• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Macquarie Group
  • 25 Apr 19

Macquarie Asset Management - Head of Program Management

Macquarie Asset Management - Head of Program Management

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Close date: Friday 3rd May

MIM is looking for a Senior Project Manager to lead our Program Management Office in EMEA. Projects or workstreams may include, but are not limited to, merger and acquisition due diligence and integration, systems implementation, strategic change, process improvement and legal/regulatory response initiatives. The individual will report to the Global Head of Program Management for MIM and matrix report into the EMEA COO. The individual and will work closely with Investments, Distribution, Operations, Compliance and IT professionals in all MIM locations. The position is based in London: travel to other locations is expected to be 30% - 40%.

The EMEA PMO currently consists of one full time project manager and 2 contract business analysts based in London. Staffing levels will be adjusted based upon project workloads.

Key aspects of this position will include managing all aspects of a project. Proactive project management skills and comfort operating with low levels of direct supervision are essential for success. The position requires experience managing stakeholder engagement, communications, project planning, execution monitoring and the identification and resolving of issues and risks.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop, lead and manage project plans to successful completion
  • Identify, track and resolve issues that arise on the project
  • Create and manage project teams for selected solutions/projects as needed
  • Lead project team through formal and informal relationships
  • Recruit and manage contract resources for in region projects and programs
  • Execute specific tasks as needed on project initiatives
  • Interact with internal and external vendors and consultants as needed
  • Analyze and recommend improvements for business processes
  • Present and/or report progress and status of initiatives to project teams and interested parties
  • Develop and present project updates to senior management, including Steering Committee members
  • Proactive stakeholder engagement
  • Lead and mentor the EMEA PMO team


REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Applied Finance
  • Articulate, succinct, respectful and confident written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Leadership Coaching Skills
  • Highly effective meeting management and participation skills
  • Ability to establish leadership role on project teams of varying scope
  • Ability to think through complex business problems and generate creative solutions
  • Ability to comfortably interact with all levels of the organization and external product vendors
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with delegation and direction setting to senior-level staff
  • Full life cycle experience leading projects and systems implementations across EMEA
  • Solid desktop PC skills, including MS Office
  • Experience within an Asset Manager


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • Over 10 years related investment management experience including business, technical or project management
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in project management
  • "Big 4" Consultant experience preferred
  • Merger Integration, Regulatory, Investment Accounting, Trading Systems and Data Warehouse project experience


Advertised: 04 Apr 2019 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 May 2019 GMT Daylight Time