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Date live: Apr. 19, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Finance

Reference Code: 90386706

Contract: Permanent

Salary / Rate USD 190000 to 280000

Job Title:

FIG Business Manager

Corporate Grade:


Reports to (Line Manager’s Job Title):

Director, Investment Banking Business Management

Direct Reports (if applicable):

FIG Admin Assistants

Business Area:

Investment Banking

Department/Function Level 1:


Department/Function Level 2:

Business Management

Primary Location:

New York

Salary / Rate Minimum: $190,000

Salary / Rate Maximum: $280,000

The minimum and maximum salary/rate information above include only base salary or base hourly rate. It does not include any another type of compensation or benefits that may be available 

Barclays Overview

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a career, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager,


·The business management function provides short-term operating and administrative leverage to the BI Business or Function Head, simultaneously shaping and executing long-term strategic change.

·Business management provides holistic operational support to senior banking leaders (e.g. industry and product group heads), inclusive of managing/contributing to group specific strategic analyses, business and client planning, budgeting, in conjunction with HR, hiring and other personnel matters, including managing performance and compensation, approving resource expenditures and planning and executing client events and outreach initiatives.

·The Business Management function is critical to the success of the Global Investment Banking business.The supporting of the FIG businessprovides them with critical leverage in driving the strategy of the business as well as allowing them more time to spend in revenue generating, client-facing activities.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Overall purpose of role

·The role supports the Investment Banking Global FIG Business. The Business Manager for this group supports 150+ bankers on a global basis with a variety of responsibilities.

Key Accountabilities

·Business management provides holistic operational support to senior banking leaders (e.g. industry and product group heads), inclusive of managing/contributing to group specific strategic analyses, business and client planning, budgeting, in conjunction with HR, hiring and other personnel matters, and executing client events and outreach initiatives.

·Analysis and monitoring of business performance

·Planning and business updates to Barclays Senior Leadership (e.g. business strategy presentations, business reviews, sector reviews, presentations to Investment Banking Management Team, etc.)

·Business strategy and business planning (e.g. Client tiering exercise, node review exercise, etc.)

·Manage resource allocation (e.g. headcount within group, Philanthropy budget, events budget, morale budget)

·Supports FIG specific conferences and client events (e.g., GFSC, FIG CEO Client dinner post GFSC, reception in conjunction with GFSC, FIG CEO client dinner, FIG CEO Forum event, etc.)

·Supports client initiatives and engagement opportunities (e.g. manage nomination list for CEO dinner, internal client events, etc.)

·Assistance with employee communications (e.g. roundtables, group meetings)

·Manages administrative assistant population – and performs year-end reviews and compensation for administrative assistants

·Assistance with Group mid-year and year-end process (including reviews, roundtables, compensation, etc.)

·Help coordinate grads (summer process, placement, etc.)

·Helps coordinate onboarding and training for interns and grads

·Note this is an onsite role – minimum 4 days in office (as of March 2024 office policy)

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

Enabling High Performance:

·Set standards for high performance for the team.Assume accountability for performance required to achieve goals and priorities.Operate at the same high level expected from the Business/Function Head.

·Review incoming materials for adequacy and appropriateness in advance, ensuring related discussion with Business/Function Head is meaningful and impactful

·Enable leaders to take calculated risks through delegation of trust and responsibility to Business Management.This may include both day-to-day activities as well as strategic information leveraged to make key decisions

Building Relationships:

·Create and maintain culture in which trust and mutual respect are valued, challenging people and systems that do not support this. Convey ideas in a confident manner to achieve results and obtain buy-in while embracing alternative points of view

·Continually build long-term, trusted relationships in every area of the organisation and outside of it (e.g. governments and regulatory bodies) through flawless execution and a collaborative attitude.Hold others accountable for employing the same approach to achieve the best results

·Build a deep understanding of the firm’s strategy, complementing this with a tailored Business/Function-specific strategy to be implemented on behalf of the Business/Function Head

·Seek to increase all aspects of diversity across the organisation through leadership, challenging the attitudes of others where necessary, and actively seeking alternative points of view

·Work with Chief Controls Office as well as 2nd and 3rd line Functions to implement regulatory and compliance directives in the business, as needed

Developing Others:

·Responsible for managing the administrative assistant population

·Set challenging objectives for personal, team, and function improvement and hold others to account in delivering these

·Maintain open lines of communication with team members, encouraging two-way feedback throughout the year not limited to formal performance appraisal cycles

·Actively recognise staff achievements and milestones throughout the course of the year

Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards. Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Person Specification

Experience / Education

·Bachelor’s Degree

·Proved relevant experience with a Business Manager, Finance, Operations, Risk or Banking background

·Strong experience in a financial services firm or institution

·Demonstrated experience with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

·Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel (advanced proficiency), PowerPoint (advanced proficiency), Word

·Understanding of Dealogic Market Fee Share data, with proven ability to manage a variety of data requirements for the business as well as familiarity with internal revenue reporting systems (e.g. eBanker)

·Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment

·Self-starter and ability to work independently or as part of a team

·Highly organised individual with strong written and oral communication skills

·Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail – proven ability to manipulate and interpret data quickly and accurately to draw insightful conclusions and present findings effectively to a senior audience

·Demonstrates commercial acumen and business knowledge of the Banking Business

·Ability to treat confidential information with the utmost discretion

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

·Excellent interpersonal skills – must be a team player and able to work with others as well as able to work effectively at all levels in an organisation.

·Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills – ability to negotiate effectively and build consensus

·Able to collaborate across businesses and regions to share best practices and resources

·Understanding and knowledge of:

oHow Barclays' businesses work, their leadership teams, organisational structures and strategic priorities

Purpose and Values

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

USD 190000 to 280000

More about working at Barclays

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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Working together for a better financial future.


We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.