Skip to main content

Business Manager

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: Marsh & McLennan Companies

Job ID R_069387-en


This role overseeing all aspects of financial administration across Distributed Operations. Including management of; budgeting, planning, forecasting & reviewing actuals of the Dist Ops budget, justifying, approval, coordinating and reviewing spend reports which includes headcount, T&E, 3rd party vendors, and PC Spend.

The successful candidate will have worked in a large enterprise organization supporting global teams and worked in partnership with corporate finance teams and utilization of finance toolsets. The candidate will work alongside regional heads of distributed operations and their direct reports, based in multiple countries around the world. The budget is mainly direct spend within a significant number of responsibility centers and supports the function of circa 500 staff supporting a business of 80,000 colleagues.


  • Strong experience in working for a large multinational
  • Demonstrable communication and people skills, with an ability, capacity and skill to perceive, access and manage the emotions of one's self, others, and groups
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of IT staff as well as other departments on issues of varying complexity; good judgment and flexibility in response
  • Create and maintain financial related documentation, ensuring that accurate information is always available to other colleagues
  • Provide knowledge in financial management, including tracking of spend
  • Provide support to other teams and individuals within the organization on financial matters
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to work unassisted, impeccable time keeping & deliver on time critical activities and be a self-starter


  • Conducts oneself in accordance with the Greater Good code of conduct
  • Maintain clear communications with staff and management ensuring that milestone dates are correctly reported and budgets are adhered to
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate, department and MGTI best practices
  •  Establish and maintain a clear list of financial priorities and objectives
  •  Assist leadership and management teams with financial matters
  • Maintain transparency in management decisions to upper management as well as subordinates
  • Establish department best practices
  •  Foster a positive team image and manage morale to achieve superior results
  •  Develop & educate staff financial knowledge through internal and external training and mentoring
  • Manage project finances
  • Support of financials relating to projects that are delivered by Dist. Ops and managed by PMO
  • Define scope and establish clear deliverables
  • Negotiate/Collaborate on deliverable duration and delivery dates
  • Assign and prioritize resources effectively based on project value, skill requirements, delivery timelines
  • Follow agreed standards, processes and policies to meet requirements
  • Manage issues to resolution
  •  Establish accurate budgets and keep project spending within projected limit
  • Maintain vendor details ensuring leaders manage vendors appropriately
  • Ensure contracts are negotiate with new or existing vendors
  • Ensure contracts are reviewed within the correct time frames and scope are not increased without appropriate approvals
  • Partner with MGTI peers to deliver on finances for real-estate, mergers & acquisitions or operating company migration to MGTI services
  • Deliver budgets and resource planning for projects run by peers in other departments
  • Define scheduling resource impact and report any concerns
  • Maintain financial support models to ensure the infrastructure and associated services are functioning as designed
  • Global oversight of budgets and expenditure management for all DO cost centers. Participates in the communication of financial results and cost drivers with key stakeholders within MGTI leadership and the business
  • Represents the DO function in program governance meetings, overseeing the consolidated view of project demand for the department globally
  • Oversight of resource planning and usage, acts as global MyTime representative for the DO service tower
  • Assist with BAU and project budgets and reforecast using actual spends.  Procure the appropriate approvals from the Operating Company for annual chargeback’s and capital projects
  • Partner with finance and PMO peers to ensure the appropriate numbers are loaded

About Marsh

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. In more than 130 countries, our experts in every facet of risk and across industries help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. We work with clients of all sizes to define, design, and deliver innovative solutions to better quantify and manage risk. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services to businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals around the world. To every client interaction we bring an unmatched combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration.

Since 1871, clients have relied on Marsh for trusted advice, to represent their interests in the marketplace, make sense of an increasingly complex world, and help turn risks into new opportunities for growth. Our more than 30,000 colleagues work on behalf of our clients, who are enterprises of all sizes in every industry, and include individuals, multinational organizations, and government entities worldwide. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients

Marsh offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension, employee assistance program, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients.

Apply Later
  • Stay Connected

    Join our Talent Community and receive information on future opportunities.

    Sign Up

  • Saved Jobs

    You have not saved any jobs.

    See All Saved Jobs

  • Mercer Campus Careers

    Mercer offers many exciting and fruitful internship and entry-level positions.

    Learn more here

  • Leadership Recognition

    Dan Glaser, President and CEO, has been named to Institutional Investor magazine’s 2017 All-America Executive Team ranked as the #3 Overall CEO in the insurance industry, #3 with buy-side analysts and #2 with sell-side analysts.

  • Careers at Marsh & McLennan Companies