Platform Enablement and Delivery Lead Platform Enablement and Delivery Lead …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Sep 21
Competitive + Benefits
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Sep 21
Competitive + Benefits
The Platform Transformation team are professionals responsible for overseeing the transformation of Barings Investment Platform work streams. The team is tasked with driving the vision for a modern digital platform (people, processes, and technology) to support the needs of our clients. The team engages a broad community of constituents along cross-product disciplines: Origination, Portfolio Management, Research, Trading, Operations, and Investment Data & Risk Analytics with the objective of building the systems and processes that can enable them and their teams to deliver exceptional client outcomes..

Primary Responsibilities

  • Effective translation of strategy and multi-year plan into strategic delivery portfolio including effective prioritization and execution
  • Oversee strategic planning and execution of platform portfolio using Agile methodology
  • Collaborate across all business units and the enterprise to expand business opportunities and new product growth and ensure alignment with enterprise initiatives
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and develop a flexible workforce through Senior level agile leadership
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Management and facilitation to achieve objectives, with both local and with remote teams
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills to mobilize and motivate delivery in a co-operative and collaborative working environment across trading and support/infrastructure/control functions
  • Expertise and hands-on practitioner expertise in designing and implementing structured business/operational processes and business requirements documentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to effectively produce procedural documentation and communicate with senior management. Ability to seamlessly communicate complex technical issues to non-technical colleagues
  • Create transparency across working groups and ensure cohesion and sound design across the portfolio of applications
  • Build a strong partnership with technologists, that allows to surface issues and promptly resolve along the development and testing process


  • Subject Matter Expert of Front Office market structure and trade flow across a range of markets trading products.
  • Subject Matter Expert in operational processing front-to-back, risk and control, markets, operations, and support & control areas (e.g. Finance, Risk) within a large asset manager.
  • Knowledge of global markets trading products (Fixed Income, Equity, Currencies, Real Assets, Private Equity, and Real Estate) and/or securities services (Prime, Collateral, Clearing, Custody, Fund Services)
  • Knowledge and experience of structured project management techniques in a front office environment
  • Knowledge of Risk methodologies/frameworks and demonstrable appreciation of the need for and impact of controls, thresholds and Data Quality rules plus fundamental data terminology
  • Ability to operate and lead across technical, operational and business/product domains
  • Ability to coordinate a large scale transformation process
  • Ability to set strategic vision & deliver market leading open architecture digital platforms in support of business goals
  • Strong communication/presentation skills – executive client engagements, public speaking & industry thought leadership
  • Strong business domain expertise (familiarity across intermediary/institutional segments/business models)
  • Relationship building across a broad network of peers, stakeholders, senior leaders, customers and industry players
  • Thrives on helping others be their best selves, anticipating people, processes and technology needs informed by internal and external research
  • Solid understanding of platform ecosystems
  • Agile leadership experience
  • Senior leadership in Strategic planning and Execution delivery in Platform Solutions for Financial Services
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and executing on complex data programs including the sourcing, transformation, enrichment and governance of trade data in a business role.
  • Significant experience gained within financial services
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