AVP – Trade Finance OPC

Employment contract:

Standard / Permanent


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India






About BNP Paribas Group:

BNP Paribas is a top-ranking bank in Europe with an international profile. It operates in 71 countries and has almost 199 000 employees. The Group ranks highly in its three core areas of activity: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail banking networks and financial services are grouped together under Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, centred on corporate and institutional clients. The Group helps all of its clients (retail, associations, businesses, SMEs, large corporates and institutional) to implement their projects by providing them with services in financing, investment, savings and protection. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas enjoys leading positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and has a solid and fast-growing network in the Asia/Pacific region.


About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 6000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.


About Business line/Function : Risk and Controls

   Within the Asia Pacific CIB IT & Operations organization, the ISPL OPC (Operational Permanent Control) correspondent for the Trade Finance perimeter is under the management of the Head of Conduct & Controls and works in close relationship with the Trade Finance teams across regions. 



Job Title:

Operations Permanent Controller, Trade Finance



 21 Aug 2023


ISPL CIB ITO Conduct & Controls



Business Line / Function:


Reports to:


 ISPL Head of Conduct & Controls


(if applicable)




Number of Direct Reports:


Directorship / Registration:



Position Purpose

Main responsibilities is to implement the operational risk management framework and monitor the operational risk related to Trade Finance activities. Hence, to analyze control results (Ops, OPC, LoD2, LoD3) and incidents to identify main operational risks and follow the associated mitigation/remediation actions (including recommendations). 

Will also be responsible for the improvement of the overall internal control mechanisms to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and BNPP Group standards. 


OPC framework

·         Work closely with Global OPC teams to ensure that guidelines established centrally are adapted in APAC

·         Update RCSA and risk maps as part of the implementation of the Convergence program

·         Identify gaps in the control framework based on IG missions, RISK ORM permanent control actions, open risk areas, TAC/NAC, projects and incidents

·         Subsequently review the control plans using a risk based approach


Risk management

·         Monitor the ORUS controls results declared by Operations Teams and report the sign-off status

·         Perform the control testing as defined in the control plan and validate the action plan with ITO management

·         Ensure operational risk incidents are properly collected, coordinate the root cause analysis and contribute to the definition of remedial actions

·         Follow-up and contribute to close recommendations/permanent control actions/incident remediation actions assigned to ITO across the Region

·         Ensure adherence to reporting in all tools (Orus, 360HI, Aurora, etc)

·         Take a step back to identify key risk areas and to propose long-term remediation actions to ITO management


OPC governance

·         With the other ITO OPCs, contribute to the risk awareness within ITO and bring into the spotlight key areas of focus/attention

·         Actively support a front-to-back approach via a strong collaboration with Business OPCs and a clear reporting on risks and mitigating actions for the concerned business

·         Closely collaborate with Risk ORM by attending regular meetings and sharing relevant information


Regulations, Procedures and Code of Conduct

·         Pro-actively monitor the regulations changes to ensure cascading in Ops teams

·         Monitor the implementation of global/local regulations and internal policies by Ops teams

·         Ensure compliance with global and regional policies, especially Compliance and IT Security

·         Ensure respect of the BNPP standards of Code of Conduct

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

 • Minimum 12 years of experience in Trade Finance domain.
• Preferably Good understanding of the principles of risk management.
• Preferably Experience in Trade Compliance, AML, Operational Controls / Reporting and related support functions.

• Strong relationship building skills; adept at working collaboratively to develop and execute coordination plans with a variety of input areas and target audiences
• Ability to work with teams, influence and co-ordinate with onshore and offshore counterparts
• Self-motivated with proven ability to work independently with limited direct supervision
• Good knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

• Good knowledge of trade products pertains to Letter of Credit , Exports, Imports , Bank Guarantee.

• Excellent command over written and spoken English

Specific Qualifications (if required)



Skills Referential



Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)



Communication skills – oral & written



Ability to collaborate / Teamwork



Creativity & Innovation / Problem solving



Ability to deliver / Results driven



Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)




Analytical Ability



Ability to understand, explain and support change



Ability to inspire others & generate people’s commitment



Ability to manage / facilitate a meeting, seminar, committee, training…



Ability to develop and adapt a process



Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent



Experience Level

At least 12 years



Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)