Project Manager (Middle Office/Operations)

  • Competitive
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi
  • 22 Apr 19

Project Manager (Middle Office/Operations)

  • Primary Location: United Kingdom,Northern Ireland,Belfast
  • Education: None
  • Job Function: Operations
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 18070174


The OTC Commodity Derivative Middle Office and Operations team is responsible for providing front to back support for all Commodities (financial and physical) such as precious metals, Bulks, oil, PG&E, ETD & OTC commodity derivative transactions. The team will be responsible for confirmations, settlement and reconciliation of the transactions.

This position offers excellent training opportunities to continuously learn and develop across all the products and work closely with all the other divisions that support the Commodity Derivatives product.

Project Manager (Middle Office/Operations) role supporting the global Commodities Middle Office and Operations teams in Project Execution

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing transparent project governance for senior Middle Office management and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain project stakeholder relationships with Front Office, Middle Office, Operations, Legal, Compliance, Financial Control and IT.
  • Managing projects to the closure of any control gaps identified by the Commodities Middle Office and Operations teams
  • Enhancements to the current infrastructure for trade capture and confirm generation
  • Developing the governance framework for Commodities initiatives alongside Middle Office management and Technology
  • The development of various automated reconciliations with the goal of reducing operational risk and manual touchpoints while increasing efficiency
  • Ensuring compliance with various regulatory initiatives related to the business
  • Ability to provide guidance, coaching and development for junior staff on the fundamentals of project management and methodology
  • Ability to look for opportunities to streamline processes to provide benefit to the team and stakeholders
  • Analyze BRDs and work with MO, Ops and technology to ensure solution meets the requirements
  • Ability to draft test scripts and oversee UAT Strategy & Test Plan execution 
  • Ensure that all gaps are discovered upfront and identify a remediation plan for each
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are documented and MO/Ops teams are trained prior to project delivery


• Strong Project management and Business Analyst background
• Excellent communication skills; the ability to run senior level meetings
• Ability to operate independently
• Strong PowerPoint, Visio, and Microsoft Project knowledge
• Strong background in Commodities product preferable
• Experience with Openlink Endur a plus
• Experience with Middle Office and Operations tasks preferable
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer