Project and Program Portfolio Manager

Société Générale - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.9

Department Summary
The Global Business Services & Chief Operating Office [COOU] is a key partner for GBIS business lines development and performance. This global team gathers the following support functions: Market Analysts & Certification Community (MACC), Operations (OPER), Information Technology (ITEC) and Security & Anti-Fraud Expertise (SAFE). BS's role is to provide the most competitive operating model on the market to GBIS business lines while delivering a high quality level of service and innovative solutions in a risk-controlled environment. he primary missions of the Chief Operating Office of GBS consist of: optimizing the allocation and the management of resources (capital, balance sheet, liquidity) for all GBIS activities and, secondly, driving the even more in-depth transformation of our operating model, especially those relating to the resources departments. The specific role of the COOU team is to ensure teamwork, synergy, pursue & implement strategic transversal programs & continue the development of a top class team for GBS regionally.
The Societe Generale Program Management Office of the AMERICAS Region is seeking to add a Change the Bank Portfolio Manager to the team. Main responsibilities will be to provide central management support and transparency to a diverse set of key programs and projects aligned with the trading and lending, compliance and risk, and transformative and technology strategies.
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. It requires smart choices on where to spend time to get the most value. The role progresses to Senior Program Manager of multi-million euro efforts such as KYC and launching new trading products.

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. Work collaboratively with senior sponsors, stakeholders and PMs locally and globally to:
Provide integrated view of progress and risk. Facilitate the design and implementation of program governance.
Embed key priorities into programs as articulated by senior executive project oversight committees.
Maintain traceability between the program and the regulatory and risk functions where required.
Drive the annual budget and planning process from inception, through justification into prioritization and program funding.
Drive dependency identification and management across the portfolio.
Own the change management planning process to properly transition program deliverables into sustainable production operations.
Craft executive communications highlighting risk and change.
Provide objective challenge to plans, risk and change.
Be the primary interface with global teams on behalf of the region assue proper and timely deliverables aligned to regional strategies.
Drive benefit and value identification using financial and non-finacial KPI and KRIs.
Benefit realization tracking through program closure.
Drive the annual planning process from inception, through justification into prioritization and program funding.
Be proactive, collaborative and flexible in the role.

Technical Skills:
Fluent with Microsoft Office software tools including PowerPoint and MS Project

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 Needed:
Experience in financial services industry project & program management, capital markets industry preferred.
3-5 years as a Project or Program Manager and fluent in PMI knowledge areas.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelors degree
PMP or CAPM a plus.