Project Manager – OPER/CMA Strategy and Organization
Société Générale
London, GB
13h ago


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Vacancy Opening Date 15 / 3 / 2018 Vacancy Closing Date 12 / 4 / 2018 Competitive Salary Description of the Business Line or Department

The Operations Department (OPER) covers the middle and back office functions for all GBIS business lines (Markets, Financing) and International Private Banking.

OPER implements all necessary means to ensure the operational, administrative and financial processing market and credit operations initiated by business lines.

In addition, OPER ensures the first level of control in accordance with financial legislations.

The Strategy & Organization team is responsible for designing the CMA transformation roadmap and delivering some major initiatives involving CMA worldwide

It is a key actor for driving the CMA change across all regions, through the delegated sponsoring of key strategic projects, designing the road map and organizing its overall delivery through adequate monitoring of risk and performance.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

This role reports directly to the head of agency strategy and transformation. Main primary goals

  • Management of the Agency transformation program
  • Transversal coordination between OPER / ITEC
  • Strong interactions with the business and GBS / DIR
  • Pro active management of risks and issues within and between projects, ensuring suitable escalation to Management and other relevant parties where necessary.
  • Direct management of one or 2 operational streams depending on the work load
  • Summary of responsibilities

    The project manager will lead or take part in transversal strategic studies and major transformation initiatives.

    1. Project / program management

  • Coordination : Coordinate project stakeholders, define the appropriate methodology and governance, identify interactions / dependencies with other projects (regional / global) to ensure global consistency, alignment and prioritization
  • Reporting to sponsors and Global PMO for global projects through the SG tools (status as well as potential issues / decision needed) CMA representation
  • Project risk management : Proactive mitigation of potential risks, ensuring that they act within the best interest of the Company and its clients
  • Delivery
  • o Scope projects or programs

    o Ensure deliveries are made on time and within the allocated budget

    o Participate actively to all project phasis (from scoping to delivery)

    o Propose and conduct change management actions

    o Define and measure project KPIs

    o Control the post roll-out of all projects

  • Planning / staffing management
  • Budget monitoring : Determine, monitor and review all program economics, including costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, resources and risk
  • Documentation management : Ensure all documentations (key working documents and exhaustive list of deliverables) related to the project are properly stored
  • Governance : Structure , define and define the appropriate governance and organisation of the program at agency GBS level, Set in place a efficient communication with all stakeholders to raise their awareness end ensure their commitment over time
  • 2. Contribution or lead to ad-hoc strategic studies

    3. Identify best practices and disseminate across regions when appropriate

    4. Apply the SG Leadership model :

  • Provides support to the business in line the specific job details and objectives contained in the Evaluation appraisal and objectives system.
  • Proactively mitigates potential risks, ensuring that they act within the best interest of the Company and its clients.
  • Engages and works in collaboration with colleagues to reach a common goal to find solutions, ensuring adherence to SG policies and procedures.
  • Establish an environment that promotes respect for the individual employee and adheres to the SG policies and guidelines
  • Recognises established policies and resolves and proposes solutions to adapt situations or ideas for improvement.
  • Shows pro-activity in the development of professional competences, deliverables and contributions to compliment needs and goals of the Company.
  • Provides constructive feedback when suggesting new ideas, promoting simplicity and innovations in a professional manner, and actively contributes and embraces change implementation.
  • Demonstrates accountability, ensuring to evaluate and improve own performance, actively seeking feedback where applicable.
  • Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; to be able to communicate convincingly at all levels with the key decision makers in the relevant business lines and elsewhere within the investment bank
  • Strong written documentation abilities
  • Coordination skills (across and between the teams in OPER and the business)
  • Understanding of Investment Banking market activities
  • Compliant with confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to work autonomously and be responsible for following matters through to completion
  • Solution-focused, service-oriented and proactive
  • Team player, enjoy sharing information
  • Have a strong risk culture and reliable professional conduct
  • Client orientation
  • If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application.

    At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

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