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Officer, Markets Operations – APAC Commodities Operations (Hybrid)

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Officer, Markets Operations – APAC Commodities Operations (Hybrid)

Organization Overview: 

Citi Markets Operations is currently at a pivotal point in its evolution and journey to implement a target operating model. We take pride and are passionate about our People and our culture. We are invested in our People and their development. We are transforming and simplifying our operating model, creating an exciting environment which encourages diversity of thought and inclusion.

We are a dynamic, global, and diverse Organisation, with a presence in over 60 Countries; covering all front post execution Operations teams including product aligned Middle Office groups, Settlements, Margin, Asset Servicing, Listed Derivative & Commodities Operations. We support an extensive range of Capital Markets products and services including Fixed Income (FX, Rates, Credit, Muni, Cash and Derivatives) where Citi is consistently a dominant top 3 player in the market, Equity (Cash, Derivatives, Prime Brokerage, Futures, Listed Derivs, FXPB) where Citi has a significant growth program to continue to build out its capabilities and services; and Syndicates where we support both FI and EQ new issues and IPOs.

Our Operations groups are core to the success of the Markets business and have significant impact across the lifecycle of a trade. We partner extensively with a range of internal stakeholders including Front Office Sales and Trading Desks, Compliance, Legal, Finance and HR; alongside having significant interaction with our external client base, playing a key role in the overall client experience. We have a Client relationship group, dedicated to overseeing the Organizational service performance and strategic partnership for our top tier client base, where we play a key role in supporting our global clients to ensure they have a first-class experience when doing business with Citi.

Our Business Intelligence and Process Re-engineering group works alongside our Operations teams delivering automation solutions to solve for operational challenges. We partner with Citi’s innovation labs to drive optimization, and overall play a pivotal role in enabling us to transform to achieve our target operating model.

Our Technology partners develop and implement a wide range of applications that support the Operations, Change, Design and Implementation groups in providing innovative products and solutions. We have re-imagined how to provide technology and service in our domain through the alignment of our team vision, culture, and aggressive retirement plan for legacy applications and adoption of a micro-based containerized cloud environment. We encourage our people to create, explore and be adventurous whilst taking measured risk, adopting safe practices to protect the firm. Data lineage and optimization is core to how we develop our eco system. We are growing our capabilities using artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine learning.

Our roles entail ensuring we operate in a robust control environment, whilst in a fast-paced workplace. We comply with global regulations and internal policies and adopt a proactive approach to identifying opportunities to reduce risk through the continuous evaluation of our controls; to protect our clients, the firm, and our reputation.

We work closely with our external global peers, partners, and regulators, and play an integral part in leading an agenda at the forefront to optimize and streamline processes and drive strategy across our industry.

Job Purpose:

This is a Commodities Operations Manager role, responsible for the processing of Commodities transactions. This is a great opportunity to join a high performing, high profile and energized team providing daily operational support to our global Markets business and clients.

  • Reporting into Singapore Markets Operations leadership team, the primary responsibility of this Commodities Middle Office Manager will be:
    • Process commodities trade confirmation and settlement in timely and accurate manner
    • Proactive engagement with Singapore country and Global Commodities stakeholders (Business, Technology, Finance/PCG, Legal etc.) in order to support the business and clients.
    • Working closely with Risk & Control in developing and adhering to an effective control framework that fully meets Audit, Compliance and Regulatory requirements.
    • Involvement in shaping/building standardized and sustainable operational workflow and service standards for new product/production variations launches by Global/APAC Commodities business. ie. NPAC process.
    • Ensuring robust infrastructure and tools (Dashboards, MIS, Alerts etc.) are in place to effectively manage risk.
    • Complete Static data set-up to facilitate trade booking in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Investigation of cash breaks in our reconciliations, in coordination with the global Cash Breaks team.
    • Contribute to the development of new systematic solutions related to the operations functions and the improvement of processes and workflow for the area of responsibility
    • Escalate control gaps and issues to leadership and implement procedures and solutions to mitigate risk

Risk Management:

  • Overseeing and executing critical core operations activities to maintain a culture and environment where processes, risks and controls are continually monitored, and potential risks escalated on a timely basis
  • Facilitating risk close out for market transactions, as an invested Operations partner and advisor for the Organisation.
  • Daily Collaboration across Global Clients, Trading, and Operations teams to provide solutions and identify/resolve root cause.
  • Acting as key point of contact for the team across internal and external stakeholders
  • Identifying trends, synergies and weaknesses across products and regions
  • Recommending control enhancements as needed.

People & Inclusion Agenda:

  • Promoting a culture of continuous improvement and cultivating a robust service and control environment
  • Championing diversity and inclusion to create a working environment which allows our People to thrive and excel

Organisational Transformation:

  • Providing input to simplify, improve and measure processes by delivering enhancements to the control environment, and the customer journey with input to design techniques and digital automation
  • Providing valuable input into strategic platform re-engineering initiatives, reducing manual touch points and aligning tech delivery vs. business goals and wallet share optimization
  • Providing input into initiatives to continuously improve straight through processing (STP) rates, including the use of robotics, workflow and other innovative re-engineering techniques.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 2-5+ years of relevant experience in Tier 1 global financial or commodity firms
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface with senior management
  • Strong risk management and control mindset
  • Excellent Project Management/UAT skills
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver and results oriented
  • Demonstrated experience leading people and developing effective and diverse teams.
  • Strong awareness of both external and internal best practice perspectives, maintaining a balanced and fresh viewpoint.


Job Family Group:

Operations - Transaction Services


Job Family:

Securities and Derivatives Processing


Time Type:

Full time


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