Senior Project Manager Operations for illiquid Alternatives

Allianz Global Investors
  • Job Purpose/ Role

    We are seeking to recruit a Senior Project Manager in Frankfurt, London or Luxembourg to join an already successful team to help deliver projects around the illiquid Alternatives Operations Management agenda. You will have a good mix of project management skills and experience within the Investment Management Business as well as an understanding of the solutions for internal clients within the Operations Business.~crlf~As part of a highly skilled, specialist team within a wider group of Operations professionals, you will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas for innovative products and functional enhancements within the Asset Management Operations Business. As a member of the Operations Change Europe project management team, you will be acting as a project manager for the design and implementation of new instruments, asset classes and functionalities for mandates and funds. The role should support our growth in the field of alternative assets, e.g. private debt, infrastructure debt or private equity.

  • Key Responsibilities

    ##Deliver projects with an early consideration of accounting, legal, tax, risk and regulatory constraints by including the respective timeframe, budget and scope~crlf~##Primary contact for the client regarding the concept and implementation of innovative products and functional enhancements~crlf~##Understand client need, first assessment of feasibility and qualifies the opportunity, advises and shapes the proposed solution and either manages or supports the pursuit process through to success~crlf~##Develop operational models and workflows and co-ordinate all involved internal and external partners (mainly custodians, fund administrators, middle office providers etc.)~crlf~##Identify strengths and weaknesses of product offering and provide recommendation for new approach~crlf~##Ensure client satisfaction, accuracy and productivity of work, and compliance with internal policies and external regulations

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    ##Excellent university degree in business administration, economics, or related field of study as well as some years of experience in management consulting~crlf~##Strong client and project management skills including ability to work with internal customers and stakeholders to execute an implementation plan that works towards a rapid project success~crlf~##Deep understanding of the investment management business and value chain of front-, middle and back office functions and first experience with alternative products~crlf~##Solid know-how of the regulatory framework for asset managers and insurance investors and excellent analytical and problem solving ability~crlf~##Ability to collaborate and work effectively with various departments aswell as to work well in an international, diverse and highly interdisciplinary environment~crlf~##Strong communication skills, both written and oral in English, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~##Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, in particular MS PowerPoint and MS Excel

  • About Allianz

    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 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 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~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    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~

Job Purpose/ Role

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Project Manager in Frankfurt, London or Luxembourg to join an already successful team to help deliver projects around the illiquid Alternatives Operations Management agenda. You will have a good mix of project management skills and experience within the Investment Management Business as well as an understanding of the solutions for internal clients within the Operations Business.~crlf~As part of a highly skilled, specialist team within a wider group of Operations professionals, you will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas for innovative products and functional enhancements within the Asset Management Operations Business. As a member of the Operations Change Europe project management team, you will be acting as a project manager for the design and implementation of new instruments, asset classes and functionalities for mandates and funds. The role should support our growth in the field of alternative assets, e.g. private debt, infrastructure debt or private equity.

Key Responsibilities

##Deliver projects with an early consideration of accounting, legal, tax, risk and regulatory constraints by including the respective timeframe, budget and scope~crlf~##Primary contact for the client regarding the concept and implementation of innovative products and functional enhancements~crlf~##Understand client need, first assessment of feasibility and qualifies the opportunity, advises and shapes the proposed solution and either manages or supports the pursuit process through to success~crlf~##Develop operational models and workflows and co-ordinate all involved internal and external partners (mainly custodians, fund administrators, middle office providers etc.)~crlf~##Identify strengths and weaknesses of product offering and provide recommendation for new approach~crlf~##Ensure client satisfaction, accuracy and productivity of work, and compliance with internal policies and external regulations

Key Requirements/ Skills

##Excellent university degree in business administration, economics, or related field of study as well as some years of experience in management consulting~crlf~##Strong client and project management skills including ability to work with internal customers and stakeholders to execute an implementation plan that works towards a rapid project success~crlf~##Deep understanding of the investment management business and value chain of front-, middle and back office functions and first experience with alternative products~crlf~##Solid know-how of the regulatory framework for asset managers and insurance investors and excellent analytical and problem solving ability~crlf~##Ability to collaborate and work effectively with various departments aswell as to work well in an international, diverse and highly interdisciplinary environment~crlf~##Strong communication skills, both written and oral in English, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~##Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, in particular MS PowerPoint and MS Excel

About Allianz

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 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 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~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

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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