The COO Transformation Office drives the “change the bank” agenda through the evolution and transformation of the bank’s operating model (across process, people and technology) in accordance to business (client and front-office) needs and the overall bank strategy.
The successful candidate will work within the Transformation Office and be responsible for planning, leading, coordinating, and monitoring activities of one or more projects covering various facets of the project life cycle ranging from project initiation to analysis and implementation.
This individual will collaborate with other departments to define project scope and objectives, design the governance structure and operating model, develop detailed work plans and deliver other project artifacts as required to drive projects from discovery and mobilization to implementation.
They should have the ability to anticipate and identify project issues and risks and recommend mitigating action, as well as provide regular reporting covering project status including major deliverables, risk factors and financials.
Manage the delivery of multiple projects while keeping all stakeholders and sponsors informed
Determine time frames, funding needs, technology requirements and procedures for successful delivery of projects
Establish and maintain project level governance including executive level reporting to fulfil stakeholder requirements on progress against key criteria such as cost, schedule, resource utilization, change control, risks, issues and benefits
Appropriately orchestrate the necessary involvement of various project methodology disciplines (industry best-practice and alignment to COO Transformation Office PMO framework) to contribute to project success
Ensures the review of possible risks, issues and dependencies that could impact delivery and either resolves or escalates as appropriate
Ensure the appropriate support structures are in place to support required meeting outputs and artefacts
Influence stakeholders across multiple departments to drive the execution of complex projects
Experience / Skills Required
5-7 years relevant work experience, e.g. as a current or former management consultant (e.g. Deloitte, E&Y, PWC, Accenture) with experience in financial services
Relevant experience in a project management role for a financial services firm across regulatory change (preferably strong MiFID II involvement) and non-regulatory projects
A proven self-starter; ability to operate independently and lead large projects with limited oversight
Familiarity with private banking products, institutional trading workflows (preferably demonstrates strong understanding of post-trade functionality), technology and financial instruments
Can achieve results by building consensus across organisational and functional lines and in managing cross borders stakeholders in a matrix environment
Fluent in English and French; excellent communication (written and verbal), networking, influencing and presentation skills
Advanced or proficient level of Microsoft Office skills, PowerPoint and Excel
Detail oriented; demonstrates initiative, thoroughness and strong ownership of work
Has demonstrated a structured approach to delivery: proven ability to chair meetings with clear agenda, inputs and documented outputs
Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment – strong sense of urgency
Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others
Position based in Geneva
PS : this worldclasse firm offers excellent hiring conditions and working environment.
If you recognize yourself in this description, we look forward to receiving your application, which will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Job Ref: 1499BD
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