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Project Management Lead

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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 - IT, Digital et Data

Job title

Project Management Lead

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

  • Manage the list of CIB IT projects, collaborating with leadership across the departments and prioritize projects based on the business need.
  • Direct the work of Project managers and provides managerial oversight for multiple projects
  • Act as point of escalation for the Project management team.
  • Create and develop a governance structure for efficient stakeholder management
  • Promote the project management service
  • Develops organizational project management capabilities through training, coaching, and individual meetings/discussions
  • Develop strategy for control and governance structures to ensure desired outcomes across the projects
  • Monitor and analyse project metrics and to propose improvements and cost savings for future projects
  • Ensure successful delivery of all projects against cost, time, scope, quality and security measures
  • Operate autonomously and handle large scale APAC/EMEA regional IT projects by understanding local regulations.
  • Clarify the needs of the client and translate them into rigorous requirement lists
  • Identify standard and project specific deliverables, key assumptions, follow and mitigate risks and issues
  • Anticipate early in the project any compliance / regulatory requirement and start informing stakeholders of such risk and measure their impact
  • Define, measure and report project KPI with right level of information
  • Identify right resource within teams and constitute / coordinate project team members
  • Report or escalate any important risk and issues to Sponsor and local management for appropriate action
  • Create, review or adapt when necessary existing processes to make them more relevant, efficient and optimal
  • Communicate to Sponsor any change with right level of information and manage to get his approval
  • Follow, report budget actual/forecast to project stakeholders and local management
  • Set relevant control in place to ensure that what has been delivered meets requirements validated
  • Manage and document the project hand over with production teams
  • Continuously improve project management toolkits and methodologies

Supplementary Information

This position requires a minimum of 8 years of relevant experiences, ideally in a CIB banking environment.

  • Excellent team management skills
  • Strong ability to understand the big picture
  • Ability to drill down complex issues to simple comprehensible terms
  • Demonstrated skill to work across functions, regions and cultures
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skillset
  • Strong communication with wide variety of individuals at all executive levels
  • Ability to Influence and motivate

Position location

Geographical area

Asia, Singapore



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Bachelor in Engineering or
  • Bachelor in Information Technology

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years


  • Expertise in project cycle management and methodology
  • Ability to anticipate and manage risks
  • Hands on knowledge and understanding of Infrastructure main components
  • Strong project management experience with ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • PMP or other certification would be a plus

Required skills

  • High organizational skills including time management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication across all levels of the organization
  • Team player mindset
  • Able to cope with multiple technologies, environment and teams, with high pressure
  • Good influencing, negotiation, conflict resolution and data analysis skills

Technical skills required

  • Experience in dealing with detailed IT Architecture in banking industry.
  • Practical knowledge in Network, Security, Data Center, Windows, Linux, Aix, VMware, Citrix, SAN, Kubernetes and Middleware components.
  • Exposure working with DevOps & Cloud technologies.
  • Familiarity in handling Cyber Security and regulatory projects.
  • Strong experience in working with tools like MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio.
  • Understanding of software development will be a plus