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Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com
The Programme Delivery team, within the Portfolio Office, is responsible for the delivery of cross-functional, global programmes. Based in the Headquarters function, the team provides consistent governance and oversight and is not functionally aligned, thereby ensuring impartiality when servicing multiple functions.
In addition team consists of full time project managers with responsibility for delivering projects for functions that do not have their own dedicated change teams.
The team works very closely with Risk, Finance and Ops change teams who have responsibility for delivering mainly function-specific projects. All teams work closely with their stakeholders and sponsors in the line and maintain close working relationships with Technology partners, both internal and external.
The role is to work in a central team of project managers who deliver a portfolio of projects for functions that do not have their own change teams
Current projects include Legal entity projects, regulatory compliance and Global Markets initiatives
Responsible for co-ordinating project planning, oversight of documentation and sign offs, tracking and delivery of activities relating to one or more projects within the Project Portfolio Office, working according to the prescribed project governance framework
Key objectives critical to success:
Providing clear communication with the key stakeholders of the project's status and RAIDs, all of which require ongoing, proactive management
Assessment and management of risks and issues, and escalate issues via the appropriate project and program governance structures
Work closely with the subject matter experts in the line - primarily in Global Markets and Corporate functions, who will be largely dedicated to these projects
Manage the creation and review of user test plans, and co-ordinate user testing
Both attend and lead frequent meetings with the Project Team, Technology, SMEs and stakeholders
Previous experience in regulatory projects is highly desirable, in order to hit the ground running. Any prior experience in European Benchmark Regulations will be handy
Essential to have experience working in an Investment Bank
Competent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
Essential to have experience of leading multiple projects across various functions, either at an Investment Bank or in Consulting, with a solid understanding of standard processes and flows and a good understanding of investment banking products
Strong analytical skillset with ability to assimilate, translate and communicate business concepts and requirements
Strong stakeholder management in order to drive projects forward and ensure milestones are met
Ability to adapt to business demands and act as a partner to facilitate delivery
Attention to detail and high quality standards relating to documentation, processes and the control environment.
Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative and with the drive to work to aggressive deadlines and to see tasks through to completion
Experience working to a project plan and delivering technology solutions on time
A sound understanding of the project life cycle and different project management methodologies
Excellent communicator and influencer, able to build relationships with colleagues at all levels from a range of departments, business areas and cultures in order to build consensus
Ability to collaborate and work with offshore teams
Desire to challenge existing processes and drive forward change
Initiative and ability to think laterally
Experience of working on Front office projects, Industry & Regulatory Initiatives or for projects in multiple different corporate functions is advantageous
Experience in Prime Brokerage, Secured Financing Lifecycle, Middle Office is advantageous
Experience in Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt qualification is advantageous