Regional Project Portfolio and Project manager

April 11, 2024

Regional Project Portfolio and Project manager


  • Standard / Permanent
  • BG-22-Sofia
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Regional Project Portfolio and Project manager

What is the role?

BNP Paribas Central Europe is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our Change Management team as a Regional Project and Portfolio Manager. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for overseeing a diverse portfolio of projects and initiatives across the Central Europe region, as well as leading particular projects and acting as a liaison between business units and technology teams, translating business requirements into technical specifications and solutions.

What are the main responsibilities?

  • Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of assigned projects to ensure alignment with business objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Define and manage project scope, budget, timeline and resources effectively to deliver high-quality results within specified timeframes.
  • Identify project risks and mitigation actions, as well as introduce relevant project status reporting to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Track project progress and ensure accomplishment of milestones as planned.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to drive consensus and facilitate decision-making, including, but not limited to central IT teams, products competence centres and different Business lines.
  • Provide oversight of the entire project portfolio in the region, ensuring prioritization, traceability of initiatives and providing support and mentoring to assigned project managers.
  • Act as a liaison between business units and technology teams, facilitating the creation and translation of business requirements into technical specifications and solutions.
  •  Ensure or contribute to testing activities in their functional scope. 
  • Manage user access rights for few particular systems.
  • Maintain contact with local regulators and third-party providers as needed to ensure compliance and facilitate project execution.
  •  Drive adoption of best practices, methodologies and tools to enhance project delivery efficiency and effectiveness.

Why choose BNP Paribas? 

  • Talent Development opportunities within BNP Paribas Group worldwide
  • Prestigious international bank, a leader in corporate and institutional banking
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment, where your ideas and proactivity are valued and recognized
  • On-the-job training and networking opportunities
  • Hybrid working options – 2.5 days working from home per week
  • Comprehensive benefits package

What qualities are we looking for?

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, IT or related field; PM certification preferred.


  • 3+ years of experience in project management, preferably in multinational banking/ financial environment
  • Proven track record of successfully managing transversal projects and coordination between Business and technical teams
  • Knowledge of process analysis, design and testing methods
  • System implementation experience is an advantage
  • Understanding of corporate banking products, services and operations, is a significant advantage.

Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English and Bulgarian

Soft and interpersonal skills

  • Proactive, analytical, problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent decision-making skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and present actionable insights.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with a focus on driving results, fostering teamwork, and developing talent.
  • Proficiency in MS Office package
  • Experience with project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project, JIRA) and business intelligence software is a plus.

Please send your CV not later than May 7th, 2024. 

All job applicants will be treated with strict confidentiality in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation and only selected candidates will be contacted.

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