Japan Operations Project Specialist, Institutional Securities Trade Processsing

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan Tokyo Tokyo-to JP
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 18 Jun 18 2018-06-18

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The Institutional Securities Trades Processing Projects Team delivers strategic, global business process and technology-based solutions for Morgan Stanley's Operations teams as well as other divisions in the trade lifecycle, by managing change efforts to introduce and automation and enhance controls, in order to improve client offerings, enable access to markets, enhance front-to-back operational efficiencies, and ensure compliance with rapidly-changing market and regulatory environment.

The Role:

This unique opportunity requires a Project Manager / Business Analyst who will lead and deliver a portfolio of projects to enable new business, streamline and automate front to back processes, and reduce use of legacy systems. The role provides exposure to key stakeholders and subject matter experts across multiple units and business domains including Core/Program and Electronic Sales & Trading, Trade Support Groups, Client Service Groups, Settlement and Finance.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Business Process Definition, Analysis & Solution Design
  • Interact with stakeholders to define current state process and business requirements documentation
  • Design future state process flows, formulate requirements and identify improvement opportunities
  • Define and validate business rules and required business configurations to ensure smooth front-to-back integration, trade booking and enrichment
  • Develop comprehensive and robust test cases/plans and co-ordinate/conduct the execution of these tests to ensure successful delivery
  • Develop user documentation and training as required.

Project Management

  • Track project issues, benefits, costs and pipeline projects for prioritisation
  • Assist programme managers in formulating business case development
  • Consolidate and prepare project steering packs and executive summary for management reporting
  • Conduct user training & manage any hand-offs and procedure adjustments to end users and/or training teams



Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 6+ years relevant experience with proven track record in project management and business analysis
  • At least 4 years' experience in Financial Services Industry
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written fluency in English and Japanese are preferred
  • MS Office Suite (e.g. Excel, Access, Project)

Skills Desired:

  • Familiarity with common project management tools and methodology
  • Understanding of trade life cycle in institutional securities products would be an advantage