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The Project Manager manages projects and commits on delivering the end result expected by the sponsor. This individual organizes and manages her/his project as efficiently as possible to provide high quality of delivery with respect of budget allocated and timeline expected. This person ensures that his/her project contributes to (internal/external) customer service quality, organization efficiency and processes enhancements. He or She ensures effective and transparent governance and escalates issues and risks at the right level and at the right moment. Core missions
Responsible for projects
New activities / business
Planning and Defining Scope
Activity Planning and Sequencing
Developing a Budget
Documentation and Monthly Reporting (PRIME)
Creating Charts and Schedules
Managing Risks and Issues
Monitoring and Reporting Progress
Working with Vendors
Scalability, Interoperability and Portability Analysis
Prepare Workshops, Operating and Steering Committee materials
Chair Workshops, Operating and Steering Committees
Participate in the design of architecture changes in relation to IS strategy.
Use Project Management best practices: identify project scope, define project plan and workload, follow up and report regularly to projects sponsors (steering committee), escalate issues.
Strong analytical skills in order to assess, review processes by identifying strengths and weaknesses and suggest new work processes with a straight through processing approach (identify gains of productivity when possible).
Prepare, edit requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution respecting accounting, risk, broker dealer guidelines and users requirements).
Lead testing efforts, define test conditions, and develop accurate and complete test plans. Train users on new business applications, edit user's procedures.
Share a common methodology within the team concerning project management by using a similar approach, template documents, time-tracking. Propose enhancements.
Ensure that issues are identified, tracked, reported
A self-starter who is comfortable working in a very dynamic environment, with rapidly changing priorities.
Rigorous, dynamic, detail oriented, fast learner and able to work in a high pressure environment
Problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Team player with collaborative attitude
Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects
Proactive leader, self-motivated and results-oriented
Working knowledge of trading platforms
Advanced skills interfacing with business partners (front office, middle office, back office, finance and risk) to comprehend and document business requirements and their priority as well as develop technical or user process solutions
Knowledge on capital market and investment banking activities
Knowledge of trade lifecycle
Experience coordinating and facilitating project execution and delivery commitment with other teams under different operational time zones
Project Management Certification
ITIL advanced/expert certifications
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE Required/must have:
Minimum of 5 years with IT business analysis and/or project management experience in Investment Banking
5+ years of experience directly interfacing with business clients (front office, middle office and back office) to comprehend and develop technical or user process solutions.
Experience working with global teams - support, infrastructure, development.
The Client Lifecycle & Digitalization Department (CLD) ensures the operational processing and control of activity across all Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) business lines (Capital Markets, ex-Newedge & Financing). CLD implements all necessary means to ensure the operational, administrative and financial processing of capital markets and credit operations initiated by these business lines. In addition, CLD ensures the control and security of transaction processing in accordance with current financial regulations while acting as the first level of control on operations and booking quality. CLD provide all necessary support during the lifecycle of the transaction, perform Know Your Customer processing and provide general client relationship management. CLD also acts to steer the evolution of regulatory projects and controls our external service providers.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.
Job code: 2000018O Business unit: SG AMERICAS OPERATIONAL SECURITIES Starting date: 17/02/2020 Date of publication: 16/01/2020