Regulatory Project Manager

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Innovation / Project / Organization

Regulatory Project Manager

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Permanent contract
  • Innovation / Project / Organization


  • Gather requirements from a wide-array of stakeholders (Regulators, FO, Legal, Compliance, Operations, Risk, IT, etc);
  • Participate to industry working group (ISDA, ASIFMA, etc.)
  • Conduct a gap analysis and impact analysis with reference to the regulatory rules, business needs and all the internal requirements;
  • Drive the design of business and technology solutions and/or contribute to the development of requirements;
  • Write Business Requirements Documents and test cases;
  • Syndicate and validate solutions proposals with a wide-array of stakeholders;
  • Define/Follow-up on development plans and implementation, anticipate and mitigate risks, drive issue resolution and escalate issues and blocking points;
  • Perform UATs and organize/conduct UAT sessions with stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the design and/or enhancement of business and system processes;
  • Enhance and maintain transversal artifacts created as part of the documentation base for the Program; 
  • Adhere to standard PM/BA practices across REG team;
  • Develop and extend knowledge of the regulatory rules and associated solutions.

Profile required

  • 3+ years of relevant working experience 
  • Degree in Finance, Information Systems, Technology or another related field
  • Experience working as PM/BA for a Top Tier Investment Bank is preferred
  • Experience in front-to-back transformation projects is preferred
  • Experience in the following fields: clearing, margining, trading, OTC derivative products is preferred
  • Strong delivery record – to deliver challenging time-scales within scope and on budget
  • Proven ability to lead teams and leverage this for maximum efficiency

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of/experience in the financial industry
  • Knowledge of/experience with OTC Derivatives and Listed Derivatives products
  • Knowledge of OTC Clearing and Margining Regulations 
  • Knowledge of/experience with Trading / Lifecycle Event / Collateral / Valuation
  • Knowledge of/experience in Project Management and Business Analyst
  • Understanding of Software Development lifecycles and Agile methodology
  • Use of Microsoft Office tools with ease 

Competencies Required:

  • Strong project management skill, ability to drive discussion with stakeholders and industry bodies
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with people on site as well as people in remote locations (APAC, Paris, London, New York)
  • Strong organization skills and stakeholder management including governance within and outside the organization
  • Ability to assimilate, analyze and communicate a wide variety of information
  • Ability to break down a problem into constituent parts
  • Analytical and Problem solving skills, disciplined person and has the ability to work on strict timescales.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous work-streams, dealing with multiple stakeholders and managing across numerous •    initiatives as well as ensure timely and robust delivery
  • Must be dependable and self-motivated
  • Good communicator and attention to the details
  • Strong and clear communication (verbal and written), ability to adjust communication style to audience

Behavioral Skills 

  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive for high performance
  • Client - Client  focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position 
  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs 
  • Responsibility - Accountability: I make decisions in my scope of responsibilities

Business insight

Company Description

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world’s societies and economies, Societe Generale seeks to build together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 117,000 employees in 66 countries and supports 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors worldwide (figures as of August 2023). We have a presence in 11 locations across Asia Pacific. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong – a core hub of the worldwide Societe Generale Group – we employ around 2,300 employees in the region. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai supports the Group in Asia Pacific and globally with customised business solutions.

Department Description

You will report to Regulatory Transformation Manager and will manage regulatory projects. You will work in close relation with APAC/Paris/London/New York teams.

Hong Kong-based Project Manager to work on Asian regulatory topics in Clearing and Margining stream of the OTC Transformation Program. Coordinating different application teams from distinct systems; liaising closely with business users, legal, compliance, risk, operation, technology teams, regulators, industry bodies, exchanges and thirdparty service providers; managing delivery from consultation, inception to completion and be part of a global governance.

The position is required defining business cases, resource planning, requirement gathering, implementation, milestone tracking, test planning, risk mitigation, other project management skill sets. You will be capable of performing detailed business analysis/scoping (either on their own or through a team of analysts) in order to understand and resolve current issues and develop/define the future state vision. This will require the individual to influence at senior levels, while also being skilled at extracting requirements from subject matter experts (Operations, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Sales, Trading and IT Applications).

Hands-on approach with strong functional/technical/regulatory background. Experience working closely with IT and operation teams is paramount. Exceptional communication skills and strong influencing skills: the ability to drive through change.

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: 23000KOP
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/08/15