Reference Data Management Product Manager

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The CIB Chief Data Office (CDO) is a business-centric organization 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.

Reference Data Product (RDP) was created with the mission to help improve the quality, integrity and reliability of the firm’s critical reference data. Reference Data Product actively contribute to the firm’s efforts in growing the business, reducing costs, and ensuring regulatory compliance. The organization’s objectives are to explain the path that critical reference data follows, improve data quality, reduce ambiguity and inconsistent terminology, enhance transparency, rationalize the number of replicated data assets, and improve firmwide-sharing of information and best practices. To achieve all of this, RDP serves as the governing body to create firmwide reference data standards that drive consistent data management practices, develop technologies and processes to support data management processes, partner with LOBs to embed data management best practices and capabilities, and ensure sustainability by refining, measuring, and improving the firm’s ability to manage reference data


You will join the Reference Data Product team focused on supporting business priorities and strategy. Strong partnerships with other global functional support areas are essential; these include technology, business support management, product business managers, legal, credit and various operational support teams. An ability to develop effective working relationships with partners, stakeholders, and senior management is critical; this role interacts with the leads across the Party Reference Data and Reference Data Product organizations, as well as with Business stakeholders.

Job responsibilities:

  • Supporting the adoption of the strategic party and account reference data model from onboarding to downstream processing
  • Leading analysis / working group meetings with stakeholders including preparation of meeting materials
  • Documenting current state, future state process / workflows
  • Developing business cases as needed where technological infrastructure build / changes are identified
  • Contributing ideas and solutions to help shape both tactical and strategic solutions
  • Collaborating with PMO Leads to ensure clear documentation of meeting minutes, maintaining scorecards, project plans, RAID logs and other PMO updates

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of party reference data, client onboarding processes (including KYC) and downstream trade booking and risk management processes
  • Ability to understand logical data models and work with data architects to define extensions to the strategic party and account data model
  • Experience of working on agile delivery projects with ability to write user stories /
  • Excel/PowerPoint/Visio skills with ability to create business focused presentations and clear process flows
  • Confidence in communicating internally at all levels; candidate will be dealing with stakeholders of varying degrees of seniority across front office, middle office and technology teams
  • Effective change&time management skills. Ability to support & adopt within a changing environment. Efficient at multi-tasking and able to work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Markets and/or Securities Services business; additional knowledge across other departments e.g. Banking, AWM would be useful.
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