Data Governance Officer

Employment contract:

Standard / Permanent


Porto, Porto District, Portugal





About the job

  • By Joining RISK Portugal at BNP Paribas, you will be part of a dynamic, talented and expert team, with a global coverage. You will be able to develop your knowledge through career development plan and internal mobility. The journey starts here
  • The mission of RISK Data Governance is met by
    • Define and monitor the embedding of Data Governance practices into the processes of RISK
    • Animate data quality committees within RISK
    • Working closely with project and team leads throughout RISK Systems

Your Main Activities Are

  • The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil the role of a Data Governance Analyst as follows:
    • Collaborate with teams across RISK to implement data governance best practices
    • Design, create and update key documentation, including data definitions, metrics, guidelines and supporting methodologies
    • Contribute to the definition and creation of the set of tools used by the teams
    • Contribute to the effort to back populate the data governance to existing stock of critical data
    • Oversee, govern and report the performance of quality of governance in line with data governance principles
    • Provide support in the strategy relating to lifecycle of data  and ensure user adherence to data governance standards
    • Assist with the preparation of data governance committees

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk, Business, Finance, IT or related field
  • Fluent level of English
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience, data or risk related business
  • Computing skills (MS Office tools, Power BI)
  • Strong analytical skills with creative and flexible approach to problems solving
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to produce high quality documentations
  • Self-motivator and able to work with colleagues and stakeholders operating across different regions
  • Delivery focused with keen attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills

About the Team

  • The RISK Data Governance team is responsible for the lifecycle of data in RISK Systems, and the management of data goals, processes, and procedures. It defines and enforce a governance of data within RISK Systems.  The process is practical and sensible, and it results in an understanding of the quality, completeness, transforms and semantics of data.


Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

 · Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

  • Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialized business lines;
  • Investment & Protection Services that include specialized businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.

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* Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

* In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.