Trading Operations Director, Fixed Income Cash TSG

Morgan Stanley
North Lanarkshire
18 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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:

The operations division is both the first line of defence for protecting Morgan Stanley's financial and reputational well-being, and an essential partner contributing to the firm's growth. Facing off to all Morgan Stanley businesses and interacting with all other parts of the Firm, the Operations division supports a complex, multi-faceted portfolio of businesses in full compliance with regulatory guidelines and the directives of the Operating Committee and Board of Directors. Members of the Operations team have a unique vantage point as the division touches all parts of the business, front to back. One of the largest divisions in the firm, Operations has diverse responsibilities, including correctly settling and recording millions of transactions per day, identifying and mitigating all operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to realize the full potential of IT and e-solutions. Throughout, we continually strive to improve while actively supporting the development of new businesses, structures and markets.

Team Profile:
The Fixed Income Trade Support team assist and control a number of trading desks: Investment Grade, High Yield & Distressed, Emerging Markets, Structured Products, EU Govt Bonds and Agency products. In addition, the team supports Listed futures, options and other products as required (Equity and FID) for these desks, in multiple risk systems.
Primary Responsibilities:

The role is a dynamic role where you will be primarily responsible with ensuring consistency across Global teams, delivering synergies, efficiency and promoting control via a best in class approach. In addition you will be partly responsible for managing a team(s) of people who support the business on a day to day basis. This will include contributing to managing and developing the team to achieve stretching department and Firm goals.

The team will handle high value and complex transactions throughout the day, covering various markets. One of the key focuses of the role will be to ensure that there is a robust control framework within the team and that this is monitored closely to minimize any risk to Morgan Stanley and our clients. This will require the ability to multi task and manage competing deadlines effectively.

You will also be responsible for building and maintaining internal and external client relationships with key stakeholders such as Fixed Income Division (FID) Sales and Trading, FID Risk and to a lesser extent Institutional Clients.

An important part of the role will also be delivering on both strategic and regulatory projects in addition to local change initiatives for the Fixed Income Trade Support team. You will be expected to foster a Lean Culture within your team and demonstrate idea generation and delivery that will have demonstrable benefits for the team and wider department.

You will be required to work globally and cross-divisionally on all of your initiatives.

Skills Required (essential):

- Degree qualified
- Strong people management skills
- Experience in driving staff progression and development
- Conscientious, seeing issues through to a thorough conclusion and to the satisfaction of all parties
- Collaboration and teamwork skills and experience, including strong interpersonal skills
-Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with colleagues at all levels
- Strong analytical, numerical and inter personal skills
- Prioritisation and time management skills
- Problem solving through initiative and tenacity
- Ability to multi-task and grasp new concepts quickly
- Ability to work under pressure and achieve results, whilst maintaining a professional, friendly and risk focused approach
- Self-motivated
- Resilience
- Experience with Run the Bank Change management/Project management skills
- An understanding of the wider financial environment
- A general knowledge of Fixed Income Products and how they are traded is preferable

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-AM1