Junior Project Manager

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1360863

 Job Description

Although not a household name, State Street is one of the world’s largest and most important financial services institutions, providing round-the-clock services to the global investment community. We touch $33 trillion in assets every day, and are the world’s third largest investment manager ...

Although not a household name, State Street is one of the world’s largest and most important financial services institutions, providing round-the-clock services to the global investment community. We touch $33 trillion in assets every day, and are the world’s third largest investment manager with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management. To do this we manage as much data as one of the internet giants on nearly as large a technical footprint.

In January 2018, we launched one of the industry’s largest technical transformation projects, in effect building a new bank from the ground up. This project isn’t green-field in the way most banks claim projects are; we’ve started with a blank sheet of paper both operationally and technically. This role will work directly alongside the technical engineers and project managers going through this strategic investment program.

This isn’t a traditional banking role. This is a chance to push your organizational skills with people more comfortable in a technology firm than an investment bank, working in a dynamic cross-disciplinary team.

This Role

Reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager within the Micro-Services Framework work-stream in London, you will assist the group in project coordination across our various initiatives. This role would suit someone with limited project management experience and/or office administrator experience.

Typical tasks would include (but not be limited to):

  • Managing and executing the process for onboarding new hires in global locations for the transformation program in collaboration with other members of the PM team.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track the onboarding process for each new hire in the pipeline for the EMEA region in the Omnia program.
  • Update global onboarding project plans and liaise with the PM team to track status of current and future hires.
  • Gathering and management of employee data and preparation of government reports.
  • Escalating any issues to the senior PM or global PM team as appropriate.
  • Gathering data from other members of the team and automated systems and formatting it into reports for distribution within the program.
  • Generating reports from primary source material (e.g. team plans) to serve a number of internal uses (e.g. financial reporting, real estate projections, HR projections)
  • Coordinating with project managers for other teams on dependencies, milestone projections, and joint deliveries.
  • General office administrative duties.
  • Co-ordinating office re-location effort.
  • Order stationary and office supplies for EMEA locations as necessary.

Requirements

Successful candidates will:

  • Have good Excel, Word, and Powerpoint skills.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and record keeping skills.
  • Be comfortable working with a geographically distributed team, including handling time zone differentials.
  • Have a collaborative, team-first attitude, sharing experience and offering support to the overall team.
  • Have a University degree or equivalent experience.
  • Appreciate the value diversity (in all its forms) brings to our team and company.

While we are a Global distributed team, this role is based in our Belfast office. State Street has a commitment to flexible working arrangements.

Experience working in a large organization is a plus, as is working in financial services. However, these are not required for motivated candidates.