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BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 Employees – including more than 154,000 in Europe and over 5,000 in Portugal alone.

BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, 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, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.


Global Banking EMEA brings together all the commercial forces present at CIB: Coverage, flow, financing and consulting activities serving corporate clients (Corporate Coverage, Industry Groups, Corporate Finance, Financing Solutions, Transaction Banking, Country Management) as well as the transversal teams in support of these activities ( COO, Human Resources, Marketing & Communication, Digital Office) and Global Credit & Insurance Solutions (GCIS). Global Banking EMEA is present in forty countries, with more than 2,000 employees.

Core Responsibilities


Providing CIB Management with a diagnosis of the operational risk and control structure of its organization

Advising CIB management on how to strengthen its operational permanent control environment, notably through pro-active actions, working actively in particular with the Business Lines and Coverage management to identify and reduce potential operational risks, putting new controls in place or improving existing controls

On case by case basis, contribution to / management of projects aiming at strengthening the operational set-up of CTTS/CFFA/EMEA and/or reducing operational and compliance risks

Capitalizing on Operational Risk knowledge to contribute to the Operational Permanent Control CIB and Group methodology.

1.Performing Risk Self-Assessment

  • Analysis of processes / Organisation (for instance, segregation of duties)

  • Risks and controls mapping

  • Description and quantification of Potential Incident (PI) for AMA countries

  • Contribution to the setting up of corrective actions and formalisation of the control plan

2.Monitoring and analysis of historical incidents (HI) and related control plans

  • Supervision and quality review: analysis of the incident, action plans and follow-up of the implementation

  • Management Reporting

3.Back-testing IP/IH and validation of allocation keys used in all PI impacting CTTS & CCFA capital computation

4.Permanent Control:

  • Participation to the definition and implementation of control plans

  • Providing CIB management with analyses and reports F/O to End, based on the results of controls performed by the various controls and process owners operating and supporting the Business & Coverage Lines, and countries.

  • Upon request of CIB Management, executes ad-hoc one-off controls in identified or potential critical risk area through specific control assignments.

  • “Procedures Correspondent”: follow up of the procedures updating process monitored by the relevant managers on a regular basis or when required

5.Audit and Regulatory Recommendation follow-up

  • Definition and implementation of an appropriate governance and process to implement an effective follow-up of recommendations assigned to auditees

  • Advising, supporting auditees in order to accelerate the closure of these recommendations

  • Management reporting

6.Operational risk and permanent control awareness-raising actions

  • Conducting of awareness, risk sensitization & knowledge sharing sessions on risks and controls

  • Building and maintenance of the best practice, guidelines, policies and related material

7.Co-ordination of Exceptional Transaction & New Activities Committees

  • Single point of contact and advisory to the business during the preparation phase (risks identification, adequate participation of functions)

  • Secretariat of the Committees,

  • Performing of preliminary risk assessment of the operational risk incurred by the new activity

  • Ensure adherence to the applicable policies and procedures

8.Co-ordination and Secretariat of Business Lines Internal Control Committees

9.Co-ordination with / single point of contact of 2OPC

  • Contribution to 2OPC methodology standards and tools, according to Business/Coverage lines specificities, supporting the implementation of 2OPC tools (including user acceptance tests).

  • Entry point for all 2OPC requests: reporting, incidents, control plans…

  • Definition of a common action plan

10.Co-ordination with the OPCs based in EMEA sites

  • Definition and implementation of processes to ensure consistency of approaches / policies and procedures across the EMEA zone

  • Identification and definition of appropriate and relevant reporting

  • Visit on-site on a regular basis

11.Co-ordination with ITO operations, and CIB Functions, in coordination with Regulatory Affairs, to establish and maintain a cross-functional and front-to-end vision of risks

  • Definition and implementation of processes to ensure consistency of approaches / policies and procedures

  • Identification and definition of appropriate and relevant reporting


  • Engineering / Business Management bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • 5 years of experience in Corporate Banking (Front and / or Middle)

  • Knowledge on Operational Risk and / or Permanent control

  • IT skills: MS Office

  • English – fluent

  • Results-driven, team player

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to bring about consensus and key decisions

  • Ability to inspire others and generate people’s commitment

  • Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolution

Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 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.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: SALES DEVELOPMENTEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 3 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to deliver / Results drivenTransversal competency: Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolutionReference: 1910GBK3662