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Program Manager – Sustainable Investing

Website Bridgewater Associates

Asset Manager | Hedge Fund

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

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Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues – If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

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About The Sustainable Investing Team

In today’s world, environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) issues are driving macroeconomies, financial markets, and the actions of governments, corporate, consumers, and investors. Increasingly, institutional investors are also seeking to have an impact on the world through their portfolios, by explicitly directing capital toward sustainable entities or outcomes. These are rapidly evolving fields with significant conceptual, analytical and data challenges.

At Bridgewater, we are addressing both sustainable investing topics like we would approach any other challenge — as researchers and engineers — to build a deep understanding of the most important sustainability issues affecting investors, and by creating investment solutions for our clients that are designed both to offer excellent financial returns and to achieve impact objectives. Given that Bridgewater manages capital for some of the largest institutions in the world, we partner with them to develop investment solutions, capabilities, and tools to help them understand ESG risks and opportunities and direct sustainable capital. As a strategic priority for Bridgewater, the Sustainable Investing team spans various aspects of our organization—from our research, account management and trading functions to our client service division.

About The Role

The Junior Manager role has a wide breadth of responsibilities, spanning across multiple areas to ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of team management and ensuring team success. In this role, you are responsible for understanding the size and shape of team demand and oversee setting the vision to accomplish goals, and aiding the team do to so through effective organization and process management. Successful candidates will be results-oriented, have excellent communication skills, and passionate about playing a key operational role within a fast-paced and growing entrepreneurial team.

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You will drive the following responsibilities:

  • Understand the team’s vision, goals, responsibilities, people and machine designs, and problems.
  • Ensure that there are sound processes in place to manage the group’s research agenda and client commitments, ensuring that that the team’s workflow is well-prioritized to meet key milestones and deliverables. Facilitate stakeholders on and off the team to align on agree upon goals, get in synch on changes, escalation problems clearly, etc.
  • Run processes to monitor and ensure weekly, monthly, yearly goals are achieved, as well as find solutions to improve current processes.
  • Ensure procedures are in place to enable the vision or goals and creates a process to audit and track progress.
  • Oversee team coordination, as it relates to the goals and responsibilities of the team.
  • Monitor and tracks team performance as it relates to current responsibilities of the team.
  • Enable the team through technology & tools, and own talent management of on/offboarding, security policies, team expectation setting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience in an operational or coordinative capacity (office manager, project manager)
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced, ambiguous, open ended team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and work cross functionally when managing several concurrent threads.
  • Highly determined, willing to push through to get things done.
  • Able to work with and manage various stakeholders on the team and across the firm in service of a common goal.
  • Humble and open-minded, eager to learn and take on more as the responsibilities of the team expand.
  • Interested in sustainability mission.
  • Represent Bridgewater professionally in correspondence with our clients and research partners.

Physical Requirements

For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.

Physical Requirements

For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
  • For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer