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Monday, October 22, 2012

F/T - Taxonomy Associate - Morgan Stanley (NYC)

Taxonomy Associate - NY
Position Number: 109040  Posting Date: 2012 Jul 17 
Location: USA - NY - New York  Education: Bachelors Degree 
Position Category: Risk Management  Experience: 1-3 
Position Type: Full-Time  Job Level: Associate 

Position Description
Morgan Stanley’s Enterprise Operational Risk and Control (EORC) department is looking to hire a full-time Taxonomy Associate based in New York.  EORC is responsible for partnering with the Business Units and other functional areas as the first line of defense for operational risk management.  EORC is considered the delivery arm of operational risk for the Firm.
The selected individual will be responsible to act as a facilitator for the Taxonomy project.  The Taxonomy project is an effort to create standard reference data for process, risk and control data across the firm.  This position will require  working with business areas at all levels of the organization.  Frequent communication with BU Risk Management, as well as coordination with Operational Risk Department, Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Finance, and regional (Americas, EMEA, Asia) EORC counterparts.

Specific responsibilities would include:
• Perform analysis to understand the current taxonomy, and interact with stakeholders to refine and build out the next generation of the taxonomies
• Resolve issues and assist in the development/definition of the next generation taxonomy
• Coordinate meetings with subject matter experts to elicit feedback/changes to the taxonomy
• Document changes
• Liaise with the Stakeholders to communicate changes and manage data governance
• Coordinate activities, including mapping to secondary taxonomies, enrichment of taxonomies, and abiding by guiding principles 
• Handle ambiguity, manage complex processes, and escalate issues as necessary
• Drive team to meet deadlines and deliver top-quality, detailed work product

Skills Required
-2-5 years experience as a manager dealing with front office business or operations. 
- Prior experience working in a financial service or consulting firm a plus.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Project, Power Point, Excel and Word
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.
- Ability to actively and proactively engage with key stakeholders (i.e., not afraid to speak up).
-Exceptional organizational skills, a high degree of attention to detail and a penchant for getting to the root cause of an issue.
-Analytical, creative, problem solving mindset. Flexibility is a key element, as the role will require the ability to understand and react to changes in priorities.
-Self-starter execution focused.

Skills Desired
-Business/Product Knowledge: Familiarity and experience with finance and the processes related to the marketing, selling and trading of securities, derivatives and/or commodities in the financial services industry is a strong plus, but is not required.
-Regulatory:  Understanding of Operational Risk and associated regulations (e.g., Basel, SOX, etc.) and the application to a financial services business.