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Director, Program Management

Wellington Management Company, LLP London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 months ago Permanent Competitive
About Us

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

About the Role

The Director of Program Management, is a member of the Infrastructure Design team within Investment Services and Technology (InvesTech). This role works globally across the Client, Investment and Infrastructure platforms to oversee the Firm's largest and most complex strategic projects. Programs are typically 'front-to-back' impacting many teams & systems, requiring strong program oversight, governance & control. The role will require both acting as a 'Program Manager' on some our largest, most complex deliveries, as well as developing the capability of Program Management in the team and wider Firm. As a 'Program Manager' they will work closely with all stakeholders to create & track program-level objectives & key results 'OKRs'; work with the Design Team & Product Owners to ensure design and requirements are modelled in all plans using correct tooling; define and control risk & issues across the program and present recommendations for remediation to business sponsors; identify & co-ordinate dependencies with other programs & manage overall budgetary & ROI tracking. Programs will typically be setup using the 'scaled agile' methodology, for which there will be an opportunity to contribute to the development of this approach. The Program Manager will present to large groups inclusive of senior leaders and decision makers, spanning various parts of the firm, and gain experience of delivering transformational initiatives using the latest toolkits. As the capability lead, the role will require establishing a strategy to build best in class methodologies, toolkits and governance, alongside developing and hiring talent that can excel as 'program managers. The role will be based in London or Boston, coordinating with colleagues across EMEA, APAC, and the Americas.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Being appointed the Program Manager of their designated initiative, covering all applicable responsibilities (see 'the position')
• Ensuring business and infrastructure connectivity, strategy, and engagement across the globe
• Coordinating and facilitating working sessions with stakeholder groups from various parts of the firm
• Monitoring project progress, managing project risk and planning resource availability
• Estimate resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
• Own the budget process and program / ROI tracking
• Be accountable for program progress against the vision, roadmap, and the prioritized outcomes
• Report against business outcomes/OKRs, consolidating workstream-level updates back to the Program stakeholders and Steering Committee
• Marshall the inbound delivery requirements and demand received from technology and the business, coordinating, consolidating, and prioritizing this demand in concert with a team of Product Owners (and pre-empting downstream dependencies)
• Work closely with Product Owners, business SMEs and technology delivery teams to define and drive the vision for a workstream or set of business outcomes
• Identify opportunities, articulate, and translate business needs and strategies into actionable and executable visions and roadmaps across the program's workstreams
• Establish and facilitate ongoing program governance that sits across multiple Agile teams/workstreams
• Lead and/or facilitate prioritized work and analysis that will help solve complex issues that impact the wider organization.
• Working closely with the Director of Design Services on the development of the 'program management' capability

QUALIFICATIONS
We seek the following qualifications:

• Experience leading and developing program management teams, across multiple regions
• Confident in both leading and communicating with colleagues in both technical and business disciplines
• Ability to influence senior leadership, sponsors and stakeholders
• Demonstrated record of success delivering complex technology/Technology change at the program-level
• Experience in managing large technology program delivery in the Asset Management industry
• Experience in or familiar with scaled agile methodologies such as SAFe, Agile@Scale,
• Experience within scaled agile teams delivering change
• Excellent leadership, people management and organizational ability
• Familiarity with project management tools used by technology teams e.g., Jira

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMWTalentOperations@wellington.com .

At Wellington Management, our approach to compensation is designed to help us attract, inspire and retain the best talent in our industry.We strive to pay employees fairly and competitively across all levels and roles. Our approach to compensation considers all aspects of total compensation; all employees are eligible to receive salary, variable compensation, and benefits. The base salary range for this position is:
USD 100,000 - 225,000
This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered when making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; role; skills and experience; certifications; and education. This range is an estimate, and further details on salary and total compensation aspects will be shared with candidates during the recruitment process.

Base salary is only one component of Wellington's total compensation approach. Other rewards may include a discretionary Corporate Bonus and/ or Incentives, if eligible. In addition, we offer a comprehensive and high value benefit package to meet the unique needs of our employees and their families, and we are committed to fostering a flexible work environment that enables employees to thrive personally and professionally. Examples of our benefits include retirement plan, health and wellbeing, dental, vision, and pharmacy coverage, health savings account, flexible spending accounts and commuter program, employee assistance program, life and disability insurance, adoption assistance, back-up childcare, tuition/CFA reimbursement and paid time off (leave of absence, paid holidays, volunteer, sick and vacation time)

Job ID  R90266
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