ERM - Permanent Control & Governance

Permanent contract|Montreal|Risks

ERM - Permanent Control & Governance

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Risks


Division Description

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;
  • Coordinate the Permanent Control framework in SG AMER;
  • 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.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

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.
  • Coordination of permanent control with the first level and second level of controls (control execution supervision, result reporting and analysis).
  • Business analysis and project management on development of new functionalities of controls and issue Management in the GRC system.
  • 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

Competencies, Skills and Qualifications


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 and French

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

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.

Reference: 21000N1M
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/09/30
Publication date: 2021/07/20