General Manager, Investments
This position leads a team of GM’s and other professionals that execute on business priorities for the Investment divisions and optimize the time of the Investment division leaders. The incumbent uses knowledge about the industry, T. Rowe Price, and the business strategies of the investment divisions to connect the dots around the organization, leverage best practices and drive strategic projects to completion. They ensure representation of the Investment perspective on cross functional teams. They proactively implement process improvements that leverage the time of their direct reports, Investors, and members of the Investment leadership team. They manage the time and priorities for the Head of Investments (HOI), monitor or lead key projects, anticipate emerging issues, and, with their team, take the lead in directing most day-to-day matters on behalf of the HOI. They will serve as a key coordinator across all the areas under the HOI’s responsibility and across the organization. They also, serve as proxy for the HOI internally and externally.
- Manages the delivery of operational, administrative, reporting, analytical and technology priorities across the investment divisions. Ultimately accountable for decisions about the allocation of resources (headcount, financial etc.) against those priorities including designating others to serve as project leads for cross platform projects. Holds team accountable for driving toward efficiency by leveraging best practices and focusing attention on high value projects. Provides training, skill development, feedback and ongoing career coaching to direct reports. Evaluates performance, makes compensation recommendations and conducts performance reviews. Creates and fosters a collaborative and merit-based culture.
- Keeps abreast of developing issues/initiatives and the work of existing project teams occurring across the firm globally. Uses judgment and understanding of the project to determine how to keep the HOI apprised - when to consult with the HOI, when to inform, and when to act independently. Anticipates important milestones and serves as an enabler to keep projects on track, taking a leadership role if necessary. Drive efficiencies by seeking opportunities to make connections and leverage best practices with overlapping work. Ensures that all major projects have access to an Investment perspective when relevant and serves as proxy for the HOI when necessary.
- Creates or assists with the development of presentation content for cyclical meetings such as Management Committee, Mutual Fund and Group Board meetings, Investment Committees, or CIO meetings. Solicits and synthesizes information on financial markets, macro trends and key topics from appropriate sources. Recognizes current business priorities and activities and independently incorporates compelling information for review.
- Helps the HOI make decisions about how to allocate their time- which meetings they need to attend, when others need coaching or feedback, when the HOI needs to become involved in internal service level concerns. Acts as the initial point of contact for many internal partners PR, HR , Finance etc.
- Collaborative behavior with key stakeholders – Investment management team, CIO’s, Direct reports
- Leverages HOI’s time while maximizing their connection to the most critical activities
- Viewed as an enabler and known as someone who gets things done and makes it easier for others to get things done.
- Knows when to stay high level, empowering others, and when to get involved at a more detailed level.
- Feedback from stakeholders
- Leadership and administrative effectiveness
- Proven analytical skills
- Creative and strategic thinker
- Strong relationship management and internal consulting
- Ability to influence others –even without direct authority
- Ability to maximize resources and delegate effectively
- Self-motivated and self-reliant
- Ability to collaborate across business units
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Proven project management experience with a business perspective and strong process orientation
- Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Experience working within an Investment Management or Financial services organizations
- Prior experience in a senior support function
- Knowledge of and interest in financial markets
- Intellectual curiosity and drive for continuous learning especially on emerging related to investing
- Ability to think both conceptually and tactically as appropriate for the situation