Director, FI Strategic Enablement

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
22 May 2022
06 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity , together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours . When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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The Role Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the role is to help drive, execute and support on cross FI strategic initiatives, working closely with colleagues responsible for the BBD/CorrBk/Affiliates, Fintech/NPM/Crypto, Tier 4 Portfolio clients 'verticals', and the FI SE leads for Asia and Europe/Americas. The will require supporting through change, ambiguity, and necessitating courage to support the influencing of positive outcomes across the workplan.
There will be a dynamic book of work, as risks and opportunities present, and strategic aims are established/changed. Initially this will focus on:
  • Further building out and supporting the development and management of the Business Supervisory dashboard, in addition to driving usage and utilisation;
  • Driving and delivering superior data, metrics, and insights for the business to help support decision making at all levels
  • Acting as the central point of contact for the business, providing awareness, engagement with other teams and stakeholders and assisting the business to leverage other available tools, infrastructure and data architecture across the group to the benefit of the business;
  • Developing and establishing improved management information and metrics offering for CorrBk, BBD, Affiliates and associated NPC, with potential extension to PSDO, Investors & SIG;
  • Helping to oversee and challenge the execution of the current projects in FI SE
  • Leading and drive on special projects and initiatives;
  • Assisting to help implement opportunities to join closer with existing CCIB product/segment/enablement teams to drive effectiveness and create efficiency for FI, avoiding duplication;
  • Supporting and helping to execute the overall management of the FI SE book of work, both in terms of individual initiative execution, and broader adoption of strategic initiatives around people, process, and optimisation.
  • Execute on relevant SE objectives, initiatives and projects, where such opportunities cut across the verticals and geographies for FI.

  • Help to execute and clearly differentiate FI SE from CCIB Business Development and Client Coverage COO in its workplan and issue ownership; Demonstrate that FI SE is neither a duplicative cost, an additional layer of complexity.
  • Support on establishment of measures to demonstrate the success (or otherwise) of the FI SE team, and how the team contribute to an EVA+ outcome.

  • Support and help Create a culture of habitual innovation within the team, embracing the Bank's new ways of working "nWOW".
  • Help to drive operational efficiency and process improvement through identification and elimination of unnecessary procedures, and driving further automation where appropriate
People and Talent

  • Demonstrate leading through example and building an appropriate culture/values.
  • Support through ambiguity to establish the role/team in bringing together the specialist verticals and cross-geography teams in FI SE, in adoption of a collective book of work.
  • Work closely with colleagues and stakeholders to enhance the quality of deliverables. Support team members to ensure on time completion of deliverables.
  • Lead by example to ensure adherence to the Group's processes and policies, training programs
Risk Management
  • Support regarding regulatory, reputational and ethical matters. Provide proactive advice to clients as identified.
  • Avoid duplication with CC COO, assess any necessary measures to improve risk management framework appreciation (and potentially the frameworks themselves) in PDSO, Investors and SIG.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to conform to required global standards and improve risk and control metrics.

  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role;
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters
Key Stakeholders
  • FISE Team Heads
  • FI RMs
  • Client Lifecycle Governance (and team)
  • CLDM CDD Process Lead (and team)
  • Peers in the Global Banking / Product sector

Our Ideal Candidate
  • Bachelor's degree required with advance education preferred.
  • 8 + Years of experience in Banking, preferably Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking.
  • Relevant Project and Change Management, Compliance, Business Management, Strategy skills desirable.
  • Proven expertise and hands-on experience in MI tools like Alteryx, Tableau and PowerBI
  • Familiarity with banking products and services preferably Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking.
  • Experience of and working with various stakeholders
  • Experience and understanding of risk management frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of AML and Sanctions regulation.

Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Strategic mindset and good understanding of business requirements and products
  • Experience in managing stakeholders for optimal outcomes
  • Exceptional stakeholder and relationship management skills
  • Analytical capabilities using data and MI
  • Ability to perform in a highly pressurised and dynamic environment.
  • Strong work ethic and responsiveness to urgent request for approvals.
  • Project Management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural, cross-geographical, and matrix environments and teams.

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