Business Manager

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
16 Nov 2022
29 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

The Business Manager has responsibility for ensuring enterprise technology, End User Production Services and information security domains with alignment and financial compliance with all relevant Global Technology (GT) Business Management policies and procedures.

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. And 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.

Technology at Schroders

There's a huge amount of change going on at Schroders. Technology's shaping our business more and more, so there are many opportunities waiting to be grabbed. And because we're a big financial player, we can put hefty backing behind good ideas.

We're a serious business - we have enormous responsibilities to our clients and shareholders. But just because we're suited and booted, that doesn't make us stuffy; our tech teams are friendlier and more informal than you might expect.

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.

The team

The role is part of a Global Business management team, and be expected to work collaboratively with their regional and domain peers in supporting the global business manager drive for standardisation, simplification and efficiency.

What you'll do

• The role is typically embedded within the domains ensuring maximum domain empathy and understanding; reporting directly to the Senior ET & EPS Business Manager based in London, but will also have a number of matrix responsibilities including:
• The Business Manager will be responsible for supporting the Senior business manager of in scope Domains, with regards to financial analysis, resource management, vendor management, monthly management reporting, communications, global process improvement, headcount management, delivery governance and ePMO management.
• The role demands self-sufficiency and pro-activity in a potentially high pressure and highly scrutinised environment and will be expected to be hands-on team player, and will be expected to work with all relevant functions to ensure governance alignment, risk management and financial tracking.
• The role will also require international conference and video call participation, occasionally outside normal working hours as may be dictated by the role.
• The role is part of a Global Business management team, and be expected to work collaboratively with their regional and domain peers in supporting the global business manager drive for standardisation, simplification and efficiency.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Working in an Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (ePMO)
• Delivering project and project / program rescue
• Experience supporting waterfall and agile methodologies
• Implementing benefits management framework, ensuing evidence of realisation
• Partnering with internal/external stakeholders to ensure delivery within financial organisations
• Design and preparation of high quality data visualisation dashboards or reports for senior management and Governance committees, including:
• Budget preparation
• Financial performance review
• Financial modelling
• Return on investment, benefits analysis and value delivered
• Global resource utilisation
• MI, KPI and trend analysis
• Vendor activities
• Working with Delivery Managers, PMs, Project Finance stakeholders to plan and manage delivery planning and dependencies.
• Design, delivery and embedding of benefits framework across global technology organisations
• Experience of managing dispute resolution and needs of cultural diversity within a global organisation.

PMO Skills Requirements

• Experience running or being part of a PMO function and managing project portfolios, supporting governance committees, project portfolio planning, project financial & benefits management, project resource management, enhancing & supporting PMO frameworks & processes within a Financial Services organisation.

Financial Skills Requirements

• Experience working with project and management accounting
• Financial budgeting, forecasting and MI process knowledge
• Financial modelling (cost benefit analysis)
• Proven track record of resolving complex financial problems
• Collaborated with Finance departments to build technology centric financial reports
• Experience supporting budget construction,

Infrastructure Requirements

• Experience working within, and supporting global infrastructure & cloud infrastructure organisations
• Familiarity with Infrastructure cloud and information security terminology, service lines and management
• Ability to perform financial calculations associated with unit costs and growth.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Fully competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Projects
• Ideally PMP or other form of PMI certification.

What you'll be like

• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Inquisitive by nature, striving for continual improvement via constructive challenge.

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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