Goldman Sachs Asset Management Operations - Request For Proposal - Vice President - London Goldman Sachs Asset Management Operations -  …

Goldman Sachs
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Jan 22
Goldman Sachs
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Jan 22
Goldman Sachs Asset Management Operations - Request For Proposal - Vice President - London
Asset Management
A career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management is an opportunity to help clients across the globe realize their potential, while you discover your own. As part of one of the world's leading asset managers with over $2 trillion in assets under supervision, you can expect to participate in exciting investment opportunities while collaborating with talented colleagues from all asset classes and regions, and building meaningful relationships with your clients. Working in a culture that values integrity and transparency, you will be part of a diverse team that is passionate about our craft, our clients, and building sustainable success. Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance. As primary investment area within Goldman Sachs, we provide investment and advisory services for pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, financial advisors and individuals.

GSAM is seeking to add a highly motivated professional to the Request for Proposal team, who will focus on the management and delivery of Request for Proposals ("RFPs") and Due Diligence Questionnaires ("DDQs") from prospective as well as existing clients. In this role, you will work closely with professionals across GSAM's Client Portfolio Management teams (Fixed Income, Quantitative Investment Strategies and Fundamental Equity), multiple sales channels, and the centralized RFP Services team to ensure that all Client deliverables are met to the highest standards and within the timeframes agreed.

GSAM has become one of the pre-eminent investment management organizations globally, with responsibility for over (USD)1.15tn in assets under supervision. Critical to the success of GSAM is our ability to leverage a global team of talented professionals in order to define solutions and lead change across the operational infrastructure. GSAM Operations is part of the Federation division of Goldman Sachs and comprises of ~500 professionals based in 5 centers across the globe. It consists of three broad functional areas, Client Management, Trade Management, and Position and Data Control, all of which work in a dynamic environment where control, client service and excellence in execution are fundamental principles.

  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure high quality RFPs and DDQs are delivered to our prospective clients, consultants, and existing clients in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Develop a strong understanding of our Asset Management business, and the investment product's on offer.
  • Develop strong working relationships with Client Portfolio Manage teams, Sales teams, Client Relationship Managers, and internal Federation teams.
  • Develop knowledge of industry trends, competitive landscape and investment team's capabilities to facilitate improved client experience.
  • Apply a Roles and Responsibilities framework to delegate work items, and liaise with action owners to ensure their completion.
  • Assist in developing metrics to track key sales figures including RFP flows, success rates, etc.
  • Assist with ad hoc projects including technology initiatives to uplift our infrastructure
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Be highly collaborative, team-oriented and strong consensus builder
  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills both written and oral
  • Previous experience in Financial Services industry and ideally Asset Management experience
  • Demonstrate ability to partner across product groups, regions and functional responsibilities
  • Experience working with RFPs is a plus
  • Be a strategic thinker, possesses strong facilitation, project management and data gathering skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure and to provide practical solutions.
  • Risk management focus
Notes on the role:
As a central point of contact for all RFP, DDQ, 15C, this is a high pressure role where individuals work with senior sales including various MDs and partners, product COOs, Portfolio Managers and senior members throughout the organization. The role is extremely high visibility and we need a person who can navigate the organization under pressure, has a client service/ sales support mindset, super organized and good at negotiating. I am looking for a junior VP (within a range of 5-6 years' experience) working in a high stress environment. Asset management/ project management skills/ communication skills will be key.

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at .

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