Business Initiatives Manager - Investments & Captial Markets

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time
This position will support implementation of new initiatives for the Investments & Capital Markets (I&CM) Division, including back office operations and functions. The successful candidate will develop comprehensive assessments of the impacts and risks associated with proposed new transactions and changes to existing offerings, strategies and business processes. Strong project management skills and capital markets trading front to back office operations knowledge are essential. The role will have regular interaction with I&CM personnel that are responsible for executing, processing, and settling transactions related to mortgages, mortgage-backed securities, debt, derivatives, collateral management and liquidity investments. The position will also partner with colleagues in other business lines, such as Finance, Corporate Tax, Enterprise Risk Management, Legal, Compliance and Information Technology.

* Requesting, documenting and evaluating the impact assessments and the risks related to new initiative (NI) requests consistent with NI governance process
* Managing timelines, deliverables and budgets related to implementation of I&CM projects and initiatives
* Driving efforts to improve operational efficiencies and enhance internal control environment
* Developing or enhancing policies and procedures for business processes
* Supporting ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned

Primary Categories of Work

Technical Project/Change Management

* Support implementation of new initiatives for the Investments & Capital Markets (I&CM) division
* Facilitate I&CM's assessment response and evaluation of new initiatives sponsored by other Freddie Mac divisions
* Knowledge of front to back office capital markets operations, including Liquidity and Asset/Liability Management (ALM) concepts


* Bachelor s degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting or related field
* 8+ years of experience in the financial services industry including capital markets trading front to back office operations
* Strong knowledge of secondary mortgage market and Freddie Mac's business
* Extensive project management and change management execution experience
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Experience implementing and assessing operational risk and internal control environments
* Ability to work effectively with continuous change and competing priorities
* Experience defining and documenting business processes and functions
* Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm

Keys to Success

* Ability to apply strong foundational project management and organizational skills in a capital markets technical setting
* Ability to work with and collaborate across teams
* Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside the division

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess

* Leadership - Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals
* Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
* Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance

Preferred Skills

* CFA, CPA or other professional certification
* MBA or other advanced degree a plus
* Familiarity with back office operations

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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