Business Analyst / Project Manager

The Opportunity:

M&G are recruiting a Business Analyst / Project Manager within the Group Change function. This individual will join the Business Analysis Team within the Corporate Services Portfolio to support the delivery of the portfolio of Corporate Services projects for M&G. The portfolio supports change from Finance, Risk, HR, Compliance (non-Regulatory change) and Legal.

M&G has a number of initiatives currently running within the Portfolio, with several others expected to kick off in 2018. The successful candidate will work on a range of projects, initially focussing on analysis of the GDPR aspects of M&G's HR technology and process transformation. A degree of specialised knowledge or previous experience in this subject matter would therefore be an advantage.

The other major project currently in the portfolio is the eGRC (enterprise Governance Risk & Compliance) project - feeding into a Prudential Group-wide Programme to implement a new integrated eGRC solution encompassing Operational Risk, Compliance, Governance, Controls and Security. A degree of specialised knowledge or previous experience in this subject matter would therefore be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be a permanent member of the team and will be expected to tackle a combination of analysis tasks and project management responsibilities as dictated by the Portfolio's change agenda, which may include strategic business process and technology projects across Finance, Operational Risk, Compliance, HR and Legal. The individual will need to manage senior stakeholders and bring a high level of organisation and planning to the role.

Working to fixed deadlines, the individual will be required to have a background in business analysis and project management which will allow them to be largely self-sufficient in the execution of the role and in some instances provide guidance to the M&G Business.

The individual MUST be a self-starter, with strong lateral thought, good analytical skills, curiosity and meticulous attention to detail, and accurate high quality output.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Understand individual business unit and M&G Group priorities and sensitivities within the Corporate Services space.
  • Work proactively with key and senior business stakeholders to define project objectives, scope and plans.
  • Provide subject matter knowledge, business analysis expertise, commercial awareness, and industry insight to initiatives within the Portfolio.
  • Participate in, and actively promote, the Corporate Services agenda and Portfolio.
  • Use business experience, knowledge and creative thinking to drive change and solve problems.
  • Creation and maintenance of high quality project plans.
  • Production of Project MI and the running of Project Governance.

    What we are looking for:

    You will be a self-starter with previous experience of delivering on projects. Experience of working with stakeholders at different levels including Executive level is key, as well as being capable of facilitating medium to large sized workshops and meetings with stakeholders. You will have excellent attention to detail and determination to see initiatives through to completion. Being proactive and delivery focused is extremely important for this role and having excellent communication skills, (both written and verbal) is a must. You will be highly organised and structured, whilst also being flexible and responsive to change and able to re-assess priorities in light of changing circumstances.

    You will generate and support positive relationships inside and outside of M&G and in particular keep business sponsors and stakeholders involved and informed, and manage expectations. It will be important for you to have a genuine interest in expanding your knowledge and understanding of the challenges and developments impacting operations and systems in the Asset Management industry.

    M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

    We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.