Market and Securities Reference Data Process Manager

Permanent contract|New York|Communication / Marketing

Market and Securities Reference Data Process Manager

New York, United States Permanent contract Communication / Marketing


Base Salary Range: $62,000 - $260,000
Base salary range does not include overtime pay, bonus and/or other benefits, where applicable. Actual base salary offer will vary based on skills and experience.


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

Profile required

Competencies Required:
  • 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 Required:
  • 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, SQL, and PYTHON knowledge preferred but not mandatory

Prior Work experience Required:
  • At least 5 years of Security Reference Data experience
  • Desired: At least 2 years working in Change the Bank/ BA Reference Data

education Required:
  • 4 year Bachelor of Science from an accredited Business School
Languages Required:

Fluent English

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (

Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

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, 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: 22000VKB
Starting date: 2022/12/27
Publication date: 2022/11/07