Project Manager - Fixed Income and Treasury

Recruiter
Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive plus Bonus/Benefits
Posted
30 Apr 2022
Closes
21 May 2022
Ref
14701925
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Key Responsibilities

The individual will be responsible for coordinating a project that aims to define and implement a new operating model and infrastructure for the Fixed Income team. Workstreams fall into three broad categories:

Systems enhancement
  • Continued system enhancements and modules to support
    • Bi-lateral and cleared OTC trades
    • Optimised collateral and liquidity management
    • Additional fixed income products (e.g. ABS)
    • Enhanced performance and attribution
    • Increase leverage and repo usage
    • Improved treasury functionality
    • Automated regulatory reporting
    • Improving and adding addition trading venues platforms: Market Axes, Tradeweb etc
    • Improved Asset / Liability management and hedge ratios
    • Supporting the USSIM balanced scorecard

Tactical deliveries
  • The delivery of short-term gains in the form of high priority enhancements to Bloomberg modules
  • Enhance and improve access to data Activities in response to other high-profile initiatives within the organisation such as enhancements to the Scheme's defined contribution product offering, requirements to satisfy net zero, improved liquidity framework as well as collateral management.

Strategic deliveries
  • Definition of the long-term strategic vision, capability set and make-up of the treasury areas.
  • Planning out a long-term roadmap of activities and milestones that support the ultimate delivery of the strategic end state.
  • Managing activities throughout the delivery phase.

The role will work closely with the Head of Fixed Income and Treasury, Head of Operations, Head of Investment Strategy and Advice, USSIM COO, Head of Performance and Investment Risk, Technology, as well as with other Business Change resources such as Business Analysts.

The role will be responsible for defining the scope for each deliverable within the workstream and agreeing and managing a realistic plan for their delivery, taking into account the necessary approvals, resource implications, budget planning, governance and associated reporting on progress against those plans.

Technical Competencies, Skills and Experience

Essential
  • At least 10 years' financial services experience (ideally pensions or other investment management), with thorough knowledge and understanding of financial products, instruments and associated regulations.
  • Experience of managing complex projects with a 'hands on' approach.
  • Logical, structured thought processes and good problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills - able to engage with and gain confidence of senior management and business representatives.
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams, with competing priorities and differing delivery timescales.
  • Strong communication skills - written, pictorial, presentational and verbal, with the ability to question and challenge business users.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • High level of structure and organisation and the ability to work across teams.
  • Working with central PMO with respect to reporting and MI

Desirable
  • A good understanding of Fixed Income and Treasury related systems/business is highly desirable.

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