Principal, Project Manager

Wellington Management Company, LLP
London, United Kingdom
$100k - $225k
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us

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.

About the Role

At Wellington Management our appetite for technology is insatiable. We recognize that the world is full of fascinating questions that will impact the future of companies, economies, financial markets, and entire industries. We want you to help us find answers to these questions by building and evolving our innovative, industry leading, technology platform. We are seeking qualified candidates to join our expanding technology team. Together, you will not only dream up solutions to today's investment challenges, but you will build them to see real-life results. Technology needs are advancing, and this level of complexity requires a highly sophisticated well-managed technology platform that is built by people like you. This is your chance to build something incredible. We want you to think big, to solve challenges, and positively impact our clients.

We are seeking an experienced Principal, Project Manager to drive and deliver the ambitious strategic technology change agenda at Wellington's Investment Fund & Product Strategies division. They will be responsible for defining the program's vision and strategic priorities, translating this into an agile program of work and accountable for establishing and running the systems and processes to deliver and report against this program of change. The role will be based in London or Boston, coordinating with colleagues across Europe, APAC, and the US.

  • Work with leadership to define the vision and strategic priorities for the IPFS Strategic Technology Program, socializing this vision across all levels of the program and organization
  • Be accountable for program progress against the vision, roadmap, and the prioritized outcomes
  • Report against value delivered to IPFS and wider organization leadership, consolidating workstream-level updates back to the Program stakeholders and Steering Committee
  • Marshall the inbound delivery requirements and demand received from technology and the business, coordinating, consolidating, and prioritizing this demand in concert with a team of Product Owners (and pre-empting downstream dependencies)
  • Work closely with Product Owners, business SMEs and technology delivery teams to define and drive the vision for a workstream or set of business outcomes
  • Identify opportunities, articulate, and translate business needs and strategies into actionable and executable visions and roadmaps across the program's workstreams
  • Establish and facilitate ongoing program governance that sits across multiple Agile teams/workstreams
  • Work alongside the IPFS Strategic Technology Product Manager to drive the adoption of agile ways of working and a scaled agile delivery model, coaching Product Owners, and Delivery Leads to support the formation of empowered agile teams/workstreams
  • Have overall accountability for delivery against the program roadmap and releases
  • Facilitate coordination and collaboration of cross-workstream delivery
  • Support the common pursuit of improved team performance through empowered team members
  • Lead and/or facilitate prioritized work and analysis that will help solve complex issues that impact the wider organization.
  • Confident in both leading and communicating with colleagues in both technical and business disciplines
  • Experience in delivery of complex IT/Technology change at the program-level
  • Experience in managing large IT program delivery in the Asset Management industry, preferably focused on Financial Products and Fund Servicing
  • Experience in or familiar with scaled agile methodologies such as SAFe, Agile@Scale, LeSS
  • Preferably a qualified scrum master and agile product owner, with experience within scaled agile teams delivering change
  • Excellent leadership, people management and organizational ability
  • Familiarity with project management tools used by technology teams e.g., Jira
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 .

At Wellington Management, our approach to compensation is designed to help us attract, inspire and retain the best talent in our industry.We strive to pay employees fairly and competitively across all levels and roles. Our approach to compensation considers all aspects of total compensation; all employees are eligible to receive salary, variable compensation, and benefits. The base salary range for this position is:
USD 100,000 - 225,000
This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered when making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; role; skills and experience; certifications; and education. This range is an estimate, and further details on salary and total compensation aspects will be shared with candidates during the recruitment process.

Base salary is only one component of Wellington's total compensation approach. Other rewards may include a discretionary Corporate Bonus and/ or Incentives, if eligible. In addition, we offer a comprehensive and high value benefit package to meet the unique needs of our employees and their families. Examples of our benefits include retirement plan, health and wellbeing, dental, vision, pharmacy coverage, health savings account, flexible spending accounts and commuter program, employee assistance program, life and disability insurance, adoption assistance, back-up childcare, tuition/CFA reimbursement and paid time off (leave of absence, paid holidays, volunteer, sick and vacation time)