Associate, Business Implementation
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Toronto, Canada
22d ago
  • Position Type : Full - Time Regular
  • Education Required : Bachelors Degree
  • Department : Operations & Technology Dept
  • Experience Required : 5 - 10 Years
  • Company Description :

    Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

    When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world.

    With current assets under management valued in excess of $300 billion, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-

    term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed half a trillion dollars by 2025. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-

    income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney.

    CPPIB attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe. Join our team and look forward to :

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPPIB’s important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance
  • If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPPIB.

    Position Description :

    The Associate, Business Implementation, Central Business Services, is accountable for the assessment and management of implementing investment products, strategies and business-

    line initiatives at the CPP Investment Board as part of the New Products and Activities team. The team acts as a change agent, reviewing current processes, suggesting creative alternatives and ensuring that the future state vision is efficiently integrated into day-

    to-day operations with appropriate controls to address major risks.

    The team is responsible for coordinating and directing various internal and external stakeholders towards the successful completion of new investment initiatives.

    As a result, this role requires someone with excellent oral and written communication skills, superior organizational and project management skills and the ability to influence others.

    The Associate, Business Implementation, Central Business Services, will be expected to develop into a Subject Matter Expert regarding the end-

    to-end process for supporting the rollout of new products, business initiatives and projects across various investment management support areas.

    Role-Specific Accountabilities

    Implementation of new investment programs

  • Assess the impact of new and expanded investment activity on operations, reporting, infrastructure and downstream data consumers
  • Work with colleagues across the organization to implement trade life-cycle supporting procedures for new initiatives
  • Ensure documentation surrounding new product launches remain current, accurate, accessible and signed-off by all stakeholders
  • Enhance internal control functions to ensure products traded have been approved. Develop and maintain tracking databases related to new business initiatives
  • Managing risks associated the implementation of new products and activities

  • Assist in the management of projects of varying size and complexity, including planning, analysis, testing, documentation and implementation
  • Design and implement new or revised business processes to support the mandate of Public Market Investments while ensuring that adequate controls are in place to mitigate risks associated with new processes
  • Become a key knowledge resource by providing guidance and support to other teams across the organization
  • Liaise and collaborate with Public Markets Investments, Total Portfolio Management, Core Services, counterparties and vendors
  • Assist in managing the on boarding and due diligence process for trading counterparties
  • Relationship Building and Leadership

  • Establish and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with various levels of employees across key areas of CPPIB including Finance, Operations, Risk, Public Market Investments, Legal, Tax, Total Portfolio Management and Information Technology
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert and pro-actively share knowledge with key individuals and team members including senior level employees
  • Assist in the creation of ongoing education and training programs, initiatives and practice / procedure development to ensure continuous improvement
  • Strive to continuously improve processes and culture for scalability at CPPIB
  • Position Requirements :

  • University Degree in Finance or a related field. CPA, CFA and six sigma certifications are considered assets
  • Experience in project management is considered an asset
  • 5-10 years of experience in an operations, risk, due diligence, audit, investment or finance environment is necessary
  • Solid working knowledge of investment products, trade lifecycle, accounting and operational risk controls
  • Strategic thinking and proactive in seeking out and implementing well designed and controlled operational processes
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to address issues in an expeditious manner
  • Ability to lead and influence a broad stakeholder group
  • Strong analytical mind combined with creative thinking
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a manner that can be more easily understood by a wide audience
  • Demonstrated experience building and retaining solid working relationships internally and externally, including senior-level personnel
  • Able to exercise sound professional judgment
  • Exemplifies our Guiding Principles of integrity, partnership and high performance
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