.
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of effective model development, use and validation practices and standards within CUSO. Produce reports to track validation status and results for management and regulators.
  • Oversee the ongoing professional development of direct reports, which includes continuing coaching and feedback; encourage use of (internal/external) learning opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead project teams multiple job areas.
  • Strong quantitative skills.  Experience leading teams in the financial services industry responsible for model development or validation.
  • Requires 12-15 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bilingual : English and French
  • Communicates effectively with diverse groups and individuals.  Clearly conveys information and ideas and listens and responds appropriately to customers, external contacts and individuals throughout CUSO.
  • Develops open, considerate, effective and productive working relationships with customers, external contacts and individuals throughout CUSO.
  • Understands and uses CUSO software, hardware and technology.  Has the ability to operate required office equipment.
  • Draws information and broad knowledge to make timely and logical decision that provides practical solutions for customers and others.
  • Responds appropriately and competently to the demands of work challenges when confronted with changes, ambiguity, adversity and other pressures.
  • Assumes responsibility for effectively meeting objectives, motivates self to get the job done, performs job duties in an organized, accurate and productive fashion, seeks out and is open to knowledge, ideas and feedback to improve effectiveness and holds self-accountable for following policies guidelines and procedures.
  • Make effective use of appropriate resources for delivering services which balance organizational objectives and customer needs, and identifies new opportunities that add value for customers and enhances the value of the relationship for CUSO.
  • Possesses managerial interest and a leadership orientation.


  • Experience with loss forecasting, stress testing, credit score cards, asset-liability management.
  • Strong quantitative skills in such areas as econometrics, statistics, applied mathematics.
  • Experience working with large data sets; SAS experience desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of bank products, processes and business practices.
  • Familiarity with leading model risk management practices and applicable regulatory guidance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills.

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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: RISKSEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 12 yearsSchedule: Full-time Reference: RISK-2292020-001-MCB