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Operational Risk and Permanent Control Analyst Hispanic Latam

Last update 15.06.2024

About BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 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, corporate 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.

The Hispanic Latin America region is a key market for BNP Paribas. While Brazil remains the largest economy in Latin America, other major countries in the region are also significant contributors. Mexico alone has a GDP which represents two thirds of Brazil’s.

BNP Paribas has a historical footprint in the Hispanic Latin America. The Bank has been in the region since 1914 and is now present in 5 countries with nearly 2000 employees between CIB and International Financial Services.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking:  

Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.

CIB in Hispanic Latin America has world-class teams of roughly 200 professionals spread among Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina, thus ensuring an overall coverage of BNP Paribas’ client franchise in the region. All BNP Paribas’ business lines have operations in Hispanic Latin America and are structured in such a way as to provide their clients with the best combination of specialists according to sector, product or geographic region.


Within the HR Operational Permanent Control (OPC) team, the Operational Permanent Control (OPC) analyst will work extensively with all HR Hispanic Latam teams (Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Colombia) to develop, enhance and monitor the HR control framework. They coordinates the deployment, promotes the continuous improvement of HR controls and monitors their execution. He/she tracks outstanding IG recommendations and provides guidance to HR teams on their closure. They will also collaborates with non-HR teams such as Transversal OPC team and Risk ORC team, as well as, Americas HR teams.


Operational Risk Management:

  • Analyse operational risk incidents with the relevant HR teams. Report and update these incidents in the designated tool.
  • Ensure appropriate action plans are developed and implemented to improve processes and prevent incidents
  • Responsible for the Risk and Control Self-Assessment
  • Responsible for the update and harmonization of the HR Risk Taxonomy
  • Responsible for the HR Risk Control Library
  • Be exposed to HR Management and Senior Management for regular presentations on Controls and Risk, Audit and Compensation Committees
  • Provide the required information to HR teams on operational risk matters (audit related queries, etc.).
  • Act as primary liaison between HR and the ORC teams 

 Permanent Control:

  • Coordinate the full deployment of the Group HR control plan for Hispanic LatAm
  • Ensure execution of BNPP Group HR control plan, as well as, local controls and waivers
    • Monitor the execution on an ongoing basis of all HR controls identified in the control plan.
  • Analyse the permanent control framework and design improvements where relevant
  • Ensure all HR procedures are reviewed and updated by HR teams in a timely manner
  • Develop and monitor key risk indicators and other management information tools
  • Consolidate the Permanent Control Report for Hispanic LatAm
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports
  • Act as primary liaison between HRC and the OPC teams
  • Perform controls level 1c for all the Hispanic latam region (Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Chile)

Risk awareness: 

  • Promote best practices in terms of operational risk management
  • Train HR teams on operational risk
  • Comply with all applicable regulations (local or those defined by Group) and BNPP internal policies as well as Code of Conduct.  This includes but is not limited to Financial Security, Know Your Customer, Due Diligence, Client Interest Protection, Market Integrity, Professional Ethics and Respect for colleagues

 IG recommendations/MRAs:

  • Track all outstanding recommendations and assist relevant HR teams in the remediation effort
  • Update all open recommendations in AURORA system
  • Alert senior HR management in case of delay potentially impacting the ability to close the recommendations
  • Track audit closure progress 

Additionally, the Operational Risk and Permanent Control Analyst Hispanic Latam is responsible of monitoring KYE related issues or any unusual activities in a proactive manner communicating them to the Compliance team.

Required Qualifications:

  • +10 Years of experience in HR o Risk related positions
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education/experience/training
  • Good verbal and written communication in English and Spanish
  • Ability to operate autonomously
  • Ability to work as part of a multicultural team
  • Analytical and project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with internal/external stakeholders and to be client-oriented

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of operational risk management a plus
  • Knowledge of HR processes in the financial sector a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Six Sigma certification a plus

FINRA Registrations: 

  • Not Applicable
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