Vice President - Project Manager/Business Analyst (Firmwide Cross-Risk Management)
Morgan Stanley USA
February 9, 2018
New York, New York
Position Description Morgan Stanley Firm Risk Management Department is seeking a candidate for the Risk Management COO Projects team based in New York to focus as a Project Manager covering Cross-Risk projects. This individual is responsible for the successful planning, execution and control of a portfolio of complex projects across Firm Risk Management, enforcing project governance to align IT projects with business strategy, as well as coordinating Firm Risk and cross-functional initiatives.
Responsibilities · Manage Cross-Risk projects by ensuring on time delivery and the right level of quality · Assemble and guide project working groups. Must have strong initiative and confidence to lead workshops and meetings · Lead discussions to develop and maintain a strategic program roadmap, priorities, project plans and milestones by work-streams · Coordinate firm wide stress testing activities to ensure timely delivery of stress testing results and drive initiatives to improve efficiencies · Ensure key risks and issues are identified, documented, mitigated and communicated to the appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner · Facilitate requirement gathering sessions with working group, document business requirements, liaise with IT during development · Act as a liaison and primary communication channel between appropriate Risk domains, Reporting and IT on requirements, issue resolution, status, project execution and prioritization · Work closely with IT to coordinate testing and signoffs · Participate in IT sprint planning sessions and facilitate prioritization of backlog items · Provide pre and post implementation support, including user education · Manage change control and best practices within project management · Identify gaps if any in existing reporting and processes and facilitate remediation actions · Support global teams to maintain their project plans and ensure synergies between global and NY projects · Support Risk Management COO Projects team senior members in producing senior management and regulatory reporting presentations
Skills Required · 7-10 years' work experience in risk management area · Ability to manage multiple projects utilizing industry standard project management practices · Risk background (understanding of VaR, Greeks, traded products, stress testing, limit management) · Experience within a financial institution or Big 4 consultant firm · Experience in managing all stages of a project lifecycle, including planning, requirements gathering, designing, documenting, testing and rollout · Strong oral and written presentation skills including graphic illustrations · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; capable of communicating clearly and concisely to various levels of audiences and to both business and IT · Solid understanding of risk management · Strong analytical skills and experience in dealing with complex data sets · Understanding of regulatory requirements
Skills Desired · Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint