Assistant Vice President – Project Manager

May 14, 2024

Assistant Vice President – Project Manager


  • Standard / Permanent
  • IN-MH-Mumbai
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About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, European Union’s leading bank with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 10000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About BNP Paribas Group:

 BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment, and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

Job Title:

Assistant Vice President – Project Manager – DRIVE



CEO office



Business Line / Function:

CEO office

Reports to:


Head of Chief of Staff


(if applicable)


Number of Direct Reports:

Directorship / Registration:


Position Purpose

Project Managers within DRIVE play the role of architects (end-to-end) of the GM / ALMT Value Chain. Within DRIVE, the Project Implementation practice hosts the Project Managers for vertical (Front-Office to accounting) or transversal (across several FO business lines or users’ groups or locations/entities) projects, especially for their implementation phase. The DRIVE Project Implementation (DRIVE PI) covers GM and ALMT business lines globally.

Project Managers are involved in the study and/or implementation of the projects allocated to DRIVE PI, which encompasses to:

·       Frame the project upfront, define the most adequate governance to lead the project to success and get signoff,

·       When relevant, consolidate the design the solution that the project is to deliver, with proper signoff from clients & IT architecture & relevant contributors,

·       Build/consolidate and maintain the project plan, effectively manage unplanned events, manage dependencies and critical path,

·       Drive the project team to completion in close interaction with the Project Sponsor, ensure effective communication, continuous alignment of all contributors and timely running of governance routines,

·       Take responsibility for – when appropriate – some of the actions and analysis related to the project, without losing focus on the roadmap,

·       Secure the staffing of the project team, with the support of line managers and/or relevant governance body in charge of allocating resources,

·       Perform project retrospective to leverage on experience and learn lessons for improvement for the future.

 The key interactions are with the project sponsor, front-office teams, operations teams, IT and Finance. Depending on the nature of the project, liaison with GM Reg, Compliance, Legal, Risk, GM QR and Tax is required too.


The Experienced Project Manager will be able to take in charge a large / complex project or handle 2 less complex/smaller projects in parallel. In either case, this will include:

Preliminary step: project framing

•  Clarify the objective, the scope, the dependencies, the major risks & issues.

•  Confirm the sponsorship.

•  Ensure a clear business rationale is associated to the contemplated project (incl. high level ROI), identify benefits.

•  Size roughly the effort required to design the solution & execute the projects.

•  Identify contributors to be on-boarded for the study.

Study / Design phase: 

•  Clearly state the business requirements, cost and time-frame of the project.

•  Coordinate & challenge experts to put together a solution meeting the business requirements.

•  Identify risk and dependencies that could jeopardize project execution.

•  Establish the full financial of the project (cost, associated revenues or savings).

•  Design the project governance (roles & responsibilities, governance bodies, stakeholders identification).

•  Design project roadmap (i.e. the overall execution plan).

•  Secure the resource plan (skills, capacity) and prioritization / funding for those resources.

Execution phase:

•  Drive the execution of the roadmap.

•  Ensure aligned project status/progress is shared amongst the project community.

•  Identify risk & issues and propose a mitigation action plan.

•  Raise alerts / escalate issues / review the roadmap if required.

•  Monitor the budget consumption.

•  Monitor the feedback from contributors on project management and adjust when required.

•  Prepare and chair governance bodies, produce adequate reporting, communicate.

Completion phase:

•  Collect feedback from project participants.

•  Identify good practices/factors of success and fields of improvement.

•  Update project management toolkit with lessons learnt.

The Project Manager is also accountable to ensure that solutions designed for the project fit with the principles and are validated by the relevant validation bodies:

•  Overall sound IT architecture.

•  Target Operating Model with clear mandate for each team.

•  Strong controls framework.

•  Simple and efficient working.

It is also expected from the PM that they will:

•  Be able to provide Project progress KPI, allowing to demonstrate adherence (or not) to initial plan

•  Proactively propose and set-up mitigation plans.

Publish their own highlights relative to their project for review of their Team Leader

Technical & Behavioral Competencies


Technical Skills Required 

·       Good knowledge of our environment (products, markets, practices, processes, systems, organisation and people).

·       Ability to deliver the various phases (framing, study / design, execution, completion/closure) of large / complex projects.

·       Ability to manage indirectly other project resources working on the project under their lead, within DRIVE or not.

·       Ability to develop a culture of the planning, be able to keep a direction in order to meet the deadlines in an autonomous manner.

·       Ability to take decisions linked to the project when necessary and when it goes under PM mandate.

Soft Skills 

·       Strong analytical skills

·       Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills

·       Comfortable operating with a strong level of autonomy, self-driven

·       Organised and delivery-focused, with attention to detail.

·       Good communication and reporting skills

o   Is able to articulate a message clearly and succinctly.

o   Is able to tailor communication style to relevant audiences (i.e. communicate complex issues / matters in a simple understandable way).

·       Showing leadership and assertiveness

·       Working capacity and efficiency

·       Ability to detect political situations by themselves & to address those thanks to the coaching of their Team Leader / a more senior PM

·       Team Player/ Networking Skills

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Personal Impact / Ability to influence

Decision Making

Critical thinking

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to develop and leverage networks

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Choose an item.

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 15 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

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