• Design Services Group - Associate - London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2018-47740
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Associate
    Function(s)
    Operations
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Operations
    Business Unit
    Change Delivery
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    OPERATIONS

     

    Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    YOUR IMPACT


    We are looking for a highly analytical, self-starter, strategic & process design expert to join our Design Services Group within Operations. Your role will include working with teams across Operations to identify opportunities for transformation and re-engineering to help teams meet the goals and objectives of the division’s strategy.

     

    OUR IMPACT


    Our team of critical thinkers partners with groups in all areas of the firm to perform financial analytics and reporting and data analyticsand engine. Our division also provides critical operations design and handles capital markets operations to ensure business flows smoothly across our global offices. From day one, team members play a vital role in upholding the three Operations principles of client focus, process innovation, and risk management.

     

    The Design Services Group (DSG) is an influential global team that works with senior divisional and business unit management to help set and execute key strategic priorities for Operations. The team provides expert Business Strategy & Business Analysis skills across the full spectrum from strategic advice to detailed implementations to help define and deliver all, or elements of, a Business Unit’s Target Operating Model (TOM). DSG is part of the “Business Architecture & Change Management” (BACM) sub-division. There are two core pillars within BACM – Business Intelligence & Digitization Solutions and Change Delivery (CD). DSG is a team within Change Delivery as the center of excellence for analysis & design. DSG works closely with all of these groups to provide a full end-to-end design and delivery service to our consumers – Operations Division.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS


    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

    • Perform various design and analytical roles that support overall development and delivery of Operational strategy and Target Operating Model design at both the divisional and business unit level – including: Identifying convergence and streamlining options between similar functions in the same and differing business units
    • Assisting business units in understanding their strategic drivers and converting these into strategic long-term objectives and business cases that provide the platform for detailed design work to start
    • Develop BPM models to describe current state as well as target state design including Business Decision Modelling requirements
    • Working with our business units to develop optimal organizational models that allow them to best place their people to meet their strategic objectives
    • Working with our client excellence, business-aligned and regulatory teams to interpret new requirements and how they can be accommodated into their Target Operating Models
    • Use analytics tools & core methods to assist with root cause analysis and identify opportunities for improvement
    • Partnering with our engineers & data strategists on defining architecture strategies to deliver business objectives
    • Working across teams to take designs into reality through design advice and the project lifecycle
    • Presenting and communicating ideas and designs to the DS and wider BACM management teams plus line stakeholders in Operations as necessary
    • Facilitating and driving communication to gain input and consensus from stakeholders in multiple teams and regions
    • Stay connected to industry utilities and market vendors to help in the overall design of our strategy, processes and technology architecture as well as undertaking functional comparisons
    • Support local team leadership on strategy


    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR


    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

     

    • Strong written and oral communication skills with confidence and ability to interact with senior divisional leadership
    • Consistently able to produce high quality design documentation for the project documentation, specifically project updates, requirements and test scripts
    • Strong root-cause analysis and problem-solving skills, coupled with the self-motivation and leadership to drive projects to completion
    • Technical aptitude and ability to partner with and provide sounding board to IT on technical solutions
    • Very organized, able to work independently, and manage conflicting priorities
    • Ability to deliver while working under pressure to tight deadlines; flexible and able to respond positively to changes / moving targets


    PREFERRED QUALIFCATIONS

     

    • Target Operating Model development
    • Functional Architecture Design
    • Business Process Re-Engineering
    • IB Operational Strategy
    • Experience across a project lifecycle from scoping & analysis to delivery
    • Investment Banking product knowledge (buy or sell side)
    • Technical knowledge of trading or IB systems & industry utilities
    • Ability to coordinate and gain consensus across multiple groups (Operations, Business, Technology), in multiple regions, at various levels of seniority
    • BPMN
    • DMN
    • Lean and/or Six Sigma experience

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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