Fund Asset Management Head of Business Change / Operations
We are looking for a highly driven, proven but grounded senior operations lead to manage a matrix of project, changes initiatives and global offices.
You will be used to delivering a performance culture, uplifting quality in terms of processes and outcomes and be highly energised and able to lead from the front. You will be used to developing a team, conducting training and development, expanding and hiring (within operations) and quickly able to assimilate information and the mechanics that run operations within a top-tier investment manager.
There is a big emphasis on personality as you will be expected to not only face off to business leaders at board level; but also manage and motivate teams and product owners at all strata within the business. You influence will be appreciated and rewarded, but you need to demonstrate high levels of integrity and passion for your work. It will be straightforward for the right person to make a quick impact if you have a buy-side change background. The operations journey is established and beginning to be defined but this is a relatively greenfield site so your input will be recognized immediately.
You will be used to assimilating data and analysing the performance of product lines, teams, infrastructure and asset management operational processes. Within these segments you will be able to spot areas for improvement and provide the implementation of best practice.
You will be a clear and concise communicator who can deliver change and highlight the benefits of change in a gentle manner within departments who are used to doing things their own way. For example; is automation beneficial, is there a more efficient way or producing reports etc?
You will be working on a range of projects and change plans. The position covers all product types and departments within investment operations.
This is an expanding business with a number of exciting growth plans soon to be initiated. It is therefore important that you can evolve with this expansion and deliver the operational infrastructure around it, bolting together businesses as they acquire and expand. You will be instrumental in designing a global operating model for the firm so it is imperative that you have the prior experience to deliver such an important transformational programme.
Your background will have to be from fund management, investment operations. There is a clear desire for innovation here, so you will be able to put your ideas into place quickly. You must have operational leadership experience and a history of delivery.
In summary, you will be a process enhancer, a people centric operator with a stable work history who lifts organisational performance and drives productivity forward. Your recommendations must be best of breed and your ideas will be providing the foundation for the future of the firm’s operations.
Keywords: Change manager, project manager, programme manager, fund operations, equity, fixed income, derivatives, ETF’s, investment risk, compliance, regulation, business process reengineering, global operating model, operational excellence, client on-boarding, target operating model.
Please note this vacancy is open to UK residents only.