Apac Front to Back Business Analyst / Project Manager

BNP Paribas
Singapore, Singapore
18 May 2023
01 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

* excluding partnerships

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.


Position Purpose

BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 countries with almost 200,000 employees. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.

In Asia Pacific, the BNP Paribas Group is a leading employer with 17000 employees and a presence in 14 markets. Being one of the largest international banking networks, we strive to employ talented and innovative people who are aligned to our vision and culture.

The APAC GM Front2Back team is responsible for delivering the services to its clients on Global Markets perimeter. This team is responsible for managing regional projects, coordinating and implementing global projects affecting APAC region mainly for the Global Market perimeter across FIC, G10, Rates, Commodities and other Equity derivatives business lines.

Main responsibilities for the candidate would be to
  1. Functional expert and SPOC to the business in Asia on the domains working on.
  2. Project management of topics, driving front to back and transversal projects for Asiapacific
  3. Stakeholder management, Steering of governance and strong relationship with business and clients
  4. Bring expertise on end-to-end process with a strong focus on improving end to end efficiency
  5. Develop a clear vision of the target processes including innovation / digital as the case may be

An ideal candidate would come with 8-12 years of experience working in Investment Banking domain as a functional project manager delivering front to back topics.

Key Responsibilities

Direct Responsibilities
  • Project manager on the different topics allocated, manage end-to-end project on Scoping, execution, testing and production. Build a strong project culture on reporting, stakeholder management
  • Functional expert on the domain, conduct end to end studies and architecture and solution definition
  • Act as a subject matter expert on the domains, perform analysis
  • Production support where intervention is required on a functional expertise level.
  • Perform end-to-end tests, plan and coordinate UAT, change management and golive support.
  • Able to work in a matrix environment building a strong relationship with Regional and Central IT teams and clients
  • A team player, who is able to work in a diverse team and comes with an open mindset to learn and adapt
  • Provide regular updates to project sponsors and business stakeholders, organize project steering meetings and issues meeting minutes
  • Collaborate and follow up with development teams regionally/globally to establish IT Solutions and ensure timely delivery of the IT Solution
  • Develop good communication channel and good working relationship with Central teams in Europe and ISPL and ability to influence global teams to deliver APAC specific requirements.
  • Pre-empt and escalate any risks/issues to management/steering committees in a timely manner
  • Provide tactical solution to business in case of tight timelines and collaborate with different stake holders to provide strategic solution
  • Provide trainings to Business Users and APS team before the functional project go-live and prepare support document on the wiki/SharePoint.
  • Contribute to the team resource development. Effective transfer and share functional and technical knowledge to teammates.
This is a hands-on role, which will develop good understanding of Global Markets and Treasury business areas, processes and various Front to Back layers, strong analytical skills and a high level of accuracy when defining business specifications and testing scenarios.

Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)

Core Competencies
Candidates should have/be able to demonstrate :-
  • Strong hands on product knowledge and understanding of Capital Market deal flow from pricing to booking, risk management and back office, especially on FICC instruments - FX, Deposits, Rates, Options, derivatives and others.
  • Experience working in Front to Back projects and strong exposure to Booking, PNL & Risk, Post trade functions - Settlements, confirmation, Reconciliation, Accounting.
  • Strong Program Management skillset and expertise in delivering large transformation programs
  • Strong people skills being a team player and working with Front Office, Operations, Finance teams
  • International exposure in working in a complex matrix organization
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills as well as reporting capabilities
  • Strong communication and presentation skills both verbal and written
  • Experience as a BA/Developer in banking environment
  • Have experience working with Global Teams
  • Be business oriented, positive, resilient, full of stamina with a clear focus on results and deliveries
  • Be creative, innovative, pro-active and convincing in terms of finding solutions.
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