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Director, Securities Data Management

Hartford, USA
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Director, Securities Data Management

Investment Operations, Investment Management

Full-Time (Boston or Springfield )

The Opportunity
As the Director, Securities Data Management you will lead a team of associates and be responsible for the daily management and oversight of the Securities Data Management team. You will play a critical role in supporting the team in the implementation of new data requests and the resolution of data issues across the Investment Data Ecosystem. You will provide subject matter expertise to Investment Data consumers across, understanding the root cause of issues and providing steps to remediation. You will act as a point of escalation for complex issues and be empowered to make decisions impacting the team. You will actively focus on coaching the team, providing feedback and encouraging knowledge transfer opportunities. Additionally, you will understand the importance of Investment Data Quality continuously looking to improve processes. You will have a strong business acumen of investment types and their life cycle and demonstrate interest in continued development. The nature of the work will require perseverance, accountability, and resourcefulness to identify opportunities to improve processes that address the root causes of business challenges.

The Team

The Securities Data Management team is part of the Investment Data Integrity team reporting to the Head of Investment Data Integrity, part of the MassMutual Investment Operations team within the Investment Management division. Securities Data Analysts are accountable for the management of data flowing into the investment ecosystem and maintaining system configurations related to validating, deriving and compositing data. The team works closely with the Investment Data Quality team to identify root cause of reoccurring operational issues, partners with Product Owners and developers to prioritize improvements, understand and react to new business requirements and represent the Investment Data Ecosystem as needed throughout the Enterprise.

The Impact:
  • Manage multiple and complex functions of the Securities Data Management Operations team
  • Understand data flows and processes within the investment ecosystem including and provide subject matter expertise to investment data consumers
  • Assist in management of complex transactions and projects related to securities data flows
  • Assist in developing and implementing business processes utilizing investment data
  • Manage multiple projects/issues at one time, demonstrating agility and the ability to prioritize workload
  • Participate in strategic initiatives, such as implementation of our Target Operating Model and current stabilization efforts
  • Provide ongoing training and coaching to team members, encouraging decision making and ownership of issues
  • Identify, implement and drive continuous improvement and efficiencies
  • Manage employee development, training and planning
  • Direct staff in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintain internal control standards, including timely implementation and execution of internal and external audit remediations

The Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required
  • 7+ years of securities data experience with an understanding of securities life cycle

The Ideal Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related area
  • Prior experience leading a team
  • Knowledge of investment data management from ingestion of source data to end user reporting
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, comfortable interacting with vendors, business partners, external managers and internal Investment teams a
  • Ability to work across multiple priorities with limited guidance
  • Ability to independently explore solutions to a problem and adapt quickly to changes
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future
  • Knowledge of Eagle PACE or like Data Management Tool
  • Knowledge of Eagle STAR or like Investment Accounting platform
  • Expert user of excel and proficient with SQL/Oracle query tools
  • Microstrategy or other reporting tool experience a plus

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team
  • Regular meetings with the Investment Data Operations and Analysis team
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

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