Operating Model Architect and Project Manager (f/m/d)

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and you believe in always putting the customer first, then join us now! We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and upbeat professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions!~crlf~~crlf~We are seeking to recruit an Operating Model Architect and Project Manager (f/m/d) to join an already successful team of project managers working on initiatives affecting and improving the Investments and Operations value chain front-to-back. This position is based in our office in Frankfurt. Reporting to the Head of Operating Model Solutions, the candidate is encouraged to meet the following goals:~crlf~~crlf~1. Understand AllianzGI's current and help outline AllianzGI's future strategic Target Operating Model for all parts of the Investment Management and Operations value chain by globally engaging and collaborating with Investments, IT, Operations and Business Enablers~crlf~2. Assess various projects' fit to the Target Operating Model with a view to identifying areas for harmonization, complexity reduction, standard methodology sharing and solution setting~crlf~3. Independently lead and deliver on projects affecting the Investment Management & Operations value chain front-to-back within time and budget~crlf~~crlf~The successful candidate has a deep understanding of the Investment Management value chain, relevant project experience, a high affinity to change and will need to demonstrate experience or demeanor in the following areas:

##Review and assess 'as is' Operating Model and globally engage with internal AllianzGI departments and external service providers to align on the 'future state' global investment and operations architecture target picture~crlf~##Work together with IT, Investments, Business Enablers and Operations in each region to identify alignments and opportunities for the adoption of consistent and standardized processes~crlf~##Take a leading role in the institutionalization of architectural considerations and guidelines in the existing project governance~crlf~##Collaborate and engage with other business departments affected by or working on "Change" to develop and cultivate an "Architecture Community" exchanging best-practices~crlf~##Act as point person for other project managers to investigate if a project is affecting the Operating Model of AllianzGI, and if they do, how potential solutions should be crafted to ensure harmonization~crlf~##Work with external service providers (fund administrator, depositary, IT service providers) in the development and implementation of service improvements that meet the growing demand of AllianzGI~crlf~##Liaising with appropriate domain experts and business partners for concept development and implementation of innovative products and functional improvements~crlf~##Independent execution of projects, i.e. taking ownership of project results and overall project success and acting as an internal consultant~crlf~##Actively support and supply to different topics and projects at the same time with the ability to prioritize and potentially advance accordingly~crlf~##Develop operational models and workflows as well as design technology and data solutions to meet the defined requirements and fitting to the overall Operating Model~crlf~##Keep abreast with industry developments, ground-breaking services, technology, market innovations and standard methodologies~crlf~

Required:~crlf~##Excellent university degree in Business Administration, Economics, IT, Engineering or related field of study~crlf~##At least several years of experience in Investment Management or Operations departments of an Investment Management company and/or Investment Management software provider~crlf~##Hands-on experience in the design, implementation and potentially running different parts of the Investment Management and/or Operations value chain~crlf~##Understanding of Investment Management data flow - such as IBOR and ABOR creation - and how the data is used by different business services~crlf~##Good understanding of various asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, OTC & ETD Derivatives, Money Market & Alternatives~crlf~##Proven track record to positively influence partners at different levels of the organization~crlf~##Project management experience and presentation skills are essential~crlf~##Development of close working relationships across functions, departments and hierarchies~crlf~##Ability to work well in an international, diverse and highly interdisciplinary environment~crlf~##Strong communication skills, both written and oral~crlf~##Proficient in English, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~##Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, in particular MS PowerPoint and MS Excel~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~##Experience and knowledge of large state-of-the-art Investment Management and Operations platforms and nuances (e.g. Bloomberg, Allvue, efront, SimCorp Dimension, Omgeo, etc.)~crlf~##IT-programming skills~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

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