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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
59741; Assistant Vice President Senior Project Manager
Location: Kraków

Your new team

The position will be part of an established project management team supporting the Global Markets businesses.

Purpose of the role

This will include PMO activities at a macro Global Markets level, working closely with the EMEA Head of Change Management; and project management support across the Global Markets portfolio of strategic and regulatory initiatives.

There will be opportunities to take end to end ownership of activities and processes and to proactively find ways to continuously improve them.

Who are we looking for?

A Project or Change Manager experienced in delivering and supporting change programs in the Financial Services/Banking industry. If you have capital markets and investment products trading knowledge, combined with Regulatory project management exposure, this position seems like a perfect career opportunity for you.

Your new role

This role can be performed fully remotely from home within Poland area or you can work from Kraków or Gdańsk office in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

As a Senior Project Manager, Assistant Vice President you will be responsible for supporting the Global Markets business with all aspects of change management, driving the execution and delivery of front office projects including strategic, regulatory, geopolitical and business transformation change. Your will interact with State Street Bank and Trust Company and State Street Bank International parties.

As a Senior Project Manager, Assistant Vice President you will:

  • Support Global Markets EMEA with a number of key change initiatives and projects across the Global Markets business, with front to back ownership of the full project lifecycle (PMO activities, project management and administration of various initiatives, including documentation and reporting )
  • Manage the monthly reporting cycle for various change forums including the preparation of materials required for the Global Markets EMEA Change Management Forum (CMF)
  • Support the CMF CoSec with preparation of minutes and maintenance of an meeting action log, proactively following up with stakeholders to close actions
  • Review existing project management and reporting processes across Global Markets EMEA and identify ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Become a SME for the UK Change Management Framework and perform regular health checks on the Global Markets EMEA portfolio to ensure they continue to meet the required UK and State Street minimum standards
  • Work with colleagues in Compliance, Legal and RIGA to establish a robust process around identification and prioritisation of future projects
  • Produce and maintain resource and stakeholder management analysis for Global Markets EMEA project portfolio
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio level RAID log to facilitate early and transparent escalation of critical project risks and issues

This position will require People Management skills as you will be responsible for a small group of other Project Managers.

What we value

Experience and specific qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing complex projects (preferably in banking and financial services)
  • University degree
  • Formal project management certification (eg: PMP or Prince II)
  • Experience delivering and supporting change programmes in the Financial Services/Banking industry
  • Preference for candidates with IT project experience and/or exposure to FX products
  • Experience with project management protocols, end to end project lifecycle and an understanding of good governance standards
  • Experience with continuous improvement processes with an ability to identify more efficient and effective ways of working and reporting
  • Knowledge of capital markets, including product trade lifecycle

Skills and competencies:

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Very strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Successful track record in problem-solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to influence people without direct reporting lines
  • Negotiating skills/stakeholder management
  • Self-starting with the ability to operate without or take steps to define clear guidance on required outcomes
About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


  • iconProject Management, Banking
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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