• Chief of Staff - GIR Engineering

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Global Investment Research
    Business Unit
    Global Equity Research
    Employment Type


    From macroeconomic forecasts to individual stock analysis, our team develops tools and insights to help shape investment strategies for clients and the firm. Our analysts work on client-focused research in the equity, fixed-income, currency, and commodities markets, mining big data that enters markets around the world each day to identify game-changing insights. You’ll be part of a team that is intellectually curious, creative, analytical, and passionate about performing market research. 


    Your Impact


    The Chief of Staff is responsible for driving the execution of strategic priorities as defined by the Business Unit Head, divisional communications, regulatory interactions, and external outreach. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the ability to be accountable for a broad range of activities and demonstrate clear ability to take ownership by diving deeper where needed. A Business Unit aligned Technology Chief of Staff will be expected to:

    - Clearly support the execution of strategic priorities, including managing key projects and programs, as defined by the BU leadership team, acting as an extension and trusted proxy to ensure consistency of cascading messages, as well as conformance with policies and expectations of all staff in the business unit

    - Serve as a central point of communication, coordination and information flow for the BU leadership team to ensure consistency across numerous routine and ad hoc administrative tasks

    - Facilitate leadership and technology forums and meetings, including planning and managing agendas as well as content and follow-ups

    - Develop creative, compelling presentations and internal posts to articulate the technology strategy and other leadership messages

    - Partner with Human Capital Management, Compliance, other business unit Chiefs of Staff, Technology Financial Services, and other tech leadership teams to ensure conformance with policies, procedures and tasks/actions required by managers and staff


    How will you fulfill your potential?

    • Project Execution - Manages large and small scale projects/events that add value to the organization
    • Organizational Awareness - Resourceful and knows how to cultivate relationships. Ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders and cross-functional teams, from new joiners to senior leaders, globally
    • Planning and Prioritization - Demonstrates an ability to set objectives and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals. Is also comfortable identifying and generating opportunities to drive additional value for the organization
    • Talent Management - Partner with Human Capital Management as central point of contact for technology staff related initiatives, including recruiting, training and other career development initiatives
    • Critical and Analytical Thinking - Ability to demonstrate sound judgement and exercise a thoughtful approach to decision making
    • Risk Management - Anticipates risks, understands the regulatory and compliance obligations for staff and coordinates manages contingency plans and procedures to prevent staff and business disruptions when incidents occur

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a financial services, and/or technology company
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to summarize complicated technical information to people with less technical knowledge
    • Excellent influencing skills at all levels and the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with senior leadership, colleagues and clients
    • Excellent analytical skills and ability to ask probing questions and deliver concise feedback
    • Self-motivated with an ability to work on one’s own with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
    • Highly proactive person who demonstrates initiative and ownership and can work with little direction on complicated, sensitive assignments
    • Able to apply knowledge and experience in decision-making to arrive at creative and commercial solutions for the business
    • Fast learner, ability to navigate the organization to get up to speed quickly on key topics
    • Proficient with spreadsheet and presentation tools and ability and willingness to learn new tools and procedures

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Well versed with the global technology landscape and the changing trends in technology
    • Experience working in business continuity planning or similar emergency scenario planning and reaction management
    • Strong program management skills, illustrated through multiple types of projects in cross functional areas
    • Experience with Enterprise Resource Management, Project Planning, Expense Management applications
    • 3 years of experience in a similar role, such as chief of staff or business/finance management role
    • 5 years of experience working and interacting with senior managers
    • 5 years of experience working on a global team



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