Asia Head of Time-To-Market

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Banking Operations

Asia Head of Time-To-Market

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Banking Operations


Primary objectives:

TTM manager is in charge of guiding & monitoring the new products assessment with team members, to align best practice along with other departments (RISQ, DFIN, Legal, Compliance, Tax etc…) & all Asia local entities. To ensure proper prioritization of the resources based on FO priorities vs the current team capacity of execution.

  • The allocation of the team resources based on: i/ Asia top ten NPC list for Capital Market (MARK) ii/ in addition to the Global Banking & Advisory (GLBA) iii/ Global Banking Transaction (GTPS) business iv/ Global NPC assignment v/ Non-NPC around table topics request => maintained by NPC Secretaries and Business Manager.
  • Follow-up with the team progress of the NPC studies and highlight major attention points and risks to the regional management
  • Monitor the documentation of the cap volumes and the fulfilment of the pre and post-conditions logged by the TTM Analysts
  • Liaise with TTM global Head to ensure the proper alignment with Paris and US
  • Represent GBSU to give opinion during the weekly NPC validation forum and make sure GBSU memo is well being framed.

Responsibilities as a team:

  • Engage in full supporting business development objectives
  • Assist the business to take the product from conception to market
  • Define the mitigation to potential risks throughout the product lifecycle
  • Ensure the new product complies with Regulatory requirements
  • Provide full support to GBSU in defining successful implementation solutions
  • Ensure the transactions will be efficiently executed

Being part of the TTM team, manager should take the lead on one or several topics:

  • Scoping: Perimeter definition (products, entities, underlying, currencies, markets etc.), expected volumes and timeline, expected deliverables and identification of the new activity constraints (operational issues, accounting, regulation, tax, legal, liquidity, system limitation, budget, execution capacity etc.)
  • Study the feasibility and impact for both ITEC and Operation to support new products, activities or set-up in terms of cost, risks and process capability
  • Propose adequate operational framework to support the new business request. As a TTM member, he/she should assess & propose adequate solution based on the best balance between Operational Risk, Cost, and Timeline.
  • Ensure the new product complies with all regulatory requirements (local regulatory request, US sanction etc…)
  • Report to business line sponsors and GBSU management the assessment progress as well as potential issues / decision needed through the established reporting channels (weekly email status report, capacity heatmap & TBOT)
  • In case of IT enhancement required, define the functional requirements & detail specifications in collaboration with all support functions (RISQ, GBSU, DFIN)
  • Propose and conduct change management actions and ensure the transactions will be efficiently executed
  • In case of operational incident or the set-up proposed in NPC is not followed, make sure TTM member analysis the impacts and take relevant action: escalation, update of process from committee, process review etc.

Profile required

Technical competencies

  • Strong Technical & analytical skills
  • Strong business knowledge of Global market and financing activities and products
  • Good expertise of Front to Back trade life cycle (including Risk & Accounting processes)
  • Strong knowledge of operational risk management on all value chain processes – trade capture, margining, booking controls, confirmation, settlement, payment, reconciliation, reg reporting etc…
  • Understanding of banking industry & of how change drives benefits for the organization, its customers and other stakeholders
  • Bring in addition value to the assigned new activity

Soft Skill competencies

  • Communication, Negotiation and Leadership skills
  • Result Orientation
  • Rigorous
  • Ability to raise relevant alert to sponsor and management
  • Understanding of project stakes
  • Able to work in high pressure environment
  • Client Orientation
  • Autonomy
  • Pro-activity and proposition-making mindset
  • Ability to understand the big picture of initiatives in his/her portfolio
  • Change management
  • Curiosity and critical sense
  • Analytical mindset to be able to navigate through complex business processes
  • Demonstrate strong cooperation and team spirit to work efficiently with all departments
  • Client orientation mindset with attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to stay tuned to Business and Support function requirements
  • Competencies required – Learning agility, Accountability, Cooperation, Pro-activeness, Open mindedness, Conflict Management, Active Listening, Interpersonal skills, Problem solving & Time management.

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Sales and Marketing Strategy: I develop innovative offers adapted to our clients/
  • internal partners
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the company's best interest over my team's results
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I encourage and demonstrate positive out of the box thinking
  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks 
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I develop my team 

Business insight

Company Description
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

Within Société Générale Group, you will join GBSU (Global Business Service Unit) in Hong-Kong, as Regional Manager for Time to Market team managing New Product pushes from the business.

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.

Reference: 210009XA
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/07/01
Publication date: 2021/03/30