AP-PM-3168: Project Manager – Back Office - Operations
  • Consultant:
    Stephen Pimm, Ian Williams
  • Published:
    13 May 2019
  • Location:
    London - London
  • Sector:
    Banking and Finance and Accountancy
  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Offering:
    To £60k & Benefits
  • Start Date:
    ASAP
Job Description:
Exciting opportunity for an ambitious Project Manager to further develop their skills and knowledge in the Financial Services sector.
 
This role will be suitable for a candidate with "back office" operations experience in the Financial Sector and is now looking to kick on and develop their career as a PM in this exiting sector!

Our client, an authorised investment management company, set up for local government and are the collective investment vehicle (CIV) for their Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds. They currently have over £25 billion of assets across the 32 funds there is significant scope for savings and efficiencies. My client continues to be one of the most exciting projects in the financial services sector and this is a good opportunity to get involved in all aspects of a fledgling and rapidly growing asset management business.
Based in their London offices, the successful candidate will report into the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, and be a key player in the “Back Office” team. The role will also require you to work right across the organisation and with a variety of internal stakeholders.

The Role:

The Project Manager will implement a disciplined project management process across a wide range of projects ensuring appropriate timelines, milestones, dependencies and resources are identified, monitored and communicated.

The Project Manager will also identify and monitor project risks and the initial focus will be on the day-to-day project management of the fund projects including fund launches, closures, changes, and manager transitions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

•Develop, execute, monitor and control the fund change projects including establishing project plans, agreeing timelines with relevant internal and external stakeholders, monitoring and reporting on milestones, actions, risks and escalating issues as appropriate

•Produce progress reports and updates as required for project meetings, Committees and Board meetings

•Establish effective working relationships across all internal teams as required 

•Engage with external service providers including legal, fund administrators, investment managers and depositary to ensure effective and timely delivery of services to support the fund change projects

•Establish and maintain robust project management standards across all projects and apply risk management and mitigation processes and strategies in the resolution and escalation of project issues

•Deliver timely and accurate reporting, capturing ‘lessons learned’ and leading by example in a continuous improvement mindset

Essential Requirements:

•Proven track record in project delivery gained in Asset Management

•Strong funds experience and knowledge of fund structures across different asset classes

•Degree level education

•Strong analytical skills with ability to evaluate issues, propose and implement solutions and consider all downstream implications

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to prepare concise presentations and ongoing reporting

•Prince2 or MSP

Great opportunity and one that doesn’t come along very often. Fantastic chance to grow your PM career!

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