Smartsourcing Project Manager

July 1, 2024

Smartsourcing Project Manager


  • Permanent
  • PT-Porto
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About the job

Smartsourcing & Management Office is part of the COO department of BNP Paribas in Portugal. The team supports the growth and transformation of Portugal Territory by providing business and contract management, project management office, advisory and project delivery services. Made of 50+ individuals, the team supports all businesses in Portugal and has developed over the past years a solid experience and expertise to delivering projects, industrialising as much as possible the execution phase while complying with internal policies and local regulations.

The team is now pursuing its development and seeks for a Project Manager permanently based in our offices in Porto who has a proven track- record in delivering transformation initiatives to support a steady project portfolio coupled with an increasing demand for business and digital transformation.

Your Main Activities Are

As a key representative of the COO department in Porto, you would act as a referent for new joiners and operations teams being set-up in Porto. This role would include:

  • Support welcoming and on-boarding of new joiners and teams alongside with the HR department and the leadership team
  • Manage visits of the premises and present flex-office and open-door policies
  • Act as the liaison officer for any in/outsourcing topics and more generally related to transformation and change management 

As Smartsourcing Project Manager, you will advise or manage in/outsourcing end-to-end projects ensuring that the key project’s outcomes are delivered:

  • Propose meaningful project structure and governance
  • Provide method and expertise to frame and execute the project on time, on quality and on budget
  • Lead the project team on a daily basis (tasks allocation, prioritisation, etc.) to ensure successful delivery
  • Bring top-down perspective, manage key stakeholders and escalate any transversal issues

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Master’s Degree in Management, Finance, Economics or Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management is required (preferred)
  • Excellent command of English. French is a plus
  • Previous experience in an investment banking and/or strategy and management consulting would be appreciated
  • Mastery of project management methodologies and tools
  • Proficient command of Microsoft tools
  •  Strong written and verbal communication
  •  Highly organised and able to multi-task
  • Able to take on the facilitator role, mobilising project contributors appropriately
  • Energetic, proactive, determined, drives change, positive, goal-focused and consistent
  • Create an open and supportive atmosphere, encouraging others to express themselves
  • Capable of delivering impactful presentations to the internal clients
  • Proven emotional and situational intelligence to influence positively clients towards change
  • Provide honest and independent advice
  •        Act with discretion, privacy, confidentiality

About the Team

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Bank is running a long established lean transformation program. The core objectives of the programme are:

  • Improve our external/internal customer service and
  • Improve working conditions to form a more flexible and more competitive group
  • with improved morale
  • Provide a step-change in operational performance
  • Develop and deploy best practice managerial skills
  • Provide a transformational experience for those on the programme
  • Leave in place a continuous improvement culture

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