Portfolio Operations Manager

Wellington Management Company, LLP
London, United Kingdom
06 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

Based in London, the Portfolio Operations Manager will have day to day management responsibility for several regional operational functions and teams including; derivative operations, portfolio accounting, cash control, reconciliation and corporate actions. Serving as a player /coach the Operations Manager is likely to be an experienced operations professional (or management consultant) who has people management, cross asset servicing and project co-ordination /delivery experience.

In addition to managing the teams, working with the Director of Infrastructure Design, EMEA the Portfolio Operations manager will be responsible for setting and executing the operational support strategy for the region working with key stakeholders globally from across infrastructure, client, and investment groups. Due to the varied nature of the role they will be comfortable working in a matrix structure and have broad domain expertise within Operations supporting bespoke and varied transactions.

  • Day to day management of EMEA portfolio operations teams
  • Work with stakeholders to assess operational impact of new business opportunities
  • Serve as a functional and process subject matter expert able to address complex inquiries from internal and external contacts
  • Oversee capture of requests from key business partners both internal & external, ensure timely execution
  • Independently identify process improvement and efficiency opportunities and drive them to completion
  • Pro-actively review indicators of operational issues/concerns with the goal of resolving such issues before client impact
  • Escalate matters of urgency requiring senior management awareness and involvement quickly and effectively
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience within financial services (or management consultancy)
  • Proven background in an operational type role with a keen attention to detail
  • Leadership experience in a team managerial role
  • Ability to manage concurrent assignments effectively and efficiently
  • Effective communication and technical skills in order to bridge the business and technical requirements of role
  • Be highly collaborative, team-oriented and strong consensus builder; demonstrate an ability to partner across groups, regions and functions
  • Team player and adaptable to a fast-paced and evolving environment.
  • Able to influence, engage effectively in problem solving discussions, and lead troubleshooting measures to resolution
  • Project management experience, including processing improvement, control uplift, metrics tracking and reporting, collection, and submission
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .

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