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Robert Half Operations Manager - Trade Support in CHICAGO, Illinois


Exciting career-building opportunity at a rapidly growing firm located in Downtown Chicago!!

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Job Description:

The Manager will serve as an internal consultant to Operations Management and will interact heavily with other areas including trading and investment professionals. The Manager is required to know or learn the high-level aspects of all functions within the area (i.e., reconciliation, trade settlement, etc.,) so that he/she may appropriately lead others within the Operations function.


• Collaborate with Head of Operations and COO to define the direction, strategic goals, and focus areas of the team and its members.

• Spearhead process improvement projects ensuring adherence to agreed upon timelines

• Supervise the trade support team

• Ensure daily tasks are completed i.e., trade matching, daily cash flows, trade fail resolution, end of day trade reporting, corporate action processing

• Provide coaching and development

• Ensure adequate controls are in place to mitigate operational risk

• Facilitate ad-hoc requests from various teams and clients

• Subject Matter Expert responsible for current systems as well as identification of enhancement opportunities or new technology considerations

• Collaborate with various investment teams, traders and the compliance team as it relates to new investment strategies, investable markets and the processing/settlement of new security types


Qualifications & Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Management or related field

• 5+ years of experience in financial services

• 5+ years of experience managing a team

• Working knowledge of the trade settlement process for various asset types including derivatives

• Ability to work in a fast pace environment

• Excellent people management skills

• Ability to identify risk and to apply appropriate mitigation

• A constant desire and ability to optimize processes and manage change

• Demonstrated strategic and innovative problem-solving skills

• Prior experience with portfolio accounting and OMS software with a strong preference for experience with SS& C Advent’s Geneva and Eze OMS

• Strong fundamental knowledge of global securities, various security types and investment strategies.

• Extremely detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Strong ability to build interpersonal relationships with individuals across all levels of the Firm

• Preference for experience in change management, project management and process improvement initiatives

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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