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Corporate - JP Morgan- Reference Data Operations - Function Delivery Manager - Vice President - Bournemouth

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


The Chief Administrative Office consists of 10 global functions that support JPMorgan Chase’s businesses in 60 countries. 
The Asset Pricing & Reference Data (APRD) Utility with over 350 staff globally is a major component of Global Reference Data Operations which will service all areas of JP Morgan  – Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management, Consumer & Community Banking and The Commercial Bank.   APRD provides high quality Pricing & Reference Data to its clients from major external market providers such as Bloomberg, S&P, Thomson Reuters under a single operating model.  Data is sourced, validated, mastered and distributed via JP Morgan’s strategic Pricing & Reference Data architecture.
The Role
APRD has initiated a holistic program to complete asset management adoption over the next 2-3 years.  The team is seeking Function Owners who will report directly into the Asset Management Program Manager and act as a subject matter expert on the functions undergoing migration.   The successful applicant will have previous experience in pricing and/or instrument reference data and be able to interpret data flows and processes into stories as part of a SCRUM/AGILE Framework.  Knowledge of wealth management or investment management will also be beneficial.  The Function Owner will interface with reference data product owners, technology feature teams, operations and business owners to define and deliver asset management adoptions as part of the broader APRD strategic vision.  Responsibilities will include owning components of adoption deliveries, leading stakeholder workshops, understanding LOB challenges, proposing creative solutions and challenging the status quo.
The Individual
To be successful in this role the candidate must be comfortable working at the initiation of a large program.  Project prioritization, metrics and governance are all evolving. The candidate should be willing to contribute wherever the need is most.  The candidate should have demonstrated experience in versatile roles where they showcased their flexibility and diversity.   The candidate must be a change agent who can influence stakeholders to consider innovative solutions and provide factual analysis to support the decision making process.  Proven executive level communication skills are critical.  The candidate must be results oriented and able to clearly articulate any issues impeding progress along with proposed resolution recommendations.  The team will be measured by the success of completed adoptions, process improvements and gained efficiencies. 
 Key Requirements
  • Advise project teams on pricing and instrument reference data, validation, exception management, vendor strategy and operational processes
  • Execute the vision, strategy and roadmap within APRD
  • Deliver end to end adoptions of pricing and instrument reference data
  • Advise on all product areas to APRD and LOB stakeholders
  • Partner with key stakeholders like operations and technology
  • Manage and exceed client expectations
  • Estimate project costs and benefits and Meet project ROI targets
  • Engage with senor stakeholders across functional business areas
  • Identify, address and resolve risks and issues impacting the projects
  • Consider terms of data vendor contracts in defining solutions


  • 8 + years Financial Service; reference data, projects, operations experience
  • Product knowledge developed from experience supporting an asset management
  • System knowledge of the JPMorgan or similar company asset management space
  • Past success in contributing to technology process improvements in the financial services industry
  • Experience in an Agile based program
  • Executive level communication and stakeholder management
  • Direct experience of Reference and/or Market data
  • A track record of delivering complex change in a commercial business environment as a Product Owner
  • A track record of managing senior stakeholders in a complex matrix environment and successfully delivery of cross-functional projects
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • A commitment to delivering change and solving complex challenges
  • An analytical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Governance and report creation commensurate with project needs
  • Entrepreneurial drive to change the status quo
  • Commercial awareness
Req #: 150109075
Location: Bournemouth, ENG GB
Job Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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