Lead Operating Model Solutions (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! ~crlf~Within the area of Technology, Operations and Products, AllianzGI has just recently announced to merge its Operations and IT departments in an effort to combine forces for improved and better aligned processes.~crlf~We are searching for you ! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Lead Operating Model Solutions (f/m/d) for our Investment & Operations Change department. This position can be filled in one of these locations: Frankfurt, Munich or Paris.~crlf~~crlf~The role will report to the Lead of Operating Model Buildout, an already successful team of project managers, IT and business analysts as well as solution architects delivering projects all along the Asset Management value chain. The role is focusing on the technological and data side of change initiatives and encompasses the team lead responsibility for a team of 8 employees. In parallel the candidate is also encouraged to take over own projects focusing on the design, implementation and improvement of (new) operational requirements, asset classes and IT functionalities along the entire Asset Management value chain of AllianzGI. The right candidate will have a sound understanding of the core business of an Investment Management company, is able to independently lead projects within time and budget and has deep experiences with IT applications used by Portfolio Managers, Traders, Middle Office and/or Back Office.~crlf~~crlf~As a member of the team you will be encouraged to initiate, develop and implement new insights for innovative products and functional improvements within the Investment Management business but also assess whether and how changes to the Operating Model fit within the overall IT Solution Architecture of the firm. The successful candidate has a high affinity to data & IT and will need to demonstrate experience or attitude in some or all the following areas:

##Lead the Operating Model Solutions team composed of 8 employees incl. target setting, continuous feedback to team members, regular appraisals, coordinating the team’s project and change portfolio and reporting to senior management~crlf~##Act as primary contact for collecting business and IT requirements from internal clients~crlf~##Keep an overview of the application landscape of AllianzGI's asset management value chain incl. taking over the application ownership for certain applications~crlf~##Collaborate closely with appropriate domain Subject Matter Specialist and business partners for concept development and (IT) implementation of innovative products and functional enhancements~crlf~##Apply techniques such as partner workshops across functional units, desk shadowing, interviews, etc. in order to understand the client's needs, assess feasibility early on, advise on how to shape the proposed solution and be responsible for the implementation process through to success~crlf~##Deliver projects with an early consideration of IT, accounting, legal, tax, risk and regulatory constraints by including the respective timeframe, budget and scope~crlf~##Execute independently projects, i.e. take ownership of project results, overall project success and act as an internal consultant~crlf~##Support actively and supply different topics and projects at the same time with the ability to prioritize and potentially intensify accordingly~crlf~##Develop operational models and workflows as well as design IT technology and data solutions to meet the defined requirements and fitting to the overall Operating Model~crlf~##Identify strengths and weaknesses of product offering and provide recommendation for new direction~crlf~##Drive innovation and system harmonization forward considering non-functional and regulatory requirements as well the future technology architecture~crlf~##Work in international project and change environments, closely with colleagues in Investment, IT and Operations as well as external partners~crlf~##Ensure client satisfaction, accuracy and productivity of work, and compliance with internal policies and external regulations~crlf~##Keep abreast with industry developments, ground-breaking services, technology, market innovations and standard methodologies~crlf~

Required: ~crlf~##Excellent university degree in Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Engineering or Business Administration~crlf~##Profound experience in management or IT consulting~crlf~##Passionate about financial markets and interest in data & technology~crlf~##Experience in leading small to medium sized teams~crlf~##General understanding of various asset classes such as Equities, Fixed Income, OTC & ETD Derivatives, Money Market & Alternatives~crlf~##Experience in agile methodologies, solution design and project management~crlf~##Ability to influence, negotiate and form unions at all levels and across multiple jurisdictions and entities~crlf~##Hands-on, social, respectful teammate with leadership skills~crlf~##Strong communication skills, both written and oral~crlf~##Fluent in English, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~##Proven understanding of the regulatory framework for Investment managers and insurance investors~crlf~##Experience with one or more of the typical investment management applications in either front-, middle- or back-office (e.g. Bloomberg, Aladdin, Simcorp Dimension, etc.)~crlf~##IT-programming skills~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 750 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 546 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you 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.~crlf~~crlf~We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.~crlf~~crlf~We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com~crlf~~crlf~

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