ALMT Trade Support Officer

June 20, 2024

ALMT Trade Support Officer


  • Permanent
  • PT-Lisbon
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About the job

  • Manage the Group’s liquidity position, both in business-as-usual conditions and in crisis situations
  • Manage the interest rate risks in the banking book
  • Manage operational and structural foreign exchange risk
  • The ALMT trade support team is responsible for providing support to the following desks:
    • PCT: Paris Central Treasury –  provides Liquidity for all Intragroup entities
    • COLM: Collateral Optimization & Liquefaction Machine – buffer liquefaction and transformation across BNPP entities through secured transactions
    • BPMiX: Bond Portfolio & management of structural interest rates and exchange risks – manage ALMT Bonds Liquidity Buffer and Interest Rate and Forex Exchange risk
    • LIS Paris: Liquidity & Investment Solutions (ex CDL – Corporate Deposit Line) – deposit collection and management for all CIB Corporate clients

Your Main Activities Are

  • The team has 3 core missions:
    • Trade Capture Monitoring and Trade Lifecycle Management:
      • The ALMT Middle-Officer manages the trade processing and the Amend/Cancel
        • Ensure proper representation and integration in a timely manner of transactions in the booking systems (Sekoian-Kondor+, FXO, Calypso and Murex)
        • Validate the trades in the booking systems (Murex, Calypso)
        • Book events related to the trade life cycle in Sekoian and Kondor: amend & cancel, buy back, calls, credit events, upon prior request from FO
        • And ensure events/trades have been properly interfaced to FXO, Murex, Calypso Back Office and accounting systems.
        • Escalate to the management and /or permanent control areas where operational risks have been identified, any fraud or breaches detected in the procedures or breaches to existing controls and propose corrective actions and relevant remediation plans
        • Contribute to dashboards, produce Key Performance Indicators for FO and management.
        • Follow-up on IT enhancements and bug fix
        • Ensure that documentation is regularly reviewed, updated and in line with the rules defined in the Group Guidelines
        • Provide guidance on booking and share expertise on booking solutions (new booking scheme…)
    • Controls & Reporting:
      • Perform standardized and specific controls as per control plan and upon agreed schedule
      • Provide standardized and specific reports as per requirement and upon agreed schedule
        • Perform trade support controls (booking controls, regulatory controls).
        • Carry out discrepancy analysis or investigate any breaks raised by other teams: Position Control Analysis (PCA), Intra-group reconciliations, Accounting Control Investigations, PnL, Finance…
        • Alert the management and the Permanent Control on any risk issue on a timely basis.
        • Produce regular reporting aimed at FO (activity reports, specific booking reports…
        • Answer specific ad-hoc reporting requests.
        • Certifies that controls have been duly performed via ORUS certification
    • Project Follow up  
      • Deliver operational expertise to support various initiatives
        • Bring contribution to internal (local) and transversal projects (regulatory, permanent control…)
        • Participate in the validation of Business specifications, procedures, TAC /NAC and UAT
        • Attend projects committees, help to define needs, analyse proposals, identify blocking points and assist the team during every stage of the project

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Good knowledge of the FO to BO operational workflow (full trade life cycle chain)
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written
  • Good knowledge in financial products
  • Good knowledge of Business Object (SAP) would be a nice to have
  • Highly developed communication skills, team work spirit
  • Availability, strongly committed
  • Ability to show initiative, innovative
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Analytical and synthetic skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility


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 specialised business lines;

·       Investment & Protection Services that include specialised 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/paternity, 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.