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Business Project Manager


 London or NYC Office | Hybrid Working | Full-Time Role 


About the Role 

We are looking for an experienced Business Project Manager to join Trailstone’s growing Chief Operating Officer (COO) function, based in either our London or New York City offices. This role will partner closely with various business lines and supporting functions to help deliver the firm’s business plans and manage the day-to-day running of the firm from a commercial, operational and corporate perspective. The role requires a combination of skills and experience in project / programme management and business management. 

We are seeking a Business Manager to drive the planning and delivery of business change at Trailstone. This role involves coordinating business planning, tracking and reporting on the delivery of the business plan, and driving prioritisation and delivery of business change projects. This is a full-time role with global scope, reporting to the Global COO. 

To succeed, you will need to partner effectively with colleagues in the COO team, product and project managers in Technology, and managers from business lines and other support functions.  Establishing trust and credibility with colleagues and senior management across Trailstone’s offices will be critical to enable effective communication and collaboration and help you develop or influence prioritisation and project success. 

It is highly desirable for candidates to have substantive experience in a business management / COO function involving delivery of business and technology change in a global financial markets or commodity trading business.  


Specific responsibilities of this role include;  

Business planning and reporting: 

  • Liaising with Trailstone’s senior management team and relevant colleagues to set out and keep updated the major business deliverables for the firm’s multi-year growth plan. 
  • Leading the annual business planning process. 
  • Co-ordinating with colleagues in relevant delivery functions (in particular, Technology) to construct and maintain a detailed, realistic business delivery plan for the short to medium term. 
  • Understanding Trailstone’s business, systems and teams in order to be able to assess what each new business initiative entails, understand resource requirements and availability, dependencies and timelines. 
  • Determining project priorities - and reprioritising them - to balance short-term tactical demands with delivery of strategic priorities. 
  • Providing regular status reporting to senior management and key stakeholders on delivery of the business plan. 

Business change management: 

  • In partnership with the global and regional COOs, driving specific projects which require input or leadership from the COO function.  
  • Providing front-to-back co-ordination and support across the business and supporting functions to establish common understanding, draw out risks and issues, and help drive projects forward towards successful delivery. 
  • Undertaking business process analysis, project management and hands-on resolution of issues. 


About You 

Trailstone’s business is dynamic and fast-paced; priorities in the near-term may have to change in response to business needs, and the working environment can be fluid and unstructured. Therefore, to be effective, the following attributes are critical for success: 

Knowledge of: 

  • project / programme management is essential. 
  • front-to-back trading processes and controls (execution and post-trade) for cleared and OTC financial markets and/or energy products is essential.  
  • physical power and gas markets and renewables, is highly preferred.  

Experience in: 

  • delivering a programme of front-to-back change involving technology build and deployment. 
  • programme management / PMO, with a focus on governance, reporting and communications. 
  • business process analysis. 
  • business management in a global financial markets or commodity trading business. 

Skilled in: 

  • communicating accurately, clearly, concisely and in a structured way (written and verbal), including at the executive level. This needs to include a strong ability to communicate technical topics to a non-technical audience and to communicate business needs to a technical audience. 
  • collaborating effectively with all personality types to get the best out of people. 
  • working out pragmatic solutions to problems, including deconstructing problems, prioritising issues, structuring analysis, identifying implications and proposing solutions. 
  • leveraging virtual cross-functional teams to deliver business priorities. 
  • leading meetings with cross-functional partners to align stakeholders and drive execution. 
  • formal project / programme management qualifications are nice to have.  

Personal competencies and qualities: 

  • Integrity and honesty. 
  • Commercial acumen and entrepreneurial mindset. 
  • Emotional intelligence; good at listening. 
  • Innate curiosity to assimilate information quickly, understand how things work from front to back, and see connections. 
  • Analytical and logical mindset. 
  • Structured and organised approach; strong time management. 
  • Strategic thinker. 
  • Practical and willing to be hands-on. 
  • Pragmatic. 
  • Attention to detail while keeping in mind the big picture. 
  • Remaining effective despite ambiguity. 
  • Resilient under pressure. 
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced trading environment. 


About Trailstone 

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term. As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities. 

As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology. 


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Here at Trailstone, we value our differences. In fact, our success depends upon them. 

Differences in backgrounds, identities and experiences lead to differing views of the world. Different world views lead to healthy differences in opinions. Different opinions are essential to creating a robust marketplace of ideas. And it is our ideas that will make Trailstone a market leader in energy innovation and disruption! By our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Trailstone is creating value for our employees, our investors, and our communities. 

So regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical limitations, how you identify, how you pray, who you love, where you went to school, who you consider family, or how old you are… you can belong here! 


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