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Information Risk Advisory Expert – (F/H)


Référence de l’offre 22000B66 Type de contrat CDI Niveau d'expérience Expérimentés Société du groupeGIE AXA Famille métierFinance et stratégie

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Société du groupeGIE AXA
Famille métierFinance et stratégie

PUTEAUX, Hauts-de-Seine

Votre rôle et vos missions

The AXA Group, world leader in Financial Protection, supports and advises its individual and corporate customers at every stage of their lives, providing them with the products and services that meet their insurance, personal protection, savings and wealth management needs. Our areas of expertise are reflected in a range of products and services adapted to the needs of each client in three major business lines: property-casualty insurance, life & savings, and asset management.

In 2019, present in 57 countries, the 160,000 employees and distributors of AXA were committed to serving 108 million clients.

AXA chose to gather its central functions within an economic interest grouping (GIE). AXA GIEs main missions are to:

  • Steer the entities in order to ensure the coherence of the strategies, the consistency of the commercial approaches as well as the optimization of the risks and results;

  • Defining and coordinating Group policies, different transversal projects and standards, identifying and sharing best practices;

  • Supporting the entities in order to help them to grow, to develop their offer, their management and steering standards as well as their risk management.

The head office of AXA Group (GIE AXA) is based in La Défense and covers the Group’s corporate activities. It coordinates the various entities according to the Group’s strategy and is responsible for managing international projects. The headquarters is staffed by over 850 employees and is distinguished by its strong international culture (45 nationalities).

Information Risk Management:

In the context of growing cybersecurity threats and global information risks, regulators require AXA to maintain a solid second line of defense to ensure overall risks are adequately managed and that risk appetite is mastered in that respect. Although protection of information is a shared responsibility of all AXA entities (including all AXA employees, agents, and advisors), GRM has set a specific department to guide and control AXA in this effort. Group Information Risk Management (GIRM) is responsible for leading the enterprise’s approach for managing existing and emerging risks associated with the stewardship of AXA information .

The Information Risk Advisory team’s main objective is to ensure that the Group Chief Risk Officer and the Chief Risk Officer in every Entity has the means to effectively oversee Information Risk and that they can present a second opinion on key decisions. We achieve this through documented reviews of projects, initiatives, and key risks; through participation to executive committees; by partnering with Technology and Security teams and by advising and training CRO teams.

As our remit covers Group information risks, we are required to develop and maintain expertise in risk, control, technology, security and business processes. In a typical week we could be working on subjects as diverse as designing A.I. risk frameworks, giving an opinion on Group security project strategic priorities and providing training to CRO teams on Blockchain.

In that context, the Information Risks Advisory Expert oversees a portfolio of “second opinion” reviews on Information risks, independently conducting studies and following-up the remediation actions. He/she issues recommendations (if findings are below the risk appetite of the concerned entity) and/or requirements (mandatory implementation by the CxO, if outside risk appetite).

He/she will provide an opinion on adherence to the risk & control framework operated by 1st line of defense, both at a Group level or in specific entities as per plan and oversees its effective remediation to reduce the residual risk exposure.

The team draws on a wide range of expertise thanks to the diversity of its members backgrounds. The expert will contribute to this with proven experience in data, technology or security domains, and an understanding of risk management. Experience in Corporate governance, regulatory compliance and project management are beneficial. He/She will have experience of providing advice to executive officers and producing professional reports for executive committees and among senior business deciders.

The expert will work closely with the GIRM “Framework & Report” team to improve entities risk management capabilities, to feed our risk models and to build relationships with stakeholders across the Group. He/She acts as a real team player and a role model in AXA values: courage and ONE AXA.

Main activities:

  • Manage second opinion process: lead and perform second opinion reviews:

    • Define the second opinion review scope.

    • Analyze projects, activities, organizations and processes to identify risks.

    • Conduct interviews of the main stakeholders.

    • Define a verification program to assess effectiveness of controls and risk coverage.

    • Write second opinion reports highlighting concerns and providing requirements and recommendations; and

    • Present the outcome of the reviews to senior management.

    • Follow-up of the remediation actions for the concerns raised in the second opinions (recommendations and/or requirements).

  • As an expert, convince operational management and risk management executives by sharing his/her opinion and its arguments / evidence on risks, issues and projects through assurance or specific governance.

  • As an influencer and advisor, assist entities in implementing a local second opinion process; and

  • As a Group Risk Management team member, contribute to maintain the Group internal control framework on Technology, Data Management and Procurement macro-processes and to animate the Information Risk Management Community:

    • Provide support and assistance to business and entities for the Information risk and vendor risk frameworks, controls and reporting activities.

    • Provide an active support in animating the Information risk worldwide community through sharing best practices and technological developments.

Votre profil


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Risk Management, Technology or Information systems/security.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience with information systems, preferably in Financial Services industry.

  • Experience in risk assessments or auditing

  • Relevant industry recognized certification.

Technical and professional skills:

  • Passionate about technology and disruption trends in a digital world

  • Expertise in Information Security, Information systems or Data Governance

  • Expertise in Technology/security Frameworks such as ITIL, ISO 2700x, COBIT, NIST, ISF, etc.

  • Understanding of information risk, vendor risk and operational risk management and controls.

  • Understanding of Financial services industry regulatory frameworks

  • Expert critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Constructive challenging ability in a collaborative environment.

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrates high reliability, quality and timeliness of deliverables

  • Ability to work in and contribute to a team-oriented and collaborative environment.

Communication skills:

  • Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Proficient writing and delivery of presentations, documentation for executive audiences

  • Ability to interact with senior management and multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to work within an international and multicultural environment

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including Group and subsidiaries’ management, business experts

  • Fluent in English

Managerial skills:

  • Project management or assignment management skills are required.

What we will offer you:

  • Enlarge your knowledge of AXA’s business and stakeholders throughout the world

  • Connect with AXA’s headquarters executives, teams and discover new horizons and opportunities.

  • The opportunity to influence strategic decisions with your expertise,

  • Support for maintaining your technical expertise and building expertise in relevant new areas.

Votre environnement de travail

Aimeriez-vous vous lever chaque jour motivé(e) par une mission inspirante et travailler en équipe pour permettre de protéger les personnes et leurs proches?
Chez AXA nous avons l’ambition de mener la transformation de notre métier. Nous cherchons des personnes talentueuses ayant une expérience diversifiée, qui pensent différemment, et qui veulent faire partie de cette transformation passionnante en challengeant le statu quo et faire d’AXA – marque globale leader et une des sociétés les plus innovantes dans notre secteur – une entreprise encore plus performante et responsable.
Dans un monde en perpétuelle évolution et avec une présence dans 64 pays, nos 165 000 salariés et distributeurs privilégiés anticipent le changement pour offrir des services et solutions adaptés aux besoins actuels et futurs de nos 107 millions de clients.

Le siège du Groupe AXA, basé à Paris 8ème, regroupe les activités Corporate du Groupe. Il coordonne avec les différentes entités la stratégie du Groupe, et assure le pilotage des projets internationaux. La particularité du siège réside notamment en la présence d’une forte culture internationale (39 nationalités).

Pourquoi nous rejoindre ?

Nous vous offrons de nombreuses perspectives de carrière dans un environnement international. N’hésitez pas à postuler si vous êtes intéressés !

Les informations fournies par les candidat(e)s seront traitées de manière strictement confidentielle et utilisées uniquement à des fins de recrutement.

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