Project Manager (Temporary)

May 22, 2024

Project Manager (Temporary)


  • Fixed Term Contract
  • AU-Sydney
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Position Purpose

The Project Manager role resides within the Change & Transformation team under the Client Delivery Division of BNP Paribas Securities Services (BP2S). The Change Team services internal BNP Paribas Securities teams (Client Services, Back & Middle Office operations, Financial Reporting & Tax, Product and Transitions), clients, regulators and partners with external vendors.

The role will require a motivated, results focused person that has excellent project management and communication skills (both written and verbal). Must be interpersonal, deal with different levels of stakeholders, a quick learner and confident dealing with all matters; Business domain, IT, Product, Risk, Compliance, Legal and Global Governance.

The role of the Project Manager is to engage in, support and deliver on:

* Client / Business change projects
* Emerging new business initiatives / projects
* Internal/external technical change programs
* Various continuous improvement programs

The position requires the Project Manager to:

* Analyse, plan, execute, monitor and deliver Business and/or IT projects
* Establish and agree scope, cost, schedule, resourcing with awareness to strategic objectives
* Implement appropriate status reporting and communication plan
* Lead multi-disciplined teams uniting them in purpose across different jurisdictions
* Plan and manage multiple and concurrent work streams across one or more projects
* Be risk aware and meet compliance mandates ensuring protection of business operations
* Secure business operational readiness, IT handover and attestations prior to go-live
* Respect and assist the wider project community including contribution to best practices


* Client Interaction:

* Establish trust and confidence in BNPP by clients through confident and competent management of client stakeholders
* Collaborate closely with the client development team to ensure unified client management practices
* Attend and chair (where required) client specific meetings – Steering committees, working groups, change forums, planning sessions, etc.
* Foster a strong and robust client relationship

* Project Management:

* Project planning, management, quality, control and benefits realization
* Direct and indirect management of project resources as required
* Manage project risks and issues reporting
* Act as an escalation point for work stream issues, stakeholders and project sponsor
* Map, manage and communicate project interdependencies and impacts
* Manage all change requests through a formally defined change management process
* Ensure deliverables are measurable and tracked
* Ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget
* Manage clear and effective communications to team members and stakeholders
* Build strong working relationships with stakeholders to gain an in-depth understanding of business processes, an end-to-end understanding of operating models including IT system flow
* Drive operational efficiency across all program activities and solutions
* Undertake quality reviews of project deliverables to ensure they meet business needs and requirements, and adhere to the methodology, standards, and strategy
* Preparation of Steering Committee papers and reporting to the local management team and other relevant business and client forums
* Ensuring the project team complies with relevant BP2S project management methodologies, audit, security and compliance requirements (BP2S currently uses Agile and Waterfall methodologies)
* Flexibility may be required in terms of working hours due to the fact that regular contact with the UK or Paris will be required

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

* Project Management:

* 8+ years project management experience within Financial Services Industry
* 5+ years hands-on Technology transformational change experience
* Waterfall and Agile methodology experience
* MS.Project, PowerPoint, Excel – Intermediate/Advanced


* Prior financial services experience across any of Asset Management, Fund Administration, Superannuation or Life Insurance is highly desirable
* Experience in Custody, Middle Office and/or Back Office
* Prior experience with delivering business operational change and transformation
* Financial reporting, Tax and Regulatory experience – desirable
* B2B client transitions, client onboarding experience – desirable


* Prior experience with process mapping, interface and data mapping
* Prior experience in Dev/Ops or application/IT service management
* Prior experience working with data warehouse, SQL, BI reporting, unit pricing, reconciliation and/or accounting software – desirable


* Planning, Organising & Co-ordinating: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently
* Strategic Thinking: Understands the business and anticipates business needs, reflecting this in the approach to current projects
* Drive for Results: Continually focuses on achieving positive, concrete results contributing to business success
* Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
* Client Focus: listens and understands the client; anticipating customer needs; giving high priority to client satisfaction
* Negotiation & Conflict Resolution: Negotiates & mediates sound agreements in situations where there is disagreements or differences in interests
* Building Team Spirit: Building a supportive environment, where staff understand and work together to achieve team goals, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and enthusiasm
* Dealing with Ambiguity: Ability to continue to be effective in ambiguous circumstances
* Accountable: Accountable for the project and their actions and take responsibility for its success or failure.
* Adapt well to change: BP2S is a flexible and fluid organization so must be able to adapt well to change

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

* Degree qualified in IT, Business, or related discipline; and/or relevant work experience in a similar role

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