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 900 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.

We are currently recruiting for an interesting and challenging role to join our internal Business team. We are looking for a Business Relationship / Project Manager who will be driving our PMO initiative, managing multi-team internal projects and liaising with external vendors to improve relations and to negotiate contracts. The position is designed as a maternity replacement and is targeted at motivated and detail-oriented professionals that are excited to work in a fast-paced environment supporting high-tech financial trading.

What you’ll be working on:

• Establishing business requirements for external products and services consumed by various research and trading teams across the department;
• Liaising with key vendors, financial exchanges, and industry participants to build knowledge of industry developments and of new product and services;
• Effectively managing a large portfolio of external contacts and business commitments with high attention to details and a discrete attitude
• Reviewing internal cost allocations and overall usage of all contracted products and services;
• Monitoring, analyzing and detailing opportunities for increased income-generation, cost efficiencies, and resource optimization across the department;
• Effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities
• Liaise with suppliers and vendors for market awareness and resolving invoicing issues.
• Developing and implementing business processes for use across the department;
• Effectively planning and executing complex multi-team projects and initiatives under strict time constraints;
• Analyze and proactively identify areas of improvement in our setups related to vendor and exchange connectivity in respect of performance, content and cost
• Facilitating inter-team communication and fostering transparency across the department.

What is needed for this role:

• Advanced analytical and problem solving skills paired with diligence and high attention to details
• Strong organizational skills and a proactive mindset
• Innovative, creative, and resourceful
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
• Ability to make business decisions and think in broad terms, considering the impact to the entire company
• Understanding of business procedures and demonstrate a high level of administrative competence
• Interest in financial markets and electronic trading technologies

• Track record of successful delivery of projects
• Eagerness to work on something new every day

Technical Skills:

• Excellent spoken and written English
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in business or related field
• 5+ years of experience in a similar role
• Advanced understanding of project management approaches and tools as well as structured planning is a must
• Track record of successful delivery of projects
• Candidates should be able to make business decisions and think in broad terms, considering the impact to the entire company
• Exposure to financial markets and electronic trading is a major asset
• Experience in contract administration and negotiation is valued.

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