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Global Spread Products - Business Manager (VP)

Job ID 20226437 Primary Location Tampa, Florida; Job Category Business Strategy, Management & Administration
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Job Purpose:

The Global Spread Products business is a global franchise with a role of intermediating spread products and its derivatives among Citi’s institutional client base.  As a Business Manager the successful candidate will be a member of the business management team within Global Spread Products with the primary focus of supporting the GSP Sales & Trading and Financing & Securitization businesses.

This person will work closely with the Senior business heads and Senior business managers to help execute the strategic goals of the Organization.  This role requires extensive interaction with multiple functions within the business and support functions at all levels, including Compliance, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Finance, Operations, and Technology as well as with other Markets Businesses both in the region and globally.

Job Background/context:

This position is a new hire and will report up through the COO office to the Co-Heads of the GSP business management team. The successful candidate will work closely in a team environment with all levels and global counterparts across Spread Products and functional areas.

This role will work closely with all businesses within Global Spread Products.  Primary responsibilities will include assisting with business strategies and objectives, and working with cross-functional and cross-border teams including finance, client analytics, legal, compliance, operations, technology and middle office to achieve set goals.

Given the increasing industry and regulatory focus around control related tasks, this role is critical to maintaining a robust control environment across multiple desks and businesses.

The ideal candidate will have 3-7 years financial services experience, be a self-starter, ability to drive business initiatives and work with the Global Spread Products business management team to meet key objectives.

The role requires a knowledgeable professional who is comfortable with interfacing with the front office and support areas, working closely with them to find solutions to day-to-day business issues and driving these to a successful conclusion. The successful candidate will need to be comfortable understanding legal and regulatory documentation and utilize this knowledge to build controls for the business.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful execution of this role requires the incumbent to develop a wide range of financial, business, and inter-personal skills, the ability to multi-task, and to function comfortably amidst conflicting objectives in a high pressure environment.

  • Day-to-day business management and administrative duties

·Initiate and lead short, medium and long term projects to achieve the business objectives of the division. Projects may be related to revenue growth, expense reduction, client analytics or general process improvement

·Ensure a robust governance, oversight, and control framework exists and is in line with corporate policies & regulation.

·Maintain detailed control documentation, procedures, key metrics and audit evidence.

·Working alongside the senior Business Managers, to liaise with Business Heads to produce strategic presentations for internal and external audiences.

·Working with the business and support areas (including Middle Office, Operations, Audit, Compliance, Finance, Technology and Legal) to ensure a robust control infrastructure is in place and to act as a key point of contact between business and stakeholders.

·Work with other Business Managers, the Regulatory Reform team, and stakeholder groups to understand and to prepare the Business for regulatory change.  Trade and client analysis are central to this function as is an understanding of legal and regulatory documentation.

·Ensure the accuracy and completeness of key business data (volumes, EV, revenue, expenses, capital, etc).

·Working with support teams as required ensuring that Product, Regional, and JV projects are represented correctly and delivered in a timely manner. The projects will involve helping to integrate platforms , warehousing control documents and helping to build out any additional platform needs.

·Assist in establishment of new business lines or enhanced product offerings including processes, booking models, and systems/infrastructure.

·Help review budgets and preparation as needed, with oversight from the senior Business Manager, including expense management and review throughout the year.  Individual will generally be supplied with key financial reports and operational metrics but must know how to interpret and integrate them into documents and presentations for senior consumption. 

·Build an understanding of the cost base of the Business & pursue opportunities for savings and efficiency, maximizing returns.

·Work closely with the Markets Business Managers in all aspects of financial, compliance and regulatory activities.

Development Value:

·Develop a detailed understanding of the Spread Products business including products, processes, and how it operates within the larger organization

·Build an effective and varied skill set in a multi-faceted role

·Develop an understanding of how to best handle conflicting priorities in a time pressured environment.

Knowledge/Experience:

·The ideal candidate will have 5-9 years' experience in middle office, risk, audit, compliance or financial control,

·Interest in and prior exposure to capital markets, and familiarity with financial institution regulation and policies.

·Fixed Income products knowledge would be advantageous, and interest in learning about complex financial instruments, transactions, and client/market interactions is essential.

·Experience within Citigroup in similar situations would be a plus

Skills:

·Excellent analytic and creative problem solving skills

·Strong communication and listening skills

·Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop peer-like relationships with senior leaders throughout an organization

·Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously

·Focused attention to detail plus ability to see the big picture

·Collaborative, team-oriented approach to problem solving

·Project and process ownership; strong time management

·Intellectual curiosity

·Strong desire to achieve excellence

·Experience in project management and process ownership

·Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience with business intelligence tools (i.e. QlikView, Microstrategy, etc.) is a plus

Qualifications:

·Degree preferred or sufficient industry experience

·An interest in and prior exposure to capital markets, and familiarity with financial institution regulation and policies

Competencies:

·Communication

·Relationship building

·Attention to detail

·Working in a team / in partnership with others

·Willingness and ability to interact with internal clients and support groups is critical to success. 

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Job Family Group:

Business Strategy, Management & Administration

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Job Family:

Business Administration

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