OppenheimerFunds is one of the largest and most reputable investment management firms in the country, with around 50 mutual funds and approximately six million shareholder accounts. Since our founding over 50 years ago, OFI has demonstrated it is a high conviction asset manager with a history of providing innovative investment strategies to its investors. Today, we are a strong, tested industry leader committed to turning our unconventional wisdom into value for investors.
The primary responsibilities of this role include partnering with stakeholders and teams at all levels to drive initiatives to successful business outcomes. We are looking for an individual who has a demonstrated track record of delivering tactical and strategic solutions while easily bridging the divide between business and technical knowledge. This individual will be responsible for:
? Actively owning projects from concept to implementation to ensure the team is delivering expected business outcomes while managing to timeline and budget constraints.
? Effectively coordinating and communicating project status, dependencies, issues and risks to business and technology executive stakeholders.
? Partnering with business and technology stakeholders to implement technology and processes.
? Analyzing risks and proposing mitigation solutions and contingency plans.
? Partnering with other project managers and delivery leads to manage cross-project dependencies, risks, and business expectations.
? Managing technical and non-technical teams to desired outcomes through influence and matrixed management skills.
? Applying business judgment and problem solving skills to overcome challenges and recommending clear solutions to stakeholders.
Competencies for Success/Requirements:
? Action oriented and independent with the ability to drive large projects and programs with minimal supervision.
? Ability to manage technical teams.
? Understanding of basic Finance, Compliance, Legal or HR concepts, enabling the ability to communicate fluently with business stakeholders.
? Ability to delegate and oversee project management functions to other team members as needed.
? Ability to manage detailed budget and resource management aspects of a large program.
? Strong negotiating, facilitation, influencing and vendor management skills.
? Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including presenting options and recommendations to senior stakeholders.
? Ability to establish, maintain, and leverage strong relationships vital to the success of the project.
? Strong problem solving and structuring skills, with ability to communicate actionable insights.
? Ability to manage conflict and difficult situations.
? Ability to hold people accountable to deliver results.
? Demonstrated passion for developing and overseeing strategic solution execution.
Qualifications and Experience:
? BA/BS degree in Finance, Computer Science, or a related discipline, with at least eight years of experience leading project and programs teams to successful solution implementations.
? Demonstrated ability to manage projects supporting multiple business groups from inception through successful implementation in a cross-functional environment, including defining scope, validating requirements, quality testing, deployment planning, and ensuring user readiness.
? Understanding of the Asset Management industry, mutual funds products and processes such as Transfer Agency and/or other middle and back office Financial Services operations.
? Experience delivering outcomes through a variety of execution methodologies; including Agile iterative, waterfall, and others.
? Experience with software vendor management and implementing vendor solutions.
? Demonstrated experience with project management software and tools (JIRA, Visio, Project).
? Experience with Planview or similar project portfolio management system preferred.
? Experience working in a consulting or similar organization servicing asset management industry clients or in a technology area servicing mutual funds operations areas is desirable.
? Experience implementing and/or optimizing the operations of SAP or Workday ERP systems a plus.
? PMP Certification or equivalent is a plus.