Enterprise Risk Management Officer / Permanent Control & Governance

Permanent contract|Montreal|Risks

Enterprise Risk Management Officer / Permanent Control & Governance

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Risks


What are you applying to?

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 Enterprise Risk Management department has the following remit, across all risk types to which SG’s Americas operations (SG AMER) are exposed:

  • Coordinate risk analysis reporting to risk committees, including SG’s Enterprise Risk Committee, Executive Committee’s Risk Committee, and SG’s Board of Directors Risk Committee
  • Establish, and monitor adherence to, Risk Appetite Statements for SG AMER and its business lines
  • Coordinate and enhance SG AMER’s risk identification and assessment framework, and conduct periodic risk identification and assessment campaigns
  • Coordinate and enhance SG AMER’s stress testing framework, and conduct periodic stress testing exercises
  • Oversee SG AMER’s Strategic Risk management and Environmental & Social Risk management, in a second line of defense role
  • Coordinate the Permanent Control framework in SG AMER
  • Oversee SG AMER’s Issue Management framework
  • Organize and monitor SG AMER’s risk management framework, risk committees, and roles and responsibilities for all lines of defense
  • Oversee SG AMER’s policies and procedures and contribute to the development and usage of a “Governance, Risk and Compliance” (GRC) information system architecture across SG AMER.

What will be your day-to-day?

The risk professional sought for this position will be a member of the Permanent Control & Governance (PCG) team being part of the SG US Enterprise Risk Management Team, reporting to the Head of Permanent Control & Governance (located in New York). He/she will also be part of the “Risk Automation & Innovation” functional group made of risk professionals located in Montreal, tasked with enhancing RISQ’s usage of relevant data and analytics to support risk management.

Day to day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Development, update, discussion and socialization of various enterprise risk management governance policies and documents, such as the Enterprise Risk Management Framework, ensuring their alignment with applicable regulations and SG Group documents
  • Oversight and management of SG AMER’s policies and procedures, ensuring that they are fully compliant to SG AMER ‘s policy on policies
  • Oversight and management of SG AMER’s Issue Management framework, ensuring proper identification of risk, reporting and governance
  • Business analysis and project management on development of new dimensions and functionalities in the GRC system, such as support for incident and Issue management, and connections between the various dimensions of the conceptual data model to produce innovative studies and reporting
  • Coordination of permanent control with the first level and second level of controls (control execution supervision, result reporting and analysis).
  • Support transversal topics such as Regulatory Exams, change-the-bank activities, systems design, and presentations of SGUS risk profile to Senior Management both in the US and at Head Office level.

As a member of the Risk Automation & Innovation group, the risk professional will also work with all RISQ teams to improve the efficiency of risk monitoring and enhance the development and usage of risk analytics through automation and digitalization

Profile required

What you bring to our team:


  • Strong presentation and excellent oral / written communication skills; proven experience in delivering strong, well-structured presentations for senior leadership
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to interact with business lines, management and support functions and to provide effective challenge to members of business line and of risk management across the organization
  • Effective communication and analytical skills
  • Efficiency and ability to achieve results under tight deadlines and high pressure
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Quick learner and self-starter with a hands-on approach

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge in risk management organization and governance.
  • Understanding of key activities linked to a financial institution operating a large capital markets activity, inclusive of trading portfolios and lending activities in the Americas
  • Confirmed experience in project management, with a technological edge, from users’ perspective; prior involvement in innovation projects preferred
  • Quantitative and technical skills needed for risk reporting and analysis; knowledge of applied statistics preferred
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); working knowledge of a business intelligence tool (Power BI, Tableau, etc.)
  • In addition, for the needs of the Risk Automation & Innovation group, candidates with one or several of the following skills will be preferred: understanding of scripting languages (Python, R, SAS, Java, Matlab, etc.), functional knowledge of relational databases, SQL, and APIs, knowledge of data management main principles and regulations

Qualifications (Experience, Education, Languages):

  • 5+ years in the banking industry, preferably in a risk or compliance environment
  • Master’s degree
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Due to US Federal Securities law applying to this position, candidates who will apply for this position will be required to submit to an enhanced background screening, including the collection of their fingerprints by a third-party vendor selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

What we do differently at Société Générale

  •  Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:
    • Minimum of 20 days Vacation days + 4 personal days
    • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.);
    • Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family;
  • There are many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc.
  • We foster a culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees to seek improvements through various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, PluralSight, First Finance, and others)

Why join us

Why Join Us

It is with a long-term approach that we are engaging with the world as it is today: a world in which economic development goes hand-in-hand with environmental and social progress.

As a result, we made Team spirit a central value at Societe Generale Canada. We work together to be able to offer each employee the tailored approach they require to grow.

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside experts, who will support you in your task.

Get ready to join an innovative company where you can bring your full self to work and evolve with forward-thinking individuals to build the bank of tomorrow!

Business insight

About us

Expanding its activities in Montreal, Société Générale Group is a large multinational bank that counts 130 000 employees located in more than 60 countries around the globe.

At Société Générale, reimagining green IT impact with our focus on sustainable movement is how we interpret our mission as responsible bankers.

Société Générale has positioned itself as a frontrunner in supporting the energy transition and carbon net zero financing.

People are the drivers of change, and the world of tomorrow will be shaped by our collective creativity, combined experiences, and diversity of opinions, so that together we can have a positive impact on the future!

Teamwork and collaboration are something that we don't only talk about but that we embody through our work and global initiatives.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000Q4N
Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
Starting date: 2022/10/24
Publication date: 2022/09/22