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Operational Risk Analyst

Last update 19.04.2024

About the job

  • The Operational Risk Profile Analysis & Capital (ORPAC) team is part of the RISK function within BNP Paribas Group. It has a key role to play in the development of a strong risk management framework for the bank
  • The management of operational risks became a major topic for the banking industry following large operational incidents (Fraud, Business Process Execution, Tax and Finance, Compliance: Anti-Competitive practices, Sanctions, Misconduct, Cyberattack, Third Party Risk…) that took place since the 2010s
  • In this context, the ORPAC team is in charge of servicing RISK managers, Senior Management of the Bank (Group CRO, General management, Board) and also Regulators (ECB, EBA, ACPR..), focusing on offering value-added analyses on operational risk, meant to monitor and alert on the evolution of the operational risk profile of the bank
  • Overall, the team objectives are:
    • Develop operational risk related reports and analyze the evolution of operational risk profile at Group level, Pole level, Business Lines level and regional level
    • Contribute to the Group regulatory reports/requests concerning operational risk losses
    • Develop an efficient, consistent, and agile analysis framework for operational risk, considering new innovative technologies
  • By joining the ORPAC team, you will be part of a dynamic, talented, and expert team with an international reach, covering all the activities of the Group. You will be able to develop your knowledge through career development plan and internal mobility. The journey starts here

Your Main Activities Are

  • Produce and analyze operational risk reports:
    • Operational Risk Historical Incidents (covering diverse outlooks such as Loss, Gain, Provision, Opportunity Cost, Conditional Loss, Fraud, Near-Miss)
    • Audit and Supervisory Recommendations (covering Internal and external scopes as well as recommendations from Regulators)
    • contributing to the regular and ad-hoc regulatory reports / requests (e.g. QIS, COREP and Stress Testing)
    • Analyzing the operational risk indicators, based on different dimensions
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the team’s processes by the:
    • Development and implementation of solutions using the latest available software in the Group
    • Automation of the manual processes in collaboration with other RISK teams
    • Proposal of new ideas/views for the existing dashboards based on new data models; new taxonomies; new axis of analysis
    • Improvement of the existing dashboards and analysis
    • Taking part in the data quality actions through the analysis of the data and reporting
  • Ensuring that policies, procedures, and best practices are well applied in the team
  • Providing an adequate level of training to team colleagues as well as newcomers
  • Analyst in Lisbon : Actively participate in RISK Lisbon Hub transversal initiatives, by implementing and sharing innovative solutions, driving new initiatives or participating in existing projects
  • Analyst in Paris: Actively share knowledge with Lisbon, organize and do trainings to Lisbon colleagues analysists

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Masters Degree in Economics / Finance or Accounting
  • Up to 2 years of experience in Banking and/or Finance
  • Advanced level of English, both written and oral
  • Knowledge in MS Office Pack (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to collaborate / teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical ability
  • Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Resilience 


Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

· Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

·       Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines

·       Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services.

·       Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional client.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

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/paternity, 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.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.

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* 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.

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Why should I apply?

Basically, why would you want to join BNP Paribas over any other company?


  • What if we told you that working in our Group isn’t quite what you might think? At BNP Paribas, we do a multitude of different jobs that are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole. Whether through everyday tasks or major projects, doing one of our jobs means making a personal commitment to taking sustainable action.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

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