Project Manager/Business Analyst- Cloud Governance Model- VP/ED

London, United Kingdom
11 May 2022
21 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

Department overview:

The Project Portfolio Office consists of full time programme and project managers, business analysts and PMOs, with responsibility for global and/or cross-functional projects and programmes, as well as delivering projects for functions that do not have their own dedicated change teams.

The team provides consistent governance and oversight and is not functionally aligned, thereby ensuring impartiality when servicing multiple functions. We work closely with our stakeholders and sponsors in the line and maintain close working relationships with Technology partners, both internal and external.

Project description:

The Cloud Governance Model and Framework project has been established to implement and operationalize global key risk assessment and controls management requirements to enable robust and timely enablement of the use of Nomura's Cloud environment and services. Key project deliverables include but are not limited to the following:
  • Integrated global workflow for managing Cloud governance lifecycle activities
  • Set up of central, multi-discipline team to oversee adherence to Cloud governance requirements
  • Introduction and embedment of data transfer framework, guidelines and operating model, spanning data privacy, data residency and material outsourcing requirements
  • Update of global data sharing agreements
  • Enterprise training programme to raise awareness of Cloud governance requirements

Role description:
  • The PM/BA will work closely with the Project Team led by the Group Data Office with SMEs from Legal and Compliance, IT, Vendor Management and Business Resilience to oversee the delivery of the project requirements
  • Responsible for co-ordinating project planning, oversight of documentation and sign offs, tracking and delivery of activities, and working according to the prescribed project governance framework
  • Responsible for co-ordinating, planning and executing analytical tasks, including documentation of business and functional requirements and operating model
  • Both attend and lead frequent meetings with the Project Team, Technology, SMEs and stakeholders
  • Maintain minutes and track actions, holding action owners accountable for delivery of key tasks
  • Communicate clearly with key stakeholders to update on the project's status and RAIDs, all of which require ongoing, proactive management
  • Assess and manage risks and issues, and escalate via the appropriate project and program governance structures
  • Create agenda and materials for senior stakeholder meetings

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
  • Essential to have experience of supporting projects either at an Investment Bank or in Consulting, with a solid understanding of standard processes and flows and a good understanding of investment banking products
  • Experience working with data management frameworks, including Cloud, and knowledge of global data privacy, data residency and material outsourcing, understanding of putting data onto the cloud, and its associated legal, regulatory and other challenges, would be highly beneficial and strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skillset with ability to assimilate, translate and communicate business concepts and requirements
  • Strong stakeholder management in order to drive the project forward and ensure milestones are met
  • Ability to adapt to business demands and act as a partner to facilitate delivery
  • Attention to detail and high quality standards relating to documentation, processes and the control environment are essential
  • Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative and with the drive to work to aggressive deadlines and to see tasks through to completion
  • Experience working to a project plan and delivering technology solutions on time
  • A sound understanding of the project life cycle and different project management methodologies
  • Excellent communicator and influencer, able to build relationships with colleagues at all levels from a range of departments, business areas and cultures in order to build consensus
  • Ability to collaborate and work with offshore teams
  • Desire to challenge existing processes and drive forward change
  • Initiative and ability to think laterally
  • Essential to be highly competent in MS Office products

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and 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.

Right to Work

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