Business Transformation / Vice-President (London)

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Reshma Saujani

Background:

Business Transformation is a global team that works with all the different Asset Management business lines to help effectively deliver change programs. Assignments can arise from priorities set by the Asset Management Operating Committee or from anticipating and responding to significant industry or regulatory change. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to engage senior stakeholders and partner with a broad range of business lines to deliver this change.

Team – Business Transformation Group

Location – London

Level – Vice President

The Role: ChangeManager

We are looking for a high calibre Project Manager to join our team.

The candidate must have considerable change management experience particularly in relation to project planning, solution design and issue resolution. The candidate is expected to take ownership of entire projects or workstreams within wider programmes, working collaboratively and flexibly with the global project team and business stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

Core Delivery

  • Business line engagement
    • Provide professional and dedicated change management skills to the business lines facilitating successful delivery of regulatory, product and client driven initiatives
    • Work with the business lines to identify solutions for the enhancement, development and implementation of scalable and robust operating models and solutions, ensuring alignment to strategic business initiatives
  • Execution and Business Transformation
    • Provide mechanisms for the effective assessment of operational capabilities and building capacity for new business opportunities
    • Understand and translate new objectives into operational models
    • Work closely with Technology to ensure that business requirements are translated into technical specifications and systematic solutions where required
    • Work with operational partners to ensure readiness around acceptance of new requirements and technology
  • Leadership and Project Management
    • Drive initiatives forward, provide leadership, direction and focus for business functions and project resources
    • Take ownership to coordinate, manage and ensure the delivery of key activities required for successful delivery of an initiative
    • Produce required project documentation – e.g., project plan, risks and issues logs, status reports, closures reports, lessons learned and post implementation reviews
  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement
    • Effective issue escalation management - identify, maintain and monitor key risks and issues
    • Stakeholder management - effective communication and regular status reporting to the sponsor and key business stakeholders
    • Communicate new operational models through written and presentation updates
    • Coordination with the business teams to ensure operating model design, build and implementation is accepted and approved by all business stakeholders, before go live of the initiative
    • Producing relevant meeting materials i.e. agendas, plans, models, project documents, presentations and proposals.

Skills & Attributes:

  • Good understanding of the commercial, financial and legislative requirements of the Asset Management industry
  • Consolidated experience of managing complex projects or programmes of work
  • Aptitude at relationship building with all types of stakeholders, with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and in a matrix organization
  • Experience in cross-functional teams e.g. across change management, business and 3rd party vendors

Results/Execution:

  • Provide requested support/information quickly and accurately within a multi-tasking environment; shows initiative - anticipate next steps and suggest meaningful alternatives where appropriate
  • Raise tough issues directly and decisively for discussion and action
  • Prioritize work appropriately with necessary input from others; communicate changes to affected parties
  • Seek best practices internally and externally; adapt, grow and get better as the organization evolves

Ownership/Leadership

  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for one's actions at all times
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for one's work environment through the consistent respect for different points of view
  • Actively seek ways to take on new and/or increased responsibilities and challenges
  • Must be a "team player" with a can-do attitude

Communication:

  • Verbal expression in a knowledgeable, coherent and confident manner in a variety of situations
  • Produce clear and succinct written communications and know how to think through and frame messages for different audiences
  • Practice attentive and active listening to understand various points of view regardless of own agreement/disagreement
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