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The Product Development team supports the strategic plans of the business by aligning professional project resources, such as Business Analysts, Project Managers, Programme Managers, Change Managers and Consultants, to ‘change’ initiatives.  These resources validate the business need, drive solutions, manage governance processes, and liaise with the teams necessary to achieve the desired end result.  Initiatives can be triggered from a wide range of sources, such as risk reduction initiatives, product developments, client initiatives, improved efficiency opportunities, market or regulatory changes, and transformational and operational restructures. 


The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Overseeing the projects with varying levels of size and complexity or with a high degree of risk and impact.
  • Providing comprehensive and project management support to stakeholders when initiating a new project to define strategy and approach to achieve business results.  Involved with defining the scope, identifying the stakeholders, creating the project charters and, where needed, high level requirements, assessing risks, assumptions and constraints.
  • Responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation plan for defined project scope, developing the project management plan, identifying and scheduling project activities, managing the budget, creating the project team and assigning the roles and responsibilities.
  • Executing the work in the project management plan to accomplish the project objectives that are defined in the project scope statement.   Includes managing the project team, communicating with stakeholders and managing expectations.
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling complex projects by performing the work to compare actual performance with planned performance.  Responsible for analysing variances, assessing any trends that can effect process improvements, evaluating possible alternatives, and to implement appropriate corrective action(s) as needed.
  • When necessary to fulfil a business and system analysis role to facilitate project progress.
  • Responsible for communication, leadership, and management to effectively exchange accurate and relevant information with stakeholders; and responsible for providing guidance and motivation to team members and project stakeholders and ensuring resources are achieving project objectives.

The successful candidate will benefit from having knowledge of:

  • Extensive project management and business and system analysis expertise within financial services.
  • Business analysis tools and techniques.
  • Technology background with the ability to liaise and direct technical project teams.
  • Authoritative knowledge in business specific industry knowledge and fundamentals.
  • Business analysis tools and techniques.
  • Translating broad strategic intent into tactical plans and directions. 
  • Core systems such as Multifonds for Transfer Agency (aka Multifonds Global Investor or Multifonds TA), with GIO/Enterprise for Fund Accounting. Other ancillary external packages including Babel (SWIFT for TA), PS-Financials (TA G/L and reconciliations) and messaging protocols and standards.
  • The industry i.e. the funds industry in general, covering legal, regulatory, product and so forth.

The competencies that would be valuable for this role include:

  • Excellence in execution of projects
  • Knowledge of working in Agile and Scrum teams.
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Focused ‘internal client’ relationships
  • Time management
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Change management
  • Adaptability and flexibility

 

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 18,500 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.

 

Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion.

 

As of September 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration
  • $8.2 trillion in assets under custody
  • $1.2 trillion in assets under management
  • $132 billion in banking assets


 

 


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