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Business Change Specialist FTC

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BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 36 markets around the world and a global reach covering 95 markets.  This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.
As of 31 December 2016, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 9,070 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2,067 trillion in assets under administration, 10,166 funds administered and over 10,080 employees.
 
We are looking to hire a Business Change Specialist within the UK AFS Middle Office Operational Change Department. The department exists to provide business analysis services into Middle Office portfolio of projects budgeted for in any given year.
 
Projects and change initiatives which the AFS MO Operational Change Department are involved in include the following categories: Client Changes, Client Implementation, Efficiency, Operational, Product Development, Regulatory, Strategic and Technical Projects.
 
The support provided includes provision of skilled resources to undertake projects including:
Project Managers

Business Analysts

 
The purpose of the role is to act as a Business Change Specialist for the reconciliations and cash management. In terms of Governance, the role will reside in the Middle Office Operational Change Team Client Reporting, MVR, Reconciliations, Cash Management & Data Quality portfolio.
 
The role will cover assigned change and Support across mainly the Reconciliations and Cash Management processes and will be required to work closely with colleagues and stakeholders across departments and global locations.
  

Key Responsibilities

 

Executing all required project related activities across the full project life cycle
Gathering, defining, agreeing and documenting requirements to ensure traceability and favourable project control
Where required, to provide insight and analysis into possible future projects and business cases ensuring accurate estimates for benefits and other project deliverables are SMART.
Where needed, provide cover for change managers in executing project management phases such as but not limited to, initiation, planning, execution, control and monitoring and closure tasks.
Provide accurate status tracking and reporting, issue management (including workshops when required), managing actions, dependency Management, chairing/attending governance meetings and when required escalation to Senior Management.
Maintain all project documentation to required internal standards.
Acting as an expert and Champion in terms of promoting and abiding by our project management approach, principles and methodology.
Where required, completing all necessary processes documentation and procedures to promote projects into the production environment, including the management of deployment dates, plans, sign-offs, migration planning, training plans and contingency / back-out plans.
Supporting our client and project integrated change control process. This may also mean dealing directly with our client in a professional manner.
Where appropriate working with IT in managing vendors and or clients
Where required be a subject matter expert for project team members and the ability to perform varying levels of business analysis when required to do so
Where appropriate working with IT in managing vendors and or clients
Collation of materials, chairing and minuting the project documents and internal / external meetings. Using the appropriate brainstorming, facilitation techniques and business analysis tools and techniques to ensure requirements meet the business need.
Participation and representation of BNP Paribas Securities Services at regular client update meetings
Dealing with all levels of the organisation from developers to senior sponsors

Effective project risk management
Work with teams across global locations
Present required executive summary level updates on status of projects and workstreams
Identification and completion of any testing requirements to support implementation of business change

Skills and Experience Required

 
Essential:
 
Been a subject matter expert in either Reconciliation domain
Complete understanding of the upstream and downstream applications
Expert in the either reconciliation tool Intellimatch / TLM
Should have basic understanding on the accounting platform HiPort.
Proficiency in the various reconciliation and/or Cash Management related Swift messages
Ability to deal with all levels of the organisation from developers to senior sponsors
Ability to clearly articulate, communicate and manage project details or updates to a variety of Stakeholders
Excellent active listening
Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
Problem solving and root cause identification skills
Strong team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
Ability to identify solutions and drive through to completion
Familiarity with Business Analysis approaches, tools and phase of the project lifecycle
Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
Testing Script/Testing Experience
Competent and sufficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word,Excel etc)

Desirable:
 
Client facing experience
Experience managing vendors, particularly when dealing with testing phases of projects
Experience of vendor packages used within BNP Paribas
Experience of using  Microsoft Visio and/or Microsoft Project
 

Qualifications required for the role:

Desirable:
Degree and/or A Level or equivalent educational qualification
Business Analysis and/or Project Management Qualification (Business Analysis qualification preferred)
 

Equal Opportunities

 
BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
 
As an employee with BNP Paribas Securities Services, we want to make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes a generous holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a non-contributory pension of 8.5%, private healthcare and GP service all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance and so in addition to the core benefits you will also have access  to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits including dental cover, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.
 
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Please note that we are unable to progress applications at this time from candidates who require sponsorship under a Tier 2 General Visa. The role does not meet the required skill level for us to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship under Tier 2.

Primary Location: GB-SCO-DundeeJob Type: Fixed TermJob: OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY TRANSFORMATION AND BUSINESS ANALYSISEducation Level: Not indicatedSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Decision MakingTransversal competency: Analytical Ability