Senior Project Manager – COO Office SEA, AVP

January 25, 2024

Senior Project Manager – COO Office SEA, AVP


  • Standard / Permanent
  • SG-06-Singapore
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Position Purpose

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units for the COO Office SEA. Manage resources, schedules, and financials and adhere to BNPP Norms and guidelines throughout the project life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Scope of projects include regulation implementation, finance reporting, non-finance process improvement and change initiatives.

What would your typical day at BNPP Paribas look like? 

Primary Role Responsibilities

In this role, you will

  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span across one or multiple lines of business.
  • Assume ownership of topics related to assigned projects for relevant tasks, procedures, regulatory survey/submissions/certification or queries. 
  • Coordinate one or more teams through brainstorming concepts, documenting clear project requirements, and delivering quality.
  • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones.
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously.
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment to management. 
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project.
  • Procure/identify adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes.
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project.
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution.
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication.

Other contributions

  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the SEA COO Office.
  • Contribute to SEA COO Office BAU tasks.
  • Support COOs in SEA territories. 

What is required for you to succeed?


  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations.
  • Experience in Agile, SCRUM etc. methodologies will be an added advantage.
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance.
  • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management.
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers.
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills.
  • Tools: MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Power BI.


  • Proactivity and capacity to take initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Capacity to work in a stressful environment.
  • Strong ability to multi-task.
  • Good team player.
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects.
  • 7+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Must have previous project experience in implementing bank-wide regulatory requirements.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Excel, Visio, PowerPoint SharePoint and Power BI with experience presenting to stakeholders, senior management and/or regulators. 
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs.
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve common business objectives.
  • Proficient in oral and written English language. 


As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance. 

We passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including diversity of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion applicants who may be living with a disability. We have a number of internal employee networks in place to empower our staff to act and challenge the status quo.

•    BNP Paribas PRIDE is highly active in favour of the LGBTQIA+ community
•    BNP Paribas MixCity which fosters better representation of women at all levels of the organization
•    Ability, the mutual aid network for employees with a disability or a disabling or chronic illness
•    BNP Paribas CulturAll which celebrates diverse backgrounds

BNP is committed to financing a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Group is a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and has set up its own Low Carbon Transition Group to support its clients through their energy transitions.

More information 
BNP Paribas – Diversity & Inclusion Journey 
BNP Paribas – The Bank Of Green Changes 

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BNPP has won Top employer Europe award in a 10th consecutive year

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