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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #602

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for data, data-related processes and systems, and have extensive data-related experience working at a financial services firm or insurance asset management firm. The Director, Data Transformation Lead, will lead the efforts to conceive and develop data transformation initiatives, designed to translate senior leadership’s strategic vision and operating model changes, as well as the need to address data limitations, into viable action plans. Initially, this role will focus on strategic initiatives such as the Aladdin Explore implementation.

Responsibilities

·      Accountability for successful execution of data transformation initiatives; initially, lead data transformation as part of the key strategic initiatives such as the Aladdin Explore implementation;

·      Lead the development of key data transformation initiatives and corresponding process and system solutions through close collaboration with data owners and stewards, business and technology leaders;

·      Identify and shape improvement opportunities and recommendations that drive data to better serve the rapidly-growing insurance solutions business;

·      Work across functions and data supply chain to define and document how data and interfaces integrate into the end-to-end business and IT processes;

·      Establish data roadmap to continuously improve data integration as consistent with strategic needs;

 

Qualifications & Experience

·      Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, or related discipline, MBA and CFA preferred;

·      10+ years of experience in financial services or consulting industry;

·      Experience in data-related process re-engineering and system transformation in investment management industry;

·      Experience with the Aladdin platform in an asset management capacity is desirable;

·      Strong knowledge of data-driven processes, products, technology, and controls in key investment management functions;

·      Experience in data strategy and data transformation programs preferred;

·      Track record of leading data transformation initiatives across business and IT functions;

·      Deep understanding of complex investment management infrastructure and landscape;

·      Experience with leading investment systems (e.g., Aladdin, thinkFolio, Bloomberg, EDM, PAM) beneficial (although not essential);

·      Strong ability to translate business data needs into system capabilities and/or process designs;

·      Strong knowledge of financial instruments (e.g., fixed income, alternative investments, equities and derivatives);

·      Expert problem solver with the ability to identify and triage data issues and drive tactical and strategic solutions;

·      Strong communication and influencing skills with partners and peers at all levels of the organization;

·      Extensive experience to navigate skillfully within a matrix organization;

·      Strategic thinker with the ability to recognize and take actions that maximizes value for the organization.

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