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Regulatory Reporting Programme Director

London Stock Exchange Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Post Trade Regulatory Reporting (PTRR) is the London Stock Exchange's regulatory reporting, matching and reconciliation solution provider. Post Trade Regulatory Reporting customers include investment banks, hedge funds, brokers and other financial services firms. Post Trade regulatory Reporting provides business solutions in the areas of:
  • Regulatory reporting with MiFIR, EMIR, and other G20 regimes.
  • Provision of reference data (especially financial instruments data)
  • Delivery of PTRR Platform
  • Provision of build services using the PTRR Platform for internal INS and external Third parties
  • Analytics and surveillance of data products, to create an increasing suite of control environment tools.
Post Trade Regulatory Reporting is a Technical Business where the solution is shaped by platform built in house. The system adopts modern technology hosted in Azure, using Snowflake. Post Trade Regulatory Reporting support a series of Important Business Services, which follow the enhanced control framework.

The Programme Director role retains oversight of this diverse portfolio, providing change delivery to support over 30 commercial offerings, across 10 delivery streams with on average 40 parallel in flight initiatives. The Change delivery utilises the agile methodology, predominantly using Scrum although Kanban and SAFE have been utilised when felt appropriate. This is a delivery role, tracking all in flight initiatives and leaning in where required to get things over the line.

The Programme Director team is diverse consisting of 10 direct reports made up of Business analysts, Technical Author, Scrum Masters, PMO, Project and Programme Manager. Effective people leadership skills are essential to continue to evolve each of these disciplines into industry leading functions.

Enter the key responsibilities of the role:
  • Maintain a detailed overview of all in-flight initiatives across the portfolio, monitoring progress and leaning in to provide appropriate support when required.
  • Ensure continued compliance to the LSEG Change Framework, looking to adopt the group driven changes. Focussing on how to accommodate whilst looking to optimise for the most effective delivery.
  • During mobilisation assessing each change to ascertain the most effective change methodology. This would include different Agile methods e.g. Scrum, SAFE, Kanban, or possibly Waterfall in the right circumstances.
  • Oversight of the effectiveness of the change delivery, seeking ongoing optimisations to continually improve the change efficiency.
  • Ad Hoc representation of the PTRR Change Delivery to external parties including Clients and Regulators.
  • Working effectively with the dual location of change delivery across Bucharest and London.
  • Managing the collation of initiatives into releases, assessing the risk of each release and reviewing all the provided evidence to confirm the release is ready to release.
  • People leadership of the PMO, Scrum Mater, Business Analysis, Technical Author, Project and Programme Management teams.
  • Chairing of the monthly PTRR Portfolio Board.
  • Monitors overall progress of the programme, with particular focus on budgets, key milestones, resources, and dependencies.
  • Provides overall programme leadership, guidance and technical expertise to manage all aspects of a programme including requirements analysis, business case creation, planning and execution.
  • Holds ultimate accountability for delivery, managing programmes with great complexity, impact, risk, budget variances and change requests.
  • Aligns programmes to the strategic delivery, portfolio and transformation direction, ensuring prioritisation of key projects and devising new ideas and initiatives to support the organisation.
  • Produces reports for senior management and stakeholders on the progress of the programme against objectives and plans, highlighting any improvement areas and the requirements to correct them.
  • Promotes and fosters collaboration across broad categories of stakeholders (including customers), providing leadership in cross-functional meetings and representing the seniority of the programme or senior stakeholders in governance boards and committees.
  • Collaborates with the Head of Project & Programme Delivery to ensure the programme achieves objectives and aligns with business priorities.
  • Leads, coaches, and mentors programme and project managers within the programme, setting performance and delivery expectations to yield consistent results, whilst highlighting and promoting successful practices across the organisation.
  • Ensures all projects adhere to LSEG Group Standards for project methodology, governance and risk management.
Essential skills and experience
  • Working with in a highly regulated environment.
  • High competence with both Agile and Waterfall change methodologies, with a proven ability to orientate a project to the right methodology for an individual solution.
  • Working effectively with globally distributed teams, with hybrid remote working and enabling flexibility to deliver within different ways of working.
  • Experience managing large teams, able to provide meaningful People Leadership support to the different disciplines that are contained within it.
  • Plans, manages and optimises resources within teams in order to maximise results and achieve desired performance
  • Uses project management methodologies to manage project resources and activities.
  • Prepares and manages business cases or proposals to justify programmes or projects, and identifies, manages and tracks benefits derived from the programmes or projects.
  • Utilises knowledge of practices and approaches for managing and navigating the organisation to support project/programme objectives.
  • Uses a systematic approach to deal with change, transition or transformation of an organisation's goals, processes or technologies, implementing strategies for effecting behavioural and cultural change, controlling change and helping people to adapt to change.
  • Demonstrates a depth of hands-on knowledge of the organisation's industry and domains.
  • Directs and leads others, coordinating activities and providing encouragement and inspiration to help others succeed.
  • Communicates with clarity and precision, presenting complex / technical information in a concise format that is audience appropriate.
  • Defines a problem, generates solutions, and evaluates and identifies the best solution to overcome the problem.
  • Seeks new ways of working continuously to make processes run smoother and faster.
  • Interacts well with others, quickly establishing rapport building positive relationships and networks.
  • Builds trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand their drivers and negotiate positive outcomes.
  • Manages the relationships with all external third parties.
  • Demonstrates the discipline of planning, organising and managing resources and activities to achieve specified outcomes within a clearly defined timeframe and standards.
  • Understands different approaches to project management (e.g. Agile, Waterfall etc.) and ensures flexibility to deliver and execute within different ways of working
  • Experience using Clarity to manage projects, including resources, milestones, outcome and RAG tracking
Desirable skills and experience
  • Familiarity with EMIR & MiFIR Reporting Obligations
  • Familiarity for handling IBS
  • Ability to use JIRA and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent stakeholder management, seeking input from multiple sources
  • Assertive with great conflict management skills, able to prioritise against diverse stakeholder requirements
  • Strong capability to work across the organisation to develop innovative and viable solutions
  • Proactive response to change and able to see things in a new way
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and expertise within their field to have credibility with their peers
  • Builds and maintains contacts at all levels
  • Manages expectations, maintains regular client contact to keep them informed
  • Willingness to learn new concepts and technology as required
  • Awareness of risks and risk mitigation within regulated settings

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a dedication to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It's how we've contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years. Through a comprehensive suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services - and our open-access model - we provide the flexibility, stability and trust that enable our customers to pursue their ambitions with confidence and clarity.

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG's ticker symbol is LSEG.

LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

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