Manages high priority projects related to risk and financial product innovation involving multiple internal and external experts and service providers.
Manages changes to project scope, schedule and costs, using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated and reflective of authorized project changes.
Lead and direct high priority projects often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration from initiation to close. Ensure familiarity with scope and project objectives and establish clear roles and responsibilities for project team members.
Develop Project Plan, forecast and schedule. Work with Chief Investment Officer to record detailed project requirements, constraints and assumptions to establish project deliverables. Defining project scope, stakeholders, risks and issues.
Ensure plans for assigned projects include work breakdown, project organization chart, cost/budget and communication, risk, quality and resource plans.
Communicate project plans to affected parties to ensure a common understanding, set expectations and align stakeholders and project team members.
Ensure execution of tasks defined in the Project Plan to achieve the project goals. Execute all parts of the project plan and manage the budget/forecast. Monitor and control project work including change controls.
Measure project performance utilizing appropriate tools and techniques to monitor progress; identify and quantify variances, complete any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
Coordinate working group meetings, setting the agenda, preparing meeting materials, documenting minutes and ensuring clear ownership of action items. Implement approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events.
Improve project team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, training and motivating to facilitate cooperation and ensure project efficiency.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s policies and controls. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
10+ years project and process management experience. Established track record of project delivery in a complex environment
Sound knowledge of project management methodology
Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly an ability to negotiate, influence and gain consensus
Regularly communicates verbally and in writing with management on status of initiatives, in a professional and understandable manner
Strong analytical, structured approach to problem solving
Ability to work individually as well as a member of a team
Self-motivated, results-driven and strong attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time constraints in support of various assignments
Ability to execute tasks under aggressive targets and effectively manage to changes in plan
Strong interpersonal skills necessary internal and external for business partner relationships
Regulatory knowledge a plus
Managerial experience a plus
The company is headquartered in New York City with an office in London. We seek to generate compelling risk-adjusted investment returns by creating, managing and investing through proprietary financial products.
Design new financial products which release economic value trapped under one or more technical constraints, including regulatory, legal, tax, accounting and rating agency rules, or market conventions
Deploy the financial product in a specialized risk-managed investment program to capture quantifiable riskadjusted profits for investors.