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Reference Data Domain Business Analyst/ Project Manager

Req #: 180030310
Location: Bournemouth, ENG, UK
Job Category: Operations
Job Description:
Instrument, Pricing and Common Data – Instrument Reference Data
Our mission is to improve the quality of reference data used across the organization and provide compliance operational support across the firm’s global businesses and functions. We are driving a culture of quality and continuous improvement toward the best outcome for client experience, our colleagues and JPMorgan Chase. We do the right thing, even when it’s not the easy thing.


If you're interested in working in an environment where leadership, excellence, integrity, and diversity are among our core principles, then explore the opportunities at J.P. Morgan Chase.

Description of Role, Functions and Activities


The Instrument, Pricing & Common (IPC) reference data team collaborates with firm wide lines of business to source instrument and pricing reference data from the system of record (GIM for instrument, PUMA for pricing) or authoritative data sources.  Technology development is required from both the subscriber and utility to distribute and manage the data.  The 2018 roadmap has several large adoptions planned in the fixed instrument space. Change professionals with instrument subject matter expertise or a clear interest in this field are needed to drive this change.  


The successful applicant will have related business/agile experience in a data intensive program and be a strong collaborator.  The applicant should have proven partnership experience across technology, operations and change teams and across global locations.  The applicant must have demonstrated change management experience, such as platform migrations, service centralization and new client on-boarding.  The ability to tell a story through data visually and succinctly will be important.


The candidate must be results oriented and able to clearly articulate any issues impeding progress along with proposed resolution and recommendations. Data analysis, controls design, and operating model development skills are important.  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.  The team will be measured by the success of completed adoptions, process improvements and gained efficiencies. 


Key Responsibilities and Skills
  • Execute on data analysis to derive creative solutions and create clear stories for technology

  • Change Management in the end to end technology delivery supporting the reference data utility subscribers from the operations team.

  • Provide thought leadership and develop solutions that are strategic, creative and effective

  • Build strong working relationships across technology, product owner and line of business teams

  • Track stakeholder deliverables and design project timelines considering critical dependencies

  • Create project governance processes and artefacts required to keep momentum and meet timelines

  • Partner with key stakeholders like operations and technology

  • Manage stakeholder expectations

  • Document project costs, benefits and other related metrics

  • Engage with project stakeholders across functional business areas

  • Identify, address and resolve risks and issues impacting the projects

  • Flexible team member, with a desire to succeed

  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

  • Help define process improvement opportunities


  • System knowledge of JPMorgan or similar company

  • Past success in contributing to technology process improvements

  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving

  • Experience in an Agile based program

  • Analyzing large data sets to identify trends including querying large databases utilizing SQL related tools

  • Familiarity with data concepts and logical data modeling

  • Development of executive level project PowerPoint presentations

  • Exposure to reference and/or market data

  • A track record of meeting project milestones and timelines

  • Ambition to succeed and continue to grow in a change management role

  • A commitment to delivering change and solving problems

  • An analytical and methodical approach to problem solving

  • Organisation and prioritisation skills

  • Governance and report creation commensurate with project needs

  • Entrepreneurial drive to change the status quo

  • Capable on a wide variety of software and systems  

About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co: 
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.

J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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