COO Office: Senior Project Manager

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business environment characterized by high pace and diversity with focus on creating valuable relations with our customers. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and also an excellent work environment where you’re valued as part of our team!

BNP Paribas

The BNP Paribas Group is a leader in banking and financial services, employing over 185,000 people across 75 countries and 5 continents. At BNP Paribas, we work continuously on behalf of our clients, helping them to realise their projects around the world. You can be an important part of this, helping us to serve our clients both in mature and emerging markets, providing them with financial solutions across a diverse range of expertise, products and services. Our origins lie in Europe but nearly a quarter of our employees now work in our multi-award-winning Asian offices and we are a committed player in all APAC markets.

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas has been present in the region for over 150 years and plans to grow its business from €2bl EUR to €3bl EUR by the end of 2016. With 9,000 employees in the region and a presence in 14 markets (with 3 main centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo), BNP Paribas offers you the chance to grow with us in Asia Pacific.

Key Responsibilities

Scope:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units for the COO Office of SEA. Manage resources, schedules, and financials and adhere to BNPP Norms and guidelines throughout the project life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span across one or multiple lines of business
  • Coordinate one or more teams through brainstorming concepts, documenting clear project requirements, and delivering quality
  • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment to management
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Procure/identify adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the COO Office
  • Monitor staff performance and if required support on performance reviews


Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)

Technical:
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
  • Experience in Agile, SCRUM etc. methodologies will be an added advantage
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
  • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
  • Tools: MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Clarity
Behavioral:
  • Proactivity [Capacity to take initiative]
  • Excellent Communication skills [Don't hesitate to pick up the phone or meeting the stakeholders in face to face, etc.]
  • Capacity to work in a stressful environment
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
Specific Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
  • Previous experience in Banking environment is an added advantage