Associate Director, Structured Finance Data Strategy & Operations
Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an Associate Director for a full time assignment with one of our premier financial clients in New York, NY. The department is seeking an Associate Director to manage a team of 14 Structured Finance data professionals. This position will be responsible for delivering tactical and strategic recommendations required for the execution of necessary data activities with a concentrated focus on enterprise-wide acceptable solutions within the Structured Finance business. The Associate Director is also responsible for the day-to-day efforts behind data operations and projects including rating release process, recruiting, and using additional members of the team to provide larger, more far-reaching deliverables. The candidate must have a strong, broad Structured Finance background. Responsibilities: * Leading and conducting day-to-day management of multiple data processes, liaising with Business unit teams and other operations teams locally and globally * Recommending and implementing solutions and procedures to the business. Complete the necessary tasks to achieve high quality data and take into consideration other systems/software utilized for other purposes to allow consistency and to prevent rework. * On a project basis - staff management for a team of 14 Data Managers and 6 Data Management staff (offshore) and 2 Assistant Managers (offshore) including reviewing their deliverables, shaping their solutions, and ongoing performance management processes * Providing day-to-day support to project team and business units representing a single accountable individual responsible for deliverables expected * Providing training on data tasks to data users/owners (Data Operations teams). This may also include assisting in the development of the technical documentation used. Required Skills: The ideal candidate will possess the leadership qualities necessary to manage processes and people. Candidate will have a solid Structured Finance and data management background and will be an effective communicator. * 10 years of professional work experience, preferably within the finance industry * 8 years data management experience * In-depth knowledge of structured finance deals, collateral and debt types, a must * In-depth understanding of credit ratings, debt issuers, participants and obligors * Familiarity with financial documentation associated with structured finance deals * Advanced multi-tasking skills * Advanced time management skills * Exceptional presentation skills as must, as incumbent will represent the client at conferences and industry meetings * Must be able to work in a global team, including managing offshore and outsource resources * BA or BS in Business Management, Economics or related field
New York, NY
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