About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific (www.apac.bnpparibas)
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.
* excluding partnerships
About the Team
The Client Services Management team is part of the global Client Development team responsible for all client management related activities (ie sales, client relationship management and client satisfaction) for the Securities Services business. Within this team, the Client Service Managers oversee the service delivery with an overall responsibility to ensure an optimised client experience.
The global Client Service Management team has the mission to implement a global service model and to ensure a consistent top-quality client experience worldwide. This team includes each local Client Service team and the Central team managing global tools and processes to facilitate their overall mission. The global Client Service team is responsible for service delivery oversight, client satisfaction, client communication, as well as managing relationships with the third party asset managers serving the business’ asset owner clients.
Oversight of client satisfaction includes monitoring that the services delivered are aligned with the service level agreements, managing regular client service reviews to ensure ongoing fulfilment of client expectations and working across the organisation to address any issues or queries escalated by the client. In addition, the Client Service Managers monitor the touch points of the client across the entire organisation to ensure that the client experience with BNP Paribas is optimised, always with a client focus approach.
Given the global nature of the business and clients, the Client Service Managers are expected to work jointly with all teams servicing the clients and also overseeing their activities across all locations.
Summary of the Role:
The Client Service Manager is responsible for ensuring overall satisfaction of their assigned client(s) across the full scope of services delivered by BNP Paribas Securities Services locally or globally.
The Client Service Manager pilots the client experience to achieve a desired level of service across the entire organisation. By understanding the client business and service expectations, the Client Service Manager translates this into service delivery requirements for each team responsible for the service delivery. The Client Service Manager ensures that all client touch-points across BNP Paribas Securities Services are optimised by ensuring each contact person understands the big picture of the client, what the client values and how each person’s role in impacts the client experience. The Client Service Manager should guide everyone to look at services from the clients’ point of view and empower everyone involved directly or indirectly with the client to take the actions required to ensure the best possible client experience.
The Client Service Manager also leads service reviews with the client. The aim is for the Client Service Manager to assess the on-going satisfaction of the client with the service delivered, to identify and to oversee actions to ensure continuous improvement of the client satisfaction.
For clients not covered by a Relationship Manager, the Client Service Manager is also responsible for the commercial activities for the client in terms of business development and revenue protection. This includes preparing response to RFPs, Business Acceptance Committees (BAC), pricing, contracts and credit line requests, in addition to KYC recertification, credit line monitoring, legal updates and billing.
The Client Service Manager should be seen as a “champion” of client focus and the optimal client experience leveraging the “Uplifting Service” principles.
For all clients, Service Management responsibilities:
Build client knowledge and trustful relationships
- Develop a strong contact network across the client organisation
Understand the client strategy and requirements to enable BNP Paribas Securities Services to deliver on the promises to meet client needs
Manage the operational contact between the client and the operational areas by ensuring a full understanding of the client’s needs and expectations across the organisation and providing clarity for the required actions to serve the client
Oversee prompt resolution to clients complaints, and efficient response to requests
Document, coordinate and oversee resolution of problems or issues by Client Delivery and affecting the quality of the service delivered and the overall client experience
Facilitate across the organisation the resolution of escalated operational issues by establishing and overseeing a formal service governance framework
Manage the formal complaints process according to the “Client Complaints Procedure”
Monitor the performance of the service delivery and client satisfaction
Monitor the service delivery quality delivered (based on operational KPIs) according to the Service Level Agreements
Organise regular formal service performance reviews with clients according to strategic priorities and client needs, including preparation of the review (agreed agenda) and follow up on agreed action plans. This should be conducted according to global guidelines, including call memos, minutes and issues escalation measures
Use issue logs, query database and client feedback to conduct reviews both internally and externally with the client
Collect client feedback via service review scorecards, client satisfaction surveys as well as feedback from the various teams in direct contact with the client
Engage the IT and Operations local/global teams in the pursuit of service quality delivery and improvement
Manage client reviews, due diligence visits and questionnaires
Manage communication to clients
Ensure clients receive appropriate market and service information by managing the distribution lists for updates and newsletters
Ensure consistent messages are delivered to the client about business recovery incidents in accordance to issued guidelines
Foster an aligned service delivery and communication approach to clients across services and product areas
Manage SLA modifications with the client
Contribute to client related projects
Identify and coordinate service modifications in response to changes in the client needs by raising change projects (within existing service scope) via the Client change request process
Participate in onboarding project governance managed by the Business Implementation team and act as sponsor if needed
o Respond to escalation by the client in the case of concerns with major projects, including onboarding
Manage third party relationships
Contribute to the client relationship:
Refer identified business development opportunities to the Relationship Manager/Sales
Contribute to product/service development initiatives
Contribute to client strategy meetings with the Relationship Manager
Contribute to the development of the BNP Paribas Securities Services brand and market reputation
Identify, understand and communicate appropriate key management information / business metrics (based on the global standards) that will facilitate the client relationship
Fully adhere to Compliance, Financial Security/KYC, Risk and Conduct policies
For clients not covered by a Relationship Manager, in addition to the Service Management responsibilities, commercial responsibilities:
Qualifications & Experience required for the role
Qualifications and Experience:
- Financial industry experience or professional qualifications relating to the financial markets, asset management or securities services, ideally within a client servicing or operational environment
1) Client orientation
- Extensive experience in a role with a strong client management focus
- Proven track record of working within a client servicing environment
2) Team and collaborative work
- Proven track record of working within an financial services operations environment
- Proven behaviours for effective teamwork and influencing others to work collectively towards a common goal
- Ability to communicate at all levels in an organization
- Effective written and oral communication in
Japanese and English
4) Interpersonal skills
- Ability to foster and maintain strong interpersonal internal and external relationships
- Competent strategic thinker with the ability to identify and implement solutions
- Adaptability to changing environments and ability to work under pressure
5) Leadership skills
- Demonstrate leadership, assertiveness, and define clear deliverables
- Demonstration of innovative/creative thinking, problem-solving and taking initiative to identify and implement solutions
- Proven track record of results and quality orientation
- Demonstrated behaviours of being organised, structured and able to recognise essential elements