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Janus Henderson Investors ESG Project Manager in London, United Kingdom

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

The Business Change and Transformation department has central oversight, coordination and overall delivery responsibility for major global Corporate, People and Regulatory transformation initiatives.

The team leads a global portfolio of change, managing interdependencies, resource demand, risks, issues, communications and ensures return on investment.

The department also acts as an in-house consultancy function with a central pool of resource that can be deployed to projects as and when needs arise.

Overview of the role

This role will deliver projects across the organization. The nature of these projects will vary over time and is likely to be diverse, but generally focused on the Investments function of our business. The role holder will need to work across different parts of the business to deliver such changes.

Initially this role will be accountable to the ESG Programme Manager. The role will focus on supporting the ESG Programme and the Investment project. The role holder will need to work across different parts of the business to ensure the scope and plans of ESG Projects stay aligned with the overall ESG Programme. Experience of managing and delivering ESG focused change within Asset Management together with a good understanding of current regulations particularly SFDR and linked ESG Data, Vendor & Disclosure requirements will be relevant.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Define, develop and maintain appropriate plans for the life of the projects, with associated resource and budget planning

  • Control the scope of projects, managing dependencies including assessing regulatory requirements and ensuring that these are met by maintaining the critical path

  • Adhere to the change and transformation project lifecycle, including maintenance of plans, briefs, risks and issues, dependency tracking and other relevant reporting artefacts (including the preparation of key project documentation/templates such as RAID Log, Dashboard)

  • Create project organization/structure, including roles and responsibilities and governance

  • Drive stakeholder engagement across projects, and develop and deliver an effective communication plan both externally and internally

  • Chair Working Group(s) as required, present progress, highlight issues, challenge and drive decisions – ensure relevant content is brought to the groups for discussion

  • Drive and deliver SteerCo preparation including decks and agendas

  • Ensure any resources including external vendors are managed and resourced to be able to deliver successfully. Drive prioritization as appropriate

  • Develop, track and manage project costs

  • Represent the firm on industry forums where appropriate

    Supervisory responsibilities

  • None

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Robust and proven track record as a Project and/or Programme Manager

  • Strong leader, equally comfortable facing off to Working and Steering Groups, challenging stakeholders, directing and motivating a cross-business team.

  • Strong Microsoft office skills including Teams, Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Aligned Project Certifications

  • Highly organised with excellent communication skills

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills – the ability to work across all levels of the organization

  • A rolled-up sleeve positive and delivery focused approach

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

    All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

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