CIB Instrument Reference Data Product Strategy Lead - Executive Director

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

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Job Role

Instrument Reference Data Product Strategic Lead - Executive Director

Organisation Description

The CIB Chief Data Office (CDO) is a business-centric organisation whose purpose is to unlock value for our stakeholders through timely delivery of high-quality, compliant data. The CIB CDO oversees the overall strategy and execution of the CIB data agenda.

Contributing to the broader CIB CDO agenda, the Reference Data Product (RDP) organisation is entrusted to provide reference data products which support and enhance the needs of the Firm’s reference data consumers. Partnering closely with Technology, this diverse global team is dedicated to delivering high quality reference data solutions in-line with the needs of the Firm.

Reference Data Product is responsible for defining the strategic product capabilities, data model structures and interactions with lines-of-business and corporate functions in order to deliver best-in-class content, platforms and processes. We are driving a culture of quality and continuous improvement toward the best outcome for client experience, our colleagues and JPMorgan Chase.

Job Role Description

The Reference Data Product team is positioned to identify and lead critical strategic transformation efforts focused on the Firm’s reference data business needs. The vision is to address the Firm’s current and target state challenges through reference data platforms, processes and content using standard interfaces and unified data models.

The team is currently seeking a Product Strategy Lead for our Instrument Reference Data domain. The candidate will work closely with our instrument technology, change and operations partners and across our key stakeholders to form, syndicate and agree the appropriate business prioritised strategic solutions. The role will require delivery of these solutions across the change and adoption agenda to improve the sourcing, mastering, distribution and consumption of data across our single API.

The ideal candidate must be a strong collaborator and change agent with demonstrated experience of influencing stakeholders to consider innovative solutions, along with supporting analytical skills to strengthen the decision-making process. The candidate must be results oriented and able to clearly articulate any issues/dependencies impeding progress, along with proposed resolution and recommendations. Team leadership, data analysis, requirements gathering, and operating model development skills are essential. Applicants must have proven partnership experience across lines-of- business, technology, operations and change teams, and across global locations.

Role Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Conceptualising, syndicating and delivering the forward-looking strategy for the Instrument Product, essentially ensuring our data product is fit-for-purpose for the lines-of-business evolving needs
  • Designing and delivering integrated Ref-Data-as-a-Service strategic solutions with the Business and our Instrument data, this includes (but not limited to) History, Challenge, Override, Shared Contribution, Entitlements
  • Working closely with Instrument Change and Technology to ensure efforts and priorities are aligned, i.e. supporting necessary short term as well as strategic efforts
  • Partnering with Instrument Change to ensure that all lines-of-business migrate their data consuming applications from non-authoritative sources to our strategic Instrument data sources

Product Development

  • Define the Instrument Reference Data Product strategic vision and business goals to guide strategy development and execution, and to move people to action
  • Create forward-looking product visions and implementation plans
  • Develop strategies that drive business performance and ensure integration with the line of business plans
  • Lead identification and articulation of innovation opportunities

Thought Leadership

  • Design, structure, and own quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Identify major issues and actionable opportunities, design solutions, and quantify potential bottom-line financial impact across work-stream
  • Monitor industry trends / vendors / fintech / regulatory changes and share insightful reports and analysis with broader team and with senior executives
  • Synthesise impactful findings, develop recommendations and present recommendations to senior management

Delivery Oversight

  • Facilitate workshops, ideation sessions, and decision-making
  • Maintain overall accountability for implementing the roadmap of initiatives
  • Provide oversight and input into enterprise initiatives that impact customer experience
  • Lead strategic review of solution development; provide clear and timely feedback to ensure experiences, technology and marketing solutions are delivered on-strategy
  • Lead or participate in project post-mortems; capture key learnings and develop case studies as appropriate

Stakeholder & Team Leadership

  • Advise and influence stakeholders on key business decisions and change efforts
  • Plan and effectively lead overall interview campaigns, workshops, and focus groups
  • Deliver senior management presentations, with ability to recognise and address stakeholder motivations and concerns
  • Develop strong trusted advisor relationships with key stakeholders
  • Build, coach and lead a team with an appropriate set of skills and diversity
  • Create work plans and manage expectations and quality standards for team members

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in data management, delivering technical and operational change
  • Solid understanding of Instrument Reference Data – Equity, Rates, Credit, Mortgages, Public Finance and Exchange Traded Derivatives
  • Comfort with Front-Office Data and Technology. Prior experience functioning in roles and functions that are highly data-driven and that required understanding of data models and flows, and technology architecture as related to business requirements
  • Strong operating model and change management capabilities with experience in both tactical and strategic programmes
  • Innovative, forward thinker with a decent grasp of new technologies, competitive landscapes, marketplace, and regulatory environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to present fact-based recommendations in a clear, logical, and concise way: "tell a story" with data
  • Strong presentation skills and ease of effective communication at senior levels of management and with partners from a variety of business functions
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and manage an entire programme
  • Results-oriented and delivers return on investment (ROI)
  • Excellent and efficient skills using Office productivity tools
  • An outstanding ability to analyse problems, apply quantitative analytical approaches, communicate effectively and confidently (both oral and written) and work well in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent relationship management, team leadership, influencing skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work in a highly dynamic environment with changing and multiple priorities
  • A proven ability to drive large-scale and complex initiatives and build partnerships
  • Very strong written and oral executive-level communication skills, including the ability to quickly adjust messages based on different audiences and agendas
  • Results-oriented, flexible individual who can easily and efficiently transition across topics and disciplines. Adept at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in high-pressure environment
  • Experience in Agile based programmes
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