Operational Risk Manager – Second Line

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Risks

Operational Risk Manager – Second Line

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Risks


RISQ/OPE is in charge of the second line of defense, their missions are:

  • Ensure the effectiveness of the operational risk management in the region
  • Carry out second-level assessments through ie Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), incident reviews to identify or verify the risk profile of Asia
  • Perform risk analysis on specific areas in the region 
  • Monitor and reassess overall the remediation plans 
  • Participate or be the validator of normative committees related to internal controls or key business processes
  • Provide operational risk analysis for reports to Regional governance (ie Risk Management Committee) and the Regulators 
  • Working closely with BU & SU on the operational risk topics.
  • Spearhead the operational risk culture within the organization

Profile required

The candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Bachelor degree or above in Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related discipline;
  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience in banking/finance company;

Operational Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of various businesses, operations and regulatory requirements;
  • Strong business acumen with good problem solving, and analytical skills; 
  • Ability to raise questions and challenge on operational risk issues in a reasonable and effective manner;

Behavioral Skills

  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks 
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive to generate high individual and collective performance
  • Commitment - Care: I listen and demonstrate emotional intelligence to engage my team
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the company's best interest over my team's results
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I encourage and demonstrate positive out of the box thinking

Business insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

At Societe Generale we have developed – and continue to develop – advanced programmes to support your career development. A diverse and comprehensive Learning & Development programme, a Junior programme for graduates and a Remuneration policy that stimulates your growth are just a few examples that illustrate how we help you to fulfill yourself personally and professionally, and how we develop your ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and transform challenges into opportunities.

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: 210003C0
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/04/19