Chief Administrative Officer, Managing Director

State Street Corporation
Boston, USA
05 Jan 2023
26 Jan 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
In this role you'll have the opportunity to be a strategic thought partner reporting to and supporting the Chief Operating Officer of the Balance Sheet Businesses (Global Markets and Global Credit Finance) & Global Head of IR, supporting the Vice Chairman and CFO of State Street. You will build a deep understanding of each function's business model, play a key role in driving strategic horizontal initiatives, and deliver on strategic goals.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best. Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As the Chief Administrative Officer you will
  • Direct and matrix management for a team of CAOs for Finance and State Street's Balance Sheet Businesses (Global Markets and Global Credit Finance). Coordinate CAO forums and set a standard for best practices across the Finance and Balance Sheet business CAO's
  • Provide a level of mentorship and professional development while driving quality deliverables and attention to detail to the team's work products
  • Drive strategic projects - help identify and contribute to the planning and execution of strategic special projects
  • Manage prioritization of cross-functional projects and initiatives, develop decks, pre-reads and follow-up materials as required
  • Lead cross-functional meetings, partnering with finance to build and refine the way we report on progress, rethinking the metrics we use to define success, and ensuring it is adaptable to increasing growth and complexity
  • Assist the COO and the leadership team with managing information flow and leading the analysis, communication, and tracking of key projects and initiatives
  • Deploy analytical skills in the review of complex strategic issues and provide input and recommendations toward innovative solutions
  • Develop and manage ongoing communications and follow-ups with senior leadership, key internal partners, and employees
  • Develop a deep understanding and connection to the employees focused on upskilling talent, integrating a diverse workforce, engaging in the promotion process, establishing and leading employee events, communications, and identify areas of effectiveness and efficiency and track them across our global employee footprint
  • Partnering with Global Human Resources, serve as a partner on its resource strategy/strategic people initiatives; identify and execute opportunities to improve employee engagement & satisfaction and spearhead DE&I efforts across Global Markets, Global Credit Finance, and Finance
  • Partner closely with HR Business Partner and Finance responsible for strategic imperatives as it relates to organizational management; includes leading workforce optimization discussions and head count management

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Has a successful track record in a chief of staff/CAO capacity, commercial strategy or operations role, with proven ability in executive-level advising and cross-functional collaboration to drive and create change
  • Exhibits deep understanding on the importance of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrates significant attention to detail and is an exceptional project manager, with a proven capacity to lead complex strategic and operational initiatives, cross functionally in an organization at global scale
  • Effective at balancing both strategy and execution - can think strategically, but can also roll up their sleeves to get things done
  • Cares deeply about employee and client-centricity and our vision to drive enterprise-wide change
  • Is deeply analytical, comfortable navigating data, synthesizing large quantities of data and working in ambiguity
  • Exemplary communication and relationship building skills at all levels from senior executives to Individual Contributors

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Salary Range:
$170,000 - $267,500 Annual
The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.
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