Product Owner, Assistant Vice President

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
12 May 2023
11 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
The Onboarding and Change Management (OCM) team works alongside colleagues to drive forward process change and automation to reduce operational risk, generate capacity and support business growth, as well as delivering strategic solutions (regulatory, business, industry, etc)
Reporting to the Manager of the OCM team, this is a key role and actively contributes to the effective management of the department and delivering operational excellence across the business.
The primary focus of this role will be to support delivery of our prioritised Change pipeline alongside Project Teams, Business SMEs, Tech and Automation teams by adding value with expertise, making quick decisions, having the ability to navigate the organisation and the gravitas to force action.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Services (SSGS). SSGS gives asset owners and managers access to the essential financial tools they need to deliver effective investment solutions. From core custody, accounting, fund administration and shareholder recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGS' tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.
Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As Product Owner you will
  • Work with the Global Delivery Middle Office teams Apollo to deliver strategic projects and process change, demonstrating impact of changes as delivered and identifying opportunities to utilize our automation tool kit.
  • Assess current BAU processes and ways of working to recommend changes with a strong focus on risk mitigation, capacity savings and scalability -establish a thorough understanding of the business, the challenges they face and how our tactical and strategic solutions deliver benefits to overcoming these obstacles.
  • Work with operational, tech, and other business teams to execute change at an effective and fast pace whilst operating within a structured governance framework - facilitate business requirements definition, testing and route to go live activities.
  • Prepare for and run meetings as required, ensuring actions are clarified, documented and time-boxed
  • operate withing a risk and governance framework for both initiation and implementation phases of the project, ensuing a smooth transition into BAU with documented procedures and controls.
  • Deliver accurate and concise key Management Information for both Global Delivery MO Management team, as well as business and executive sponsors.
What we value
  • Strong knowledge of Asset Management industry and operations functions
  • Proven experience of involvement in change management initiatives - ability to think and plan proactively
  • Proven experience in influencing, coordinating and leading activities across multiple teams.
  • Excellent communication skills across internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in providing a high quality customer experience and service
  • Proven ability in liaising effectively with Senior Management both internally and externally
  • Proven experience of operating within a risk framework
  • Take ownership and work collaboratively within a team
  • Organise and lead working groups - ensuring SME engagement and commitment.
  • Sound analytical and judgement skills

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • 'A' level passes and IAQ exams (desirable but not essential)
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint,)

Additional requirements
  • Works with pace and energy, clarity and conviction
  • Positive and enthusiastic individual
  • Logical and creative thinker
  • Highly organised and structured in approach to work
  • Strong sense of customer service/customer orientation
  • Collaborative team player
  • Decisive and focused
  • Strong risk awareness
  • Confident in challenging the status quo and in being challenged
  • Summarise and articulate clear and concise updates

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.