IT Solution Manager Risk & Market data
Kyiv,Ukraine
Job Reference SP-5219611921
Professional Areas Information Technology
Function Risk Management
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 5 - 7 years
Start date 2021-05-03
Application close date 2021-06-06
Summary
The IT Department of Louis Dreyfus Company is currently looking for an IT Solution Manager Risk & Market Data for its Business Intelligence Service, to be based in Kiev. In a dynamic IT organization, you will have the possibility to become a change agent and play a key role on business process transformation to enable innovative and faster decision making processes driven by analytical insights. We invite you to join our team if you strive to make a difference with your contribution and establish yourself as a key member of our IT organization. Why you should apply for this role: • You will have the possibility to learn about risk and market data technologies and processes applied to one of the leader company in agricultural commodities business • You will be the reference contact point for a wide set of IT colleagues and business partners in a highly collaborative environment • You will be part of LDC’s global BI Team and one of our Culture Ambassadors working in line with AGILE framework
• Be an IT inspiring Leader
• Impeccable end-to-end management of IT solutions
• Ensure the Business and IT organization engagement on your solution with constant monitoring of adoption measures
• Learn and understand risk and market data solutions portfolio and business needs to drive convergence towards the global business intelligence strategy
• Ensure agile product road maps, roll outs, continuous improvement plan and deployments are in sync with the business needs and with the global Business Intelligence strategy
• Ensure support structure and become the “go to person” for business senior leaders, users’ community and IT colleagues driving adoption and removing roadblocks for effective delivery of business value
• Own the delivery of projects (including resources needs and financials) to enhance or provide new solutions in your solutions portfolio and its associated metrics on time and on budget
• Manage relationship with vendors’ resources and ensure to get expected performance from them
• Ensure products’ deliverables are properly documented and with adequate reference material
• Follow up issues and risks, and trigger appropriate escalations in case of need
• Propose mitigation plan in case of issues and risks assessing different options and providing recommendations
• Identify dependencies within parallel running projects in IT portfolio and proactively put in place actions to mitigate related risks
• Work closely with IT partners of others Service lines and highlight cross-functional issues or synergies
• Work closely with the super-users of your application/solution being intermediary between them and our external delivery partners to develop or support your applications
• Support business partners in the creation of the test cases and in their day-by-day application usage. Organize the training of key and end users as required
• Ensure your solution evolves including enhancements requests management and prioritization together with the business
• From a support standpoint you ensure support at level 1 and 2 are properly handled by RUN service and you get involved in escalation mode at level 3 when the solution needs to be modified to ensure continuity
• You own overall incident and problem management for your solution in strong cooperation with RUN Service Delivery Manager
• You control any implementation that touches your solution and manage if any dependency with other solutions
• 10-15 years in IT Solution Development (Service, Solutions, Development or Support).
• Proven project management experience within at least 5 complete project’s lifecycles.
• Basic end to end knowledge on the commodity trading lifecycle from the front to back office including risk functions is a strong plus
• Previous functional experience in Market data area applied to Commodities and Financial products (futures, swaps options, forex) will be a strong plus
• 5+ years of proven experience on the global implementation of Energy/Commodity trading risk management solutions e.g. TPT CXL, Allegro, Openlink will be a strong plus.
• Proven experience on having design and implemented Position and PnL explain reports across commodities and positions types (physical, financial, inventory) will be a plus
• Have worked in past in a multi-cultural environment
• IT complex multi interfaces architecture implementation experiences will be considered as a plus
• Previous experience in a client facing role will be considered a plus
• IT consulting background and IT hands-on experiences will be considered a plus
What Soft Skills will make you successful:
• Ability to move easily across different projects and initiatives, to prioritize and manage many open cases at one time
• Curiosity and eagerness for exploring and understanding complex business processes
• Deep critical thinking attitude to be able to manage ambiguity and complexity comfortably
• Quick learner on new domains, ramp up on knowledge curve easily, ability to work independently and with little prompting
• Inclination to make improvements, find new ideas and challenge the status quo
• Excellent in execution with natural sense of duty and urgency to drive the change
• Strong solution management skills (understanding on functional business process in solution design and configuration experience, etc.)
• Excellent Project management skills (scope and quality management, resource management, budget management, issue management, stakeholder management)
• Excellent teamwork, communication & collaboration skills
• Strong analysis, synthesis and communication capacity (written and oral), ability to negotiate and influence both internally and externally


What Technical Skills are required:
• Project management in global enterprise data management systems.
• Middleware and BI technologies knowledge are a plus i.e. SAS, Talend, ESB, SAP BW, SAP HANA, Oracle DB, Apache Tomcat, VMware, Microsoft Windows server.
• Database competencies (Oracle and/or MS SQL Server), being able to navigate through data via SQL statements.
• Basic knowledge of market data prices and market quotation concepts: Bloomberg, Reuters, ICE, CME and related specifications.
• Experience in market data management solutions (ZEMA is a plus).
• Knowledge in Market or Credit risk area and metrics will be considered a plus (VaR, CVaR, Stress testing, Position Reporting, Daily P&L)
• Basics knowledge on building curves models and usage of related metadata e.g. Expiry, Holiday calendars, Unit of measure, currency conversions. Been capable to apply mathematical methods to enrich or extend market curves e.g. Linear interpolation, extrapolation, etc.
• Knowledge of position/pricing mechanism and related metrics MTM, Notional amount, NPV, Option Greeks will be consider as a strong plus.
• Basic knowledge of financial markets and market instruments: Forex, Futures, Swap, Options, etc will be considered as a strong plus
• English (Fluent)
• Ukrainian ( Select )
University Master Degree in IT, Engineering, Math, Physics (others only if with previous proven IT experience)

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
• Be an IT inspiring Leader
• Impeccable end-to-end management of IT solutions
• Ensure the Business and IT organization engagement on your solution with constant monitoring of adoption measures
• Learn and understand risk and market data solutions portfolio and business needs to drive convergence towards the global business intelligence strategy
• Ensure agile product road maps, roll outs, continuous improvement plan and deployments are in sync with the business needs and with the global Business Intelligence strategy
• Ensure support structure and become the “go to person” for business senior leaders, users’ community and IT colleagues driving adoption and removing roadblocks for effective delivery of business value
• Own the delivery of projects (including resources needs and financials) to enhance or provide new solutions in your solutions portfolio and its associated metrics on time and on budget
• Manage relationship with vendors’ resources and ensure to get expected performance from them
• Ensure products’ deliverables are properly documented and with adequate reference material
• Follow up issues and risks, and trigger appropriate escalations in case of need
• Propose mitigation plan in case of issues and risks assessing different options and providing recommendations
• Identify dependencies within parallel running projects in IT portfolio and proactively put in place actions to mitigate related risks
• Work closely with IT partners of others Service lines and highlight cross-functional issues or synergies
• Work closely with the super-users of your application/solution being intermediary between them and our external delivery partners to develop or support your applications
• Support business partners in the creation of the test cases and in their day-by-day application usage. Organize the training of key and end users as required
• Ensure your solution evolves including enhancements requests management and prioritization together with the business
• From a support standpoint you ensure support at level 1 and 2 are properly handled by RUN service and you get involved in escalation mode at level 3 when the solution needs to be modified to ensure continuity
• You own overall incident and problem management for your solution in strong cooperation with RUN Service Delivery Manager
• You control any implementation that touches your solution and manage if any dependency with other solutions

    Experiences
    • 10-15 years in IT Solution Development (Service, Solutions, Development or Support).
    • Proven project management experience within at least 5 complete project’s lifecycles.
    • Basic end to end knowledge on the commodity trading lifecycle from the front to back office including risk functions is a strong plus
    • Previous functional experience in Market data area applied to Commodities and Financial products (futures, swaps options, forex) will be a strong plus
    • 5+ years of proven experience on the global implementation of Energy/Commodity trading risk management solutions e.g. TPT CXL, Allegro, Openlink will be a strong plus.
    • Proven experience on having design and implemented Position and PnL explain reports across commodities and positions types (physical, financial, inventory) will be a plus
    • Have worked in past in a multi-cultural environment
    • IT complex multi interfaces architecture implementation experiences will be considered as a plus
    • Previous experience in a client facing role will be considered a plus
    • IT consulting background and IT hands-on experiences will be considered a plus

      Skills
      What Soft Skills will make you successful:
      • Ability to move easily across different projects and initiatives, to prioritize and manage many open cases at one time
      • Curiosity and eagerness for exploring and understanding complex business processes
      • Deep critical thinking attitude to be able to manage ambiguity and complexity comfortably
      • Quick learner on new domains, ramp up on knowledge curve easily, ability to work independently and with little prompting
      • Inclination to make improvements, find new ideas and challenge the status quo
      • Excellent in execution with natural sense of duty and urgency to drive the change
      • Strong solution management skills (understanding on functional business process in solution design and configuration experience, etc.)
      • Excellent Project management skills (scope and quality management, resource management, budget management, issue management, stakeholder management)
      • Excellent teamwork, communication & collaboration skills
      • Strong analysis, synthesis and communication capacity (written and oral), ability to negotiate and influence both internally and externally


      What Technical Skills are required:
      • Project management in global enterprise data management systems.
      • Middleware and BI technologies knowledge are a plus i.e. SAS, Talend, ESB, SAP BW, SAP HANA, Oracle DB, Apache Tomcat, VMware, Microsoft Windows server.
      • Database competencies (Oracle and/or MS SQL Server), being able to navigate through data via SQL statements.
      • Basic knowledge of market data prices and market quotation concepts: Bloomberg, Reuters, ICE, CME and related specifications.
      • Experience in market data management solutions (ZEMA is a plus).
      • Knowledge in Market or Credit risk area and metrics will be considered a plus (VaR, CVaR, Stress testing, Position Reporting, Daily P&L)
      • Basics knowledge on building curves models and usage of related metadata e.g. Expiry, Holiday calendars, Unit of measure, currency conversions. Been capable to apply mathematical methods to enrich or extend market curves e.g. Linear interpolation, extrapolation, etc.
      • Knowledge of position/pricing mechanism and related metrics MTM, Notional amount, NPV, Option Greeks will be consider as a strong plus.
      • Basic knowledge of financial markets and market instruments: Forex, Futures, Swap, Options, etc will be considered as a strong plus

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        Languages
        • English (Fluent)
        • Ukrainian ( Select )

        Required
        Education
        University Master Degree in IT, Engineering, Math, Physics (others only if with previous proven IT experience)

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