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Head of Combined U.S. Operations Project Management Office

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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 Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North 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 market 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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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Risk Management / Control

Job title

Head of Combined U.S. Operations Project Management Office

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary


Position based in New York, the primary mission of the PMO CUSO team is to reinforce the local implementation of Credit Agricole SA Group project management while ensuring U.S. specificities and requirements are properly taken into account.


As Head of Combined U.S. Operations (CUSO) Project Management Office reporting jointly to the CUSO Chief Risk Officer and CUSO Chief Compliance Officer:

-          Has the duty for commanding the CUSO project(s), and ensuring the delivery of the agreed products and services, by respecting deadlines, budget and quality criteria agreed with the sponsor(s)

-          Accountable for global planning, budget management, organization and external dependencies.

-          Accountable for project operational management demonstrating experience leading multiple work streams leaders,

-          Coordinates with the CUSO Risk and CUSO Compliance teams to ensure alignment on projects expectations, organization, planning and delivery

-          Defines priorities with CUSO CRO and CCO (and delegates) among project portfolio in order to ensure key milestones and regulatory obligations are met

-          Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in the business case

-          Develops and manages the CUSO roadmap aligned to the CUSO strategic initiative

-          Fosters collaboration, strategic alignment and integrated planning and execution across multiple functions in a matrixed organization


-          Oversees project portfolio within CUSO scope (mainly CACIB and Amundi) in order to identify projects that have an impact on the CUSO and would benefit the entities through added effectiveness and efficiency. 


-          Develop and lead actionable and targeted change plans – such as communications, training, sponsor roadmap, and coaching.


Experience –


-          10 years of experience within a financial services organization, with 5+ years in a leadership role, either in project management or in leading projects within the organization

-          Strong skills in organizational leadership and managing budgets, with emphasis on working with technology.

-          Bachelor’s Degree



Business type: Project Management


Contract type: Permanent contract


Management position: Yes 

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality


- Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field



- MBA or CFA

Level of minimal experience

11 years and more



- 15-years banking experience, relevant project and program management experience

- Experience in in Risk/Compliance project management in a CIB



- Successful experience in a Foreign Banking Organisation in the US, in implementing US regulatory requirements 

Required skills


- Strategic mind set to evolve an organization focused on portfolio, program, and project management and continuous improvement

- Detailed Oriented, articulate with very good communication skills

- Excellent Analytical Skills

- Resourceful in identifying, following up and resolving issues.

- Strong team spirit and work ethic

- Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision, and inspire and motivate PMO team

- Strong knowledge about Agile principles and practices