VP, AIM US Investment Operations | Hybrid (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission - we secure your future - and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

What you do:Reporting directly to the Chief Investment Officer for Allianz Investment Management in the United States, this position will lead the functions responsible for GA middle and back office, investment tools, finance (investment planning, controlling, monitoring, budgeting), ORM and the AIM PMO. In addition, this position will be responsible for further maturation of operational processes with a focus on governance, control environments, operational roles and responsibilities, operational processes, process and technology architecture and customer/provider management. This position will build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including: peers within AIM leadership, the global AIM organization, Investment Accounting, Compliance, Corporate Risk Management, Finance and IT.

GA Back and Middle Office• Leads the functions responsible for the daily back-office, including investment system maintenance, reconciliations and settlements• Manages operational controls, including reporting, planning, and security valuation• Includes regular core processes, such as Settlement, Wiring, Trade Confirmation, Collateral Management• Will regularly include and strengthen Data Quality Management as well as remediation of existing operational deficiencies• Covers a wide variety of assets, consisting of liquid and various illiquid assets (i.e. private placements, CMLs, RMLs and various other Alternatives)• Reviews and retains ownership and further develops key control processes

Enablement Functions• Oversees AIM Finance, ORM and vendor management functions• Manages client interaction and issue resolution, including demand management towards business units• Supports accounting/operations across the value chain• Closely cooperates with key stakeholders (Hedging department, Investment Growth, Investment Accounting)• Interacts closely with the counterparts in other HUBs and global functions within AIM• Design and maintenance of process and IT architecture (along AIM global guidance)• Provider management (selection, review and contracting) for investment operations providers, such as custodians and outsourcing partners

Project Management• Ensures operational coordination and integration with clients, global partners and vendors• Actively manages, designs, and optimizes operations processes• Acts as a sponsor for various initiatives, including operational excellence and is the business owner for their progress

People leadership - accountable for displaying strong people leadership abilities with a focus on coaching and mentoring more junior staff, team engagement, ongoing learning, and people strategies

What you bring:
  • 11+ years' experience required
  • Four-year degree required: 4 year degree required or with equivalent experience; Degree in Finance, accounting, business, technology or equivalent
  • Black Belt training
  • Advanced degree preferred: MBA, Finance, accounting, business or equivalent

What we offer:At Allianz Life, we're proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we're routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.
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Allianz operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN. Allianz was founded in 2022. It has 145998 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 52 open jobs at Allianz, click here.
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