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Data Science Project Manager

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Brand BNP Paribas
Level of experience 3 to 5 years
Apply REF: 1903CHM2310

BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 Employees – including more than 154,000 in Europe and over 5,000 in Portugal alone.

BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, the Group 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. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.


Analytics Consulting (AC), a team within BNP Paribas mandated to provide Business Intelligence and Artificial intelligence solutions within CIB, is looking for a Data Science Project Manager to lead the implementation of Data-centric projects across CIB.

Analytics Consulting Lisbon is part of the Change Management department of BNP Paribas CIB in Portugal. The team aims at supporting BNPP business and operations by identifying opportunities, developing solutions that require analytics over large sets of data or artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and finally integrating said solutions in the business to materialize quality improvement and cost reduction opportunities.

The AC team is constituted by four communities: Data and Analytics – structured data and consulting projects; Data Platform – data services available to everyone; Application Delivery – scalable and reliable applications; and Artificial Intelligence – unstructured data projects.


Data Science Project Managers are expected to facilitate and ensure the success of Data Science projects while striving for the continuous improvement of the project management methodologies and associated tools and techniques as well as the incorporation of good practices specific to data usage and governance in the project management framework.

As Project Manager, you will advise or manage end-to-end projects ensuring that the key project outcomes are delivered:

  • Propose meaningful project structure and governance, and manage key stakeholders

  • Provide method and expertise to frame and execute the project on time, on quality and on budget

  • Lead the project team on a daily basis (tasks allocation, priorisation, etc.) to ensure successful delivery

  • Bring top-down perspective and escalate any transversal issues



  • Master Degree with either a technical major, such as engineering, computer science or related fields or Business School.

  • 5+ years experience in programme/project management is required preferably in IT and specifically in Business Intelligence, Data engineering or Data Science domains

  • Previous experience in financial Services and/or strategy and management consulting would be appreciated

  • Mastery of project management methodologies and tools

  • Exposure to development of projects on Big Data, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Statistical Analysis or similar

  • Exposure to Artificial Intelligence techniques and paradigms

  • Able to take on the Facilitator role, mobilising project contributors with ease

  • Energetic, proactive, determined, drives change, positive, goal-focused and consistent

  • Seek to achieve the objectives set within the defined timeframe, by acting with tenacity and by balancing costs and profits

  • Create an open and supportive atmosphere, encouraging others to express themselves

  • Capable of delivering impactful presentations to the internal clients

  • Proven emotional and situational intelligence to influence positively clients towards change

  • Provide honest and independent advice

  • Act with discretion, privacy, respecting confidentiality

  • Fluent English

  • French and Portuguese are a plus

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Highly organised and able to multi-task

  • Problem solver

  • Ability to work in a changing environment / Adaptability

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.

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, 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.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: DATAEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 5 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: AdaptabilityTransversal competency: Ability to manage a projectReference: 1903CHM2310