Compliance Regulatory Projects officer -VIE-London

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During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:

Compliance Regulatory Projects
• To participate in the GBS Compliance Regulatory Project governance and effectively contribute to projects / streams assigned until delivery
• To help in coordinating, jointly with Paris, the execution of the GBS Compliance contribution to Compliance Regulatory Projects globally, including but not limited to: setting up and leading the project governance (including OpCos and SteerCos, and contributing to the Business Unit and Service Unit OpCos and SteerCos); initiating and coordinating impact assessments, controls and procedures; following up and updating of these Impact assessments; supporting the shaping of required Compliance training as a result of the identified regulatory development

Project Management culture
• To help in promoting the GBS Compliance Project Management standardised methodology within the UK Compliance department
• To promote and facilitate in the development of Project Management best practices and skills, in the UK and globally, for the Wholesale Banking perimeter
UK-specific focus
• To provide support in ensuring that within the context of the global GBS Compliance Regulatory Projects framework, an appropriate UK-specific model is established and proactively managed, to connect the UK and UK stakeholders (within Compliance and with the Business Units and Service Units) to the global projects, and to coordinate the local adaptation of global procedures and controls for the UK, with a timely and risk-focused reporting model to support this; and to provide support in ensuring the global projects are appropriately informed of the UK-specifics and requirements as necessary
• To assist in ensuring that, where Compliance Regulatory Projects are managed beyond the GBS Compliance Regulatory Projects Team, for example through the Regulatory Expertise and Oversight function, there is an appropriate connection with the UK, and the reporting model for UK stakeholders is timely and risk-focused

The VIE assignment in a nutshell  

This VIE in London is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 24 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

Profile Required

You are graduated with a Master degree from Engineering or Business School. with:

• Experience in Investment Bank
• Sound knowledge & appreciation of regulatory requirements in the financial industry
• Project and Change Management skills
• Experience of coordinating input from various contributors to a common project
• Experience of interacting in an international environment
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

• Fluent in English

• Proficient in Office application

• Self-motivated with strong work ethic & desire to deliver to high standards

• Team player

• Excellent organizational skills

Business Insight

Mission Statement of Compliance (CPLE):

“Build a Compliance Division recognized as a trusted, efficient and independent partner enabling a sustainable business development for the Group”.
In order to achieve its mission statement, Compliance activities are supported by 10 Guiding Principles, as follows:
• Build a global Compliance team operating along clear, simple and shared rules in a spirit based on openness, mutual trust and respect
• Build a global Compliance Division committed to translate regulations into appropriate internal rules so that business is accountable for their implementation. Actively promote compliance risk awareness across the bank
• Build a global Compliance Division implementing an effective compliance program based on a comprehensive risk assessment and robust controls and testing framework
• Build a global Compliance Division making responsive and well-informed decisions / statements in a consistent, timely and documented way
• Build a global Compliance Division operating close to the BUs/SUs enabling sustainable business, with its central teams focusing on strong specific expertise and transversal supervision
• Build a global Compliance Division providing Management and Board with meaningful, transparent and regular reporting and advice on Compliance risks
• Build a global Compliance Division fostering trustworthy relationships with regulatory bodies based on sound, transparent and professional dialogue
• Build a global Compliance Division leveraging on innovation, actively looking to benefit from new technologies and data analytics and promoting experimentation
• Build a global Compliance Division composed of well trained professionals, up to date on their area of expertise, and whenever possible certified by external bodies
• Build a global Compliance Division attractive to highly motivated talents with diverse backgrounds and adding strong value to their career path

The main responsibilities of the GBS Compliance Regulatory Projects team are to:
- Create a framework to manage GBS Compliance Regulatory Projects, the perimeter for which captures all BUs and SUs within the Wholesale Banking perimeter
- Take responsibility for the effective project management and delivery of the identified Compliance regulatory projects within this perimeter, ensuring appropriate coordination of this globally as required
As the role is UK-based, there are also specific UK-targeted responsibilities.
This specific focus areas of the role are as set out below under ‘responsibilities’.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 19000W35
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 01/03/2020
Date of publication: 14/02/2020
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