In 1924 MFS® established the first mutual fund to help make the US stock market more accessible to the average investor. Today, that commitment to investors remains evident in everything about the firm. At MFS® we hire talented individuals and allow them to work together. Office doors are always open, and everyone is on a first-name basis. We believe the best ideas emerge from a culture of collaboration.
The Group Manager, Business Systems Analysis - Operations is responsible for directing a team of Business Systems Analysts (BSAs) on technology initiatives that support the Investment Operational functions at MFS®.
This position achieves objectives by ensuring that the needs of the business partners are met, while following a disciplined software development lifecycle and by driving projects to successful completion by supporting and motivating team members to achieve goals. This position acts as a liaison and partner to the business stakeholder community within the Investment Operations group and will help identify development solutions, modifications, and integrations of applications. Key areas include trade processing, reconciliations, compliance rules, performance and attribution and risk reporting.
Accountable for the success of the BSA team; ensures appropriate resource allocation, adherence to the software development lifecycle and proper alignment to the overall business strategy and firm goals.
Provides leadership and expertise to direct reports; ensures they are provided with the appropriate tools to successfully execute responsibilities.
Coaches and mentors BSAs. Uses real-time feedback and performance reviews to develop consistency and quality across resources.
Takes a leading role in BSA community to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing and deliver continuous improvement of BSA competency.
Takes a principal role in the analysis tasks of major projects, both as an individual contributor and the team manager.
Provides expert Business Analysis capabilities to identify requirements and define solutions.
Ensures solution design is in line with service and technology roadmap and provides input to strategy development.
Works to develop key metrics and ensure monthly and quarterly reporting requirements are met. .
Establishes customer relationships, acting as a liaison for project sponsors to ensure information is communicated and internal and external customer requirements are represented in the most appropriate manner. Works to resolve issues and coordinate resources, ensuring projects track as expected.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
8 years of experience reviewing business requirements, system functional requirements, and developing systems specifications.
5 years of managing staff; ability to motivate and engage direct reports.
5 years of Financial Services Industry experience, working with Investment Operations and supporting technologies. Specific knowledge of trade processing, reconciliations, compliance rules, performance and attribution or risk reporting preferred.
Ability to think strategically and inform/influence/collaborate with senior managers on business opportunities and risks.
Strong knowledge of Systems Analyst responsibilities and processes.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills.
Ability to translate broader business initiatives into clear team objectives and concrete goals.
Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and/or teams across.
Strong understanding of SDLC methodologies.
MFS Investment Management - 23 months ago
Massachusetts Financial Services (aka MFS Investment Management) offers more than 50 mutual funds, as well as annuities, separately managed...