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Vice President, Asia Operations Project**

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Business type

Types of Jobs - Operations

Job title

Vice President, Asia Operations Project**

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position


Job summary

**This position will be under the Employee Referral Program in Hong Kong.


Department: Capital Markets Operations

Team: Asia Operations Project




Operations & Country COOs (OPC) in Hong Kong is made up of five main teams:

  • Financing & Trade Operations (FTO) including Documentary & Guarantee Operations, Credit & Loan Operations
  • Transaction Banking Operations (TBO) covering client account operations
  • Capital Markets Operations (CMO) including Middle Office, Back Office and Transverse Operations functions
  • Asia & Middle-East Operations Projects (AOP) covering CMO, FTO, TBO and Transversal projects
  • Organisation team (ORG)


Within this position, the Project Manager will be in charge to deploy Innovation Projects related to the usage of new technologies, participate to optimization studies, ensure market and regulatory watch around innovation topics as well as the deployment of the OPC Client Culture Program covering CMO and FTO/TBO activities.



Key Responsibilities

  • Participate actively to the technology watch to detect new ideas and technologies that could apply to OPC teams.
  • Carry out studies on existing set-up in order to find areas for optimization.
  • In charge with the rest of the team to keep the link with Operations Strategy & Innovation team (OSI) in Head-Office to share Asia progress, share best practices and propose new ideas in terms of Project implementation. 
  • Coordinate actions between Operations teams in Asia and all stakeholders (IT, Compliance, Legal,…).
  • Deploy Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI solutions for Operations department in Asia.
  • Be in charge of PMO activities (planning, reporting, dashboard and progress reports, etc.).
  • Be able to communicate frequently around new ideas and technologies to keep an innovative mind-set within OPC teams.
  • Deploy new global initiatives coming from Head-Office (Technology and Client Culture wise) as well as proposing new ideas for Asia innovation development (AI / Data analytics, BPA…).
  • Collect and formalize user business requirements, draft test cases and provide support to the users when implementing a project.
  • Prepare and implement Change Management plans for Operations teams.



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Position localisation

Geographical area

Asia, Hong Kong



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

• Master degree holders, with academic background in corporate banking, Finance, IT or relevant discipline

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years


• Previous experience in an investment bank
• Previous experience in Operations or IT department
• 5 to 7 years as a project manager

Required skills

• Strong communication and problem solving skills with ability to provide solutions
• Self-motivated and independent with a strong sense of commitment and responsibility
• Able to be multi-task, meet deadlines and motivate others to meet deadlines.
• Responsible, positive attitude, attentive to details & able to work under pressure

Technical skills required

• Strong interest in technologies and client oriented person
• Strong Project Management skills, previous roles driving innovation projects
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint


• Fluent in both written and spoken English