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Regional Program Director - Prime Services

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BNP Paribas has a presence in nearly 80 countries with over 180,000 employees. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.


In Asia Pacific, the BNP Paribas Group is a leading employer with 9,000 employees and a presence in 14 markets. Being one of the largest international banking networks, we strive to employ talented and innovative people who are aligned to our vision and culture.


Within CIB (Corporate and Institutional Banking), the Business line Global Markets (“GM”) is recognized universally for its expertise and its know-how.


DRIVE team is at the heart of Global Markets (GM) and Asset/Liability Management & Treasury (ALMT), playing a critical role in enabling new business and projects across Global Markets / ALMT, contributing to alignment between Front Office and Functions, as well as being the architects (end-to-end) of the Global Markets / ALMT Value Chain.


The main mandate of the team is the lead vertical (Front Office to accounting) or transversal (across several FO business lines or users groups or locations/entities) projects during its entire life cycle (from study/design to implementation and completion). The team leads projects initiated from the APAC region or the regional aspects of Global/non-APAC projects.


The key interactions are with the project sponsor, Front-office and all the functions (Operations, IT, Finance, as well as Compliance, Legal and Tax) mainly within GM or ALMT business lines but also at some occasions with Corporate Banking, Wealth Management or Securities Services.


The team reports hierarchically to the GM APAC FO COO and functionally to the CIB ITO APAC Program Office head.

As Regional Program Director, you will be responsible to lead the entire program in the region with the support of a dedicated project team (Project managers and PMO)


The role encompasses the following responsibilities at the various steps of the program lifecycle.

Program framing
  • Clarify the objective, the scope, the dependencies, the major risks & issues of the program and sub-streams
  • Identify and onboard the key stakeholders and contributors
  • Clearly state the business requirements, cost and time-frame of the program and sub-streams
  • Coordinate & challenge experts to put together a solution meeting the business requirements
  • Identify risks and dependencies that could jeopardize project execution
  • Establish the full financial of the project (cost, associated revenues or savings)
  • Design the project governance (roles & responsibilities, governance bodies, stakeholders’ identification)
  • Design project roadmap (i.e. the overall execution plan)

  • Secure the resource plan (skills, capacity) and prioritization / funding for those resources

Program Execution

  • Drive the execution of the roadmap

  • Ensure aligned project status/progress is shared amongst the project community

  • Identify risks & issues, propose mitigation action plan and report to stakeholders and sponsors regionally and globally

  • Raise alerts / escalate issues / review the roadmap if required

  • Monitor the budget consumption

  • Monitor the feedback from contributors on the project team and adjust when required

As Regional Program Director, you will have the functional responsibility to manage the project team dedicated to the program (PM and PMO), ensuring the above principles and objectives are applied at every stream level.

The Regional Program Director is also accountable for ensuring that solutions designed for the project fit with the principles and are validated by the relevant validation bodies:

  • Overall sound IT architecture

  • Operational TOM with clear mandate for each team

  • Strong control framework

  • Simple and efficient working

  • Future evolution of the regulatory framework or anticipated business transformation

We are looking for a Regional Program Director with Global Markets business-focused end-to-end change management experiences in the financial services or consulting environment

  • 12+ years of experience
  • Good In-depth knowledge of Front Office to Finance processing chains

  • Good technical understanding of capital markets products especially in the Prime area

  • Ability to interact appropriately in a non-hierarchical framework with a variety of stakeholders including technical, business and senior management

  • Comfortable operating with a strong level of autonomy and under pressure

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to think outside the box and to deal with novelty

  • Strong written/verbal communication and reporting skills

  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills

  • Organized and delivery-focused, with attention to details

  • Proactive, proposing or taking own initiatives to prevent risks / issues

  • Solid work ethic and high level of motivation

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel & Power point)

  • Fluent in spoken and written English, French is a plus

Primary Location: HK-Hong Kong (HK)-Hong KongJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY TRANSFORMATION AND BUSINESS ANALYSISEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 15 years Behavioural competency: Personal Impact / Ability to influence, Ability to synthetize / simplify, Communication skills - oral & written, Organizational skillsTransversal competency: Ability to understand, explain and support change, Ability to manage a project, Ability to manage / facilitate a meeting, seminar, committee, training…, Ability to develop and leverage networks, Ability to inspire others & generate people's commitment