Project Manager Fixed Income Project Manager Fixed Income …

M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 May 21
M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 May 21
Project Manager Fixed Income
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:
To deliver a range of Private Assets Fixed Income product launches and product-related projects.
The main responsibilities are as follows:
  • Manage projects that deliver benefit to M&G plc. These will be wide-ranging in terms of subject / domain but will tend to be business change (and specifically, product delivery projects) rather than IT change projects.
  • Manage product development projects from design through to launch;
  • Motivate a multi-disciplined team of Fixed Income (and/or external) representatives to ensure the project delivers on time and within budget;
  • Ability to take a hands-on role within the project, working with fund managers and investment professionals;
  • Manage senior stakeholders; and
  • Build successful relationships with the project delivery partners, including external legal advice, fund administrator, trustee / custodian and auditor.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

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.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Project management experience within investment management with an understanding of different approaches;
  • A proven track record of successfully leading on, and delivering projects within a front office environment, across a wide range of functions;
  • Exceptional communication skills - both written and verbal, with excellent active listening skills;
  • Strong influence and negotiating skills with an ability to manage a variety of stakeholders;
  • Willingness to work to tight deadlines, and manage multiple projects, taking into account evolving business priorities;
  • Strong analytic and proven problem-solving skills with an ability to negotiate pragmatic solutions to meet conflicting business requirements;
  • Highly motivated, proactive and resilient;
  • Ability to be flexible and to manage ambiguity during project delivery;
  • Must be a team player and able to work with and through others;
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organisation, with strong relationship management skills.
  • Familiar with fixed income and private assets e.g. bonds, real estate, structured credit, private placements and other esoteric instruments; and
  • Good awareness of related regulations (e.g. UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID2 etc.).

Ideally, but not obligatory:
  • IMC
  • A project management qualification such as Prince 2
  • Good asset investment knowledge is preferable.
  • Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Work Level: Manager/Expert
Recruiter Name: Atif Ahmad
Closing Date: Monday 10th May

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
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