Within the Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB), UK Local Operations consists of 6 areas. The main purpose of each area is detailed below:
Local Operations Payments (including Billing) supports primarily Cash Management and Correspondent Banking business, organised in 3 teams: Payments processing team, BACS (to investigate any Agency BACS payments), Cheque and Credit clearing teams
Treasury Funding Liquidity Management (TFLM) Operations Execution team provide treasury forecasting and liquidity management services to ALMT. The team is split into two sections; one focusing on GBP (CHAPS) flows and one providing a service for all other currencies.
Loans Administration supports primarily Corporate Banking and Global Trade Services. The teams work is split into 3 functions: A) Loan Documentation – need to ensure all Loan Agreements and supporting Security documents are in place prior to booking facilities B) Credit Administration – includes the set-up of new clients and booking facilities in the mainframe system and C) Loans Administration – ensuring that all client utilisation requests are managed effectively and that all supporting fees are collected and booked accurately
Corporate Credit Control aims to ensure, within CIB 1st line of defense and through an independent reporting line, proper implementation and monitoring of Credit Risk decision taken by CIB on Corporates.
Trade Finance supports primarily Global Trade Services. The Trade Finance function consists of two teams: Guarantees and Letters of Credit and Collections
The Controls and Risk Team works in close co-operation with other UK departments and Outsourced Services’ locations to ensure all Nostro, System, Risks and Oversight obligations are met.
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Key responsibilities of the role
The graduate reports to the Head of UK Local Operations and Outsourced Services Oversight and has the following responsibilities:
Supports Department Managers and their teams with defined project tasks (reviews, data analysis, investigating issues, documentation of processes or operating models, preparation of presentations/slides etc.), depending on experience more or less autonomously with the goal to work independently. This provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge about different areas and functions of the bank and meet different stakeholders, but also to learn about project management as well as Operations organisation.
Shows quality management and control awareness of work delivered
Manages different assignments with different team managers in parallel
Builds and maintains relationships with teams, key stakeholders and business functions
Provides regular management reporting on progress, identifying issues for management attention at the earliest opportunity
Supports the Local Operations Governance in coordinating it with the Head of the Department.
Management of workload
Capacity to understand the bigger picture to appreciate context of the assignment
Ability to prioritise and systematically organise tasks, demonstrating sensitivity to urgent matters, completing tasks in a timely manner
Capability to get to understand complex situations
Ability to think pragmatically and step back to take perspective
Capacity to work hands-on using analytical, problem solving and synthesising skills
Capability to research solutions and gather data from many sources to ensure understanding of all relevant aspects
Ability to seek perspectives of others and to collaborate with them in identifying solutions.
Capable of building relationships with people at different levels of seniority
Impactful presentation & communication skills
Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas (spoken and written) and create organised, accurate and concise written documents
Capacity to tailor written and spoken communication to different audiences with appropriate level of detail
Ability to seek support and ask targeted, thoughtful questions to facilitate task completion
High level of interpersonal skills
Ability to acquire new knowledge/skills from project/assignment that is utilised in future work
Appetite to learn new concepts and seek professional development
Proactively develops and deepens specialised knowledge and personal skills.
Capacity to adapt to the needs of the project/assignment, changing demands, deadlines and priorities
Ability to manage stress well and perform reliably under changing demands and/or priorities
Willingness to learn new project management methodologies and adapt to new tools or ways of working.