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People Strategy Manager

Morgan Stanley
Baltimore, USA
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

Department Profile
The Finance Division reports to the Chief Financial Officer and consists of some 3,000 employees worldwide. Finance protects the Morgan Stanley franchise by serving as guardian of the Firm's books and records, and by contributing to firm wide risk management and risk reduction. This division maintains relationships with Morgan Stanley's various industry and government regulators, and also serves as the conduit of financial information to the outside investment community.

The Chief Administrative Office (CAO) Team within Finance's Chief Operating Office (COO) is comprised of location strategy, business management and strategy, analytics, and communication and training teams. The team is responsible for oversight of Finance's people strategy, including recruitment, training, internal communication and engagement. The team is also responsible for division-wide metrics and identifying optimal location strategy for the Finance organization.

The CAO team is currently seeking a Director to support our People Strategy and HR Transformation efforts. The role would report into the Finance People Strategy and Transformation Lead. The Director would partner across the CAO team, the global Finance organization, Human Resources and Talent Development to support initiatives focused on HR Modernization, Retention and Career Development and associated Change Management / Adoption strategies. The role is in a fast-paced environment and requires an individual who can operate independently, is delivery-oriented and has superior judgement.

We Offer
  • Work in the Finance department of one of the world's top tier Financial Institutions and gain first-hand insight of our business
  • A desirable compensation and benefits package including eligibility for an annual bonus
  • Professional development opportunities including access to Morgan Stanley's world-class internal trainings and specific Finance-led learnings to help set employees up for success
  • Enriching challenges that provide opportunity for constant learning and advancement
  • A supportive and vibrant diverse environment, we are inclusive of individual backgrounds and leverage them to foster our work environment and culture. Our Firm and the Finance Division offer Employee Networking Groups to help connect employees and create inclusion across the Firm
You Will
  • Support project management and execution of Finance's people and talent objectives
  • Support People Strategy and Transformation Lead on HR Modernization workstreams for Finance, including Job Architecture and HR Data
  • Support and lead initiatives related to talent development across all levels of the Finance organization
  • Partner and drive coordination with coverage and learning & development
  • Build strong partnerships with business leaders and functional areas to promote effective communication strategies and accountable adoption strategies
  • Flexibility and interest in jumping to support ad hoc projects/deliverables
You Have
  • 3-5 years of work experience; preferably with exposure to People Strategy, HR or Learning & Development
  • Demonstrated project and change management experience, preferably in a complex, global organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trusted relationships and build strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, strategic and organizational skills
  • Able to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing long-term projects with more urgent, immediate demands
  • Diversity of thought
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to adapt to your audience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Motivations to be accountable and deliver positive results
  • An ability to analyze information and present it back within an agreed timeline
  • A strong sense of organization and time management skills
  • Worked in a high-paced environment and use multi-tasking to your advantage
  • An interest or familiarity with Financial Markets and Products
  • We are focused on bringing together different backgrounds, experience and talents to deliver world class service. If you are a driven self-starter, client-focused, and eager to contribute to a leading Global Financial Services firm, please apply. We welcome all backgrounds and experiences, and no direct industry experience is required.
What you can expect from Morgan Stanley:

We are committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have defined Morgan Stanley for over 85 years. At our foundation are five core values - putting clients first, doing the right thing, leading with exceptional ideas, committing to diversity and inclusion, and giving back - that guide our more than 80,000 employees in 1,200 offices across 42 countries. At Morgan Stanley, you'll find trusted colleagues, committed mentors and a culture that values diverse perspectives, individual intellect and cross-collaboration. We Firm is differentiated by the caliber of our diverse team. While our company culture and commitment to inclusion define our legacy and shape our future, helping to strengthen our business and bring value to clients around the world. Learn more about how we put this commitment to action: We are proud to support our employees and their families at every point along their work-life journey, offering some of the most attractive and comprehensive employee benefits and perks in the industry.

Morgan Stanley's goal is to build and maintain a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. Consequently, our recruiting efforts reflect our desire to attract and retain the best and brightest from all talent pools. We want to be the first choice for prospective employees. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy, veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/Disability/Vet).

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