About the job

  • By Joining RISK Portugal at BNP Paribas, you will be part of a dynamic, talented and expert team, with a global coverage. You will be able to develop your knowledge through career development plan and internal mobility. The journey starts here
  • The Operational Risk Officer takes part of running the control framework relating to all operational risks including fraud, third party, conduct, data protection, information and technology risks and others risk types. To do so, the Operational Risk Analyst plays the four following roles
    • Check and challenge
    • Independent testing
    • Operational and permanent control for RISK activities
    • Transversal missions
  • Both RISK WM ORM (including ICT activity) and RISK WM DPO organizations are adapted to the WM one. At Head Office level, both ORM and DPO animate a global community allowing a 360° view on the correct insertion of the control framework
  • Thus, more globally, the Operational Risk Officer contributes to the whole action plans of ORM and DPO teams such as controls, reporting or global animation of the ORM and DPO community and network. This animation can also be made through dedicated training and the operational insertion of norms and standards

Your Main Activities Are

  • Independent testing
    • Contribution to the independent control testing plan by giving support to the RISK WM ORM and DPO teams located in Paris
    • Contribution to the independent control testing plan by giving support to the RISK WM ORM and DPO teams located in Paris
  • WM ORM or to RISK WM DPO. Objective is to provide synthetic, comprehensive and actionable testing results and submit them to RISK ORM/DPO teams
  • Operational and permanent control for RISK WM GAIM activities
    • Support RISK WM Managers in the identification and assessment of risks and controls (Risk and Control Self-Assessment)
    • Participation in the definition and the implementation of the controls, as well as the monitoring and analysis frameworks
    • Management of the RISK incidents
  • Production all the reports and dashboards needed for ensuring a strong monitoring (RCSA, remediation plans, RISK ICC
  • Ensuring of a good cooperation with RISK LOD2
  • Management of RISK procedures by ensuring that either Group or local procedure requirements are well implemented and regularly updated
  • Performing/driving the risk identification and assessment in liaison with independent control Functions when needed, ensuring validation by the relevant management level and consistency with the defined risk tolerance
  • Transversal activities 
  • Control effective implementation of guidelines on operational risk and data protection issued by the Group
  • Monitor progress of ongoing initiatives with appropriate KPIs and dashboards
  • Follow-up (when relevant) of the resolution plan related to recommendations issued by both internal and external auditors and regulators
  • Contribute to the governance and the coordination of both ORM and DPO activities by producing materials to be presented to steering instances
  • Periodically report operational risk and data protection status to his hierarchy and all the stakeholders through dashboards and dedicated analysis

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Bachelor's. Degree in Business or Finance
  • Experience in the financial sector (2 to 4 years)
  • Advanced level of English, both written and oral
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge in Tableau, VBA and Python
  • Knowledge in Risk Management
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail/rigor
  • Proactivity
  • Communication skills, both oral and written
  • Teamwork skills


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 clients.

· 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.

To find out more on why you should join BNP Paribas visit https://bnpp.lk/why-BNP-Paribas-Portugal

* 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. 

Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 2 years

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