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Permissions Officer – New York

RIMES is a leading provider of cloud-based Managed Data Services and RegTech solutions. With offices in 11 locations worldwide from New York to London, Paris to Shanghai.

Our clients face the challenge of sourcing and managing growing volumes of increasingly complex market, reference and index data as they look to innovate and maximise returns on behalf of their investor community. At the same time, financial authorities are making greater demands, through a range of regulations, for firms to demonstrate their ability to monitor and control the provenance, lineage, accuracy and usage of the data, both to protect individual investors and to reduce systemic risk.

RIMES is a service-led company passionate about solving the data challenges faced by the financial community. Due to this we need people who are enthusiastic, intelligent and suited to working in a dynamic environment. We believe that a multi-skilled, multicultural workforce is fundamental to our global success.

We only recruit the very best candidates and as a result offer excellent remuneration and benefit packages.

Who we are:

  • RIMES manages market, reference and index data requirements on behalf of over 350 investment managers, hedge funds, wealth managers, private banks, custodian banks, insurance companies and pension funds in 40 countries across the globe, in the process winning Water’s “Best Data Provider to the Buy-Side” award every year since 2007.
  • With access to over 370 information providers’ data, RIMES sources, validates, transforms, enriches and delivers index, market and reference data, system-ready and fit-for-purpose, directly to our client’s performance, compliance, risk and portfolio management systems.
  • By removing the challenge of managing data, our clients not only benefit from improved accuracy and timeliness of their data across their enterprise, but gain far greater flexibility, agility and confidence to lead investment innovation – a valuable competitive edge.
  • In addition to our data services, we have taken our experience and proven technologies to offer an award-winning market surveillance solution, as well as services to support clients meet their ESMA Benchmark Regulation obligations.

Content & Permissions:

The Content & Permissions team acts as the gatekeeper for all third-party communications with RIMES’ 370 information providers on behalf of our 350 end clients. The team manages key relationships with a huge and varied international group of information providers.

The Permissions Officer’s role is vital to the RIMES infrastructure, they ensure that RIMES’ end clients have the appropriate levels of authorization to access the data that they require. The Permissions Officer is responsible for documenting and recording all requests for data access, connecting with the information owners to seek written confirmation to release data onwards to the end client, whilst ensuring that RIMES remains in compliance with its contractual obligations to the information owner. During this process it is the Permissions Officer’s responsibility to ensure that RIMES’ clients are kept informed on the progress of the authorization request, and that access to the data is granted in a timely manner.

The role requires a friendly, approachable person with strong communication skills, someone who can convey the requests in a professional business manner to an international base of information providers. The candidate must demonstrate a degree of understanding of the initial request and be capable of asking for additional information from the requestor, or escalating internally, before engagement with the third-party, as and when this is needed.

You are:

  • A confident communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and display a positive attitude
  • Organized, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Happy to work on your own initiative
  • Interested in technology, but also aware of the need for appropriate processes and procedures
  • Attentive to detail, but also able to demonstrate a wide degree of creativity

RIMES is committed to promote the values of diversity and inclusion throughout the business. Whether it’s through recruitment, retention, career progression or training and development, we are committed to improving opportunities for people regardless of their background or circumstances.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Management of third-party data provider’s authorization requests on behalf of our clients. Ensuring all requests are actioned and recorded in an accurate and timely fashion through a ticketing system
  • Understanding the nature of the authorization request, responding and managing any third-party data provider’s questions, escalating when and where needed
  • To send accurate and timely usage reports to our third-party providers, ensuring that all reports are sent within the set deadlines each month or quarter. Provide guidance & assistances to all partners on any usage questions that may arise from these reports
  • Management and creation of client IDs through RIMES’ proprietary tool sets. Unlocking user accounts and resetting passwords
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship keeping RIMES on good standings with our third-party information providers
  • Assist in maintaining, updating and improving our third-party partner contact records, redistribution policies and important notes
  • Suggesting improvements to and maintain of our internal knowledge base of procedures
  • Documenting and storing of contractual information
  • To work on new and innovative projects and applying best practices across the group

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required:

  • High proficiency with MS Excel
  • Computer literacy
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy while working quickly….
  • Good attention to detail
  • Have effective analytical and problem-solving skills

Also useful:

  • Familiarity of navigating CRM systems such as NetSuite.
  • Knowledge and understanding of equity and fixed income indices
  • Sound working knowledge of financial spreadsheets and financial databases and applications

If this sounds like the sort of job you’d like to take on, email your CV to jobs@rimes.com and put “RTUS1901-Permissions Officer – New York” in the subject line.

RIMES is committed to promote the values of diversity and inclusion throughout the business. Whether it’s through recruitment, retention, career progression or training and development, we are committed to improving opportunities for people regardless of their background or circumstances.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

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