Junior Project Analyst

Recruiter
Willis Towers Watson
Location
Surrey
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Business

As a Junior Project Analyst you will be a member of the Investments Project Management Office. The role will deliver project management and support by working primarily with 2 teams in the Investments LOB on both client facing and internal projects. Importantly, this includes embedding, refining and maintaining the tools and techniques to ensure a consistent project management approach is used throughout the Investments business.



The Role

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. You will provide project support for internal stakeholders on 2 major projects with our Investment Line of Business (LoB) and ongoing support for both teams.

The AMX (The Asset Management Exchange) is a single access point for a range of standardised investment funds. AMX has been designed to fundamentally transform institutional investment for the benefit of the end saver.

  • Support The AMX in delivery of several Digital change initiatives across our Client Portal, CRM and Sales Tool projects

In Manager Research we are looking to identify asset management firms and Investment opportunities capable of adding value to our clients (pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors) and to help our clients build investment programmes that meet their investment objectives.

  • Support the Manager Research Team, evolving and improving manager research systems and processes:

    • Roll out of data collection portal to a broad universe of managers

    • Production of structured assessments of the above universe of managers


Overall responsibilities on the 2 projects will include:

Meeting Support: Meeting scheduling and documentation of notes and key actions

Status Reporting: Ownership of all status reporting across the project across different governance forums. Working closely with the PM to define templates & process

Documentation: Owner & Guardian of all project documentation including PIDs / RAID Logs, Project Plans and other ad hoc documents. Ensuring best practice documentation and storage across all projects and tools such as Jira / MS Project

Ad Hoc Support: Provide ad hoc support to the PM as needed to support in successful delivery of projects and business outcomes

Wider PMO responsibilities include:

  • Managing our standardised Investments project data, including logs (actions) and appropriate project files, leading to:

  • updating and reporting on the status of Investments LOB projects

  • Supporting the Investment Project Manager in developing and maintaining the approach to projects through

  • providing general project management guidance and support

  • implementing and using project-related systems and tools

  • preparing ad hoc management information reports and presentations, including data analysis

  • Be an ambassador for good project management throughout the Investments LOB


The Requirements

  • Tenacious in obtaining information from people and in following up on detail

  • Proven organisational and administrative skills - able to prioritise and meet deadlines

  • High degree of IT familiarity including SharePoint, MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and databases; with ability to quickly become competent on new software tools and systems

  • Proven ability to build trust and earn respect quickly

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to effectively engage with people at all levels of seniority

  • Adaptable with the ability to work in an environment of change

  • Project support experience (e.g. working in a Project/Programme Office) and an awareness of project management principles

  • Investment/Fund management knowledge would be an advantage to the role

  • Managing projects within the Agile methodology and Prince 2 qualified would be an advantage but not a necessity

Additional Information

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to build on their project support and project management experience by working in a dynamic and evolving team, with the added opportunity to help in establishing project support practices. The ideal candidate should have previous experience or working knowledge of a project support office, enjoy working with a wide range of people, and be comfortable being in an environment where plans can change rapidly to suit client demands.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis.



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