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Vice President - Head of IT Projects

Company: BNP Paribas
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

BNP -Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. It has a presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees. The Bank offers a comprehensive range of banking, investment and financial services solutions through two core businesses: Corporate & Institutional Banking and Retail Banking and Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services). In the United States, BNP -Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. The bank employs nearly 14,000 people and has had a presence in the country since the late 1800s in major cities including New York, Chicago and San Francisco. BNP -Paribas' Corporate & Institutional Banking services corporate clients and institutional investors offering tailored solutions in financing, cash management, and advisory services to companies via Corporate Banking, in capital markets via Global Markets, and in securities custody and administration via Securities Services. BNP -Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP -Paribas, one of the world's foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors. Bank of the West, our retail banking and services affiliate, serves more than 2 million individuals and small- and medium-sized businesses through a network of around 500 branches and business centers across the U.S. We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world. BNP -Paribas The Bank for a Changing World. Global Banking IT (GB IT) Americas, is part of the overall CIB IT/ITO organization. GB IT is responsible for all technology matters of USD Clearing & Payments, Trade & Treasury Solutions and Global Banking Americas business lines. The Head of Projects within GB IT is in-charge of managing strategic projects, Change-the-Bank and Run-The-Bank initiatives for the USD Clearing & payments and Global Banking businesslines. He/She collaborates with heads of business lines to develop roadmaps, delivery pipelines, establish business priorities and hold regular bi-weekly portfolio review meetings. Head of Projects also ensures GB IT projects comply to SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) controls, quality standards and guidelines. On regular basis, he/she will contribute to definition of GB IT budget, strategy and coordinate IT audit missions. Candidate Success Factors: Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:
    • Results and Impact
      • Impacts division and influences peers and team
      • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact
      • Relies on limited guidance for most complex decision making
      • Is responsible for driving outcomes which have meaningful effect on team or department
      • Leadership and Collaboration
        • Creates trust with senior business and operations management leadership
        • Acts in leadership capacity for large projects, processes, or programs for a team
        • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
          • Able to build relationships with a mix of intermediate and senior colleagues or clients
          • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders
          • Demonstrates the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders at the team level
          • Compliance Culture and Conduct
            • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts
            • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards Responsibilities:
              • Stakeholder management and collaboration: Develop strong partnership through engagement and collaboration with business stakeholders across Global Banking business lines, including USD Clearing & Payments, Trade & Treasury Solutions, Credit & Loan operations and Finance & Risk banking clusters.
              • Project/Program Management: Lead, mentor and provide guidance to the Global Banking IT Project Management team to ensure transparency, governance and predictability of deliverables through regular review of stakeholder priorities, project risks, resource alignment, and training of resources on project management methodologies.
              • Budget Management: Proficient in IT budget planning and presentation. Proactively work with CIB IT CIO office and finance leadership teams to track and manage the GB IT portfolio financials, project health, and schedule.
              • Hire Coach Talent: Hire, coach and develop the Global Banking IT Project Management team to excel in project governance, methodologies and management. Coordinate IT Audit missions: Engage, participate and coordinate both internal and external IT Audit missions. Track & follow-up Audit requests and deliverables. Minimum Required Qualifications
                • About 8 years of experience in project/portfolio management and stake holder engagement
                • Excellent stake holder management and negotiation skills
                • Strong competencies in Project Management/Agile methodologies
                • Excellent analytical and problem-solving , verbal / presentation and written communication skills
                • Good organizational and planning skills
                • Extensive project management experience with the ability to:
                  • Develop project planning
                  • Allocate resources
                  • Assess project risks
                  • Manage multiple projects in parallel
                  • Strong experience in leading multi-culture, geographically distant teams.
                  • Ability to lead multi-culture, multi-location team of 6 to 10 staff
                  • Project management/Agile certification(s) is a plus
                  • Strong experience in usage of Project Management tools such as MS Project, Clarity, JIRA, etc.
                  • Undergraduate education with degree in Arts, Sciences or Engineering. MBA from a reputed institution is a plus. Preferred Qualifications:
                    • Experience with banking applications (e.g. loan / credit management, trade finance, and cash management / payment applications)
                    • Consulting experience with leading consulting firms
                    • Experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. FINRA Registrations Required: No CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required): No SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person: No BNP -Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status. Primary Location: US-NJ-Jersey City Job Type: Standard / Permanent Job: MISCELLANEOUS Education Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (> = 3 years) Experience Level: At least 7 years Schedule: Full-time Reference: COR001875

Keywords: BNP Paribas, Jersey City , Vice President - Head of IT Projects, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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