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Alternative Investments Project Management Office, Assistant Vice President at State Street

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Who we are looking for

This position supports State Street's Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS) business and reports to the AIS Project Management Office team supporting various strategic programs and initiatives across AIS. This position will provide the candidate exposure across all AIS business lines as well as a strong foundation in project management and a potential career path in program strategy and execution. The core responsibility will be assisting with project management activities such as maintaining project plans, migration flight plans, risk logs, action item trackers, etc. to drive results and transformation. Project types may involve client conversions and initiatives, operating model transformations, technology upgrades, offshore transitions, regulatory initiatives, and any other strategic projects where the business may need strong project management.

What you will be responsible for

As an Assistant Vice President in this role, you will

  • Support AIS Project Management Office (PMO) activities through the management of project artifacts, including managing, tracking and reporting on projects and program functions to drive successful execution. This includes preparing management reports, dashboards and presentations.

  • Lead the end-to-end planning and management of small to medium projects and/or lead a work stream within larger strategic initiatives.

  • Ensure that project requirements and mandates are fully scoped out and documented.

  • Assess, identify, and mitigate the risk areas for each project activity and actively manage the risk.

  • Interface and collaborate across key internal stakeholders (business, IT and project teams) and external parties, including clients, to deliver results and ensure consistent service delivery, appropriate client solutions and client satisfaction.

  • Participate in mobilizing, organizing, and executing projects across the full breadth of AIS's geographic markets and business lines.

  • Facilitate working group sessions, as needed, to drive initiatives forward, including obtaining consensus and approval from all stakeholders.

  • Support and work with the business leads to accomplish the project plan activities, including managing risks and issues as required.

  • Support analysis on current and target state operating models, organizational designs, workflow and restructuring functions to determine optimal operating model strategy to drive the execution on target state models.

  • Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform strategic and transformation planning and decisions.

The candidate will have strong analytical, project/time management, documentation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and solid working knowledge of financial markets. The candidate will be required to work with a diverse group of individuals in all time zones including Business Sponsors, Executive Leadership, Business Users, IT stakeholders, Project Managers and Subject Matter Experts - internal and external to State Street.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 5+ years of business experience, preferably in financial markets, business analysis and project management.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent. Working on a master's degree or CFA is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of project and systems development lifecycles; experience with more than one project type preferred.

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written to communicate across various levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on tight schedules.

  • Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent MS Office Suite (Powerpoint, Excel and Word), SharePoint and Collaborate Community Sites skills.

  • Highly motivated self-starter willing and able to learn a great deal of information in a short period of time.

  • Ability to work independently or as a team member on projects of varying size and scope, including client-facing initiatives.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to constantly changing requirements and business needs.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Salary Range:
$90,000 - $153,750 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.

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