Risk Automation & Innovation officer

 Montreal - Canada, Canada       Permanent contract        Risks


The Risk Data & Analytics (“D&A”) team is part of SG’s Risk Management group in the Americas (the “RISQ Division” or “RISQ”).


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. 


D&A is a functional group that gathers in Montreal under a common mandate from several different teams of RISQ based in New York. The mission statement of the D&A team is to:

  • on behalf of users, conceive and ensure implementation of a RISQ IT infrastructure and data strategy that is lean, coherent and impactful for users;
  • conceive and implement, or ensure implementation of, interfaces between the users of the data and the data; understand the needs and requirements of the RISQ team to be able to be an effective second line of defense;
  • produce and contribute to the production of automated reports; and
  • work to ensure data quality, timeliness, availability and integrity (and help in SG Americas’ efforts to comply with BCBS 239).

As part of its responsibilities, D&A will embrace some of the roles of the Portfolio Analysis Group (“PAG”). PAG sits within the credit risk team and its mission statement is to:

  • perform portfolio analysis of the loan and trading portfolio; 
  • produce credit risks reports for internal or external purposes;
  • assist in stress testing of the credit portfolio;
  • monitor and report on concentration risk; and
  • assist in monitoring breaches/exceptions to policies, procedures and to develop, monitor and report on risk appetite statement metrics and key risk indicators.


Profile Required

The Portfolio Analysis Group Associate is:

  • a member of PAG, reporting to the Head of the PAG team (located in New York), and
  • a member of the D&A functional team (located in Montreal).

This role will provide the successful applicant direct involvement in the analysis of a large portfolio of corporates and financial institutions clients, in close interaction with credit risk officers in the US.

Roles and responsibilities are laid out as follows:

Why Join Us


  • Strong presentation and excellent oral / written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to challenge constructively and to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work productively with other team members locally and remotely
  • Analytical skills


Technical skills & Knowledge

  • General knowledge / solid foundation of credit risk management
  • Working knowledge of a business analytics tool such as PowerBI
  • Prior involvement in automation/innovation projects preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office suite, particularly strong proficiency with Excel


Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years in the banking industry, preferably in a risk or compliance environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in quantitative discipline;

English speaking. French would be a plus.

Business Insight

Societe Generale opened its Canadian headquarters in Montreal in 1974 to offer its financial services to corporations, financial institutions and governments. The Toronto and Calgary offices were opened in 1978 and 2006 respectively.

We now employ over four hundred people, both in the traditional banking sector (investment banking, funds and trading activities) and in the field of information technology, with the opening of our SG Montreal Solutions Centre subsidiary which, thanks to its geographical location and its cultural diversity, provides computer support and development for the New York and Paris teams.

Interested in Corporate Social Responsibility matters such as contributing to the protection of the environment or giving back to the local communities?

Several Employee Resource Groups have been put in place at Societe Generale in Canada to help you achieve a sense of fulfilment towards causes that matter the most to you!

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Job code: 19000PZS
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 31/10/2019
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Risk Automation & Innovation officer

Permanent contract   |   Montreal - Canada   |   Risks