Vice President - Project Manager/Business Analyst (Firmwide Cross-Risk Management)

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 21 Feb 18 2018-02-21

Vice President - Project Manager/Business Analyst (Firmwide Cross-Risk Management)

Position Description
Morgan Stanley Firm Risk Management Department is seeking a candidate for the Risk Management COO Projects team based in New York to focus as a Project Manager covering Cross-Risk projects. This individual is responsible for the successful planning, execution and control of a portfolio of complex projects across Firm Risk Management, enforcing project governance to align IT projects with business strategy, as well as coordinating Firm Risk and cross-functional initiatives.

· Manage Cross-Risk projects by ensuring on time delivery and the right level of quality
· Assemble and guide project working groups. Must have strong initiative and confidence to lead workshops and meetings
· Lead discussions to develop and maintain a strategic program roadmap, priorities, project plans and milestones by work-streams
· Coordinate firm wide stress testing activities to ensure timely delivery of stress testing results and drive initiatives to improve efficiencies
· Ensure key risks and issues are identified, documented, mitigated and communicated to the appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner
· Facilitate requirement gathering sessions with working group, document business requirements, liaise with IT during development
· Act as a liaison and primary communication channel between appropriate Risk domains, Reporting and IT on requirements, issue resolution, status, project execution and prioritization
· Work closely with IT to coordinate testing and signoffs
· Participate in IT sprint planning sessions and facilitate prioritization of backlog items
· Provide pre and post implementation support, including user education
· Manage change control and best practices within project management
· Identify gaps if any in existing reporting and processes and facilitate remediation actions
· Support global teams to maintain their project plans and ensure synergies between global and NY projects
· Support Risk Management COO Projects team senior members in producing senior management and regulatory reporting presentations


Skills Required
· 7-10 years' work experience in risk management area
· Ability to manage multiple projects utilizing industry standard project management practices
· Risk background (understanding of VaR, Greeks, traded products, stress testing, limit management)
· Experience within a financial institution or Big 4 consultant firm
· Experience in managing all stages of a project lifecycle, including planning, requirements gathering, designing, documenting, testing and rollout
· Strong oral and written presentation skills including graphic illustrations
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; capable of communicating clearly and concisely to various levels of audiences and to both business and IT
· Solid understanding of risk management
· Strong analytical skills and experience in dealing with complex data sets
· Understanding of regulatory requirements

Skills Desired
· Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint