Project Manager - Counterparty Credit

Permanent contract|New York|Risks

Project Manager - Counterparty Credit

New York, United States Permanent contract Risks


Primary responsibility includes driving all aspects of complex cross functional projects and programs, primarily with a Risk focus, aligned to industry leading PM practices. The PM must be comfortable building action plans from strategic requirements, challenging stakeholders on risk, plans and strategy, and adding value as an engaged member of the team. The capacity to manage 3rd party consultants and junior team members, as well as interaction with international project teams is expected.

Experience in financial services with a strong preference for capital markets and investment banking background is preferred with additional direct experience in Risk or Risk sponsored projects. Fluency in corporate technology process, but not necessarily the SDLC is a big plus.  

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Lead the successful & timely completion of programs to achieve SG business goals, including the identification and mitigation of risks that may impact successful program delivery
  • Act as Program Manager for fast paced programs and continuously ensure their alignment to change and transformation goals
  • Decision change and strategy of a program in collaboration with senior sponsors
  • Build strong relationships with program stakeholders
  • Build strong plans with appropriate level of detail to provide adequate transparency to all stakeholders
  • Lead an active Risk Management process
  • Independently assess progress and risk and communicate clearly to all stakeholders (including Senior Management) on a timely basis
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and arbitrate cross-functional conversations about progress, risk and strategy with all key stakeholders (often including Senior Management)
  • Employ program processes, procedures, methods, and standards for program delivery; leverage these across the organization
  • Maintain weekly and monthly operating reports
  • Guarantee compliance with SG program management procedures and tools

Profile required


  • Comfort working in a very dynamic environment, balancing multiple priorities
  • Rigorous, dynamic, detail oriented, fast learner and able to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with collaborative attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects
  • Proactive leader, self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Working knowledge of trading platforms
  • Advanced skills interfacing with business partners (front office, middle office, back office, finance and risk) to comprehend and document business requirements and their priority as well as develop technical or user process solutions
  • Knowledge on capital market and investment banking activities
  • Knowledge of trade lifecycle
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating project execution and delivery commitment with other teams under different operational time zones


  • Project Management Certification
  • ITIL advanced/expert certifications

Prior Work Experience

  • 5+ years with project management and/or IT business analysis experience in Investment Banking
  • 5+ years of experience directly interfacing with business clients (front office, middle office and back office) to comprehend and develop technical or user process solutions
  • Demonstrated Risk subject matter knowledge, ideally having worked in risk, or leading risk sponsored projects
  • Experience working with global teams – support, infrastructure, development

Business insight

Société Générale’s Risks on Market Activities and Liquidity Management, or RMA, is responsible for independently overseeing market risk activities across all relevant scope areas of SGUS and ensuring that market risk exposures are managed effectively by defining key risk assessment and stress testing methodologies. RMA also conducts development of certain capital and economic models, such as Value-at-Risk models.

In addition, RMA is responsible for producing, certifying and reporting market activities metrics. Under RMA, the Metrics Monitoring Group(MMG) production and certification unit produces, certifies, consolidates and reports all market activities metrics (including regulatory metrics). Its core responsibilities focus on P&L, Income Attribution, Market and Counterparty Credit risk analysis as well as controlling and monitoring risk limits and follow-up on breaches. MMG is also responsible to design and implement target processes to face business and regulatory changes and to ensure proper deployment of digital transformation within RMA processes.

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: 21000BP1
Starting date: 2021/05/31
Publication date: 2021/04/13