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1207758 - Global Market and Regulatory Change Project Manager- VP

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Job Title:Global Market and Regulatory Change Project Manager- VP Job Code:1207758
Skill Category:Portfolio HQ
Location:EMEA Client Job Ref: Job Type:Permanent
Post Start Date:5 May 2022
Post End Date: Job Summary:
Job title: Global Market and Regulatory Change Project Manager- VP
Department: Project Portfolio Office
Corporate Title: VP
Location: London
Type: Permanent

Company overview
Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30
countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions,
corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale
(Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined
entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further
information about Nomura, visit

Department overview:
The Programme Delivery team, within the Portfolio Office, is responsible for the delivery of
cross-functional, global programmes. Based in the Headquarters function, the team
provides consistent governance and oversight and is not functionally aligned, thereby
ensuring impartiality when servicing multiple functions.
In addition team consists of full time project managers with responsibility for delivering
projects for functions that do not have their own dedicated change teams. The team works
very closely with Global Markets to help them deliver strategic initiatives and regulatory
The team works very closely with Risk, Finance, and Ops change teams who have
responsibility for delivering mainly function-specific projects. All teams work closely with
their stakeholders and sponsors in the line and maintain close working relationships with
Technology partners, both internal and external.

Role description:
  • The specific role we are looking for is to work in a central team of project
    managers who deliver a portfolio of projects for functions that do not have their own
    change teams
  • Current projects include compliance regulatory deliveries and Global Markets
  • Responsible for co-ordinating project planning, tracking and delivery activities
    relating to one or more projects within the Project Portfolio Office, working according to
    the prescribed project governance framework
  • Role will require the individual to deliver projects as the project manager in
    addition to managing a team of project managers to deliver other projects as the team

Key objectives critical to success:
  • Providing clear communication with the key stakeholders of the project's status
    and RAIDs, all of which require ongoing, proactive management
  • Establish and run Steering Committee's, as appropriate, and escalate issues
    via the appropriate project and program governance structures
  • Work closely with the subject matter experts (SMEs) in the line - primarily in
    Global Markets and Compliance as well as with colleagues in IT, who will be largely
    dedicated to these projects
  • Manage the creation and review of user test plans, and co-ordinate user testing
    Both attend and lead frequent meetings with the Project Team, Technology,
    SMEs and stakeholders

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
  • Essential to have experience of leading multiple projects across various
    functions, either at an Investment Bank or in Consulting, with a solid understanding of
    standard processes and flows and a good understanding of investment banking
  • Strong analytical skillset with ability to assimilate, translate and communicate
    business concepts and requirements
  • Strong stakeholder management in order to drive projects forward and ensure
    milestones are met
  • Ability to adapt to business demands and act as a partner to facilitate delivery
  • Attention to detail and high quality standards relating to documentation,
    processes and the control environment.
  • Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative
    and with the drive to work to aggressive deadlines and to see tasks through to
  • Experience working to a project plan and delivering technology solutions on
  • A sound understanding of the project life cycle and different project
    management methodologies
  • Excellent communicator and influencer, able to build relationships with
    colleagues at all levels from a range of departments, business areas and cultures in
    order to build consensus
  • Ability to collaborate and work with offshore teams
  • Desire to challenge existing processes and drive forward change
  • Initiative and ability to think laterally
  • Competent in MS Office products
  • The role will be very hands-on
  • Experience of working on Front office projects, Industry & Regulatory Initiatives or for projects in multiple different corporate functions is advantageous
  • Experience in Prime Brokerage, Secured Financing Lifecycle, Trade Settlements is advantageous
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualification is advantageous
  • Previous experience of managing a group of project managers essential

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas
workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to
consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we
can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy
from inside the EEA.
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