Market and Securities Reference Data Process Manager

 New York, United States       Permanent contract        Analytics & Business Intelligence


Referential team major missions are to meet the regulatory challenges of tomorrow, to support the development of the business lines and to enable the Group to meet its ambitions in terms of client satisfaction and efficiency. Ultimately, our task is to ensure that the Front Office, Risk and Finance departments are able to carry out their respective roles within a carefully-controlled risk and cost management structure.

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New Market & Securities Reference Data Process Specialist joining FRM/MRF (Market Reference Function) will be involved in overseeing market and static reference data for all business lines. The role is comprised of 5 main functions: Production Oversight of outsourced operations, Change the Bank, Stakeholder Management, Data Quality and Vendor Cost analysis. The main accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Production Oversight

  • Act as a point of contact for US Product Reference Data production issues

  • Understand end-to-end data flow and functioning logic of the global Reference Data framework/Front-to-Back system architecture.

  • Oversee production issues/data quality exceptions and coordinate with reference data teams/vendor data providers for resolution.

  • Periodic review of procedures and control documents in alignment with the global governance framework.

  • Change the Bank

  • Initiate/Manage/Coordinate all strategic Product Reference Data initiatives with a focus on operational risk reduction

  • Manage vendor costs and propose strategic optimization strategies.

  • Work closely with Technology partners to automate and optimize manual processes/reduce operational/financial risk.

  • Manage/provide direction on key regulatory projects for US Product Reference Data.

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Conduct periodic stakeholder meetings to ensure open communication between business areas

  • Own the US project catalog/prioritize business initiatives

  • Provide periodic senior management/senior stakeholder updates for all Product Reference Data initiatives.

  • Data Quality

  • Oversee the production of weekly/monthly Reference Data KPI/KRI

  • Ensure DQ reporting is compliant with BCBS 239/SR 11-7 standards

  • Oversee/Manage Data Steward output on Critical Data Elements



Excellent verbal communications skills with the flexibility to communicate and build relationships with internal clients (Front Office, Risk, Back Office) across different cultures

Curiosity, self motivation and passion

Leadership; integrity and responsibility

High sense of teamwork: inspire and work well with others

Problem solving skills to get things done

Ability to work in a challenging fast paced environment

Technical skills


Team members need understanding in the following areas:

In depth knowledge of Reference Data for across all asset classes

Understanding of Reference Data master databases and their connection with pre and post trade applications.

Knowledge of Product Reference Data vendors/offerings

Understanding of Product Reference Data control framework and familiarity with managing production teams/processes.

Ability to initiate/collaborate on Product Reference Data process improvements

Strong organizational skills; Strong presentation skills

Microsoft Office products, BBG/Reuters/Broadridge application experience

VBA and SQL knowledge preferred but not mandatory


Prior Work experience


At least 10 years of Security Reference Data experience

Desired: At least 2 years working in Change the Bank/ BA Reference Data Managerial role




4 year Bachelor of Science from an accredited Business School



Fluent English

Business Insight

When you join FRM, you are joining a team of very diverse people who are driven by excellence and whose recognized expertise is dedicated to always better serve our clients. You will be located on the trading floor having daily interactions with Front Office producers and risk officers with exposure to senior management in New York and Paris

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.

Job code: 19000W7G
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 14/01/2020
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Market and Securities Reference Data Process Manager

Permanent contract   |   New York   |   Analytics & Business Intelligence