Test Manager

Resource Solutions.
London, United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022
22 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Department overview:

Strategic & Regulatory Change (SRC) is a new team within Wholesale Operations and Technology which owns the end-to-end delivery of strategically important, large / complex initiatives, plus management of the overall Change-the-Bank (CTB) portfolio.

SRC is organised into two main pillars:
  • Portfolio Management & Strategic Planning - This covers portfolio delivery governance, investment governance and overall strategic change planning
  • Mission Critical Initiative Delivery - Team of Change Managers who own the delivery of priority initiatives, which are typically end-to-end, high value or problematic. This application of pragmatic change standards and best practise

Key Responsibilities and objectives critical to success:

The Test Manager for Client Life Cycle Management (CLM) Programme will be responsible for End-to-End Test Management. The CLM programme aims to transform the client lifecycle journey, through process harmonization and digitalization, utilizing best in breed Fintech solutions, enabling significant client service and cost reduction benefits
  • Responsibility for defining, maintaining and executing a well-defined End to End Test Strategy
  • Build and Maintain Testing plans with appropriate level of detail. Comfortable challenging teams to ensure plans are realistic and achievable
  • Oversight and/ or execution responsibility of all phases of Testing
  • Driving Testing across multiple teams in Technology and Business, ensuring the project delivers committed outcomes in the agreed timelines
  • Working collaboratively and supporting teams, including active problem solving and management of any risks or issues that arise during delivery.
  • Proactively managing and addressing any Testing conflicts, dependencies and scope changes
  • Hands on interaction with development, BA and Business teams to ensure a detailed understanding of Testing Approach and Execution status
  • Monitoring and providing an honest, transparent assessment of Testing progress with timely reporting of status, issues, risks to various management team and governance forums as appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to adapt approach to stakeholder groups and different levels of seniority across the organization as well as ability to present complex problems in a simple way to drive quick and effective decision making
  • Ensuring adherence to Project & Testing governance and control processes throughout the project delivery

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • 7+ years Test Management experience across large complex projects at a financial institution
  • Good knowledge of Test Management best practice and expertise in using Test Management Tools and Frameworks
  • Solid understanding of the Wholesale Client Onboarding and KYC lifecycle
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to adapt approach to different levels of seniority
  • Experience working with technology teams to deliver complex solutions across multiple business areas, functions and locations
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness of delivery
  • Track record of managing requirements, delivery and testing in a fast paced environment

Nomura competencies

Trusted Partner
  • Understand clients' needs and issues, and provide solutions utilizing Nomura Group company's resources, earn the clients' trust
  • Acquire a wide range of knowledge as an employee of Nomura, instead of focusing only on one's own area of expertise; play a part in improving the company's services level and corporate value

Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Take on new challenges for improvement and cultivate a corporate culture of challenge by driving change in business operations


  • Ensure views are not biased, accept different opinions and perspectives, and collaborate with other members to create common values

  • Provide appropriate guidance to others and act in a manner that places emphasis on the performance and growth of the organization


Improve further the understanding and awareness of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions from a management position

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