CB – Commercial Bank Administration – Wholesale Lending Services – EMEA Strategic Initiatives Programme Lead

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Wholesale Lending Services (WLS) services clients in Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset Management and the Corporate & Investment Bank. The group consists of approximately 2,200 employees and is responsible for 300,000 loans with a value in excess of $500 billion.

Wholesale Lending Services Middle Office (WLSMO) is part of WLS and provides global end-to-end loan origination, servicing, restructuring and trading support. Services are tailored to the needs of the client and lines of business, ranging from bilateral to large syndicated loan agreements. Services provided include Loan Origination; Deal Closing & Funding; Documentation Review; Core Loan Servicing; Loan Closing & Trade Settlement.


Within WLSMO the following role has become available:


EMEA Strategy, Process Improvement and Change Manager

Working in a very dynamic environment and acting as a trusted partner to senior stakeholders from across origination, trading, legal and business management units, the jobholder will be primarily responsible for:

  • Lead Continuous Improvement/Operational Efficiency programme for EMEA WLSMO

  • Partner with Continuous Improvement and Transformation teams globally to develop a consistent model for implementation of strategic solutions; identify and manage key stakeholders; engage with WLSMO teams to manage execution of programme.

  • Lead the end-to-end review of EMEA WLSMO current operating model; identify synergies across the globe to adopt holistic model. Support management with execution of revised structure.

  • Manage the book of work capturing technology requests and process improvements. Engage with technology and key stakeholders to develop roadmap for future market and business needs (Brexit/Libor decommission/FRW)

  • Point person for EMEA WLSMO on firm-wide projects and initiatives to drive EMEA inclusion from Day 1. Ensure appropriate awareness with WLS managers; consolidate feedback and coordinate roll outs across team.

  • Representing EMEA WLSMO on market initiatives; managing external vendor engagement; partnering with front office teams to develop roadmap and robust business case for adoption of vendor tools to deliver efficiencies and reduce risk.


Qualifications / Experience


  • Strategic thinker with a couple of years of experience leading strategic transformational programmes

  • Extensive knowledge of the LMA/LSTA mechanics
  • Knowledge of Loan IQ, ClearPar and data rooms (e.g. Syndtrak, Intralinks) is preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to influence people at senior level

  • Self-motivation with tangible examples of demonstrating drive and initiative

  • Highly organized, detail oriented
  • Ability to multitask efficiently under pressure and in a fast paced environment

  • Strong PowerPoint and Visio presentation skills.

About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:

J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.

J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.