Data Analyst (Operational Risk)

International Volunteer Program|Montreal|Risks

Data Analyst (Operational Risk)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • International Volunteer Program
  • Risks



The RISQ Division's mission is to contribute to the sustainable and predictable growth of the SG Group by overseeing and independently challenging the objectives and strategies of the Business Lines. RISQ’s mission is to independently analyze, challenge, opine and monitor on the risk-taking activities of the Business Lines in order to get to the best possible outcome for the Bank. The RISQ division in the US supports all the activities in the Americas Region (US, Canada and Latin America), which is almost exclusively SGCIB-oriented.

Within the RISQ Division, the Operational Risk (“RISQ/AME/OPE”) department has the primary responsibility as the Second Line of Defense (“2LOD”) for developing, enforcing and overseeing the Operational Risk Framework based on SG Group, Regulator and peer best practices. The mission is to manage the operational risks and permanent control frameworks to which SG’s Americas operations (SG AMER) are exposed.

Key principles include:

• Clarifying the roles and accountabilities for Operational Risk specific programs cascaded from the US Exco Management to the First Line of Defense (“1LOD”), individual employees and Risk Management teams

• Ensuring regulatory requirements are met while providing maximum business value and efficiency

• Establishing and providing independent operational risk oversight of 1LOD owned operational risk responsibilities

• Providing guidance and advice to the lines of business on a day-to-day basis to pre-emptively identify, manage and mitigate operational risk throughout SG AMER

• Evaluating and escalating critical and emerging risks across the firm and to the Group level organization, and ensure proper controls are implemented

• Aggregating risks and information across SG AMER; ensuring escalation of non-compliance of risk limits and standards through SG AMER governance and reporting structure

Monitoring, Control & Reporting (MCR) team within RISQ/AME/OPE ensures that the processes and governance around operational risk (i.e. Operational Risk Event Collection/Reporting, Risk and Control Self-Assessment, etc.) respect the group policies and norms.  MCR consolidates, analyses and escalates the operational risk reported by the various lines of defines to provide management with an executive view of the risk through governing committees or day to day interaction. 

  • Define and oversee the data collection process for the operational risk framework
  • Produce operational risk indicators and analyse the data to find key insights
  • Perform analysis to assess quality and meaning of data
  • Preparing reports for the management stating trends, patterns and predictions using Operational Risk data
  • Maintain and develop the Operational Risk framework
  • Provide Support for OPE Analytics/Datalab project initiatives

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

  • Produce operational risks reports, operational risk appetite statement metrics and key risk indicators for SG Americas to Senior Management
  • Using statistical tools to Identify, analyse and interpret patterns and trends in complex data sets that could be helpful for diagnosis and prediction purposes
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities and propose solutions to improve reporting efficiency
  • Maintain the data source extracts to assist RISQ management in the monitoring and escalation of material operational risk incidents
  • Participate/coordinate in projects particularly focused on the automation enhancements and documentation for operational risk management reporting and metric production
  • Follow-up with business lines and support functions on areas of concern related to the Operational Risk Management Framework (i.e. operational risk events, metrics, action plans, etc.)

Profile required


You are graduated with a Bachelor/Master’s degree in Analytics/Business Intelligence/Data Science/Computer Science/Financial Engineering/Statistics or quantitative discipline

You have a first experience in:

  • data interpretation, data modelling, data analysis, and dashboarding for production of management reporting
  • ETL processes and tools to automate reporting and improve efficiency
  • working productively with members locally and remotely
  • Finance/Banking industry (preferred but not required)

You are proficient in:

  • Microsoft Office Suite – Excel/VBA, Word and PowerPoint
  • Business analytics tool such as Power-Bi or Tableau
  • Programming Language or Statistical software like Python, R, SQL, Excel/VBA, DAX, SAS etc.

Knowledge of Operational Risk Management/Enterprise Risk Management, GRC Archer and French speaking is a plus.

You are fluent in English.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Montreal 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.

Please see Civiweb, in order to have more details regarding your financial indemnities.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer, and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.
We strive to write our postings as inclusively as possible. If, however, one of the two genders is used alone in this display, it designates persons of all gender identities.

Reference: 23000DII
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2023/09/01
Publication date: 2023/04/28