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Senior Analyst Investment Capability

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

  • We make a difference, delivering outcomes for millions of members.
  • Join a fast paced and growing team with a global reach.
  • Flexible and inclusive work environment for all

At AustralianSuper, we truly care about our colleagues. We know work and life are intertwined. That's why we support the diverse needs of everyone and have policies that enable us all to thrive and be truly flexible. We ensure diversity is celebrated for the opportunity it provides us all to learn and grow and deliver better outcomes for members.

Your new role

The Senior Analyst Investment Capability reports to the Manager of Investment Capability, Liquidity & Implementation (L&I) and is responsible for supporting the business and operational management of the L&I team at AustralianSuper.

This role forms part of the broader L&I Investment Capability function and supports the operational enablement of L&I including investment capability. The position involves engagement with senior stakeholders within Investments and the broader Fund and comes at a time of significant growth for AustralianSuper.

Some key responsibilities but not limited to;
  • Support Business Planning efforts by working with the senior team to identify strategic priorities, allocate resources, and identify necessary system and investment process enhancements.
  • Support the L&I Portfolio and Capability Strategy, ensuring alignment with Investments Department objectives and overall Fund goals, while capturing L&I's needs within the broader investment strategy.
  • Support and conduct brainstorming and planning sessions, including offsites, to encourage innovative thinking and validate initiatives
  • Collaborate with the L&I team to implement the L&I Portfolio and Capability strategy and individual team strategies. This includes leading projects and initiatives, developing business cases, enhancing capabilities, and overseeing governance.
  • Work with the team to proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and support and drive a culture of continuous improvement within L&I. Collaborate with stakeholders to implement these improvements effectively.
  • Ensure new and existing capabilities comply with governance and internal approval processes, including report preparation and obtaining necessary approvals.
  • Validate the benefits and costs of strategies and capabilities to ensure alignment with team and department strategy.
  • Research global best practices and provide insights on key capability and operational issues within the investment landscape.
  • Understand Fund and Member requirements, as well as those of other stakeholders (e.g., Board, Board Sub-committees, regulators), including strategic and departmental objectives and agreed service levels. Ensure that L&I meets these needs where relevant.

What you'll need
  • Strong tertiary qualification, preferably in finance, economics, law or related fields.
  • 6+ years in management consulting, funds/asset management or finance sectors.
  • High level of initiative and ability to work with minimal direction.
  • Strong stakeholder relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, setting and managing multiple conflicting priorities within specified time frames.
  • Strategic thinking with superior organisational skills.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in reporting writing, communication, planning and coordination skills.
  • Comfortable working in small, collaborative team environment, where team members are expected to have the capacity to work independently on certain projects and be prepared to work together and provide feedback and input team initiatives.
  • A solid understanding of investment processes will be highly favourable

Life at AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper is committed to colleague development, and we support our people with ongoing learning, coaching and training, as well as career opportunities across our expanding global organisation. We offer generous leave entitlements and promote a blended working environment in which all roles can flex, and we're happy to discuss what this looks like for you.

We are committed to supporting our diverse workforce in a way that is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let our recruitment team know.

What's next

Apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status is required.

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About Us

The AustralianSuper Story

As a profit-to-member superannuation fund, AustralianSuper is run only for members, and is here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. We don't pay profits or dividends to shareholders, so the money we make goes back into the fund.

We're an organisation of talented, inspiring colleagues and passionate leaders. As we continue to grow in size and complexity, we need people who will challenge our thinking, deliver outstanding outcomes and most importantly, share in our purpose.

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