CIB Operations – Securities Services Operations – Change - VP

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time
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J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB):
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. The Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

J.P. Morgan Securities Services:

J.P. Morgan Securities Services - global leader with $22 trillion in assets under custody, provides Institutional investors access to markets worldwide for the settlement, safekeeping and asset servicing of securities, along with ancillary services such as Foreign Exchange and Liquidity Solutions. The Securities Services business is comprised of Custody, Accounting, Transfer Agency, Middle Office outsourcing, Foreign Exchange, and other activities related to servicing assets for traditional and alternative funds; it leverages its scale and capabilities in more than 100 markets to help clients optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue through a broad range of investor services as well as securities clearance, collateral management and alternative investment services.

The Role

The Securities Services Operations & Global Market Infrastructures team is embarking on a strategically important global, multi-year programme to improve Operational STP, efficiency and automation. A key enabler of the programme will be the creation of a strong Project Management Office (PMO) function to ensure that delivery meets planned expectations and that execution risks are managed.

The Change Governance team is looking to hire a VP-level, London-based employee to support the PMO function for the programme. The successful candidate will be an experienced PMO practitioner able to demonstrate experience in setting-up and operating a PMO function within different banks and delivery functions and with the ability to confidently engage with senior management.

Position Description

Responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of a portfolio of projects driving collaboration across the board and ensure teams are working on high impact projects that align with defined missions and goals

  • Provide hands-on program management and manage priorities through planning and effective communication including: articulating status and big picture to the project team and stakeholders, proactively identifying risk and managing escalations;

  • Challenge project and programme managers to provide quality assurance over inputs and governance artefacts produced by the programmes

  • Contribute and share best practices on project management, change management, and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Agile principles and standards

  • Extract and assess information from a variety of sources and present this information in an easy to understand manner, using a variety of communication channels

  • Produce status reports for weekly management meetings and executive management meetings to facilitate fact-based decision making


Requirements/Skills:

  • Detailed understanding of PMO and project management fundamentals

  • Demonstrable leadership qualities

  • Ability to flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, constantly evolving environment, operate with high standards and integrity, and exhibit excellent ability to progress multiple streams of work at one time

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal – capable of managing expectations

  • Ability to challenge status quo and support challenge with logical rationale

  • Strong-willed individual with good gravitas

  • Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to create high quality materials within a short space of time

  • Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrate a positive ‘can-do’ attitude’ and contribute to an energetic and motivated team environment

  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint skills
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify and address root causes
  • Good conflict management skills to limit negative impact and increase positive outcomes

  • Product knowledge for Custody or Fund Services not considered mandatory but desirable

  • Educated to Bachelor or Master degree level

About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank:

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.


JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme.