EMEA Rates & Currencies Corporate Sales Business Analyst

Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
14 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job Purpose:

To work as part of the Rates & Currencies Business Management team, with a focus on support for the EMEA Rates & Currencies Corporate Sales & Solutions business.

The EMEA Rates & Currencies Corporate Sales & Solutions business covers 165+ sales people in 30+ countries, selling Foreign Exchange, FX Options and Interest Rate Derivative products to global and local corporate clients.

The role will be to support the delivery of key business initiatives and provide support for core business management tasks.

This role requires extensive interaction with multiple functions within the business and support functions at all levels, including Market Risk, Credit Risk, Finance, Operations and Technology as well as liaison with other Markets Businesses both in the region and globally.

Job Background/context:

The position is a new hire and will report directly to the EMEA Rates & Currencies Business Management in London.

Given the increasing industry and regulatory focus around control related tasks, this role is critical to maintaining a robust control environment & governance framework across multiple desks and businesses.

The role is key to enabling business growth through maintaining a sound control environment, facilitating new business initiatives, product expansion and driving technology change within the business and will cover a range of identified opportunities in Sales, Trading and Technology.

The jobholder should be able to work well in a team environment and should be able to function without close supervision.

The position will report to the manager in London but will work closely with colleagues based in Belfast and across the EMEA region.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Administration

- Liaise with support functions, building relationships with credit risk, market risk, operations, finance and technology to assist in delivering on business strategy.

- Create & maintain effective metrics for desk heads and senior management teams.

- Other ad-hoc Business Management tasks that support the activities of the business including PowerPoint presentations and Excel analysis.

- Participate in the control framework for the wider business including Managers' Control Assessment (MCA) testing, operational loss processes, investigating, developing and driving corrective actions.

- Query databases and Qlikview dashboards to produce reports.

Business Governance

- Track and manage relevant issues, Corrective Action Plans and various internal audits for resolution and coordination.

- Support business continuity activities.

- Ensure that controls and monitoring methods are adequately designed and executed, particularly for key focuses, such as Client suitability and price appropriateness alerts (via UNO).

- Support in the administration of the First Line of Defence (FLOD) process in EMEA, working with product partners.

Control & Regulatory Focus

- Seek out and ensure corrective actions are implemented for control related issues across the spectrum of control functions with a goal of driving a robust, efficient and scalable business model for the supported desks.

Business Development & Project Management

- Participate in business-driven projects across functions, driving implementation and working closely with relevant seniors.

- Assist desk heads with sales strategy & projects - for example technology change, client tiers, reference data, etc.

- Provide input into technology change, process and control framework enhancements.
Business & Communication

- Relay business knowledge, product knowledge, and requirements to sales staff and internal support functions.

- Co-ordinate and participate actively in relevant business initiatives.

- Foster excellent relationships between the businesses and various support functions.

- Communicate effectively within the business management teams locally and globally.

- Communicate effectively within the wider Corporate Sales & Solutions management teams.

Development Value:

¨ Develop a detailed understanding of the Rates & Currencies Corporate Sales & Solutions business, its products and processes and how it operates within a large organisation.

¨ Build effective prioritisation skills as the job entails dealing with multiple conflicting priorities in a time pressured environment.

¨ The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work and build relationships with a broad range of people inside the organization, including Desk Heads, Country Markets Heads, FXLM Management, Global Functions Business Partners

¨ Extensive on the job training

Candidate Description


• Exposure to Foreign Exchange and/or Interest Rate products would be an advantage

• Business management, finance, operations, audit or related experience within global financial services firms.

• Strong understanding of data flows within the Markets organisation

• Good written and verbal presentation skills required.

• Strong project management and execution skills.

• Experience working with and manipulating large data sets is an advantage (QlikView, PowerBI, Python or SQL).


• Excellent communications skills (written / verbal) at all organisational levels.

• Ability to interact concisely and confidently with senior business leaders.

• Results/task orientated with excellent attention to detail.

• Ability to manage and prioritise effectively and resolve conflicting priorities.

• Ability to work well as part of a team and autonomously.

• High level of computer literacy especially with Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint, including the ability to code basic macros in Excel.

• Ability to work under pressure with strong problem solving skills.

• Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment with colleagues who are not based in the same location.


• Excellent academic background educated to a minimum of degree level or sufficient industry experience.


• Communication / Relationship building

• Attention to detail

• Team work

• Prioritisation / Initiative

Job Family Group:
Business Strategy, Management & Administration

Job Family:
Business Administration

Time Type:

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