Workflow Solutions Asset Class Aligned

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Barclays
  • 16 Apr 19

We are looking for a strong leader in London to drive digital strategy and workflow initiatives in the region. The individual should have well-rounded skill sets, business/client facing experience, and the technical expertise to make things happen. This is a high-impact role.

Dgital Strategy Group (DSG) is a cross-functional team in the Markets front-office business.  DSG’s mission is to define forward-looking digital strategies to defend our existing businesses, aggressively identify new revenue opportunities, and deliver digital solutions to improve productivity and enhance client experience.
DSG coordinates across businesses and oversees implementation of pan Markets digital strategy initiatives. The team consists of product managers, designers and business representatives. DSG is responsible for assessing emerging trends, technologies, potential client and vendor partnerships and building digital products that could transform the way we and our clients do business.
DSG works in partnership with the Trading, Distribution and Research as well as the Group Innovation Office, Statistical Modelling and Development, Data Science Platform, Technology and Operations. By leveraging our Data Science Platform, Digital Strategy will be responsible for developing advanced analytics, creating workflow tools and apps and integrating third party software to deliver revolutionary tools.
 

What will you be doing?
We are looking for a strong leader in London to drive digital strategy and workflow initiatives in the region. The individual should have well-rounded skill sets, business/client facing experience, and the technical expertise to make things happen.  This is a high-impact role. 
• Oversee strategic workflow solutions in EMEA – looking at how to leverage data science and new technology to automate workflow and surface insights to bring efficiencies and uncover new revenue opportunities
• Partner with sales, trading, research teams in the region to identify user journey and E2E workflow opportunities 
• Identify workflow solutions and partner with legal, compliance, operations and technology teams to automate and optimize pre-trade and post trade process
• Partner with technology teams to deliver enterprise workflow solutions to improve information discovery and increase productivity
• Partner with data science teams to drive strategic client intelligence
• Partner with clients and industry participants on innovative workflow solutions (such as Bots, data exchanges and apps)
• Interface with FinTech companies to screen and identify next emerging workflow solutions (blockchain, AI, NLP, Voice assistant etc)
• Represent Barclays Digital Strategy in regional conferences and FinTech forums


What we’re looking for:
• Deep understanding of front office workflow, at least in one asset class
• Experience prototype Bots/Apps and advise clients and internal teams on next generation of workflow solutions
• Experience in engaging with FinTech community and familiar with AI, ML, Blockchain etc
• Experience engaging senior business heads to generate buy-in and identify high value add workflow opportunities
• Experience in business case development and leading technology prioritization forum. Have experience in organizing, researching, and analyzing business and client needs and can bridge the technical and business worlds, ensuring we are building the right products with a combination of vision, market/user/competitor research and usage metrics
• Engage with businesses at all levels to raise awareness and drive adoption of the digital products
• Can build consensus amongst a wide range of partners including business owners, technology, operations, legal & compliance, marketing & sales
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently, while maintaining a high degree of communication and escalation
• Commercial mindset with excellent client management and executive-level communication skills.  Ability to synthesize information and present it back in a thoughtful and coherent way
• Have the ability to navigate a matrixed organization and the ability to influence by convincing
• Analytical and entrepreneurial and strong problem solving skills
Skills that will help you in the role:
• Experience managing a team and coaching remote team members is a plus
• Consulting experience and familiarity of R/Python
• Experience designing Symphony app/bot to automate workflow
• Experience working at a FinTech business


Where will you be working?
5 North Colonnade is home to our investment bank and is in the heart of Canary Wharf, just a short walk from our headquarters at Churchill Place. It boasts an array of onsite amenities such as dry cleaner as well as a deli and buffet style staff restaurant. The building is easily accessible by Tube, Docklands Light Railway and all major bus links. The atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.


Our Values
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

 


Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.


Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with us.