About the job

  • The Mission of the Senior Project Management Officer is to supervise or Lead Project Portfolio Management Office tasks, support management and project managers in consolidating, reporting and controlling key project portfolio information. The Senior PMO fulfils a variety of functions on a day-to-day basis, including the gathering data about project progress and producing reports, developing PM standards and processes and encouraging (or enforcing where necessary) the use of those standards and processes

Your Main Activities Are

  • Drive the designing, implementation and operationalisation of the appropriate framework to manage a portfolio of projects or programs
  • Setup project tracking, control and reporting frameworks, with the purpose of monitoring the management of risks, issues, dependencies, actions, tracking budget, change control and regular reporting
  • Provide materials, input and facilitate governance, dealing with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation from project team members to senior sponsors or internal communication teams
  • Provide project support to complex projects or programs, including aspects such as set up of the project governance, project launch, RAID management, ensuring that the methodology is suitable and followed appropriately for the project, preparation of SteerCo materials and minutes, management of project gate approvals and closure
  • Organise and facilitate capacity planning across a portfolio of projects; provide support where needed and communicate resource allocation challenges
  • Act as key contributor on deliverables on projects, including contributing, whenever required, to the origination, framing and execution of projects & programs within the portfolio
  • Propose improvements and adapt standard project methodology to the business needs (including all templates, support tools, when applicable)
  • Design, implement, manage and continuously improve the framework and tools to collect, centralise and report on projects & programs to key internal or external stakeholders
  • Coach other entry-level team members on PM methodologies, tools and projects governance
  • Organise learning events on PM standards, represent the PMO in community meetings and high-level stakeholder events

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Master’s Degree in Management, Economics or Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Project Management and/or Consulting is required
  • Excellent command of English. French is a plus
  • Previous experience in banking sector is a plus
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools
  • Able to setup relevant performance indicators
  • Able to extract relevant information from data
  • Proficient command of Microsoft tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Highly organised
  • Energetic, proactive, determined, able to drive change, positive attitude, results oriented, consistent and with high ethics conscience
  • Capable of delivering impactful presentations to the internal clients
  • Provide honest and independent advice
  • Act with discretion, privacy, confidentiality

About the Team

  • Smartsourcing & Management Office is part of the COO department of BNP Paribas in Portugal. The team aims at supporting the management, growth and transformation of activities in Portugal by providing business and contract management, project management office, advisory and project delivery services. Made of 40+ individuals, the team supports all businesses in Portugal and has developed over the past years a solid experience and expertise in delivering projects and industrialising processes, while complying with internal policies, and local and international regulations
  • Part of the Smartsourcing & Management Office, the Territory Management Office is focused in providing business management support to Territory Management, Chief Operating Officer and Company Engagement departments, and in delivering project office activities at territory level. The team is seeking for the Senior PMO to take control of the portfolio of projects


Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

· Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

  • Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines;
  • Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.

To find out more on why you should join BNP Paribas visit https://bnpp.lk/why-BNP-Paribas-Portugal

* Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

* In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)
Experience Level
At least 2 years

Pourquoi je candidaterais ?

Pour quelles raisons je rejoindrais BNP Paribas et pas une autre entreprise ?

Parce que je souhaite...

  • Et si on vous disait que travailler dans notre Groupe, ce n’est pas ce que vous croyez ? Chez BNP Paribas, on exerce une multitude de métiers qui évoluent en permanence pour être en phase avec les attentes des clientes et clients comme de la société.

  • Se sentir bien dans son job, c’est avant tout venir travailler comme on est.  C’est aussi avoir les moyens d’un bon équilibre entre sa vie professionnelle et sa vie personnelle. Deux engagements majeurs pour BNP Paribas.

  • Chez BNP Paribas, le développement de vos compétences est essentiel, pour vous comme pour nous. Et cela vous servira pour toute votre vie professionnelle.

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