SVP, Risk and Control - HSBC Life

Singapore, Singapore
24 Nov 2022
01 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job description

Some careers have more impact than others.

If you're looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you'll be. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

HSBC Life in Singapore is the combination of AXA Singapore and HSBC Insurance. Here you can specialise in Insurance but enjoy the advantages that come with being part of a leading global international bank.

Insurance is about people, and the promises they make. At HSBC Life in Singapore we help deliver on these promises by providing a wide variety of life insurance products and services to our clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Our employees enjoy a dynamic and innovative workplace and a world of opportunities to develop their careers in a high-profile growing business segment. We empower our combined team of high-performing individuals to build skills and explore new experiences to realise the full potential of being part of HSBC.

Together we will pursue efficient ways of working. We will harness the latest data and technology solutions to achieve meaningful outcomes for our clients. And the protection we offer will create broad and lasting impact, helping clients to be healthier, more productive and more confident in their futures.

We are currently seeking a high calibre professional to join our team as an SVP, Risk and Control.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Executing the Group Insurance risk and control strategy to enhance risk and control management locally
  • Providing control expertise and opining on the end-to-end health of the control environment
  • Leading the implementation of Group Risk policies and frameworks, such as the Operational Risk Transformation Programme
  • Managing internal and external audit requirements for Insurance
  • Represent Insurance at Risk Management Forums and Committees
  • Increasing risk and control awareness and capability within the Insurance business leadership teams
  • Participate and represent the firm in the Group Insurance FLoD (First Line of Defence) Forum.
  • Respond to triggers arising from external events, internal events or issues by identifying and closing gaps within the firm

  • Previous experience in Risk Management within a global organisation, working across cultures
  • Ability to present complex issues confidently and concisely using simple language
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the external environment (risk, regulatory, political, competitors etc.)
  • Outstanding relationship management, collaboration and influencing skills with experience of positive, challenging interactions with senior executives across multiple functions
Technical Competence
  • Risk & Control subject matter expertise
  • Ability to distil complex and varied information into useful, insightful and concise recommendations
  • Ability to identify, assess and communicate the need for risk management intervention in complex, fast-paced environments
Focus & Energy
  • Proactive and delivery focused to ensure individual and team tasks are completed on time and to the required levels of quality
  • Ability to prioritise team workload effectively, across multiple businesses and countries, in line with business and controls priorities and work with other resource owners to agree timely provision of services
  • High level of drive and self-motivation to ensure delivery of a broad range of outputs simultaneously in a matrix environment
  • Committed to personal and professional development both for self and team
  • Skilled decision-maker, making considered and timely decisions, particularly when under high pressure
  • Able to delegate effectively where necessary
  • Ability to build senior relationships by communicating, influencing and negotiating effectively with senior executives, non-executives, regulators, third parties and internal management teams
  • Ability to use initiative to resolve issues, whilst dealing with a diverse range of stakeholders and team members, distributed across functions and locations
  • Experience of building and maintaining strong working relationships across a globally distributed matrix organisation
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
  • Proven capability in building globally distributed, high performing teams of experienced professionals
  • Experience of managing staff in a matrix environment without direct line management responsibility for all staff
To be considered for this role, the relevant rights to work in Singapore is required.

You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.

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