Project manager

Location: Jersey city, USA
Date Posted: 06-21-2017

Business Overview:
Corporate platform and Shared ITO (CP&S ITO) is an IT and Operation group providing a wide range of services to the Corporate Platform as well as to the entire region. Located in New York, New Jersey, Montreal and Mumbai, the group focuses on best of breed operational delivery, IT services and Operational Controls. It is organized to support internal and external clients. Its focus is organized around the following priorities:
• ENHANCE customer service for both BNP Paribas stakeholders and external bank clients, and increase alignment with the business lines / functions 
• IMPROVE operational efficiencies and instill a culture of continuous improvement 
• CONTROL and manage potential risks stemming from cost base reduction and smart sourcing initiatives 
• ALIGN the target operating model with the global strategic vision and ensure consistency with ITO-CB’s overall transformation program

The Program Governance and Controls team within CP&S ITO have oversight over the following perimeters:
• Program Execution – The management and execution of large, transversal programs across the CP&S ITO organization
• Program Controls – The oversight, monitoring, QA and reporting of Programs/Projects across CP&S ITO 
• Vendor Controls – The oversight and management of consultant fees and vendor relationships and performance across CP&S ITO
• Knowledge Management – The maintenance of process, procedure, and other artifacts across the CP&S ITO organization

Responsibilities

The Transversal Project Manager will be responsible for assisting in the execution of various strategic and transversal projects at the CP&S ITO Department Level

Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Project planning and forecasting of schedule and budget ensuring an on-time and on-budget management and delivery of programs
• Be able to drive all aspects of program delivery including people, process, and technology for all phases of the project life cycle
• Employ and reinforce a disciplined program and change delivery methodology, complying with industry and internal leading practices and controls
• Hands-on management of program execution including deliverable and presentation creation to support the programs within the perimeter
• Effectively monitor and manage risks, issues, and actions of the program including timely mitigation and communication
• Partner with groups within CP&S ITO and BNPP CIB Americas to ensure programs are effectively/efficiently delivered, dependencies are managed, and change events are communicated and adopted successfully
• Partner with business and functions sponsors for Program Communication
• Effectively and Efficiently be able to build executive level project presentation
• Independently lead project related meetings and working sessions
• Represent CP&S ITO Senior Management in key meetings and discussions on project topics

Qualifications:
Minimum: 
• 10+ years of experience in a Project and Change Management organization 
• 7+ years of experience in the Financial Services Industry (preferably in a CIB organization)
• 5+ years of experience leading large scale programs or projects involving multiple departments
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field of study.  Masters degree a plus. 
• Knowledge of SDLC or Program Delivery methodology and best practices in an ITO environment
• Effective critical thinking, analytical assessment, and problem solving skills
• Strong communication and presentation skills for all levels.  Candidate will be required to prepare documents for and lead various steering committees
• Ability to work both independently and within a team framework and to motivate colleagues in order to manage programs most effectively 
• Strong proficiency in all MS Office and Project management tools (including Project, CLARITY, etc.)

Preferred 
• Functional knowledge of Corporate Banking and Payments Processing
• Familiarity with Technology and Infrastructure related topics
• Experience working within a Big 4 Consulting Company or equivalent is a plus
• PMP certification highly preferred.  Six sigma certification a plus (LEAN or similar.)
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