Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility

London, United Kingdom
07 Nov 2021
02 Dec 2021
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.91 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

The Purpose at PIMCO Program Manager role at PIMCO offers resourceful self-starters the opportunity to learn and be challenged. This is a fast-paced environment which requires a high degree of professionalism, organisation, and detail orientation, coupled with the ability to multitask and prioritize. We encourage and appreciate taking initiative and taking ownership, plus bringing forth creative ideas. We are looking for team-oriented candidates who are highly professional and value diversity in their everyday workload.

The Purpose at PIMCO Program Manager will be based in London and report to the Vice President in Newport Beach, California with a dotted line to the Head of Marketing in EMEA, based in London. The Manager will be instrumental in overseeing and leading our giving and employee volunteering programmes in EMEA, namely in London, Munich, Dublin, Milan, Zurich and Madrid.

The role will also support liaison with key stakeholders including senior management in EMEA. Key responsibilities include:
  • Manage PIMCO's European Charity partnerships
  • Oversee budgeting, forecasting, and processing of regional Purpose at PIMCO budgets and contracts
  • Project manage volunteer events and campaigns from start to finish including, but not limited to: planning, logistics, legalities, communication, recruitment, fundraising, etc.; partner with the London, Munich, Dublin, Milan, Zurich, Madrid teams on initiatives
  • In charge of event and budget calendar for Purpose at PIMCO activities Draft internal and external communications for Purpose at PIMCO, such as any newsletters, annual report, and website; work to support and plan compelling internal communications and internal/external events
  • Lead Board Placement Programme in EMEA
  • Promote the firm's regional pro bono opportunities • Conduct research and attend industry conferences on relevant topics as needed
  • Track metrics for programmes as needed for internal measurement and reporting
  • Develop close working relationships with a variety of internal teams globally such as Marketing, HR, and Facilities; liaise across internal departments and channels
  • Support and advance the firm's global Purpose at PIMCO strategy including helping to develop new initiatives with accompanying business case justification
  • Represent the firm at external volunteer functions and possible benefit events
  • Conduct presentations about the firm's Purpose at PIMCO programme(s) for employees upon request

Position Requirements:

  • Passion for corporate citizenship
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to be resourceful, creative and maintain flexibility
  • Strategic thinker with outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Skilled at engaging and motivating employees at all levels
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills plus a get-it-done attitude. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • A diplomatic, relationship builder with strong professional presence and demonstrated ability to influence others. Strong interpersonal skills a must.
  • Ability to counsel executives regarding program content and delivery
  • Positive, professional, with ability to thrive in high-pressure situations and environment
  • Candidate must exhibit resilience and be adaptable to change
  • Effective decision-making skills; can choose a course of action among various options involving uncertainty or risk
  • Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Level of autonomy: Previous experience is a necessity as is self-sufficiency and the ability to manage own workload. Candidate will need to be flexible to take on the ad-hoc delegation of broader responsibilities as required.
  • Education: Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent preferred Work Experience
  • Solid knowledge and experience of the community investment field
  • Previous experience in a similar corporate/charitable role
  • Experience of managing community investment events and programmes
  • Expertise in managing databases, analyzing data and producing reports Language
  • Fluency in English essential
  • Ability to speak in German or Italian would be a plus


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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