Specialist, Project Manager

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Full time

This is a Senior Project manager role within the Global Funds Services arm of the Northern Trust Company. This role, based in London, is focused on on-boarding strategic clients with a focus primarily on IOO, Fund Accounting, Transfer Agency and Custody.

Main Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Oversees all work streams and controls a high degree of risk and impact.
  • Provides comprehensive and extensive project management support to stakeholders to manage the establishment of the required operating model. 
  • Responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation plan for the Client on- boarding. 
  • Works very closely with the client to transition the business onto a robust and stable platform that meets the clients’ requirements. 
  • Develops the project management plan, identifying and scheduling project activities, managing meetings.
  • Ensures the work in the plan is completed in order to accomplish the project objectives that are defined in the project scope statement.  
  • Responsible for communication, leadership, and management to effectively exchange accurate and relevant information with stakeholders; 
  • Responsible for providing guidance and motivation to team members and project stakeholders and ensuring resources are achieving project objectives. 
  • Seasoned multi-disciplinary expert with extensive project management and business knowledge functional expertise. 
  • Focus of role is on execution of strategic client on-boarding.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change. 

The successful candidate will benefit from having: 

  • The candidate should be able to provide comprehensive and extensive project management support to stakeholders in defining and executing the programme.  
  • The candidate should be able to identify and understand the stakeholders’ and client’s needs, and assess the risk, assumptions and constraints.  
  • The candidate should also be able to articulate strategic direction to large, complex project or programme activities.  
  • The candidate should be confident, well presented and an agent of change. 
  • Prior experience implementing new processes and on boarding in the GFS arena would be an advantage.

Skills / Experience

  • Experience of  IOO / FA / Custody / TA processes, or a sub-set of Experience of Clients Transitions
  • Multi-disciplinary expert with authoritative Project Management knowledge
  • Authoritative knowledge in business specific industry and regulatory knowledge and fundamentals
  • Knowledge in developing standards or best practices
  • Skills in translating broad strategic intent into tactical plans and directions
  • Ability to deal effectively with constant multiple competing deadline
  • Excellent analytical skills 
  • Excellent leadership skills in project management that provide knowledge to the functional business units.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (both written and verball)
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proven ability to persuade and influence across all levels
  • Demonstrates excellent experience in change initiatives, covering such areas as operations, IT and product development; with a track record of accomplishment in large, complex projects and change initiatives.
  • A college or university degree and/or relevant work experience

About Northern Trust 

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

December 31, 2016, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $124 billion in banking assets 
  • $6.7 trillion in assets under custody 
  • $8.5 trillion in assets under custody/administration 
  • $942 billion in assets under management