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Lead Project Manager

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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 2021). Nearly 8,600 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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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Information systems / IT Project management

Job title

Lead Project Manager

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Key Responsibilities

•Acting as Project Manager / PMO on IT projects:

  • Project manager role on IT projects. This includes, when applicable, change management activities (including roles and responsibilities, creation of service level agreements, review of current processes, definition of target processes and organization); project scoping, planning and monitoring; define risk analysis on the different IT activities involved in the IT projects; organization of training as well as User Acceptance Testing
  • Ensure adherence to the System Project Life Cycle (SPLC) and produces or assists in the production of key deliverables defined by the SPLC
  • Organize working, project and steering committees
  • Ensure that all system implementations meet US regulatory standards and are done in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures

•Acting as Business Analyst:

  • Gather requirements and define specifications so development can be done
  • Propose and design technology solutions and transform them into clear business and technical requirements
  • Coordinate and assist with development teams to ensure proper implementation of business requirement in the information system
  • Liaise with the business to understand strategies and interpret underlying business needs
  • Utilize query tools to confirm data quality and investigate questions
  • Organize and conduct functional testing on major projects or complex changes

•Working on NAP projects: Management of new business initiatives by assisting US Front Office and Support functions (Operations, Compliance, Finance) in building NAP file and in coordinating the NAP process:

  • Collect and specify impacts on support functions
  • Structure a project plan (definition of scope, stakeholders, breakdown structure and main milestones)
  • Work on target operational workflow as required
  • Follow-up the implementation plan in liaison with off-shore/on-shore support teams and under the IT Plan guidelines
  • Analyze impacts on NY IT and draft NAP opinions for all files

•Working on Innovation projects: NY GIT Project Management and Innovation department is also responsible for the Innovation of the Bank. As part of it, the Lead Project Manager may intervene as a Project Manager for innovation projects

•Ensure the respect of policies and procedures of the Bank, as well as regulatory requirements

•Ensure accuracy and expediency of any activity related to audits

•Ensure adherence to LEAN Management processes implemented in NY, especially brief, debrief and PSS

•Promote GIT’s values and visions of 1 Team across all functions and geographical locations

Management and Reporting

•Supervision of up to 2 junior project managers (depending on project portfolio)

Key Internal contacts

•Any business line involved in projects, more specifically Business lines (International Trade & Transaction Banking, Structured Finance) and Support functions (Risk, Back Offices)
Key External contacts
·Any external provider involved in projects like FIS/Head Offic

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria


Support function for Investment banking activities

Required skills


  • Project management certification (PMP) or equivalent
  • Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Visio, Power Point, Word
  • Familiar with information systems, functional and business processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking
  • Ability to analyze and summaries information
  • Ability to work autonomously 


  • Business knowledge on commercial banking
  • Experience with the ACBS Commercial loan system