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Business Manager - Global FICC Options

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Job Location
Chicago
Employment Type
Regular
Department
Trading, Other Roles
Targeted Start Date
Immediate

DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1200 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

As Business Manager for our Global FICC Options business, you will support the COO and liaise with various teams across the firm to maintain, refine, and onboard new business.  This position requires an ability to rapidly acquire context for complex businesses, a flawless attention to detail, and a high level of discretion.  As familiarity increases, you will also manage critical projects that have a direct impact on important business initiatives.  You will routinely interface with a variety of senior leaders across the firm. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a financial markets leader, and you will benefit from professional development in a highly innovative and collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and maintenance of non-trading business reports, cost and internal allocations, reconciliations, budgets and strategic planning deliverables
  • Support management by accurately and promptly communicating notes and action items (including following meetings), tracking progress, and providing retrospective data and orchestration as needed
  • As familiarity grows, lead working groups’ formation, consensus-building, and other coordination throughout the delivery of strategic projects, ensuring clarity of purpose and alignment of resources to priorities.
  • Work closely to support senior management on strategic initiatives

Requirements and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in a highly analytical role in financial markets or capital markets consulting environment
  • Knowledge of options
  • Previous experience with strategic planning
  • Project management experience
  • Outstanding initiative, sense of urgency, and entrepreneurship
  • Must be diligent, mature, discreet and have experienced handling sensitive, highly confidential information
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective collaboration skills and a high degree of resourcefulness
  • Skilled at context-switching and coordinating a variety of delegated or assigned tasks with varying degrees of complexity
  • Strong capabilities with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint,; experience using tools such as MSProject, Atlassian Jira and Wrike a plus
  • Efficient and capable of working independently to complete daily work Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Finance or related area of study

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