Director, Strategic Initiatives and Projects, SF

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Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
23 Feb 2023
25 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainable Finance Program Director to track and manage key projects aligned with the Sustainable Finance (SF) strategy.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives related to key areas within SF.
  • Good understanding/interest of carbon policy developments, energy markets, broader sustainability issues, and likely future trends.
  • Project manage key initiatives coordinating stakeholders across COO, Product Teams, Risk, Legal and Compliance, Finance, and others
  • Provide oversight and guidance for BAU activities within SF and ESRM (including report validations, reporting)
  • Support the projects related to regulatory developments, digitisation across all ESG pillars.
  • Provide SME input to the development of dashboards and other improvement/efficiency related initiatives.
  • Knowledge of financial processing/accounting would be a benefit
People & Talent
  • Develop a strong working relationship with COO Functions, Front Office, Risk, Sustainability, Legal and Compliance, Finance and other key stakeholders on SF-ESRM Strategic Initiatives, Process and Governance.
Risk Management
  • Knowledge of tools, techniques, and strategies applied in financial risk management; the ability to quantify, qualify, and manage financial risk.
  • Develop robust governance structures to support Sustainable Finance business alignment with the relevant frameworks and budget.
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.
  • Lead the SF function to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles. Fair Outcomes for Clients, Effective Financial Markets, Financial Crime Compliance, The Right Environment.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders
  • CCIB COO Functions, CCIB Frontline Sales, Climate Risk, Group Sustainability, Legal and Compliance, Finance Head of SF Strategic Initiatives, Head of ESRM
Other Responsibilities
  • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in Singapore/SF. Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures, Multiple functions (double hats).
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Strong stakeholder management and ability to operate in a global, complex, highly matrixed organization.
  • Communications & Presentation skills - Ability to create and deliver effective presentations and ability to craft strong value propositions to influence & manage cross-functional team towards desired outcome.
  • 7 + years experience in Banking & project management.
  • Knowledge of effective planning and project management techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical and strategic planning in support of the overall business plan.
  • Knowledge of business process improvement tools and techniques and ability to understand, monitor, update, or enhance existing business or work processes.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from financial and numerical material. Knowledge of and ability to use processes, tools, and techniques for exploring and evaluating alternative financial scenarios and results.
  • Excel proficiency, as well as strong data validation and analysis skills.
  • Good understanding of carbon policy developments, energy markets, broader sustainability issues, and likely future trends.
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Proficient Excel
  • Tableau/Alteryx - advantage
  • Sustainability certifications
  • Sustainable Finance
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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