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Belt & Road Initiative Lead

Req #: 180007708
Location: Beijing, 11, CN
Job Category: Investment Banking
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world's most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

The Role:
J.P. Morgan is seeking talented candidates for a position as the China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) lead in our China team. This role will serve as an internal expert to develop and implement BRI strategy and business initiatives and address topics at the top of senior management agendas. The successful hire will provide the opportunity to work closely with bankers, product sales, and implementation teams across the world on many BRI-related transactions.

Role includes developing BRI-centered international growth strategies, assessing and planning client opportunities, strategic business deep dives, strategic investments, and support the execution of BRI transactions through strong global connectivity.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Develop firm-wide BRI Strategy with clear identification of client and project priorities
  • Coordinate and leverage coverage, product teams to execute BRI transactions
  • Execute creative analyses and provide insight to identify issues and arrive at recommendations
  • Develop strategic presentations for both internal and external audiences
  • Monitors industry trends and shares insightful reports/ analyses/ news articles with broader team and with senior executives
  • Create and/or contribute to an environment of collaboration and mutual responsibility
  • Simultaneously work on multiple projects across JPM
  • 15 years experience in banking, markets, investor services and/or strategy consulting is desired, with knowledge of the financial services industry
  • Interpersonal leadership and influencing skills – and ability to interact with colleagues at all levels (including the most senior executives of the bank), and achieve goals without direct control over resources – and always able to consider diverse perspectives to get the best outcome
  • Distinctive end-to-end generalist problem solving skills, strong conceptual and analytical capabilities with the ability to solve large, complex problems
  • Demonstrates expert industry and competitor knowledge of key business drivers
  • Identifying new insights, drawing from experience across businesses; develops logical, actionable recommendations
  • Defining and deconstructing problems
  • Prioritizing issues, analysis, and team capacity
  • Structuring and building quantitative and qualitative/conceptual analyses
  • Analyzing operational and financial data
  • Performing competitor/industry research leveraging both public and non-public sources
  • Conducting internal and external interviews
  • Working collaboratively with team members across LOBs and staff areas
  • Ability to meet with business leads to discuss any issue and articulate a view
  • Leverage business knowledge and technical expertise to challenge assumptions and operating models
  • Synthesizing data and developing recommendations
  • Understands business drivers and modeling principles; ensures that the team’s analyses are sound
  • Creating concise communication materials and presenting findings to senior management
  • Ability to manage multiple teams to complete high quality deliverables within timeframe
Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience in leading initiatives/projects to resolve diverse problem solving challenges, such as experience with a top management consulting firm or in other generalist problem solving environments across financial services sectors
  • An outstanding ability to analyze problems, apply quantitative analytical approaches, communicate effectively and confidently (both oral and written), work well in cross-functional teams, and coach and development other team members
  • A track record demonstrating a high level of personal initiative, setting and achieving challenging goals, and demonstrating entrepreneurial leadership
  • An understanding of client value and cross product partnerships and operates towards achieving commercial success of entire franchise
  • The capability to continually review procedures and recommends changes to improve quality and/or eliminate unnecessary duplication of work, costs and/or bureaucracy
  • Understanding of risks inherent in functions and considers risk in interactions with clients/ internal partners and controls risks; understands the regulatory environment faced by the business and structures recommendations accordingly; promotes a strong control environment; fosters an environment where risk/control issues are escalated
The position represents an excellent opportunity for candidates to:
  • Apprentice under and help define the agendas of senior management
  • Be respected as a real thought partner to business leaders and prove credibility/influence across JPM
  • Drive execution of the Firm’s top priorities and strategic initiatives
  • Consistently look for opportunities to initiate and implement change that improves the business
  • Constantly look for ways to improve processes, procedures, and realize efficiencies in ways big and small
  • Develop expertise in a variety of functions and businesses
  • Incorporate knowledge of competitor best practices into proposals and recommendation
  • Use experiences and best practices to manage, create, and lead the team in delivering business objectives
  • Hone problem solving, communications and leadership skills in an environment of active mentorship and coaching
  • Take leadership role in generating new, innovative ideas for clients
  • Influence others to pursue opportunities or implement a recommended course of action or accept recommendations/ideas
  • Consistently consider the implications of decisions to business strategy and links department objectives with overall function strategy
  • Articulate implications of change in specialty area to managers and colleagues, who may be less familiar with the details, to facilitate practical resolution of issues
  • Develop/support preventative processes to strengthen the control framework work and monitor for potential process failures or weaknesses
  • Participate in appropriate control forums
  • Utilize knowledge and lessons learned to proactively consider potential broader risks to the firm, customers, and shareholders
  • Advance to other roles in the company
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