Operational Risk Expert (m/f/d)

Permanent contract|Frankfurt am Main|Corporate & Investment banking

Operational Risk Expert (m/f/d)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking

Ihre aufgaben

Governance, Risks & Controls
Define, animate and control the operational risk management framework within the branch by:

  • Ensure that operational risk management processes (instructions, guidelines) are deployed and applied locally
  • Organize cross-functional operational risk governance bodies at branch level (Control and Risk Commitees) and contribute to EMEA operational risk governance bodies
  • Ensure the deployment of the Level 1 permanent control group system based on the risk framework and its assimilation by BU/SU Managers
  • Provide BU/SU managers support and expertise on operational risk management processes and tools/ and implementation of permanent controls
  • Coordinate, facilitate and supervise operational risk management processes (e.g. RCSA, operational risk events, etc.) and monitor consistency, execution and timeliness of these processes
  • Be the primary correspondent in the Branch for 2nd and 3rd Lines of Defense

Oversight of Outsourced & Offshored services
Act as coordinator to ensure all the Branch’s external and internal outsourced services:

  • Ensure that Outsourced Services management processes (instructions, guidelines) are deployed and applied locally
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee the pre-go live assessment of new Outsourcings and the regular operational monitoring and risk assessment review for the existing Outsourcings

Data Protection & Information Security

  • Act as CISO EMEA local correspondent the Operational Risk Management is in charge facilitating the following process:
  • Ensure local deployment of Information Security instructions, guidelines, and solutions
  • Cover security incident management (cyber risks analysis, deployment of remediation plans)

Crisis management & Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

  • Support BU/SU Managers in identifying, assessing and delivering their Business Continuity risks and plan risk mitigation actions
  • During a crisis facilitate the Crisis Management Team and the activation of
  • Business Continuity solutions, ensuring the coordination with crisis team
  • Ensure of an up-to-date BCP and creation of a Business Impact Analysis

Ihr profil

Experience & Technical Skills

  • Master or Diploma degree, ideally in Business Administration or Finance
  • Several years of experience in operational risk mitigation in the banking industry or consulting 
  • Experience in the field of Audit, Risk or Compliance is advantageous 
  • Very good command of MS Office applications
  • Fluency in both, German and English (written and orally) is required; French language skills would be advantageous

Personal Abilities & Competencies

  • Be reliable, accountable and display rigor and transparency
  • Display a strong client-focus and have the ability to communicate with all levels of Management and staff on key risks/actions and thereby remaining impartial 
  • Advanced communication skills and presentation skills 
  • Analytical and astute approach to task and problem-solving matters
  • Ability to process large amount of data and to synthesize them
  • Being able to work under pressure and show flexibility 

Was wir bieten

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Ihr umfeld

Société Générale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy. With a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Société Générale has over 133,000 members of staff in 61 countries and supports on a daily basis 30 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world.

As an Operational Risk Manager you are part of the Chief Control Office and you ensure the continuous functioning of the Operational risk framework including any changes in its composition and facilitate strong local risk governance over operational risks. In addition, you need to ensure, by liaising with the local NCG team, the operational risk coverage of the trading related activities. You will assess the comprehensive overview of the risk framework for the branch and you have to ensure all regulatory obligations of the local regulator are met. Thus, you ensure appropriate operational risk governance, -culture and -assessment, as well as the risk control performance and reporting in Frankfurt. You will support the Head of Operational Risk Management to meet requirement of the EMEA CCO. Locally you will support the local COO to monitor, reduce and mitigate the operational risks in the branch.

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, thrive on a challenge and want to become part of a dedicated and driven team that strives for success, then please apply with a CV, cover letter as well as your work certificates.

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: 22000LRC
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/10/01
Publication date: 2022/07/22