Global Workforce Strategy Transition Manager - Vice President

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Morgan Stanley
31 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile
Corporate Services provides a vast array of functions that keep Morgan Stanley working efficiently. Whether booking airline tickets, ordering business cards, or preparing a presentation, employees rely on Corporate Services for the support they need. Its units provide everything from cell phones to video and audio conferencing, mail, copier and fax services, desktop publishing, website design, print materials, and gift items. Corporate Services negotiates service contracts, procures supplies, manages our offices, power and plumbing, our cafeterias and catering, not to mention managing large-scale architectural and construction projects.

Team Profile
The Global Workforce Strategy (GWS) team is an internal team that helps business units think strategically about HOW (Employee v. Vendor) and WHERE (CBD, Near Shore, Far Shore) their business or operation should be staffed and located. GWS works with key stakeholders in identifying opportunities in Morgan Stanley's metro sites to transition roles to offshore and near-shore sites and to execute on these plans in the most efficient way, all aligned to the Firm's long term growth strategy.

The GWS Global Transition Management Team is a project team which focuses on the Firm's Deployment (Off-shoring/Outsourcing) Strategy. This group primarily project manages deployments on behalf of Firmwide Business Units to Morgan Stanley's Global in-house Centres (GIC), and to 3rd party vendors. These GIC's include: Baltimore, Budapest, Bengaluru, Glasgow, Mumbai, and Singapore.

This group is responsible for managing the day-to-day running of each deployment, centrally maintaining the global project plan, and providing advisory services for any issues or queries the transition managers may have. Cross divisional interaction is key to ensuring a successful transition.

Primary Responsibilities
Transition Execution
- Collaborating with key global clients whilst operating as SME in the transition process to project manage global deployments with all business units across the firm. Work with the BU Send and Receive Managers to ensure all transition steps are successfully completed
- Assumes people management responsibilities to lead the GWS Transition Management team in Mumbai (2 employees)
- Build relationships across the firm with supporting functions, including Operations, Tech and Data, Finance, HR, Corporate Services and Compliance. The candidate will be expected to leverage these relationships to resolve project risks and issues as they arise to ensure a seamless delivery of each transition.
- Establish the project management tools and processes for each transition, including setting up and chairing the appropriate project governance meetings
- Shows strong emphasis towards data integrity to track and report progress of each transition under management, to plan appropriately whilst ensuring risks and issues are identified, escalated and resolved
- Collaborates with the GWS CRT-PMO and ORD to ensure deployments are shepherded through the CRT process and have all Regulatory approvals in place prior to go-live
- Provide project management support for the entire lifecycle of a Transition, ensuring that all Legal and project related deliverables are met, and project status reporting is implemented.
- Leads by example by driving forward the GWS group goals, including process improvements and development of GWS project management toolset.

Skills required
- Strong Project Management skillset
- Strong Relationship Management skills
- Experience of managing multiple global projects concurrently
- Ability to escalate project delays proactively
- Strong attention to detail, communication and organisational skills
- Ability to work autonomously under pressure to meet tight deadlines
- Strong system skills in Excel
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to identify and lead process improvements with a view to implementing change across multiple projects

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.*LI-FH1