Senior Project Manager (f/m/d) - Investment & Operations Change - Paris or Frankfurt Office

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 energetic 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 searching for you ! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Senior Project Manager (f/m/d) - Investment & Operations Change to join an already successful team to deliver projects affecting the value chain of Allianz Global Investors front-to-back. This position is based in our office in Paris or Frankfurt.~crlf~~crlf~The role will include the design, implementation and improvement of (new) operational requirements, asset classes and functionalities along the entire Investment Management value chain. 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 experiences with IT applications typically used by Portfolio Management, Trading Desk, Middle Office and/or Back Office.~crlf~As a member of the Investment & Operations Change 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 architecture of AllianzGI's Investment Management value chain. ~crlf~~crlf~The successful candidate has a solid business understanding of an Investment Management company, relevant project experience, a high affinity to change and will need to demonstrate experience or attitude in some or all of the following areas:

##Acting as primary contact for gaining business requirements from internal clients~crlf~##Collaborating closely with appropriate domain experts and business partners for concept development and implementation of innovative products and functional improvements~crlf~##Applying 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 craft the proposed solution and be responsible for the implementation process through to success~crlf~##Delivering projects with an early consideration of IT, accounting, legal, tax, risk and regulatory constraints by including the respective timeframe, budget and scope~crlf~##Executing independently projects, i.e. taking ownership of project deliverables and overall project success and acting as an internal consultant~crlf~##Supporting and supplying actively different topics and projects at the same time with the ability to prioritize and potentially raise accordingly~crlf~##Developing 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~##Coordinating all involved internal and external partners (mainly custodians, fund administrators, middle office providers, IT providers, etc.)~crlf~##Identifying strengths and weaknesses of product offering and provide recommendations for new ways~crlf~##Ensuring client happiness, accuracy and efficiency of work, and compliance with internal policies and external regulations~crlf~##Keeping abreast with industry developments, exciting 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 a couple of years experience in management or IT consulting~crlf~##Shown understanding of the Investment Management/Asset Management business and value chain of front-, middle and back office functions~crlf~##Shown understanding of the regulatory framework for investment managers and insurance investors~crlf~##General understanding of various asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, OTC & ETD Derivatives, Money Market & Alternatives~crlf~##Ability to influence, negotiate and establish links with partners at all levels and across multiple jurisdictions and entities~crlf~##Excellent analytical and problem solving ability~crlf~##Hands-on, social, subtle teammate with leadership skills~crlf~##Ability to work well in an international, diverse and highly interdisciplinary environment~crlf~##Strong communication skills, both written and oral~crlf~##Fluent 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 with one or several state-of-the-art 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 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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