Senior BA / Project Manager (Maternity Leave Cover)

Societe Generale
Hong Kong
Mar 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

The department Digital & Transformation Office (DFIN / DTO) is dedicated to the Financial Department (DFIN) to help define its vision, to support its transformation and respond to new Business needs and external constraints (regulatory, accounting norms)

Our interventions (studies, projects) within DFIN cover in particular
  • The definition and management of the transformation trajectory
  • Improving operational efficiency
  • Securing our processes
  • Promoting innovation and developing new managerial practices
  • Knowledge development
  • Accelerating the integration of new technologies


Steer DFIN & MACC Transformation

The Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager is in charge of
  • Defining & leading strategic projects roadmap orientations
  • Steering budget with sponsors and ensure budget execution
  • Challenging IT program orientations / roadmaps / costs (critical view out of project framework) based on expertise, 360 degree perspective of operational processes and ongoing evolutions
Transforming the Operating Model

The Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager is also in charge of
  • Contributing to the strategy of the Operating Model (IS Strategy for example) and contributing to the Functional architecture review
  • Ensuring and proposing solution to handle the alignment of the global Finance processes in Asia to the Global Operating Model
  • Providing support to DFIN & MACC team for any re-organization or optimization of the Operating Model
Continuous Improvements

Eventually, the Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager is in charge of
  • Identifying the opportunity of improvement
  • Proposing new way of thinking
  • Promoting Digital Transformation & Innovation
  • Driving the functional changes such as process improvements or any project not involving IT
He / She will report locally to the head of DFIN / DTO Asia Pacific team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the delivery of the transformation roadmap on his / her within budget and timeframe and at the level of quality required
  • Manage Project life-cycle including critical path and mile-stone tracking, identification and management of constraints and dependencies, scope change, resource allocation and budget, and contingency planning
  • Overcome problems and find solutions to deliver the roadmap. Escalate any key issues, alerts or risk on due time to the management
  • Contribute to the analyses and articulation of business requirements and agreement with stakeholders
  • Identify the opportunity of improvement and propose new initiatives, promote new way of thinking, innovation
  • Review and pro-active challenge solution and project deliverables to ensure adherence to quality standards
  • When applicable, understand the Test strategy design and preparation under the Project manager accountability
  • Develop, maintain and regularly communicate a full-scope Project status report with the key stakeholders of her / his project
  • Organize and Lead projects working groups with different stakeholders imply in the project
  • Ensuring Project governance is in place and communicated effectively
  • Accompany the production team in the Change Management
  • Conducting Post-implementation reviews and pro-actively refining the department's offer and approach in order to satisfy Finance Management and client departments' requirements
  • Contribute to the projects roadmap definition of Finance in Asia especially for projects related to Accounting, Regulatory and Liquidity areas
- Identification of the opportunity of improvement
- Participate to the definition of the strategy and the transformation roadmap
- Perform opportunity studies prior to the launch of a project
- Propose target operating model in line with global/regional standard taking local specifics into account
  • Follow-up user's need in terms of budget prioritization and perform diagnostic analysis if required
  • Participate to the re-organization projects impacting Finance and provide deep insight on the processes
  • Drive the different continuous improvements initiatives for Finance perimeter
  • Accompany the production team in the Change Management


Academic Background

  • Engineer degree, Msc, MBA, Bsc / Ba, CPA / CA, CFA, FRM would be a plus
Technical Skills
  • Project Management skills, Accounting norms and standards (IFRS, local GAAP is a plus), products accounting knowledge, regulatory reporting processes, process re-engineering
  • Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) knowledge - Global Transaction Banking is a plus
  • Liquidity and Scarce Resources Management as well as Product control is a plus
  • Office pack, internal IT architecture (FO to regulatory reporting)
Soft Skills
  • Ability to drive the change
  • Strong interpersonal skills - Team player, approachable and team oriented - Coordination skills across different departments, countries and regions
  • Ability to analyze / handle complex issues (strong analytical sense)
  • Ability to step back and adopt varied points of view to obtain a precise and comprehensive understanding of topics; end to end processes
  • Ability to prepare decisions and if necessary support them at different levels of hierarchy (Capacity of synthesis, presentation and writing)
  • Ability to give a synthetic overview (good oral & written communication)
  • Solution-focused, business-oriented and proactive
  • Adaptability, Autonomy
  • Have a strong risk culture and reliable professional conduct

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