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Reference Data Lead Analyst

Company: The Capital Group Companies Inc
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Req ID: 40688

Location: Irvine, CA

Other location(s): Los Angeles (CA)

Relocation benefits offered: No

Travel required: None

"I can be myself at work."

You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world everything that makes you unique. We're working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.

We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.

"I can influence my income."

You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You'll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).

"I can lead a full life."

You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you're raising a family, you're passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we'll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones

COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we've transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate's ability to work remotely.

"I can succeed as a Lead Analyst at Capital Group."

As the Reference Data Lead Analyst, you will actively be engaged in redefining the operational environment and data ecosystem that will support our business for years to come. You will be responsible for determining data management best practices to enable the production team to maintain Security Master data accurately and timely. Your scope will include leading the global teams change book of work, analyzing Investment and Distribution data, including asset setup, data quality reporting and the identification and remediation of issues or exceptions. You will also directly engage with key stakeholders (i.e. Investment Group, Trade Operations, Legal/Compliance, Valuations, Pricing, Order Management, Corporate Actions, Fund Accounting, etc.) and partner closely with Information Technology to identify, prioritize and execute on key business projects and other business requests. You will be responsible for the advancement of all aspects of reference data capabilities and service offerings including Instrument, Issuer, Index Constituents, Exchange and ESG data. You will play an integral role in the implementation of the reference data strategic roadmap; guiding cross-functional global teams and collaborating with senior management to define, develop, launch and drive critical business initiatives. You will recommend data model and operational solutions for the business and work with others across the organization to ensure our high standards for quality and excellence are maintained.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage and lead global Reference Data projects and change initiatives to successfully meet tactical & strategic objectives in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Be a product specialist and take a lead role in the identification, analysis and resolution of data quality issues.
  • Collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders to review project and change requests, review implementation capacity and ensure alignment with key business priorities.
  • Responsible for enabling and supporting managers in the prioritization of all work within the reference data domain.
  • Work autonomously and collaboratively with global teams within Reference Data and across the wider business.
  • Set expectations around Reference Data operational best practice with a focus on identifying and delivering process optimization opportunities.
  • Effect change and acceptance of processes, roles and ownership and ensure alignment with business priorities.
  • Advise on how data might best be presented, structured and standardized. You will contribute to the improvement of data analytics systems and platforms.
  • Actively train associates to adopt common approaches to data issues.
  • Develop and foster a highly effective, highly engaged data model to enable the global Reference Data team to reach their full potential.
  • Deal with complex and technical matters with the ability to translate these in a non-complex way to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to develop and socialize product vision, strategy, roadmap.
  • Support all aspects of the reference data management tool and capabilities.

"I am the right person Capital Group is looking for"

  • You have a bachelor's in business, finance, economics, or relevant field of study. MBA or Master's degree preferred; CFA is a plus.
  • You have expertise in Aladdin Security Master expertise and are proficient in other leading Enterprise Data Management platform.
  • You're an expert level Bloomberg user, with detailed knowledge of their back office and per security request files and mnemonics.
  • You have 10 years+ of Data Management and Security Master experience, with at least 4 years on the buy-side.
  • You have extensive operational experience in Instrument and Issuer Data.
  • You've been a subject matter expert to mobilize internal experts to resolve issues when required.
  • You have excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly advance Excel skills.
  • You have experience of formally documenting operational processes and procedures.
  • You're a team player and can thrive working independently.
  • You're results oriented and can lead teams in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • You have excellent project/change management skills.
  • You're inquisitive and an analytical thinker who demonstrates the initiative to identify and logically resolve issues.
  • You're comfortable working in ambiguity while developing approaches that lead to successful resolutions.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and can credibly facilitate cross-department discussions.
  • You demonstrate the initiative to stay abreast of industry and business trends and events.
  • You apply sound business knowledge and compliance principles to a variety of situations.
  • You can extract information through asking questions, active listening and interviewing.

"I can apply in less than 4 minutes."

You've reviewed this job posting and you're ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn't what you're looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.

"I can learn more about Capital Group."

At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That's why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people's lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The Capital Group Companies Inc, Irvine , Reference Data Lead Analyst, Other , Irvine, California

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