Vice President/Director, Hong Kong Corporates Sales

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Vice President/Director, Hong Kong Corporates Sales

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Permanent contract
  • Corporate & Investment banking


Product & Market Knowledge: 

  • To promote SG’s investment and hedging solution franchise to China corporate clients with focus on investment products
  • To bring in new client relationship with focus on the asset side business diversifying the current client portfolio
  • To bring in the cross-asset solution product know how to the team
  • To maintain and grow current client base with more FX option penetration
  • Strong origination ability for various corporate deals

Sales Talent & Efforts:

  • Strong sales and communication skills, pro-active and autonomous in marketing existing and new clients
  • developing close commercial relationships, identifying client needs and originating business opportunities
  • Able to effectively and timely to deal execution
  • High results orientation and working capacities, promotes SG capabilities and services, demonstrates continuously a strong ability to grow both the business with existing clients and the client base (always detecting and onboarding 
    new clients, potentially focusing more on most significant clients and business opportunities)

Market Intelligence:

  • Knows his market, the needs of each client segment, what competitors do in terms of products -Feedback the information to management, other sales teams, ENG/Structuring teams and trading teams to improve
    capabilities of the platform especially in investment products

Team Work & Cooperation:

  • work closely and back-up other team members to ensure client business continuity, ensure effective team work within local but also global teams, as well as with other departments in the group.
  • make necessary meetings to introduce and leverage our Traders, Research and other product partners (including support functions such as MO, BO, compliance, legal, IT etc.), strong Sales & Trading Alignment, develop dialogue with other sales in all 
    centers regionally & globally to facilitate information sharing and to foster cross selling and client referral.
  • able to work with team member to strengthen the offshore HK corporate franchise
  • Fit in well with rest of team and into SG’s culture

Reporting and Transparency: 

  • Regular reports meetings to various parties involved in coverage and all necessary stakeholders, enter information on client and meeting into IC or any other CMU tools that is applicable (where iC is not useable because of regulatory constraint), report to necessary managers and/or COO of sensitive incidents or transactions. Regular reporting of the activity to management, results/achievements but also impediments/issues and immediately raise 
    internal or external incidents if any.


  • Refers to Sales Handbook and avoid to enter into any discussion or transaction that could lead to a longterm liability for SG. Understand local rules and regulations of his market(s) and complies with all internal guidelines pre- and post-trade (notably but obviously not only such as KYC, credit pre-trade check in Riskweb tool, suitability check and process, appropriate and validated marketing documents by relevant stakeholders including Compliance department, appropriate legal documentation and regulatory requirements, SG internal execution and trading standards, margin policy, CVA and RAROC guideline, timely and appropriate booking of transactions, pre- and final confirmation etc...), but also all the other general business guidelines such as gift and entertainment policy, information security guidelines and restrictions versus external or internal communication (especially when dealing with any confidential or private information, Chinese walled transactions, GILT listed deals…) etc.… , and always refers/escalate all potential issues/internal or external incidents to management, COO or Compliance.
  • For investment products, establish a sound compliant and proper suitability procedure and marketing guideline to make sure
  • SG’s reputation and compliance risk are well defended and managed

Dealing Procedures & Coordination:

  • Cooperates with support functions – is not mentioned as a problem maker by the various departments (M.O, B.O, Legal etc),
  • Properly input deals in IT systems, in an exhaustive manner, pays particular attention to the correctness of term sheets and 
    the credit processes (IFlows etc) – validate quickly Final Terms when needed. Daily & Monthly Reporting in RTQS.
  • Keep operational risks and errors close to zero if possible
  • Work with various stakeholder to consolidate the investment suitability procedure to cover various products and clients.

Other role specific accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Main focus on the Chinese clients (offshore subsidiaries of Chinese corporates) so a good understanding of Chinese clients
    (especially the biggest state owned enterprise names) is necessary.
  • Diverse product knowledge including all asset classes, including FX, rates, credit, equity, financing, etc.
  • Good knowledge and skill set of the full production life, including client onboarding (KYC, credit approval, documentation), 
    deal pitching and execution, and after deal service.
  • Cooperate with other sales in the team to back up each other to ensure team performance.
  • Close cooperation and teamwork with other sales and teams, notably with the sales based in mainland China as well as other various financing business lines of the Bank.

Profile required

  • Relevant product & market knowledge/experience, including trade execution skills, and client base; keep abreast of the 
    latest business knowledge
  • Strong sales and communication skills
  • High result orientation and working capacities
  • Autonomous and reliable in dealing with client relationship
  • Ability to present the business at senior level both externally and internally
  • To be a team player
  • To be able to work under pressure.
  • To demonstrate transparency, Honesty & Integrity at all times
  • Master or Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics, Commerce, Science, Statistics, or Engineering

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Client  focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the team’s interest over my own results
  • Commitment - Exemplarity: I embody the Group’s values
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive for high performance
  • Client - Risk: I strive to satisfy clients while taking into account risks for the company
  • Commitment - Inspiration: I support the vision and the strategy 

Business insight

Company Description

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

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: 23000ML9
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/08/29