Programme Manager

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

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced Programme Manager to join the Global Operations & Private Assets Technology Team.

The Global Operations & Private Assets Technology is one of the four delivery domains that represent the Global Technology organisational structure. The delivery domain is responsible for supporting the business lines in both Operations and Private Assets with change expertise, software engineering, quality assurance and third line application support.

The Programme Manager will report into the Global Head of Operations & Private Assets Technology and you will be responsible for delivery oversight across the full portfolio of change and will be required to be the accountable Programme Manager representing Global Technology on large scale strategic initiatives which are typically acquisition or significant business on-boarding in nature.

You will also be responsible for the annual change budgeting and resource allocation process along with management and oversight of the domain application estate in regards to risk, end of life and security vulnerabilities.

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 4,000 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.

The team

Operations & Private Assets Technology is a combination of many teams who are responsible for delivering and supporting critical systems for our business users. There is a strong concerted effort to move our technology estate to the cloud and, in the process, re-architect the technology stack.
The team work very closely with the Operations and Private Assets business and internal Technology stakeholders to create a Technology platform with an emphasis on a stable operating environment that can function at multiple speeds and levels of scale.

Our primary goal is to deliver value through Technology domain expertise and robust solutions to our customers.

Our success has been down to the strong inclusive culture that has been developed over numerous years and supported by senior management. Collaborating, sharing knowledge and being supportive of our colleagues helps us achieve our goals.

What you'll do

Representing the Global Operations & Private Assets Technology domain to multiple stakeholders across numerous Programmes, projects, platforms and products to ensure our delivery remains aligned to the agreed scope, budget and schedule.

Key aspects of the role will include;

• Work closely with Senior business stakeholders and sponsors to shape the strategic 'runway' of large initiatives
• Responsible for holistic delivery planning, ensuring large change initiatives are sequenced effectively and interdependencies actively managed
• Manage projects / programmes to budget and delivering agreed functionality using the Schroders technology lifecycle, processes and procedures
• Contribute to shaping and delivering the QA strategy
• Create an inclusive and collaborative environment with the teams you engage with
• Responsible for facilitating and contributing to all elements of planning to own the overall Programme plan
• To liaise with the business and change teams in order to accurately identify business requirements/needs and provide effective solutions in a timely and cost effective manner
• To liaise with external suppliers to ensure effective implementation of 3rd party applications
• To liaise with the delivery and engineering leads to ensure accurate delivery from specification
• To manage and support the implementation of business change initiatives
• Responsible for line management, coaching and mentoring the teams responsible for Programme and Project delivery
• Accountable for ensuring committed objectives are met within agreed timelines
• Accountable for contributing to all elements of planning, including estimates for testing and the support acceptance process
• Participate enthusiastically and effectively in Schroders agile ceremonies where relevant
• Supporting other team members to improve their software delivery processes
• Supporting the development of the wider GT organisation through leadership of communities, guilds or key involvement in other non-core activities.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Proven track record of programme delivery within a middle/back office environment within an Asset Management House
• Previous exposure to and ability to work well with Investment and Operations personnel
• Have experience of the full project lifecycle, from initial requirements gathering through to implementation and ongoing support
• Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, times zones etc.
• Experience of delivering change within a flexible working environment
• Ability to produce management level information packs/presentations for senior stakeholders
• Excellent ability to communicate how the Operations & Private Assets Technology team contributes to the wider business and Global Technology strategies.

What you'll be like

• You'll enjoy working in teams with many different people
• You'll be able to remain friendly and positive when under pressure
• You'll be someone who shows initiative and thrives in a fast-paced and time-critical business environment
• A team oriented individual
• Flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic and willing to learn
• A critical thinker who's able to look at things from different angles
• Able to work under pressure, on several priorities at once
• Comfortable engaging with senior stakeholders within the business and wider GT in both written and verbal form
• Great at working with other people, sharing and communicating decisions
• Keen to improve what we do for our clients.

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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