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Implementation Manager

About Robeco
Robeco, a mid-sized global asset manager, offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. Robeco’s head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has a strong presence in the US, Europe and Asia and a developing presence in key emerging markets such as India and Latin America. Robeco was founded in 1929 in the Netherlands as Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium. Today, Robeco is the center of asset-management expertise for ORIX Corporation, Robeco’s majority shareholder based in Tokyo, Japan. The following subsidiaries and joint ventures form part of Robeco Group: Robeco Investment Management, Corestone Investment Management, Harbor Capital Advisors, Transtrend, RobecoSAM and Canara Robeco Asset Management Company.

Job description
Implementation Management is the international portal for development and implementation of client and product solutions for the Robeco’s product range (asset & fiduciary management). We execute highly controlled and effective implementations and we help to develop and maintain a client flexible, reliable and cost efficient investment chain. Implementation management plays a critical role in optimizing Robeco’s execution power in expanding its business and strengthening its product range and service development in existing and new markets around the globe.
The team consists of seasoned project managers who additionally have earned their own merits as an operational excellence specialist. This enables Implementation Management to focus on the technical and operational product implementation and to be involved in the preparation of the product developments by creating new processes and operating models in partnership with third party service providers. Our challenge is matching future business demand and service supply while enabling the continuous delivery of the best valued services for investment decision-making and service fulfilment.

  • You will be working in a leading international asset manager with offices and specialized investment teams in Europe, Asia and the United States  
  • You will be the linking pin between operations, product delivery management, custodians, sales, investments, legal and compliance  
  • You and your colleagues are the international portal for the implementation of new funds and institutional mandates for Robeco’s asset management activities  
  • You are an enthusiastic team player with an ”outside-in” focus on developments in the global asset management industry

Implementation Management is the essential partner for Product Delivery to incorporate the specific operational client, product and investment requirements within the investment value chain. The team does this by creating operational solutions for new client customizations, new services & investment instruments.

As an implementation Manager you smoothly execute highly controlled operational implementations across the value chain. You will also secure the required operational excellence for new accounts, solutions & services. Important is the support of implementing best market practice operating models with third party service providers for clients, products and services. The major challenge is to enable Robeco’s international business growth while retaining cost and market competitive services.

Taking all responsibilities into account, an Implementation Manager acts as a project manager and as a consultant for the projects he/she is responsible for.
You are a service oriented project manager, with an eye for detail and a process management skillset.

Major duties

  • Prepare a project plan for each new fund launch, including a detailed task schedule 
  • Create and maintain clear implementation governance structure and planning  
  • Coordinate activities of all parties involved: prior service providers, asset managers, custodians and advisers  
  • Collaborate with product managers and account managers to ensure we truly understand the client needs  
  • Manage client requirements and build delivery timeframes into the implementation plan  
  • Establish regular status meetings with product managers, account managers and other teams involved to monitor progress, find solutions, make decisions, manage risks, and incorporate new information or tasks  
  • Prepare management status reports

Requirements
We are looking for a person who is result oriented and comfortable in operating in virtual global environments, with a quick eye for unexpected shortcomings in ongoing projects and the capability to solve problems. Proven experience within the asset management industry is an advantage. The position requires the candidate to be pro-active and confident in managing projects and engaging project members. In this job it is important to manage expectations and to set priorities. You are strong in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
The characteristics of the ideal candidate:
• Academic or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar 
• Experience with project and process management techniques is a plus 
• Excellent communicator in Dutch and English towards internal and external stakeholders 
• Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously 
• Capable of working in a fast paced and international expanding environment 
• Positive and pragmatic with a "can do" mentality 
• A flexible and organized person who is able to cope with challenging targets

We offer an impactful role within an organization that is expanding globally and embraces flexible working and personal development.

Application
For this application procedure Robeco is assisted by Whyz. For more information about this position, please contact Anne Lise Fintelman of Whyz via phone number +31 6 5170 8693. You can send your application to annelisefintelman@whyz.nl, stating vacancy number 137673.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

An assessment will form part of the selection procedure.

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Contact

Robeco - HR-department
Weena 850
3014 DA Rotterdam
Postbus 973
3000 AZ Rotterdam