Project Manager-Capital Markets
CAPCO - New York, NY

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Capco, a Consulting Magazine “Best Firms to Work For” 2012, is rapidly expanding our footprint in North America and are looking for Project Managers. Hires will be a key to the growth and development of the Capital Markets Domain and our overall capabilities in the marketplace.

The Opportunity

Working at Capco will give you the chance to help solve significant business issues and transform the world’s most innovative financial services organizations during a period of sweeping industry change.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can excel in a fluid environment and who are excited about challenging projects, exposure to new clients, business issues, technologies and people. We seek talented individuals who are able to think on their feet and offer unique perspectives as well as develop innovative solutions for our clients.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manages and leads the project team to successful execution of the project

Plan and coordinate all activities for the project to achieve overall project goals and objectives, providing direction to all members of the team

Facilitate clear definition and communication of project scope

Establish project governance, structure and controlling processes in alignment with the PMO governance processes

Create and manage the project schedule with timely updates and identify and mitigate schedule risks and issues

Prioritize project risks and issues and drive to resolution

Update project status and generate project status and executive reports as required

Manage program budget and track resource utilization

Bachelor’s Degree is required. An advanced degree is desirable

5+ years of experience as a Project Manager

Financial services industry experience required; combined experience within management consulting is highly desirable

Post-trade operations experience required within an Investment Banking Operations environment

Middle and back office operations experience

Strong risk and control awareness

Direct experience leading large projects ( >$1m) in an IT setting, software and/or infrastructure

Strong requirement gathering and analysis skills/methodology experience (e.g. Agile, RUP, UML, SCRUM)

SDLC knowledge and experience

Strong schedule management skills to include establishing and managing cross-project and program interdependencies using related software tools: MS Project, MS Portfolio Server, Daptiv, EPPM, Primavera, etc.

In-depth knowledge and experience managing all aspects of initiating, planning and managing the execution of projects including:

  • Integration management
  • Scope management
  • Time/schedule management
  • Cost management
  • Quality management
  • Risk/issue management
  • Human Resource management
  • Communications management
  • Procurement management
Self-starter able to quickly adapt to new business environments with minimal supervision; strong work ethic and motivated to succeed

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

Ability to travel up to 100%

Desired Skills:
Capital Markets applications/trading platforms such as: Calypso, Murex, Wall Street, Sophis, Summit, Charles River, Sungard, Broadridge, Bloomberg TOMS, Fidessa etc.

Good understanding of the Capital Markets domain (e.g., Equities, FX, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Commodities, Risk, Finance, Reference Data / Market Data etc.)

ITIL, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Six-Sigma or other Quality Management certification desirable


The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The successful incumbent(s) may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

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