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Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
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Securities Lending SME / Business Analyst for Securities Lending Platform Implementation Project Purpose of the role: The Business Analyst/SME is an integral part of the front office securities lending team reporting to the Head of Cash and Currency to support the wider SL team in the delivery of a new platform (Equilend Spire) for the securities lending business. The Business Analyst/SME is generally responsible for understanding of the front office user and business needs so these are captured in the project delivery as well as representing the front office in the project delivery. The Business Analyst/SME requires a solid understanding of securities lending across the front office. Experience of operational processes would also be advantageous. The role contributes to the successful delivery of a strategic project and will work as an integral part of the team building key relationships with peers in business and technology.
What I'll be doing - your accountabilities:
Investigating, understanding and capturing requirements: You'll work with the front office securities lending team to capture requirements, to present them in a way that can be understood, and to support their build and implementation. This may be with internal teams or partners who are third parties.
Contribute to their team and produce the right outcomes: You'll work with the wider project team to help them to do the right activities and to produce the right outputs. You will step in and be part of the team where necessary.
Unblock problems and issues : Work with the project team to anticipate and unblock issues that they may encounter. You'll need to be finding solutions to the problems encountered and facilitate their implementation.
Prioritisation : Where there is more demand than supply, help prioritise in creative ways so the work can be completed.
Be an active contributor across the project delivery team: support the Head of Cash and Currency and the wider securities lending team. Help drive continuous improvement.
Stakeholder management : You will build relationships with peers and stakeholders and influence for appropriate outcomes
Skills required for role:
Securities Lending skills : You will have a solid understanding of securities lending activities and will be comfortable working with both a front office and project team. You will be familiar with securities lending terminology and have broad experience of securities lending systems. You will be comfortable working in agile and waterfall methodologies and understand advantages and disadvantages of different methodologies.
Skill of understanding business processes: You will be able to understand good business processes and be able to analyse and document current business processes clearly. You will be familiar with securities lending products and practices. Key will be an understanding of securities lending process flows within two industry platforms: Global One and Equilend. Experience of Equilend Spire would be an advantage.
Research and critical thinking skills : You will be able to take a problem and consider several possible outcomes. You will be able to identify the best outcome by probing and researching viable options. You will be able to present your findings in a way that is appropriate for the intended audience to understand.
People skills: You will be interacting with a lot of people at many different levels. you will need to understand how different people think, and what motivates them in order to help determine business analysis outcomes.
Communication skills: You will need to be a good listener and to understand what people are telling you. When you communicate, it will need to be effective, at the right level of detail, at the right frequency and in the right way. You will need to be a good negotiator.
Can do attitude : You will want to find solutions, to overcome issues, and to be willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
Recruiter: Frazer Wilson Closing Date: 22/2/2021
We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things