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Equities & Prime Middle Office Project Manager

Req #: 180006521
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Operations
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)
JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm; a leader in investment banking; financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset and wealth management, and private equity. Under the JPMorgan, Chase and Bank One brands, the firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.
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The Equities & Prime Brokerage Middle Office Transformation Team is responsible for a multitude of projects spanning the post trade space for the Equities and Prime Brokerage Business across Cash, Derivative and Equity Financing Products:
  • Global strategic business-driven initiatives
  • Business process reengineering
  • Industry initiatives
  • Regulatory driven initiatives
This role will focus on supporting the Equities & Prime Business; driving an aggressive internal innovation agenda as well as responding to the external industry and regulatory environment.  This requires funnelling the large number of ideas generated at all levels into a structured framework.  The right amount of rigour in documenting / governing initiatives is important to enable targeted decision making.
 These initiatives cover:
  • Strategic system implementation and process re-engineering
  • Client offerings & strategies
  • Business Processes improvements across FO, Tech and Ops
  • Building Solutions for new Industry and Regulatory Requirements
  • New Products and Markets (including providing input into NBIAs)
    The candidate would be responsible for:
  • Work closely with the Business (Desk Heads, Business Managers and Product Development) to understand their needs / priorities / issues
  • Initiate projects by defining scope, objectives and timeframes
  • Develop project deliverables and the associated plans and manage issues & risks
  • Build and run governance around the different initiatives: communication, escalation, resolution
  • Face-off to partners on behalf of the business  - technology, operations, finance, legal, compliance, treasury and other support groups to define solutions
  • Be the voice of the business: make priorities transparent, use influence to minimise lead-time
  • Perform cost benefit analysis to propose optimum future process to the business
  • Ultimately, successfully deliver own portfolio of initiatives

We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:
  • Excellent project management skills & a track record in delivering complex projects on behalf of Front Office / Operations
  • Previous experience in the Financial Services industry, ideally with understanding of Cash Equities, Equity Financing and Derivative Products across Equities and Prime Brokerage Business lines.
  • Strong understanding of the transaction lifecycle
  • Good balance between analytical skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to face off to very demanding stakeholders, managing their expectations
  • Excellent problem solving skills in order to identify, understand and address operational and technical issues
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal, formal and informal. This is key in developing relationships across the various stakeholders including Senior Business executives.
  • A self motivated individual who is able to deliver with minimal supervision, whilst also working effectively as part of a team
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