TRAINEE: Risk Business Operation and COO Assistant

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The incumbent will sit in the COO team that provides organizational and transversal support to RISQ/ASI, it serves as the primary liaison between the Risk groups and the various support partners. It coordinates cross-entity matters and manage the department resources, ensuring RISQ operating rules are applied and observed promoting a secure and sustainable platform. 
In that duties, the COO assistant trainee will assist COO of RISQ/ASI who is responsible for:

  • Preparing RISQ/ASI budget and monitoring budget and budget projections, in conjunction with the Finance and Development Division (DFIN) and so coordinates resource and logistics management;
  • Reviewing certain cross-business projects and efficiency related initiative, ensuring that RISQ/ASI (including CROs) needs are considered and serving as primary liaison with the global project teams;
  • Serving as correspondent for RISQ/ASI, and as such coordinate RISQ/ASI effort to the deployment and the improvement of the Compliance framework;
  • Managing the communication inside and outside of RISQ/ASI, including the preparation of the quarterly staff meeting, developing common values and a strong risk culture;
  • Drafting and reviewing RISQ/ASI’s policies not related to Enterprise Risk Management (including Client Service Level Agreement , mission statement, RISQ/ASI operational risk policies …);
  • Coordinating on various project or risk assessment within RISQ/ASI departments and teams
  • Serving as correspondent for RISQ/ASI and its partners on environmental, climate and related aspects ensuring guidelines and training are cascaded as relevant 

RISQ/ASI/COO also acts as Operation Risk Manager (ORM), and in such respect is responsible for:

  • Serving as secretary of RISQ/ASI’s ORC (preparing the committee and follow-up the actions)
  • Coordinating the implementation of the first level controls for RISQ/ASI;
  • Coordinating the periodic risk assessment of the department (Business Continunity, Business Impact Analysis, etc.)
  • Monitoring the performance of RISQ/ASI’s operational risk framework (including market, credit risks, operational and transversal risks) and coordinates the oversight;
  • Monitoring outsources services;
  • The first analysis of the incidents, defining remediation actions and escalating to management as needed;
  • Coordinating follow-up on implementation of self-identified finding or recommendations from Audit Department or Control function within RISQ/ASI;


  • Hold a relevant Bachelors' degree in Business, science, engineering or similar discipline
  • Strong Excel skill (Pivot table, xlookup, vlookup, etc.), good understanding of macros a plus
  • Interest in progressing career in the banking industry
  • Sound knowledge in financial market products / operations
  • Proactive and enthusiastic to learn
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems and work under pressure as well as to propose new ideas
  • Ability to work efficiently and in team setting
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent English is mandatory

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make developing synergies a priority
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Technology: I take new  technologies into account in my activities
  • Responsibility - Risk: In order to improve the Group's security, I am constantly on the lookout for risks
  • Innovation - Simplification: I make things & ideas simple
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive to generate high individual and collective performance


Company Description:

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 133,000 employees based in 61 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.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description:

The RISQ Division in Asia Pacific (RISQ/ASI) is responsible for identifying, measuring, monitoring approving, and controlling risks pertaining to the Group’s activities in the Asia Pacific (i.e. conducted by SG’s Asia-Pacific Business Unit - “ASIA BU” or booked in one of the Asia-Pacific entities). RISQ/ASI oversees credit/counterparty, market, liquidity, structural, operational and model risks while compliance  and reputational risks are under the supervision of compliance department (CPL). Strategic risk remains under the supervision of the Head of the ASIA BU.

RISQ/ASI comprises seven departments (Risk on Market Activities, Corporate Investment Banking, Operational Risks, 2nd Level Control, Enterprise Risk Management, Asset Liability Management and Chief Operating Office), plus representatives (“local CROs”) in various entities of AsiaPacific.

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.

Closing in 15 days
Closing in 15 days
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Administration, Agriculture, Architecture,
  • Work rights:
    Hong Kong Citizen, Hong Kong
  • Locations:
    Hong Kong
  • Closing Date:28th Jun 2024, 3:59 pm


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