Change Manager
Schroders
London, GB
3d ago

The role will involve :

  • Influencing the approach and agenda for the M&A Integration project through best practice input, subject-matter expertise and experience and the injection of innovative ideas and ways of thinking
  • Apply Schroders M&A Framework, SAFe Agile methodology, standards and behaviour to all work
  • Ensure project delivery teams (technology, data services and business units) are meeting planned delivery objectives : - time; quality; budget
  • Manage Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies
  • Develop effective relationships across the business and the wider change management community
  • Challenging conventional wisdom and freely expressing their own opinion
  • Provide subject matter expertise and recommend appropriately pragmatic approaches / solutions.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and other parties and ensuring alignment with technology teams where necessary
  • Understanding the needs of our clients and the business and tailoring the approach accordingly
  • General and Technical Skills :

    Essential Skills

  • Strong understanding of the Asset Management industry required
  • Strong knowledge of project management and change management
  • Understanding of business change management skills and best practice, gained through experience of working enterprise change or consultancy teams
  • Experience of business process and technology change
  • Experience of M&A Integration project or project management experience in a large programme
  • Desirable skills includes trading and EMS, knowledge of Aladdin
  • An expert understanding of change management disciplines, processes and tools, including :
  • experience of each of the key stages of change delivery
  • planning and progress tracking mechanisms
  • effective means of monitoring and managing issues, risks and dependencies
  • strong reporting skills
  • managing stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own activities in the best interests of the organisation
  • Builds trusting relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Able to build consensus and influence outcomes, including adapting communication style to suit audience
  • Collaborative team player who will want to succeed as part of a high performing team
  • Strong communication skills, experience managing relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences and time zones
  • Logical, structured thought processes and good problem solving skills
  • Good relationship management skills - able to engage with and gain confidence of others and maximise their contribution to the process
  • Strong communication skills - written, pictorial, presentational and verbal at all levels within the organisation
  • Able to demonstrate initiative
  • Focus on quality
  • Experience of Agile working practices
  • Overview of Knowledge required

    Required

  • Financial Services experience ideally investment management, in one or more of the following areas :
  • Preferable : M&A Integration
  • Desirable :
  • o Front Office processes as they apply to Equity, Fixed Income and Multi Asset business domains

    o Middle and Back Office processes as they apply to Equity, Fixed Income and Multi Asset business domains

    o Distribution, marketing, web, collaboration and CRM

    o Corporate functions required to support the running of an Asset Management organisation : Risk, Finance, Procurement, HR, Legal and Compliance

    Personal Attributes

  • Can develop new ideas and approaches that impact on existing methods, policies and approaches.
  • Self starter who is ready to own responsibility for coordinating and planning the objectives and activities.
  • A technical minded person with a desire to keep abreast of ever changing Asset Management and technology industries.
  • Confident enough to be able to challenge business ideas where they do meet stated objectives
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