Project Management Office - Analyst

Permanent contract|New York|Innovation / Project / Organization

Project Management Office - Analyst

New York, United States Permanent contract Innovation / Project / Organization

Responsibilities

The Societe Generale Program Management Office(PMO) is seeking to add an Analyst to the team. Our 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.

Main responsibilities will be to provide central program 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.

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.

More precisely, the portfolio management team is responsible for :

  • Providing oversight to the Regional Strategic Program portfolio on behalf of the US Executive Committee
  • Defining and validating Americas strategic program portfolio strategy and priorities
  • Developing and communicating risk mitigation plans
  • Defining and tracking value creation and optimizing program investment in the portfolio .
  • Working across all regional functions to perform a capacity prioritization process for new programs and scope.  
  • Monitoring and reporting on Americas portfolio of projects to US Executive Committee (Budget, Project plan, Delivery, Value and Quality)
  • Conducting project methodology controls.
  • Various program management assignments working with a senior Program Manager to develop practical experience.

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

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.

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 planning process from inception, through justification into prioritization and program funding. 
  • 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.  
  • Liaise with GBSU Senior Management and report on the annual strategic objectives fullfillement (Objectives Key Results)
  • Participate in the preparation for US and Global Executive Management Committees
  • Participate in the governance and approval process of external consulting costs
  • Contribute to the program capitalization accounting process

Profile required

Technical Skills:         

  • Fluent with Microsoft Office software tools including PowerPoint and Excel

Competencies:

  • 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, 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: 22000GJM
Entity: SG AMERICAS OPERATIONAL SECURITIES
Starting date: 2022/07/19
Publication date: 2022/06/13
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