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Group Change designs and delivers solutions to enterprise level challenges. It consists of four capability teams: Business Consulting and Architecture, Lean and Agile Operational Excellence, Enterprise Change and the Group Change Practice COE. Enterprise Change delivers large, complex solutions that impact more than one function. There are two specialisms – programmes and merger & acquisition integration. Schroders SAFe Agile is the standard for change delivery in the team.
Using a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration framework designed by our team, Enterprise Change is leading delivery of full or partial integration or divestment of the business. Enterprise Change is looking to increase its capacity, skillset and experience in this area and gain additional support to drive multiple projects in M&A and Investment Management Change.
The Change Manager will support and work with various domain change teams to plan and execute integration or divestment. Change Manager will also support Investment Management Projects.
The role will involve:
Influencing the approach and agenda for the M&A Integration project through best practice input, subject-matter expertise and experience and the injection of innovative ideas and ways of thinking
Apply Schroders M&A Framework, SAFe Agile methodology, standards and behaviour to all work
Ensure project delivery teams (technology, data services and business units) are meeting planned delivery objectives: - time; quality; budget
Manage Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies
Develop effective relationships across the business and the wider change management community
Challenging conventional wisdom and freely expressing their own opinion
Provide subject matter expertise and recommend appropriately pragmatic approaches/solutions.
Maintain relationships with vendors and other parties and ensuring alignment with technology teams where necessary
Understanding the needs of our clients and the business and tailoring the approach accordingly
General and Technical Skills:
Strong understanding of the Asset Management industry required
Strong knowledge of project management and change management
Understanding of business change management skills and best practice, gained through experience of working enterprise change or consultancy teams
Experience of business process and technology change
Experience of M&A Integration project or project management experience in a large programme
Desirable skills includes trading and EMS, knowledge of Aladdin
An expert understanding of change management disciplines, processes and tools, including: experience of each of the key stages of change delivery planning and progress tracking mechanisms effective means of monitoring and managing issues, risks and dependencies strong reporting skills managing stakeholders
Ability to prioritise and manage own activities in the best interests of the organisation
Builds trusting relationships with stakeholders at all levels
Able to build consensus and influence outcomes, including adapting communication style to suit audience
Collaborative team player who will want to succeed as part of a high performing team
Strong communication skills, experience managing relationships with senior stakeholders
Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences and time zones
Logical, structured thought processes and good problem solving skills
Good relationship management skills - able to engage with and gain confidence of others and maximise their contribution to the process
Strong communication skills - written, pictorial, presentational and verbal at all levels within the organisation
Able to demonstrate initiative
Focus on quality
Experience of Agile working practices
Overview of Knowledge required
Financial Services experience ideally investment management, in one or more of the following areas:
Preferable: M&A Integration
Desirable: o Front Office processes as they apply to Equity, Fixed Income and Multi Asset business domains o Middle and Back Office processes as they apply to Equity, Fixed Income and Multi Asset business domains o Distribution, marketing, web, collaboration and CRM o Corporate functions required to support the running of an Asset Management organisation: Risk, Finance, Procurement, HR, Legal and Compliance
Can develop new ideas and approaches that impact on existing methods, policies and approaches.
Self starter who is ready to own responsibility for coordinating and planning the objectives and activities.
A technical minded person with a desire to keep abreast of ever changing Asset Management and technology industries.
Confident enough to be able to challenge business ideas where they do meet stated objectives