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Project Manager

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Last update 23.06.2024

In a changing world, unprecedented challenges require unmatched talent. Join one of Montreal's Top Employers in 2024. We are a dynamic and growing organization having its main establishment located in downtown Montreal and part of a leading international banking institution fully committed to building a more sustainable future. Note that the position may be in the Canadian Branch of BNP Paribas or in one of its subsidiaries based in Montreal.

The position at a glance

At BNP Paribas, we see every day as a chance to create a positive impact. We lead through our values centered on our employees, diversity, equality, and inclusion. 

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager, part of the Transformation team (within Change & Solutions) in Montreal, with an innovative mindset hunger to challenge and improve on the operation of the Bank in North America.

In detail

We are part of a regional organization. Change & Solutions works closely with BNP Paribas’ executive management and senior leadership to design and implement high level, strategically important projects, and shape the development of the Bank in the region (US, Canada, and Latin America).

The team delivers value through an integrated and agile approach with deep international interconnectivity across departments, and a strong focus on servicing internal clients across capabilities, namely:

  •          Consulting, providing consulting services similar to top tier external strategy consulting firms, focusing on strategic planning, business development, and thought leadership.
  •          Transformation, leveraging on expertise to support end to end transformational change for business lines and functions.
  •          Regulatory Excellence, covering the full value chain of regulatory expertise.
  •          Analytics Lab, developing and delivering to production innovative Machine Learning based solutions across the Bank.

More specifically, the Transformation team delivers projects on process efficiency, target operating models, digital solutions, execution support and enablement, and fostering a transformation culture. The team is based on a set of principles, namely being robust and effective (with a consistent standard of delivery based on formal methodologies), adapted to client needs (with agility and an orientation to solutions), and a mindset of leader-coaches (who can build a community of transformation-oriented people).

Joining the Transformation team is a unique opportunity to:

  •          Create and deliver visible and long-lasting impact.
  •          Learn and develop new skills.
  •          Gain exposure across the global BNP Paribas organization and its senior leadership.
  •          Be part of a unique, high-performing, regional team.
  •          Become a change agent to support the growth of the Bank.

The candidate will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of sustainable change leveraging on consulting and project management practices and Lean methodologies to deliver business transformation and operational excellence and will report locally to the leader of the Transformation team in Montreal.

Responsibilities

  •          To lead Transformation projects, managing the project team throughout the project delivery
  •          To adhere to and improve on the methodologies used during projects (e.g., Project Management best practices)
  •          To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through identifying and eliminating unnecessary complexity to find better ways of working
  •          To prepare client-ready material that synthesizes key information in a clear, structured, and impactful manner
  •          To present confidently and articulately; conduct successfully workshops, interviews and other client meetings
  •          To actively monitor project risks to foresee/ identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address them
  •          To be a driver of change in the projects, ensuring that all recommendations are implemented and accepted by all stakeholders
  •          To complete post-implementation reviews when needed to ensure successful delivery has been achieved and that improvements can be made for future projects
  •          To act as an internal Relationship Manager, to foster the team’s project pipeline
  •          To support the development of transversal work within Change & Solutions, partnering with people from US and Canada to improve the team’s Training, Knowledge Management, among others
  •          To assist in the development and implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy
  •                 To support the pursuit of Innovation in the Bank, be that on an ongoing basis or during specific challenges

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed

  •          Over 5 years of experience in Project Management and/or Consulting, preferably within Financial Services Industries
  •          Knowledge of Banking in general, and CIB activity in particular is a plus
  •          Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI); experience with RPA, python and other process improvement solution

Is a plus

  •          Certifications such as PMI-PMP or Lean Six Sigma Green/ Black Belt are a plus
  •          Inquisitive mindset, seeking out and suggesting new ways of doing things
  •          Receptive to constructive feedback, promoting a culture of continuous feedback
  •          Demonstrates big picture thinking and ability to connect the dots
  •          Balances listening and talking to foster constructive dialogue
  •          Adjusts communication style to audience and effectively uses active listening skills to understand perspectives and concerns of others
  •          Bilinguism in French and English is required

What’s in it for you

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer flexible benefits including a family and spouse insurance program, a defined contribution pension plan and paid days for volunteering. Hybrid work arrangements, such as remote working up to 50% and flexible working hours are available for most positions. BNP Paribas provides excellent training and personal development programs, as well as opportunities for career development within the company and internationally.

To find out more about our range of benefits, click here

What you need to know 

  •          We will review candidates as they apply, so don’t wait to submit your application.
  •          BNP Paribas is committed to accessibility and inclusion. If you need any accommodation during the recruitment process, you can contact accessibility [at] us.bnpparibas (dot) com
  •          You must be legally eligible to work in the Greater Montreal area and, if applicable, hold a valid work or study permit. Physical presence in BNP Paribas’ office(s) is an essential function of this position. 
  •          Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, are based outside of Quebec and Canada, specific language requirements may apply. These will be clearly mentioned in the qualifications of the position.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at the heart of our commitments

At BNP Paribas all employees are on an equal footing allowing us to create a work environment that values and respects people for their talents, skills and competences.

BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act and Canadian Human Right Act).

To learn more about our DE&I commitments, click here

About us

BNP Paribas is the top bank in the European Union and a major international banking establishment. Present in 63 countries, with more than 180,000 employees, the bank holds key positions in several areas of banking and financial services.

BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising its clients according to the highest ethical standards, while striving to respond to essential concerns in terms of the environment, regional development and social inclusion. 

Since 1961, BNP Paribas has supported large Canadian companies and institutions in their business development by offering a full range of specialized financial services and investment products. 

With over 1,400 employees, BNP Paribas in Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

Our certifications and partnerships

  •          Montreal’s Top Employers 2024
  •          Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2024
  •          Women in Governance  – Parity certified -  Gold certification
  •          Pride at Work Canada
  •          Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
  •          IndigenousWorks
  •          Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec
  •          Synclusiv
  •          Ready, Willing and Able
  •          Autisme sans Limites

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  • What if we told you that working in our Group isn’t quite what you might think? At BNP Paribas, we do a multitude of different jobs that are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole. Whether through everyday tasks or major projects, doing one of our jobs means making a personal commitment to taking sustainable action.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

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