Financial Markets Expert

Closing on: Jul 21, 2024
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Brussels

The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is looking for a Financial Markets Expert for its “Payments and Securities” department.

The Payments and Securities department of the Financial Markets department manages the central securities depository operated by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB-SSS). Our clients are the Federal Debt Agency for the financing of the Belgian debt, the European Union for the financing of programs such as NextGenerationEU and national and international banks and companies for their financing needs on the primary market but also, as far as banks are concerned, the settlement of their clients’ transactions on the secondary market.

You can find more information about the NBB-SSS on . The NBB-SSS is also connected to the European platform for the settlement of securities transactions Target2Securities (T2S) ( ).



  • You are a project manager for future projects that will introduce new features within the NBB-SSS
  • you represent the NBB-SSS in the Eurosystem working groups of the T2S structure through which you contribute to the operational functioning and development of T2S in collaboration with central banks and other CSDs (Clearstream Banking Frankfurt, Euroclear France, Iberclear, Euronext Securities Milano, etc.)
  • you contribute to the organization, coordination and management of the operational activities of the NBB-SSS
  • you develop and maintain a network of internal contacts and with external partners as participants of the NBB-SSS and actors on T2S
  • you provide training or presentations during information sessions
  • you help resolve complex cases in collaboration with the financial account officers, market system experts and Team Coordinator of the NBB-SSS for which you regularly call upon the expertise of the legal department
  • you proactively contribute to the continuous improvement of working methods
  • you contribute to the NBB-SSS strategy
  • you participate in the risk management and compliance of the NBB-SSS


  • you preferably hold a master’s degree in economic (applied) or commercial science or engineering, or a master’s degree in law or IT, supplemented by training in financial and economic fields
  • you are proactive, pragmatic, solution-oriented and know how to communicate and dialogue with representatives of other entities
  • you have in-depth knowledge of fixed-rate securities and securities transaction settlement or a strong interest in these matters and are able to acquire them quickly
  • you have an affinity with technical applications and the latest technological developments are not unknown to you
  • You work well in a team and are motivated, stress-resistant and able to make decisions.
  • you seek to meet customer expectations as best you can in all circumstances
  • you have an innovative mind and are attracted to starting and leading new projects
  • you have a talent for creating structure in various circumstances
  • you have an analytical and synthetic mind
  • you express yourself fluently in English (level B2) and have a good knowledge of Dutch (level B1)
  • you have good writing skills
  • you are willing to attend meetings or training sessions outside Belgium and to provide occasional support outside working hours (at home or at the workplace)


Why choose BNB?

  • An attractive salary and numerous  social benefits  (group insurance, full hospital insurance, iPhone with subscription, etc.) and a good work-life balance as well as the possibility of working from home.
  • A real career: the BNB offers you the opportunity for continuous development. We offer you a wide range of training courses to acquire the skills necessary for the development of your career.
  • A unique job, where we put our knowledge and expertise at the service of society.
  • A place where you can take initiative and are encouraged to show what you can do.
  • A pleasant, collegial and dynamic working atmosphere
  • Attention to your well-being: so that you feel good at your workplace and in your family environment, the BNB offers a wide range of sports activities (gym, group classes, etc.), cultural activities and stimulating workshops.

Only applications accompanied by a cover letter, a CV and a copy of the diploma(s) will be considered. Foreign diplomas are only valid if accompanied by a certificate of equivalence.


View the original job listing here