Project Manager - Business Change - Asset Management

  • £700/day
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Gravitas Recruitment Group
  • 01 Mar 19

Our client is an investment manager based in London that are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join them on a long term contract.

Project Manager - Business Change - Asset Management - £700/day 


Our client is an investment manager based in the city that are currently looking for someone to join their Business Projects team to help implement strategic and tactical changes to various business areas. The changes can either be small/medium enhancements with short turnaround times or large strategic platform projects such as system implementations, large scale process changes or managing third party relationships. 


The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Manage the delivery of technical and business process change to meet the requirements and/or obligations of the specific projects
  • Manage, progress and oversee key project activities i.e. gap analysis, solution definition and selection, target operating model definition and delivery of functional and technical specifications
  • Determine resource needs, lead project execution, track and ensure quality deliverables
  • Manage and oversee third party administrator deliverables against agreed plans
  • Create and deliver project plans, with revision as necessary to meet changing needs/requirements
  • Manage project resource allocation, co-ordinating resources to meet project objectives
  • Prepare testing strategy and test plans; assist business with UAT planning and UAT testing
  • Manage project financials and resource plans
  • Build relationships with and manage senior business stakeholders from across the business including Compliance, Legal, Product, Distribution, Operations, IT and Front Office
  • Manage all aspects of operational readiness
  • Manage internal and external IT design and development teams ensuring any solutions meet business requirements that are implemented to high standards
  • Chair project Steering and Working groups as well as prepare necessary pre & post meeting documentation
  • Ensure project reporting responsibilities are met


Skills Required: 

  • Have a good understanding of financial products used in Asset Management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to produce high quality documentation
  • Excellent issues management with an ability to keep the business and project team focused on delivery
  • Experience of working in a global environment managing stakeholders across multiple locations
  • Taking responsibility for successful delivery
  • Ability to work across functional teams


Competencies Required: 

  • Excellent knowledge of middle and back office functions (in sourced or outsourced), and how these align with the overall end to end operating model for a fund management firm
  • Ability to work cross-departmentally on global projects with vendors, clients, senior management and stakeholders
  • Experience of full project full life cycle from requirements gathering, through to UAT coordination, software release management and operational readiness
  • Strong in building and maintaining client and operational relations. Ability and confidence to liaise with all members of staff to ExCo level
  • Problem solving / analysis – understanding of complex issues and problems and able to identify practical / pragmatic solutions
  • Self-motivation and enthusiastic approach – a completer-finisher able to work on their own initiative with a focus on delivery
  • Communication - provides documents that are clear, precise and comprehensible and communicates and presents in a clear and compelling manner
  • Effective time management / planning - manages personal workload effectively, sets realistic and achievable targets and delivers to those targets
  • Problem ownership - takes responsibility for identified issues and works to resolve in a pragmatic manner


If you are interested in this role, please send your CV for immediate consideration.