At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us: We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees: All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.
The Role: Market Data Analyst The Data Management Team deliver investment data services for M&G plc, our customers and the regulators. The Market Data Services team plays a key role in helping to deliver this.
Market Data Services team services the businesses market data requirements globally in a cost efficient manner. We currently oversee a multi-million pound budget for market data services. This includes some of the biggest names in the industry for sourcing reference data, pricing, benchmarks, research data and other specialist data requirements. We ensure that we work strategically with our top vendors and ensure that we are utilising existing services that we take, whilst staying compliant with the contract.
Against a backdrop of significant transformation, the Market Data Services Team are looking to recruit an individual who can help the deliver the market data strategy. The candidate will represent and lead market data conversations within strategic projects such as ESG and data transformation, whilst interfacing with key senior stakeholders. In addition to this they will manage vendor relationships, build partnerships and lead on negotiations on multi-million pound contracts. The candidate must be able to adapt to a faced paced changing environment. Having good stake holder management, influencing, collaboration and organisation skills will be key.
Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations
Key Responsibilities for this role:
To work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment, customers outcomes and a reduction in M&G's operational risk.
Help deliver the Market Data Strategy ensuring that it aligns with the Investment Data Management strategy.
Collect and verify data from appropriate sources to ensure the agreed Market Data Services objectives and targets are being delivered such as reducing the overall market data budget, ensuring existing services are being utilised efficiently and that we remain complaint to the T&C's of our contracts.
Represent market data and work with various teams to help deliver key strategic projects.
Understand and help deliver new market data requirements that come from the business.
Manage vendor relationships and build partnerships with key strategic vendors ensuring that they understand and help deliver on the key objectives for M&G.
Working in conjunction with procurement lead vendor negotiations.
Support the implementation of controls and procedures throughout the Market Data Services Team.
Proactively realise opportunities for improvements driving change across Market Data Services.
Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
A strong track record of managing stakeholders from across multiple business areas and seniorities.
Excellent vendor management and negotiation skills.
Strong collaboration experience, with the ability to inspire, support, influence and lead others.
Must have strong organization skills, as well as have the ability to prioritise workload.
Excellent written and communication skills, undertaking presentations and chairing meetings.
Demonstrates passion, proactivity and enthusiasm and wants to learn and make a real difference.
Understanding of market data inventory systems such as (e.g. FITS, MDSL, Informatch), best practices and processes including knowledge of market data vendor landscape such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv, IHSMarkit, Factset, Credit rating agencies, ESG and benchmark providers (FTSE, MSCI).
Good knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint
Knowledge of Power BI preferable
High level understanding of investment data\\terminology
Work Level: Experienced Colleague Recruiter Name: Atif Ahmad Closing Date: Tuesday 13th April
We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things