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Project Manager - CAO Strategic Implementation - State Street Global Advisors, VP

State Street

State Street

Operations
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

As a member of the Strategic Implementation team within the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) of State Street Global Advisors, you will join a global project management team with responsibility for the most strategic cross-functional initiatives happening across Global Advisors. Our responsibility is to enable the business to drive the change necessary within the organization, whether it is driven by growth ambitions, regulatory or industry change, client needs, or internal efficiency needs. Projects are managed within a Change Management Framework to provide adherence to the relevant governance and oversight controls.

We are hiring for a Project Manager position within the team based in Boston. The role is for an experienced project manager to lead multiple projects concurrently and/or a large program with multiple workstreams. This is a full-time role with 4 days in the office expected per week and 1 day of remote work.

Why this role is important to us:

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Lead multiple projects or a large program, which includes responsibility for overall execution, workstream management, ensuring the effort adheres to the Change Management Framework, reporting to senior level management, issue management, and handling any required escalation.

  • Actively collaborate and facilitate discussions with applicable business functions across SSGA, other State Street business lines and external partners to deliver projects in adherence with the SSGA change management framework.

  • Interact with leadership across GA and the broader State Street organization.

  • Leveraging project management experience, determine and establish the project structure required to execute and drive progress forward with clear accountability and ownership from various stakeholders

  • Drive the stakeholders to define the activities required to achieve the outcomes of the initiative and then drive the involved parties toward completion of the deliverables.

  • With stakeholder input, appropriately communicate and track progress, dependencies and assumptions, roles and responsibilities, issues and risks, and key milestones.

  • Furthermore, escalate all risks and issues promptly, to the required governance level, and with mitigation proposals where appropriate.

  • Produce, maintain and manage approval of required project documentation in alignment with the tollgate requirements of the change management framework.

  • Manage adherence to, or agreed changes to, project scope to ensure the project remains focused on expected outcomes and target deliverables.

  • Manage stakeholder engagement to identify where processes can be aligned and standardised via common and robust solutions as well as identifying means to mitigate risk and improve controls.

  • Communicate project updates in a clear, timely and transparent manner via suitable forums and mediums to all applicable persons/groups including senior management committees, fund/legal entity boards, and regulatory forums.

  • Have a change management mindset throughout the lifecycle of the effort and embed process ownership and knowledge into the respective business lines by engagement of business teams through the project lifecycle focusing on ongoing governance and control structure to maintain the benefits of the project beyond implementation.

  • Identify conflicts as they arise and engage appropriate parties to resolve.

  • Build a connection with all stakeholders to achieve active participation in project meetings and solution evaluation.

What we value:

  • Demonstrated experience with planning and leading cross-functional initiatives

  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills

  • Experience with establishing an organised and structured approach to change initiatives with a strong awareness of business risk

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with our business and technology partners

  • Comfort interacting with all levels of the organization

  • Experience in establishing clear accountability and ownership for project deliverables across other teams while taking accountability for own work and being a self-motivated, productive colleague

  • Act with urgency to ensure essential plans remain on course and issues are effectively communicated

  • Talent to drive creative thinking and collaboration to surface strategic solutions

  • Ability to solve complex problems

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 6-8 years relevant experience within the finance industry

  • Prior project management experience required

  • Strong MS Office skills are preferred

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Company: State Street Global Advisors

Salary Range:

$100,000 - $167,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.