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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: intern/junior
Senior Strategic Projects Manager – Middle Office, hybrid, Assistant Vice President
Location: Kraków

Your new team

Investment Management Services (IMS) Transaction Management team services all aspects of trade confirmation and settlement instruction creation process across Asset Managers portfolios worldwide. Products include equities, fixed income, cash, foreign exchange, unitized funds and securitized derivatives of the same. IMS Transaction Management team is centric for Asset managers, traders, brokers and other counterparty’s relationships.

Who we are looking for
An individual with solid industry experience (Middle Office, Trade Settlement, Transaction Processing), business maturity and excellent relationship building skills who is able to lead strategic, operational or onboarding-centered projects,

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.


Your new role
As a Senior Strategic Projects Manager – Middle Office you will

  • Lead documenting, analysing, reviewing and supporting STP and Internal Business Operations projects, covering feasibility studies, Return On Investment (ROI) business cases, project plans and delivery of operational readiness from internal agreed directives supporting business operations and delivering to the business owners

  • Provide managerial support to the Transaction Management (TM) Business Operations teams in relation to new business, project changes to processes and improvements, operational team (BAU) support

  • Lead and support internal business operation projects and co-ordinate with other global locations as well as locally

  • Lead strategic projects and initiatives as representative of the wider business operations teams

  • Monitor, track and document the conversion projects and progress with core documents and regular update

  • Lead global, both external and internal onboarding process by achieving operational readiness, reducing post-migration straight through process fallouts, supporting resources estimation

  • Lead and facilitate projects and clients calls with various external and internal parties to gather requirements and duly deploy processes/changes

  • Review and improve current working practices as part of projects creation and changes to the business gaining efficiencies

  • Assure maintaining task listing and project updates into project plans, keeping lead Project Manager, or Business Owner aware of all data regarding external entities, internal entities and project preparation and implementation

  • Track projects and post implementation benefits to ensure data is available to management for Return On Investment

  • Keep abreast of market changes and developments, and internal system developments ensuring that all new processes align to best capability and practices

  • Embed the culture of automation and improvement thinking once providing support and introducing workflows and processes

  • Assist BAU with procedure changes and reviews and client specific processes improvements

  • Provide appropriate management information as required to support business unit decision making

  • Support the ‘Risk Excellence’ culture within the business


What we value

Skills, expertise and qualifications needed to perform the job:

  • A minimum of 8 years Investments experience, 4 of which should have been involved in project work with a detailed understanding of the procedural, technical and product requirements

  • Fluent English – strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Academic background, preferred degree in economics, finance, science or engineering

  • Strong understanding of Transaction Management within Business Operations

  • Detailed knowledge of Investment Instruments across asset types i.e. Equities, Bonds, Exchange Traded Derivatives and Foreign Exchange

  • Experience and ability to drive delivery and meet targets

  • Knowledge of current market ISITC code of practice

  • Understanding of global markets tendencies and enforced regulations i.e. T2S, MIFIID 2 together with existing settlement methodologies across various products into assigned tasks and projects

  • Excellent managerial skills enabling leading and managing projects as well as working under tight deadlines

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills including experience in expertise and knowledge sharing presentations/workshops to senior management and clients

  • Previous testing ability, extensive knowledge of ETC/STP would be an advantage

  • PC skills, including MS Office applications Word, Excel, Project and Visio

  • Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills

  • Experience of working in a critical deadline driven environment

  • Ability to form effective working relationships with multiple parties - Clients, Business Experts, IT and Project Teams

  • Client service and solutions driven mind-set

  • Flexible/extended working hours may be required around a project go live

What we offer

  • Permanent contract of employment from day one

  • Additional holidays (Birthday Day Off, 3rd and 5th year anniversary Day Off)

  • VIP medical package for employees and their families (partner and children)

  • Premium life insurance package and private pension plan

  • Employee savings plan

  • Multisport Card

  • Wide range of soft skills training, technical workshops, language classes and development programs

  • Opportunities to volunteer your time to company-driven initiatives, employee networks or organizations of your choice

  • Variety of well-being programs

  • Language classes

  • Soft skills trainings and technical workshops

  • Technical or leadership career pathway

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Details

  • iconProject Management, Banking
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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