Project Manager

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 18 Jan 18 2018-01-18

Project Manager


Environment

SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.




Primary Objectives

Operations of the Corporate and Investment banking activity in Asia is engaged in a strategy to improve its operational efficiency and securitize its processes.

The Organisation department (OPER / ORG) is in charge of implementation strategic projects defined under the Operation roadmap related to

  • Client focus initiatives
  • Efficiency such as Process Optimisation and Continuous Improvement
  • Value creation and Operational set-up transformation
  • Transitions
The Project Manager will be involved in the different project phases : Study, implementation, post-go live follow-up

Mission




Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The PM will lead or take part of projects where he / she will:

  • Be responsible for coordinating strategic projects, defining the appropriate methodology and governance and ensure deliveries are made on time and within the budget allocated
  • PM should assess the best balance between Client satisfaction, Operational Risk, Value Creation, and Timeline to propose adequate solution
  • Perform opportunity study to rationalise the Operations business model to be client oriented, cost efficient and resilient
  • Coordinate the implementation of new organisation in line with the Operations strategy - Client, Value Creation, Efficiency and Engagement
  • Define the functional requirements in collaboration with the production teams
  • Control the post roll-out of all projects
  • Coordinate with the Global Project Team in Paris (if applicable) in order to ensure that regional project is in line and in sync with the global roadmap and strategy
  • Coordinate with other projects (regional / global) to ensure global consistency
  • Communicate to main stakeholders (Top Regional Management, Front Office and Paris project team) and local users about the project
  • Report to management the progress on the project as well as potential issues / decision needed
  • Propose and conduct change management actions
  • Take active role into project team knowledge sharing sessions (presentations for team meetings etc.) and continuous improvement (constant effort of mutualisation, standardization, automation of team day-to-day tasks)
  • Ensure all documentations (key working documents and exhaustive list of deliverables) related to the project are properly stored
  • Identify areas where Front to Accounting processes can be streamlined, standardised or automated
  • Implement process improvement projects applying the 6-sigma methodology (when applicable)
  • Propose and implement adequate solutions to reinforce and optimise processing and controls within Operations


Profile

Key Skill Areas & 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
Project Management
  • Mastering of all the different steps of a project cycle from scoping to execution phase
  • Ability to onboard people on a project and to keep the momentum during all the phases of the project
  • Ability to find the consensus with all stakeholders when necessary
  • Strong coordination skills and capacity to drive several and different contributors and stakeholders
  • Capacity to identify project risks and to identify mitigation action to deliver on time
  • Ability to adapt communication to different level of interlocutors from Operational Teams to C-Level
Cooperation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stay tuned to Global and Regional Management, FO and OPER requirements
Technical Skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sound business knowledge of Global market and financing activities and product
  • Good expertise of Front to Accounting processes
  • Sound knowledge of operational risk management and client services

Behavioural Competency Required

  • Demonstrate strong cooperation and team spirit capability to work efficiently with all departments
  • Result-driven behaviour to ensure assigned goals are achieved on time with optimal use of allocated resources
  • Ensure internal client requirements are properly addressed and client satisfaction on service offer is monitored
Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in finance, business administration, economics
  • Master in Business Administration is a plus
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification with several projects experiences or Black Belt certification is a plus
  • Other project certifications (PRINCE etc.) are also a plus