To work as part of the Change Management Team and lead work streams on Projects relating to Transfer Agency. The role will involve managing, planning and working with the multiple stakeholders through all stages of the project lifecycle.
Citi is operating in a continually changing environment and Change Management is a key part of that in driving forward sustained change in a complex and challenging market environment. The individual appointed will form part of the team which will drive initiatives identified by Citi's Product and Operations teams.
The focus for the appointee will be as a Project Manager on Transfer Agency projects that are being rolled out in 2015.
Successful candidate will be responsible for leading a work stream on different TA project initiatives for 2015. Ensuring detailed analysis is completed on time and fits the business needs. Responsibility for planning of all phases of projects assigned. Ensure packages delivered from third party vendors have been fully tested to ensure what has been delivered matches requirements as defined in project documentation. Manage reporting and stakeholder communication. They will also have a role in managing/supporting an offshore testing centre.
In respect of these, they will be responsible for ensuring:
Requirements gathering (including facilitation of workshops) and documentation of business requirements for the system including reporting. Ensure
Manage and deliver the preparation and delivery of the testing phase (including functional and regression testing) for the system and processes, including developing, executing and documentation of test plans, test cases and results.
Manage the co-ordination, support and execution of User Acceptance Testing.
Working with Operational Areas in regard to each phase of the project to ensure input, engagement, and that operational requirements are reflected in the project deliverable
Working with Operational Readiness in preparation for go-live.
Provide input to management at TA platform level re co-ordination of environments, package releases, testing.
Supporting the operating model design, systems migration process and process re-engineering
Assess, understand and manage interdependencies with other work streams
Contribute to other work-streams as the need arises.
Act as system SMEs if required.
Opportunity to work on a high profile project
Work in partnership with internal and external parties such as senior management, operations and vendors
Grow and develop project skills and Transfer Agency knowledge
Develop system testing skills.
Gain experience in working with a third party vendors.
This position requires an individual with a proven record of delivering complex work-streams within a projects and operational environment
Extensive years of industry experience in Fund Administration in a project Manager/ team Lead role.
Demonstrable understanding of TA processes
Strong understanding of project management methodologies.
Experience in planning and execution of UAT, including working with offshore UAT teams.
Skills and Competencies:
Strong analytical and project management skills
Excellent organisational, planning and prioritisation skills and experience operating within a high pressure environment.
Problem solving ability and good business judgement - knowing when to escalate, who to keep informed to identify next steps/resolution
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, self starter, adaptable
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
Proven ability to manage teams.
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to negotiate with and influence internal operational staff at all levels and project counterparts
Ability to manage numerous competing concurrent activities and complex integration solutions
Familiar with Change Control cycle and applying same to their work-stream.
Effective time management and ability to adhere to deadlines is required.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, displaying professionalism at all times
Highly PC literate (e.g. Visio, Project, PowerPoint, Quality Centre, Advanced Excel, Word, Outlook)
Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance/business studies/technology or equivalent desirable project management certification by a reputable organization (i.e. PRINCE II) preferred.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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