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Operational Risk Expert

Date:  10-Oct-2021

Brussels, BE, 1040

Our company is quite a fascinating environment to work in, especially if you want to move forward. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to seize for those who challenge the obvious and who want to make a difference. Degroof Petercam is a unique blend in many ways: we have different métiers under one roof. We have Belgian roots and we operate internationally. We’re independent and we have decision power. On top of that, we’re continuously in motion to deliver our clients the best possible services. You’ll be part of a company of experts who aim for nothing less than excellence. Our expertise is based on highly skilled & talented people who are passionate about what they do. At Degroof Petercam, you can do what you love, put your skills into practice and develop your talent. We value proximity, which allows you to collaborate closely with your team and to reap the rewards of your work.


Degroof Petercam is looking for an Operational Risk Expert to reinforce its Operational Risk Management team. The candidate will preferably have already worked 3 to 5 years of in the field, but candidates with equivalent experience are also invited to send their application.

Your Position

  • You report to the Operational Risk Manager;
  • You support the implementation of the ORM Framework within our Belgian entities and are responsible with your team to: 
    • support the identification of non-financial risks throughout the organisation and provide assurance on their appropriate treatment;
    • conduct process design and control assessments and evaluate the adequacy of the controls in place;
    • identify potential solutions to the risks identified and ensure the completion of remediating actions;
    • support the monitoring of Key Risk Indicators and operational incidents encountered;
    • ensure the follow-up of business projects and verify how these will impact the organisation in terms of risks;
    • promote the operational risk awareness culture;You support the implementation of ORM Projects and take ownership of the topics you are appointed to;
  • You support the implementation of ORM Projects and take ownership of the topics you are appointed to;
  • You support the coordination with other control functions outside the Operational Risk Management Department (IT risk, compliance, internal audit ).

Your Profile

  • You have a master degree or equivalent by experience;
  • You have 3-5 years of experience in operational risk management or equivalent. Experience in asset management or banking sector, is without doubt an advantage; 
  • You are critical and are able to quickly understand business issues / requirements;
  • You pay strong attention to details;
  • You are an excellent communicator and have outstanding negotiation skills;
  • You are a team player, agile, creative and solution oriented;
  • You are proficient in MS Office i.e. in Excel;
  • You are fluent in English, Dutch and French. 

Our offer

By working for our group, you will join a Belgian bank of a human size where personal contacts prevail. As from the start, you work with colleagues from various business lines and have direct impact on our private, institutional or corporate clients. We strongly invest in the development of your talent by offering you a variety of in-house finance-specialized and management training as well as external programs. Looking for a long term relationship not only with our clients but also with you as employee, we offer you an attractive salary package, including a performance related bonus, extra-legal benefits, and a variety of in-house finance-specialized and management training as well as external programs.

The internal Talent Acquisition team of Degroof Petercam guarantees the professional follow-up of this vacancy. We do not work with external recruitment partners.

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today and for generations to come.

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