Platform Manager - ESG

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
28 May 2022
27 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

This role reports jointly to the Head of the Investment Services Platform Team and the Head of Investment Platform Strategy Management who manages the Sustainability Exco. The Exco is responsible for developing and overseeing delivery of our group level Sustainability strategy. This role will also be accountable to the Head of Sustainable Investment Management.

Our overarching objective is to achieve the firm's ambition of Sustainability Leadership. Fundamental to this is the development of a scalable ESG platform including our proprietary ESG models & third party data, active ownership database and Schroders IQ research platform. This forms an essential part of our overall Sustainability proposition across investment, product, reporting and client engagement.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. We've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

What you'll do

The primary focus is management of ESG platform strategic delivery. This will require frequent interaction with the business and delivery teams globally to maintain the roadmap aligned to strategic priorities of the Sustainability Exco and the Investment Platform. Key responsibilities include:

Budget oversight & delivery alignment

• Management of the ESG Platform Oversight meeting chaired by the Head of Sustainable Investment Management. Escalation of items requiring resolution in a timely manner
• Facilitate discussions across research teams, data management, data analytics, product managers, technology and operations to surface regular prioritisation and track delivery progress against strategic goals
• Secure and deploy appropriate resources and expertise (through matrix management) to support delivery in line with budget.
• Direct line management responsibility for change resource aligned to the ESG Platform within the Investment Platform Services Team.
• Assign and prioritise outcomes within implementation teams following an agile delivery process. Play a lead role in delivery planning events (quarterly planning, periodic sprints) and ensure deliverables are to the required quality

Project Management

• Create and review detailed reports on the programme status aligned to the Sustainability Programme. Identify, record and own the mitigation of risks and issues relevant to the programme.
• Facilitate prioritisation across multiple products and transpose focus to delivery teams.
• Regular reporting to stakeholders and input into the Sustainability Programme workstreams including investor groups, reporting and regulations to ensure alignment.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Change delivery
• Project management
• Business management
• Stakeholder management
• Line Management

What you'll be like

• Strong team player and a self-starter with a proactive approach to problem solving, issue resolution and workload structuring.
• Strong project management and technical knowledge. Understanding of database and technology development delivery desirable .
• Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management with an ability to build constructive working relationships with teams across all levels of the organisation.
• Ability to work flexibly, under own initiative and to tight deadlines.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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