Continuous Improvement Team Leader

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 22 Oct 17 2017-10-22

Continuous Improvement Team Leader


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.



The Continuous Improvement Leader will lead or take part of projects where he / she will:

  • Be responsible for planning and implementing CI Transformation roadmap to implement lean management practices and/or strategic projects, defining the appropriate methodology and governance and ensure deliveries are made on time and within the budget allocated
  • Be responsible for driving process optimization projects / study applying the 6-sigma and / or Lean methodology (when applicable)
  • Identify and diffuse adequate solutions / best practices in line with Operations strategy. CI Leader should assess the best balance between Operational Risk, Cost, and Timeline to propose adequate solution. Propose and conduct change management actions Monitoring & Control the post roll-out of all projects
  • Perform opportunity study to rationalize the Operations business model to be cost efficient and resilient
  • Identify areas where Front to Accounting processes can be streamlined, standardized or automated
  • Coordinate with other projects / initiatives (regional / global) to ensure global consistency
  • Report to sponsors / operational management the progress on the project / program as well as potential issues / decision needed
  • Develop, coordinate and drive for knowledge management initiatives and any adhoc initiatives with all teams in the department

Technical Skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong business knowledge of investment banking/financing business products
  • Good expertise of Front to Accounting processes
  • Good knowledge of operational risk management
  • Client Orientation
  • Autonomy
  • Pro-activity and proposition-making mindset
  • Value-added mindset
  • Flexible on change of priorities
  • Result Orientation
  • Rigour
  • Ability to raise relevant alert to sponsor and management
  • Understanding of project stakes
  • Able to work in high pressure environment
  • Prepare to travel for adhoc projects (when applicable)

Change Management

  • Curiosity and critical sense
  • Negotiation and project management skills
  • Experiences in leading transformation project is a plus
  • Communication and Cooperation
  • Flexible
  • Being able to adapt communication to all levels.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate strong cooperation and team spirit capability to work efficiently with all departments
  • Ability to stay tuned to Sponsors' requirements
  • Good presentation skills


Required / Must have:
  • Experience working in International and Multi-cultural organization
  • >7 years experiences in Banking operations project management/ team head role / consulting in finance industry
  • Experiences in leading process optimization projects using 6-sigma and / or lean methodology is definitely an advantage
  • Good English Communication Skill (written / speaking / listening) with onshore or overseas teams is mandatory.
  • Graduate degree in finance, business administration, economics
  • Lean six sigma green belt / black belt certification is definitely an advantage
  • Master in Business Administration is a plus