Global Project Lead

  • Competitive
  • Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 08 Feb 18 2018-02-08

Franklin Templeton International Services India Pvt. Ltd (FTISPL) is the Indian Services wing of Franklin Templeton, one of the Top Global Investment Management Company committed to offering High Quality Products and providing outstanding services to our customers who are individuals, institutions, pensioners, trusts, partnership firms and other clients. FTISPL at Hyderabad offers various IT /Business related service and support. It stands as a key business enabler of world-wide operations for Franklin Templeton Investment. Our vision is to be a premier global investment management organization by offering high quality investment solutions, providing outstanding service and attracting, motivating and retaining talented individuals.

The Global Project Lead will assist in overseeing two key areas: System Support for the Financial Reporting Application & Strategic Imperatives Implementation. The project lead will manage functional and project teams in order to lead system and process improvements in support of GFAR strategic and local initiatives.

  • System Support and Strategic Imperatives Implementation
  • Global Project Lead
  • Act as project lead on strategic & local projects sponsored by GFAR that impact our Financial Reporting applications (FundSuiteSX and/or FundSuiteArc) and/or the Financial Reporting Workflows/Processes.
  • Act as a GFAD representative in high level discussions on Project Steering Committees, monitoring the overall projects, assessing resources and providing direction or guidance in the various projects
  • Create and maintain a communication medium to report to the Management team the status of the ongoing Imperatives
  • Collaborate with executive lead on the oversight of strategic initiatives and monitor progress of follow up items impacting the status of the project
  • Create/review project charters
  • Guide and coach project team members to assure timely completion of project deliverables
  • Track and resolve issues with users and project team
  • Evaluate success of enhancements, upgrades, or implementation and determine follow up actions if necessary to assure timely completion of project tasks
  • Plan, create, and review project proposals, project plans, resources and cost benefit analyses and ensure proper prioritization and successful completion of all tasks
  • Manage multi-departmental, multi-site and/or multi-functional system projects varying in size, scale and complexity by collaborating with other GFAR team members
  • Develop effective implementation and transition plans for GFAR involving key business partners, as needed
  • Plan for business continuity events by supporting and participating in BC drills
  • Evaluate tax or regulatory changes to reporting application templates and mapping and facilitate robust solutions that mitigate risk


  • Participate or coordinate the gathering of business and/or system requirements to ensure quality, cost effective solutions are provided and have included all business units impacted
  • Evaluate/propose/design/acquire systems and applications for meeting business needs
  • Recommend & implement solutions to business and system problems
  • Review data analysis for system conversions
  • Review and analyze workflow and propose improvements
  • Create and/or review functional and report specifications for systems, applications and other deliverables
  • Coordinate/communicate system deliverable needs to Project Team members
  • Review and/or create test plans
  • Coordinate and/or perform user acceptance testing for new systems and/or enhancements for existing systems
  • Review and maintain clear testing documentation for audit trail and reference for future projects
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert on GFARs reporting applications (FundSuiteSX and FundSuite Arc).  Gather, evaluate, recommend and implement solutions
  • Stay current on new technologies in the market place and make recommendations to improve GFAR operational efficiency through system enhancements and/or changes.
  • Act as liaison between GFAR business units and/or business partners throughout the gathering of business requirements.
  • Resolve and analyze complex business or system issues and develop solutions that are consistent with organizational objectives and procedures

Other duties:

  • Assist the Department Heads with defining, measuring, collecting, monitoring and reporting of key performance metrics
  • Provide oversight or administrative assistance to the Department Heads in overseeing any communications and presentations to the department
  • Present to various groups/stakeholders as necessary
  • Stay abreast of current issues in the Company and develop contacts in all areas of the Company
  • Perform other duties as requested by GFAR Management
  • Responsible for team development, which includes, ensuring adequate training, appropriate development, and providing management support and guidance to meet established objectives
  • Provide overall planning and support by reviewing and developing procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain a productive, efficient and professional working environment
  • Promote a “Global Team” culture within GFAR to leverage job knowledge and create and implement processes to promote consistency among GFAR locations


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Finance, or MIS
  • 4 or more years of experience in mutual fund industry or related project experience, demonstrating continued increase in responsibility.
  • Strong experience with automated financial systems, including a general ledger and financial reporting software, is required
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, including macro driven processes
  • Knowledge of Franklin Templeton Services, LLC departments and functions
  • Advanced Accounting and/or Technical courses or designation or working towards
  • Project management courses or designation or working towards


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to navigate the organization
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders of various departments on a regular basis
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with team members with differing priorities
  • Able to effectively utilize resources
  • Proficient in MS office, Word, Excel, Outlook,
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Proven to take initiative and work under pressure in a changing/growing environment
  • Business Analysis and workflow understanding
  • Objective setting and metrics effectiveness
  • Analytical skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously


  • Works with minimal supervision and exercises independent judgment
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems; ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives
  • Demonstrates emotional maturity, ability to engage in healthy conflict, and separates business from personal
  • Independently solves routine problems of limited scope or complexity
  • Follows specific instructions but has the ability to prioritize own work and plan own tasks to meet objectives


  • Provide guidance and direction to team members to ensure their departments’ daily/periodic and special projects are planned, organized, monitored and completed in a timely and successful manner
  • Provides guidance through problems and failures by offering advice, mentoring, and   support to facilitate individual success
  • Correctly diagnoses and resolves team issues and conflicts to move the team forward
  • Effectively adapts leadership style based on the task, employee(s), and the situation so that the team meets or exceeds high performance standards
  • Recognizes and appreciates individual differences by treating all with dignity, respect, and fairness
  • Provides technical guidance to functional or project teams

We rely on attracting and retaining employees of exceptional quality. In addition, we work to instill a performance driven culture that reinforces accountability, innovation, and professional development. To reach these goals, Franklin Templeton Investments provides a comprehensive employment program that comprises a balanced work/life philosophy, competitive salaries and substantial employee benefits and services, including:

  • Professional development growth opportunities through in-house classes and over 150 Web-based training courses
  • An educational assistance program to financially help employees seeking continuing education
  • Medical, Life and Personal Accident Insurance benefit for employees. Medical insurance also cover employee’s dependents (spouses, children and dependent parents)
  • Life insurance for protection of employees’ families
  • Personal accident insurance for protection of employees and their families
  • Personal loan assistance
  • Employee Stock Investment Plan (ESIP)