Senior Business Analyst - Project Manager (Private Equity - NYC)

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst – Project Manager

NYC Private Equity

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Senior Business Analyst - Project Manager with Financial Services experience at a prominent NYC Private Equity organization.

The Senior Business Analyst - Project Manager will be a significant contributor in enabling the firm’s vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses.

An exciting opportunity to join the firm’s Technology team responsible for driving IT and business process optimization efforts and major IT-finance projects. This position offers a great opportunity for growth in a dynamic global firm and will interface directly with senior IT management and key business stakeholders.

The firm views Technology as a distinct commercial advantage - enabling a host of opportunities that differentiate them from their competitors.

The firm is a fast growing and dynamic investment organization that is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Foster strong relationships with the IT and business stakeholders. Learn and document the workflows, pain points and feature requests.
  • Actively participate in daily scrums and manage the project backlogs.
  • Partner with project managers to ensure the IT portfolio is successfully delivered.
  • Analyze business problems (process or data) and identify specific opportunities for process and systems-related improvements.
  • Document current state processes and assist with defining target state.
  • Re-engineer/optimize business processes, synthesizing analysis and incorporating technology where applicable.
  • Act as a thought partner with cross-functional business partners; assist in setting priorities for requested projects and project requirements.
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders, assist with managing overall project execution for assigned projects.
  • Continuously manage project budgets and projects’ risks
  • Assist with coordination and selection of potential new solutions.

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

Required Experience:

  • Relevant Business Analysis and Project Management work experience, preferably in the Financial Services or Professional Services
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and retain professionalism and accuracy.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to be proactive, solve problems, think ahead, and multi-task on a daily basis.
  • A strong work ethic and ‘can do’ attitude: motivated, flexible nature, ability to maintain composure at all times.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter
  • Collaborative with a team-player spirit
  • Strong comfort and experience liaising with internal and external shareholders.
  • Excellent written & oral communication
  • Ability to interact professionally with a broad group of stakeholders.

Required Education:

  • Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for project/program management, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a leading global growth equity firm with $35B in Assets Under Management (AUM), providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. The firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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