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ePMO Business Partner



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

About CLS

CLS is the trusted party at the centre of the global FX ecosystem. Utilized by thousands of counterparties, CLS makes FX safer, smoother and more cost effective. Trillions of dollars’ worth of currency flows through our systems each day.

Created by the market for the market, our unrivalled global settlement infrastructure reduces systemic risk and provides standardization for participants in many of the world’s most actively traded currencies. We deliver huge efficiencies and savings for our clients: in fact, our approach to multilateral netting shrinks funding requirements by over 96% on average, so clients can put their capital and resources to better use.

CLS products are designed to enable clients to manage risk most effectively across the full FX lifecycle – whether through more efficient processing tools or market intelligence derived from the largest single source of FX executed data available to the market.

Our ambition to make a positive difference starts with our people. Our values – Protect, Improve, Grow – underpin everything that we do at CLS and define and shape a supportive and inclusive working environment in which everyone is encouraged to be open and forward-thinking.


  • Provide leadership to develop, implement and communicate ePMO’s strategy and goals, and interface with all levels of management.
  • Effectively implement ePMO leading practices to maintain better cross functionality by driving the strategic vision of ePMO as a control function and maturing the ePMO


  • Ensures the project team execute the change initiatives (project, program, small change) in adherence to the Project Management Policy and Pegasus governance of projects.
  • Ensures that the project team effectively monitor and report on the execution and tracking progress of individual projects, track milestones, schedule deviations, overall costs, risk and issues, budget, etc.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the project manager to ensure the project adheres to procedures
  • Deploy and apply a set of consistent ePMO processes, tools and templates across projects and overall portfolio
  • Conduct checkpoint / stage gate reviews as part of the project framework
  • Ongoing independent quality assurance of project status, through monthly healthcheck
  • Attendance at key project meetings (project boards, working groups) to ensure compliance to framework, effective governance, and provide SME support
  • Ensure project management tool is up to date by the project manager
  • Ensure risks and issues are documented and commensurate with the project complexity. Troubleshoot and resolve complex risks and issues as required.
  • Provide guidance in identification and tracking the RAID (Risk, Assumptions,
    Issues and Dependencies) process
  • Interface with Audit on ePMO programs and projects
  • Effectively implement ePMO best practices
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and training on ePMO controls and Project Management practices
  • Ensure consistency of governance, reporting and control disciplines across projects
  • Brings to resolution any potential problems and escalates issues to the appropriate project or program team members
  • Lead change initiatives and carry out ad hoc tasks as required


  • Provides guidance to other ePMO Representatives and other stakeholders on project governance related activities
  • Supports an environment in which the team pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring adherence to business controls

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:

  • Formal training or certification in Project Management Certification (MSP/PRINCE2/PMI/SIX SIGMA) - nice to have, butnot required
  • Understands and has practical experience of both running projects, and supporting portfolio / projects in an ePMO capacity
  • Experience in combining delivering business as usual activities with defining and delivering transformation activities
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Experience of working in business and IT environments in Financial Services or have demonstrably transferable skills
  • Strong, demonstrable and relevant practical experience of working within a Portfolio Office and/or as a Project Manager, covering the end-to-end project lifecycle within a structured framework
  • Relevant experience gained within Financial services, banking or similar environments beneficial
  • Hands-on experience of working in multi-disciplined and cross functional teams – with both an IT and business project focus
  • Experience in solutions planning, project management methodologies, and performance metrics
  • Experience in identifying and appropriately managing project–related risk
  • Understanding of Executive level requirements and anticipating where possible
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High ethical standards and a profound sense of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Challenging assumptions and maintaining independence and objectivity.
  • Build consensus, to influence both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Champion and drive change in a rapidly developing environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • Results orientated team player.
  • Confident, assertive with the ability to influence those who are not direct reports
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a pressurized and challenging environment

Our commitment to employees

At CLS, we celebrate diversity and consider this to be one of our strongest assets. We are committed to fostering an environment in which everyone feels comfortable to be who they are, and inclusion is valued. All employees have access to our inclusive benefits, including:

  • Holiday - UK/Asia: 25 holiday days and 3 ‘life days’ (in addition to bank holidays). US: 23 holiday days.
  • 2 paid volunteer days so that you can actively support causes within your community that are important to you.
  • Generous parental leave policies to ensure you can enjoy valuable time with your family.
  • Parental transition coaching programmes and support services.
  • Wellbeing and mental health support resources to ensure you are looking after yourself, and able to support others.
  • Affinity Groups (including our Women’s Forum, Black Employee Network and Pride Network) in support of our organisational commitment to embrace and always be learning more about DE&I.
  • Hybrid working to promote a healthy work/life balance, enabling employees to work collaboratively in the office when needed and work from home when they don’t.
  • Active support of flexible working for all employees where possible.
  • Monthly ‘Heads Down Days’ with no meetings across the whole company.
  • Generous non-contributory pension provision for UK/Asia employees, and 401K match from CLS for US employees.
  • Private medical insurance and dental coverage.
  • Social events that give you opportunities to meet new people and broaden your network across the organisation.
  • Annual flu vaccinations.
  • Discounts and savings and cashback across a wide range of categories including health and retail for UK employees.
  • Discounted Gym membership – Complete Body Gym Discount/Sweat equity program for US employees.
  • All employees have access to Discover – our comprehensive learning platform with 1000+ courses from LinkedIn Learning.
  • Access to frequent development sessions on a number of topics to help you be successful and develop your career at CLS.