Associate PMO Portfolio Manager

Permanent contract|New York|Project Management

Associate PMO Portfolio Manager

New York, United States Permanent contract Project Management


The Societe Generale Program Management Office of the AMERICAS Region is seeking to add a Portfolio Manager to the team. Main responsibilities will be to provide central management oversight to a diverse set of strategic programs and projects aligned with the capital markets, corporate lending, regulatory compliance and risk areas of the region.

This role will be part of a small team that works as an active partner to the program teams and is responsible for essential functions and process.  It will require leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to perform across a wide variety of content. The focus is on risk management, transparency, project controls, program methodology and planning.

The role provides a transversal view of all the Businesses and Support departments across the region and and is an excellent way to build a cross-functional network.  The role easily progresses to project and program management or senior portfolio management roles.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

The Portfolio Manager will be aligned to a portfolio of programs and sponsors to successfully deliver on key initiatives.  Portfolio Managers work on behalf of the senior executive project management oversight committee and a ~$30M program portfolio.   A Portfolio Manager must work collaboratively with senior sponsors, stakeholders and PMs locally and globally to:

  • Provide integrated view of progress and risk both in AMER and at Global level. Facilitate the design and implementation of program governance.
  • Embed key priorities into programs as articulated by senior executive project oversight committees.
  • Identify, collaboratively create mitigation plans and escalate program risk in a timely manner. 
  • Drive the annual budget and planning process from inception, through justification into prioritization and program funding. 
  • Drive dependency identification and management across the portfolio.
  • Design and execute project methodology controls to improve success rates and risk management process. 
  • Share and challenge project’s portfolio management to ensure portfolio’s investment optimization and decide on action plan(plans, risk and change).
  • Be the primary interface with global teams on behalf of the Americas Region assue proper and timely deliverables aligned to regional strategies.
  • Drive benefit and value identification using financial and non-finacial KPI and KRIs.  
  • Benefit realization tracking through program closure.
  • Drive the annual planning process from inception, through justification into prioritization and program funding. 
  • Liaise with GBSU Senior Management and report on the annual strategic objectives fullfillement (Objectives Key Results)
  • Establish a productive and trust-worthy relation with the Single BU/SU Points of Contact within his/her portfolio scope
  • Participate in the preparation for US and Global Executive Management Committees
  • Participate in the revision and approval process of external costs
  • Contribute to the program capitalization accounting process

Profile required

Technical Skills:         

  • Fluent with Microsoft Office software tools including PowerPoint and Excel


  • Ability to build partnerships with program teams and be collaborative and proactive.   
  • Solid project and/or project management skills and ability to perform in all the PMBOK knowledge areas.
  • Some project budgeting and cost tracking experience is a plus.
  • Process oriented.
  • Fluent knowledge in the role of a Program Management Office function. (PMO)
  • Strong communications skills, written and oral.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience in financial services industry project & program management, capital markets industry
  • Exposure or experience with Project or Program Management

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree
  • PMP or CAPM a plus.

Business insight

Department Summary:

The GBSU / PMO mission is to enable our program stakeholders to enact effective change, prioritize program investments aligned to their strategic goals, and minimize program execution risk to the firm. More precisely, the portfolio management team is in charge of :

  • Defining and validating Americas strategic program portfolio strategy and priorities
  • Defining and tracking value creation and optimizing the program investment of Americas portfolio
  • Performing and optimizing a capacity prioritization process
  • Monitoring and reporting on Americas portfolio of projects to US ExCo (Budget, Project plan, Delivery, Value and Quality)

The PMO team is also the main contact with Global counterparts for the deployment of program management approaches : Agile@scale & Objectives Key Results for example.

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: 21000BOU
Starting date: 2021/05/31
Publication date: 2021/04/21