SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
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.
Global Markets – IT & Operations (GM ITO) is part of the value proposition of the business. DRIVE is at the heart of Global Markets (GM) and Asset/Liability Mgt & Treasury (ALMT), contributing to alignment between Front Office and Functions, playing the role of the end-to-end change lead for the GM / ALMT value chains. Within DRIVE, the Project Implementation practice hosts the Project Leads for vertical (Front-Office to accounting) or transversal (across several FO business lines or users groups or locations/entities) projects, covering both the study and implementation phases.
The DRIVE Project Implementation (DRIVE PI) covers GM and ALMT business lines globally.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Project Managers will be responsible for the study and/or implementation phase of the projects allocated to DRIVE PI, which encompasses to:
frame the project upfront, define the most adequate governance to lead the project to success and get signoff,
when relevant, consolidate the design the solution that the project is to deliver, with proper sign-off from clients & IT architecture & relevant contributors,
build/consolidate and maintain the project plan, effectively manage unplanned events, manage dependencies and critical path,
drive the project team to completion in close interaction with the Project Sponsor, ensure effective communication, continuous alignment of all contributors and timely running of governance routines,
take responsibility for – when appropriate – some of the actions and analysis related to the project, without losing focus on the roadmap,
secure the staffing of the project team, with the support of line managers and/or relevant governance body in charge of allocating resources,
perform project retrospective to leverage on experience and learn lessons for improvement for the future. The key interactions are with the project sponsor, front-office teams, operations teams, IT and Finance. Depending on the nature of the project, liaison with Compliance, Legal and Tax is required too.
Will take end-to-end responsibility for:
- Project framing
- Study / Design phase
- Execution phase
- Completion phase
- Experience in a Project Manager role - minimum 7 years
- In-depth knowledge of Front Office to Finance processing chains logics
Good technical understanding of Capital Markets products (MIFID, EMIR, Dodd-Franck
Strong track record in successful interactions with peers in a non-hierarchical framework
Strong analytical skills
Strong communication and reporting skills
Capacity to interact with senior members of the organization
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills
Proven coaching capabilities
Organized and delivery-focused, with attention to detail
Comfortable operating with a strong level of autonomy, self-driven
Proactive, proposing or taking own initiative to prevent risks / issues
Ability to work well under pressure and to take the initiative
Solid work ethic, high level of motivation and resilience.
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.
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.