Project Manager - Operational Change - Investment Banking

  • Salary:£85,000 - £100,000
  • Location:London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Permanent, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Posted on:22 Sep 16

Operational Change, Regulatory Change, Project Management, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Governance and Control, Cross Asset - Class, BCBS, FATCA, MIFID, EMIR, Client Money, Vice President, VP

For this reputable consulting firm we are looking for an Operations Change Project Manager with strong Capital Markets experience. You will be responsible for delivering large-scale projects across the firm. These initiatives range across asset classes, and often impact teams from front-to-back within the organisation, requiring significant management of time and resources.

Role responsibilities

  • Measuring adherence to the internal project control framework by conducting quality assurance reviews of projects in line with the bank's project control framework at any stage within the project lifecycle
  • Facilitating Post Implementation Reviews at a Governance & Control level and Functional level
  • Defining and maintaining the processes and templates that must be used to ensure that projects have a forensically robust consistency in their approach and documentation
  • Regular monitoring the quality of project management, project documentation and project governance & control to ensure successful project delivery
  • Collecting and analysing project resource demand to aid Ops capacity planning
  • Planning and development of team members to raise the project management competencies across the change team
  • Defining the skills required by the team and ensuring the team has the tools needed to perform the project management and business analyst role

Key objectives critical to success

  • Building and sustaining strong relationships with stakeholders across all teams, using good relationship management skills for the benefit of the firm and the project
  • Utilising clear, consistent, and targeted communication across the stakeholder group
  • Ensuring all projects having a forensically robust consistency in their management and project control approach and documentation
  • Reliable reporting of resourcing requirements and impacts

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

Project Management

  • A solid understanding of the role and responsibilities of project managers, business analysts and portfolio managers including broad knowledge of the project lifecycle
  • A solid understanding of project processes, methods, techniques, concepts and best practice
  • A good understanding of project risk management processes and best practice
  • Understands the approaches to be used in managing dependencies inside and outside of projects

Investment Banking Domain Experience

  • Experience working within the Investment Banking industry
  • Good investment banking product and market knowledge
  • Familiarity with the Investment Banking regulatory landscape (e.g., BCBS, FATCA, MIFID, EMIR, Client Money)
  • Front to back awareness of processes within an investment bank


  • Highly experienced in facilitating and producing executive level communication in PowerPoint

Change Management

  • Business analysis and change background with a proven history of success
  • Clear understanding and experience of implementing and enforcing change initiatives
  • Knowledge of change management processes, methods and procedures

IT Development, Architecture & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of IT development and delivery practices and approaches
  • A working, functional knowledge of investment banking systems and technology
  • Highly experienced with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint