Project Management and Governance

Permanent contract|Montreal|Innovation / Project / Organization

Project Management and Governance

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Innovation / Project / Organization



The Department of Finance, Office of the Chief Operating Officer owns the lifecycle of America's Department of Finance (DFIN) business management, transformation, regulatory and control activities including strategic planning and program management, budgeting and costs, management routines, regulatory coordination and reviews, new product reviews, resolution planning, risk and control activities. We support all the sub-business units for DFIN and report to the Chief Financial Officer of the Americas.

What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

This role will sit within the Department of Finance’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer  (COO) and will report to the Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Finance

  • This role serves a critical project management and governance role, ensuring that interal management commitments and Regulators are completed accurately and on time
  • Be a high-impact communicator within and across relevant teams, providing context to leaders and stakeholders, so that they are informed, empowered to make good decisions, and solve problems
  • Provide assistance through the development and maintenance of the COO book of work
  • Negotiate with internal stakeholders to ensure that due dates are achievable and agreed upon by all parties
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of program status
  • Ensure that metrics reported are consistent; proactively identify and solve any discrepancies
  • Assist in developing materials and agendas for regular touchpoint meetings
  • Ensure proactive management of deliverables such that risks/issues are escalated promptly to allow for timely remediation and delivery of the program as scheduled
  • Cross-functional Facilitation: Develop trust across the team, synthesize multiple points of view, and build consensus on strategic direction; all in an impartial and professional way
  • Identify areas for improvement and participate in process reengineering efforts

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

Must Have:

  1. Program and/or project management experience and presentation/communication skills
  2. Superior organizational skills, with proven ability to successfully manage multiple, concurrent priorities and adapt as necessary
  3. Demonstrated relationship management skills with ability to deepen relationships and build partnerships across the business and key functional support areas
  4. Passion for working in a cross-functional environment with a demonstrated ability to work with a range of partners across the organization to handle expectations and drive alignment
  5. A highly collaborative approach -- you care less about who did it than how it got done
  6. You take deep pride in shared outcomes, and you really believe the whole is greater than the sum of the parts when it comes to team efforts
  7. Great follow-up skills with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task you love to close the loop!
  8. Exceptional problem-solving skills -- an ability to break down a problem into the most critical parts and facilitate good decision making
  9. A knack for structured and analytical thinking -- an ability to connect the dots between many disparate pieces of information to understand the full picture, and explain it simply
  10. A love of driving alignment - leaving personal agenda at the door
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, i.e., ability to make complex subjects easily digestible for senior management
  12. Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  13. 3+ years of direct, relevant experience
  14. Bachelor’s Degree required
  15. High proficiency in English

Nice to Have:

  1. Working knowledge of Microsoft SQLA
  2. Previous experience in a financial services or consulting firm
  3. French proficiency

Due to US Federal Securities law applying to this position, candidates who will apply for this position will be required to submit to an enhanced background screening, including the collection of their fingerprints by a third-party vendor selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

Why join us

OUR Benefits:


Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 
    • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)
    • Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family
  • Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 
  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others) 

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: 230000HP
Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
Starting date: 2023/02/06
Publication date: 2023/01/09