New Product Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 16 Oct 18

New Product Analyst


Environment




Primary Objectives

SGCIB in Asia Pacific is engaged in an ambitious strategy to develop new business initiatives in the region

Time to Market (TTM) project team is the entry point for Front-Office requests, especially:

  • Support new activity launches and lead the OPER impact analysis within the NPC (New Product Committee) framework
  • Support other Front-Office driven initiatives ("Non-NPC projects") by leading the OPER study and implementation

The Business Analyst shall be involved in the different project phases : Study, implementation, post-go live follow-up

Mission

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Sphere of action:

Time to Market project team is the entry point for Front-Office requests, especially:
  • Support new activity launches and lead the OPER impact analysis within the NPC (New Product Committee) framework
  • Support other Front-Office driven initiatives ("Non-NPC projects") by leading the OPER study and implementation
Main responsibilities:

As part of the Time to Market project team, the Senior BA will be assigned one or several projects for which he / she will take the lead on:
  • Scoping: Perimeter definition (products, entities, underlying, currencies, markets etc.), expected volumes and timeline, expected deliverables and identification of project constraints (operational issues, accounting, regulation, tax, legal, liquidity, system limitation, budget, execution capacity etc.)
  • Study the feasibility and impact for Operations to support new products, activity or set-up in terms of cost, risks and process capability
  • Propose adequate operational framework to support the new business request. BA should assess the best balance between Operational Risk, Cost, and Timeline to propose adequate solution.
  • In the framework of NPC, ensure OPER guidelines and SGCIB NPC policy are followed
  • Sign-off on behalf of OPER during NPC
  • Ensure with Operational Risk and operational managers that adequate control framework is designed and roll-out before business launch
  • Report to business line sponsors and Operations management the project progress as well as potential issues / decision needed through the established reporting channels (TTM Share-point, TTM-BL meetings).
  • In case of IT enhancement required, define the functional requirements in collaboration with the production teams
  • Provide IT with the detailed specifications, in collaboration with Proximity BA when applicable Coordinate the User Acceptance Tests if relevant
  • Coordinate the implementation of validated solutions
  • Propose and conduct change management actions
  • Follow-up the launch of the activity of new product or new activity
  • In case of operational incident or in case the set-up proposed in NPC is not followed, the BA should analyse the impacts and take relevant action: escalation, update of process from committee, process review etc.
  • Follow-up the pre and post conditions defined under the New Product Committee governance. There should be no overdue post-condition on traded products (priority) and no overdue condition on non-traded products either.
Main deliverables:

  • Formalised impact analysis within the NPC framework
  • Other formalized impact analysis (case of "non-NPC subjects")
  • Any other supporting document relevant and/or necessary for the project (minutes, steering committee document etc.)
The Senior BA also participates to the improvement of the project team efficiency (knowledge sharing, standardization of reporting, trainings on products and new process…) .

Profile

Key Skill Arear & Knowledge Required

Result Orientation
  • Rigour
  • Ability to raise relevant alert to sponsor and management
  • Understanding of project stakes
  • Able to work in high pressure environment
Client Orientation
  • Autonomy
  • Pro-activity and proposition-making mindset
  • Ability to understand the big picture of initiatives in his/her portfolio
Change management
  • Curiosity and critical sense
  • Negotiation and Leadership skills
  • Good oral and written communication
Cooperation

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stay tuned to FO and OPER requirements

Technical skills:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong business knowledge of Global market and financing activities and product
  • Good expertise of Front to Accounting processes
  • Sound knowledge of operational risk management
Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in finance, business administration, economics
  • Master in Business Administration is a plus
Subordinates:
N/A

Functional Relationships:

Internal

  • Front-Office
  • Project teams in Asia and Paris
  • Proximity BAs
  • Back-Offices, Middle-Offices teams in Asia-Pacific region
  • Various support functions such as Finance & Accounts, ITEC, Risk, Compliance, Legal etc