Model Risk Officer

Permanent contract|Montreal|Risks

Model Risk Officer

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Permanent contract
  • Risks



This role is within the Model Risk Governance Team of the Risk Management Division (RISQ). RISQ’s main mission is to contribute to develop SG Group (the Group) business and returns through the implementation of an efficient risk management process. Model risk governance refers to the framework and processes to effectively manage the risks associated with the use of models. The candidate will work for the Model Risk Management team (RISQ/MRM) in charge of model risk governance, located in Montreal.

The Model Risk Governance candidate will play a critical role in ensuring a consistent implementation of the Model Risk Governance framework for all models at Societe Generale in the Americas, across all model families. You will report to the Head of Model Risk Governance and will be the main team member responsible for managing, maintaining, and overseeing the AMER Model Inventory along with the Model Risk Management tool (GRC Platform), the platform that enables the inventory and model governance for the Americas. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of the model lifecycle including model development and validation processes, risk rating and controls. It involves the implementation of policies and controls to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and appropriate use of models in decision-making processes.

What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

The primary responsibilities are to:

·              You will contribute to the enhancement of our AMER model risk appetite and management framework definition

·              You will engage model owners/users/developers for the collation and ongoing maintenance of the SG AMER Model Inventory, and participate actively to the annual certification campaign

·              You will manage the model approval process, administration for initial use approval, subsequent approvals, and model change oversight

·              You will coordinate with Model Validation teams for the firm's models; define validation priorities for both in-house and vendor models, based on regulatory guidance, internal policy and procedures and best industry practices

·              You will implement model risk governance processes including model risk assessment and reporting to relevant governance forums

·              You will participate in the deck’ preparation to regulators and internal/external audit on model risk management topics

·              You will work with technology partners to design and roll out the firm's strategic model inventory and workflow solution

·              You will review validation of recommendations, issues, and reports, while tracking and reporting remediation actions status

·              You will compile and distribute model governance forum materials

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

Experience Needed:

·              Minimum three years of experience in Model Risk Management related areas

·              Strong knowledge of Model Risk regulatory requirements (SR11-07) and industry standard practice

·              Experience in drafting policy and procedure documentation, and MIS intended for a senior audience that includes senior management, oversight forums and regulators

·              Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate successfully

·              Proven success as a trusted partner who implements change and positively influences change adoption by end users

·              Good understanding of risk metrics and model risk controls

·              Must be detail-oriented, very organized and good at prioritization


Educational Requirements:

·              Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related discipline


Languages: French, English

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement as the person in this position will need to collaborate regularly with colleagues and partners in the United States.

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”).

Why join us



Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 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
  • Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 
  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others).

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.
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Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

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Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

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: 23000PK3
Starting date: 2023/11/27
Publication date: 2023/09/08