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Senior Fixed Income Business Analyst - 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Employer
myGwork
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 14, 2024

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Job Role
Business Analyst
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
This inclusive employer is a member of myGwork - the largest global platform for the LGBTQ+ business community.

There is a place for you at T. Rowe Price to grow, contribute, learn, and make a difference. We are a premier asset manager focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on today and in the future. The work we do matters. We invite you to explore the opportunity to join us and grow your career with us.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Senior Fixed Income Business Analyst will play a pivotal role in a large scale, strategic transformation program to remodel and enhance our Fixed Income capabilities to maintain current capabilities and support new business growth. Working alongside seasoned investors and change professionals, the individual will be part of a focused team to analyse and record current state operations and define and deliver enhanced and new capabilities to provide a cohesive future state operating model.

The role requires a detailed understanding of fixed income in an asset management firm, and proven experience in conducting and producing high quality analysis in partnership with professionals across the front office. The successful candidate will also need excellent presentation skills to communicate effectively and succinctly to senior stakeholders, be detail oriented, very hands on and have experience of leading activities such as workshops and working collaboratively with a broad range of key business staff.

Principal

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively, with business and technology teams and stakeholders, to conduct analysis and produce detailed project artefacts including process flows, requirements documents and other analysis documentation.
  • Actively build subject matter expertise across T. Rowe Price's fixed income functions and systems to provide transparency and influence outcomes.
  • Lead collaborative partnerships and dialog with related business units beyond Fixed Income
  • Lead and facilitate detailed discussions and meetings, ensuring they are task oriented and objective driven to ensure the efficient use of participants' time.
  • Actively promote alignment and compliance with overlapping strategic programs and projects across data, order management and accounting
  • Build excellent working relationships with teams as required.
  • Produce clear, concise and accurate presentation materials for use in various forums, with detail appropriate to the audience.
  • Continually update the Program Managers, Program Director and business stakeholders of progress, and raise issues as soon as encountered.
  • Ensure proposed solutions are practical and meet the success parameters and business objectives.

Demonstrated Competencies:
  • Involves the key players in understanding and recording current state operations and defining and agreeing future state operating models.
  • Establishes and maintains networks and alliances. Shares information readily and determines who to go to for relevant information. Seeks assistance and feedback in the problem-solving process. Partners with others to achieve expectations.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues and peer groups in ways which support problem solving aligned with the firm's strategic pillars. Seeks a consensus with business partners. Debates opinions, tests understanding and clarifies judgments. Brings conflict into the open empathetically. Explains the context of multiple inter-related situations, asks searching, probing questions, and solicits expert advice prior to taking action and making recommendations.
  • Understands and seeks ways to improve the quality and results of their own work and that the quality meets expectations. Provides input at strategic planning meetings so that they produce expected outcomes.
  • Takes steps to identify and improve processes within own functional area. May escalate process improvement recommendations to appropriate management team for consideration. Participates on process improvement teams as subject matter expert for assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of current practices in pursuit of improved performance. Seeks opportunities and takes action to enhance personal and functional performance and meet consistently more challenging expectations.
  • Identifies potential areas of conflicting priorities and vulnerability in achieving standards. Maintains a proactive work review and approval process prior to assignment completion. Solicits internal and external customer evaluation of performance and devises measures for improvement.
  • Utilizes a variety of information and data sources pertaining to organizational and professional trends. Checks the source for omission and accuracy. Identifies the sources that are appropriate for specific types of information. Checks for bias and omission. Seeks out the appropriate people to approach for guidance either formally or informally depending on the type of issue. Links information in a lateral as well as linear manner. Finds hidden data. Relates and manipulates data from various sources to create a fuller picture. Investigates and uncovers root causes of a problem or issue.
  • Is well organized, self-motivated, proactive and curious to learn.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
  • 10+ years Asset Management experience.
  • 5+ years proven Front Office Investment Management Fixed Income business analyst experience, successfully delivering projects.
  • Detailed working knowledge of fixed income instruments and derivatives, including pricing, analytics, trading and uses in portfolio management.
  • Proven experience of working directly with investors in the asset management industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and being able to work with people across multiple locations.
  • Experience of facilitating meetings with stakeholders to gather information, review and present findings and solve key issues.
  • Well organized and self-motivated
  • Ability to work well with people with varying technical, business and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Very good experience with Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to translate and simplify complex business and technical concepts.
  • Preparing and running detailed workshops.
  • Comfortable working with executive management.
  • Effective at delivering high quality output under time constraints.

Preferred:
  • 15+ years of Project Management experience.
  • Lead a team of business analysts, produce business requirements documents and other detailed documentation in a major front office strategic program.
  • Experience managing and presenting to senior sponsors - 4 years minimum.
  • Excellent Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and SharePoint skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills, written and verbal.
  • Soft skills to navigate a complex global working environment.
  • A university degree.
  • A business analysis or project management qualification (CBAP, BCS, PMP, Prince II, etc.)

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

We strive for equity, equality, and opportunity for all associates. When we embrace the power of diversity and create an environment where people can bring their authentic and best selves to work, our firm is stronger, and we create greater value for our clients. Our commitment and inclusive programming aim to lift the experience for each associate and builds allies for our global associate community. We know that a sense of belonging is key not only to your success at the firm, but also to your ability to bring your best each day.

T. Rowe Price is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of thought, gender, and race. We believe our continued success depends upon the equal treatment of all associates and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, gender, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by country, federal, state, or local law.

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