The CFO Program Services Team is an organisation that supports the long-term success of Credit Suisse by providing high quality consulting and project management services for strategic bank initiatives.
Its mission statement is to help define and deliver the most important change programs within the bank and through this delivery to raise the overall level of change delivery capability within the bank.
The Team has a Global Lead based in London and Regional Management teams located in the UK, US, Zurich and Singapore. The CFO Program Services Team provides its consulting and project management services to all divisions within the bank, covering both CFO and Shared Services departments.
The Senior Project / Program Lead will be responsible for sourcing, directing, managing and executing complex consulting or delivery programmes. Depending upon the nature of the candidate, their main duties and responsibilities will be as follows.
Primary Program Management responsibilities involve:
Working with Management team to identify programme engagements & scope them appropriately
Assisting the client Management Team with budgeting for the engagement
Staffing the engagements with the appropriate level and skillsets
Developing detailed level project documents including, but not limited to project plans with deliverables and dependencies, project mandates, a communication plan and status reporting
Ensuring that all parties are aware of the programme scope, the benefits that it expects to deliver, the benefits it actually realizes and the programme timelines
Executing and/or managing the progress of the programme against quality standards, targets and budgets and challenging actions, results and activities where necessary
Resolving or (where appropriate) escalating issues and risks and ensuring that appropriate corrective action is taken
Effectively communicating with key programme stakeholders on programme progress
Taking responsibility for quality assurance within the program by overseeing that Program Services methodologies, standards and procedures are being implemented regionally
Establishing credibility with all levels of client Management
Primary Management Consulting responsibilities involve:
Use a range of techniques to analyse complex situations or issues and propose best in class solutions
Develop a range of management consulting style outputs
An Investment Bank and/or Asset Management and/or Consultancy background, with a strong understanding of structured project management within the Financial Services arena.
A proven track record in delivering results through the provision of a management consulting skill set
A proven track record of successfully delivering large complex programmes within an Investment Banking environment
A good level of product knowledge in one or more areas of the Financial Services industry
Project/programme delivery across a wide set of products and/or functions is strongly preferred
Proven organizational, leadership and management skills
Ability to command a room and manage meetings with many senior participants
Ability to communicate effectively to senior managers
Ability to command attention from senior managers
Ability to produce clear, concise reporting
Solid strategic analysis, problem solving, issue resolution and decision making skills
Strong presentation development skills
Proven ability to communicate with all levels of Management in a clear, concise manner
Attentive to detail
Strong knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
Sufficient credibility to direct project teams and senior management in relation to the programme
Tact, discretion and diplomatic
Solid facilitation skills
Effective relationship management and influencing skills
Time management skills
The ability to create agreement among differing stakeholder views
You will be working in a small team and required to direct the activities of others.
Proven experience of managing personnel is therefore desirable.
Candidate must be able to lead by example and motivate/ focus team members
University under-graduate degree
PRINCE 2 or other structured programme / project management qualifications
Credit Suisse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.
To the extent permitted or required by applicable law, a candidate who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check and other background checks.
Credit Suisse - 14 months ago
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