Project Manager, State Street Global Advisors, Assistant Vice President, Hybrid

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
19 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
We are hiring for the Project Manager position within the EMEA SSGA Project Management Office (PMO) based in London. The role is considered to be a project management and business analyst hybrid position. The EMEA PMO are responsible for delivering projects both within EMEA and cross region/globally where applicable. Projects are managed within the Change Management Framework to provide adherence to the relevant governance and oversight controls. Projects covered include but are not limited to regulatory implementation/change, industry requirements, process solution creation/improvement and developing new investment practice operational models. This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As Project Manager you will
  • Actively collaborate with applicable business functions across SSGA, other State Street business lines and external partners to deliver projects in adherence with the change management framework.
  • Work with stakeholders to analyze the multiple and intricate data elements within end-to-end processes and seek to improve efficiency, as well as identifying means to mitigate risk and improve controls.
  • Communicate in a clear and transparent manner via suitable forums and mediums to all applicable persons/groups including senior management committees, fund/legal entity boards, and regulatory forums.
  • Identify where processes can be aligned and standardized via common and robust solutions.
  • Produce, maintain and manage approval of required project documentation in alignment to the tollgate requirements of the change management framework.
  • Manage multiple projects across different disciplines concurrently.
  • With stakeholder input, you should appropriately communicate and track progress, dependencies and assumptions, roles and responsibilities, issues and risks, and key milestones.
  • Manage adherence to, or agreed changes to, project scope to ensure the project remains focused on expected outcomes and target deliverables.
  • Read appropriate regulations and contribute to the interpretation of their impact on our business
  • Liaise with global IT and impacted business functions to ensure there is a clear mapping of change by gathering the future state models and highlighting changes and any risks to the current processes so that they are both visible and effectively transferred into a set of core future operating standards and measures.
  • Manage adherence to scope and requirements to ensure the projects remain on track.
  • Proactively embed process ownership and knowledge into the respective business lines ensuring there is an ongoing governance and control structure to maintain the efficiency of the project beyond implementation.
  • Identify conflicts as they arise and collaborate with appropriate parties to resolve.
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement to actively participate in working/steering group meetings and provide project communication commensurate with Sponsor/Manager expectations.
  • Support business owners in defining test conditions and success criteria requirements in advance of system testing. Where necessary, define, participate and undertake testing, defect analysis and issue resolution during testing cycles.
  • Deliver clear and timely project updates with appropriate documentation to all relevant stakeholders including presentations to senior management committees, fund/entity boards, and regulatory forums.
  • Manage and escalate all risks and issues promptly, to the required governance level, and with mitigation proposals where appropriate.
  • Provide cross-training and share information gained to appropriate parties. Consider suitable methods to maintain up-to-date documentation to assist with ongoing training and use for analysis with future development.

What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • A dedication to deliver highly valued services and solutions to our client base is a prerequisite
  • An ability to strengthen the foundation of underlying practices and controls via more automated solutions
  • Aptitude to develop and maintain effective and shared working relationships with core partners and key business representatives
  • Experienced in taking accountability for own work and being a self-motivated, productive colleague
  • Acting with urgency to ensure essential plans remain on course and issues are effectively communicated
  • Ability to consume and interpret regulatory obligations
  • Taking ownership of functional development requirements, with capacity to organize and prioritize work schedules and influence assignment of resources
  • A sound strategic and commercial planner with a strong awareness of business risk

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • You should have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience or worked in a similar role within an investment management company.
  • A detailed working knowledge of global financial instruments is an essential requirement.
  • Strong MS Office skills, in particular Excel, PowerPoint, Visio & Microsoft Project, are necessary.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors
What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world's largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.
Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Company: State Street Global Advisors

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