Associate Director Strategic Initiatives, SF

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

This is a critical role within the Strategic Projects team in Sustainable Finance. and key to the success of all sustainability related programs. This is an important role in ensuring a well governed, organised and managed program. While scale, scope and complexity of projects/initiatives may vary, the responsibilities are required to be delivered under tight deadlines, across multiple geographic locations, with demanding stakeholders and under strict financial scrutiny.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives related to key areas within SF.
  • Ensure the delivery of initiative in line with the Bank's control and governance framework.
  • Implement governance standards, including tracking, monitoring and updating the status of project deliverables.
  • Propose control improvements, enhancements and simplifications where appropriate.
  • Ensure all project/initiative deliverables, artefacts and approvals are stored in a structured discoverable format for future recovery and audit.
  • Conduct monthly CSTs checks on funded projects.
  • Provide effective support including meeting scheduling and minute taking, team and stakeholder liaison, representation at meetings, coordination of programme activities.
  • Prepare monthly reporting as required for any meeting forums.
  • Cost management activities aligned to investment fund initiatives, ensuring that cost information relating to ongoing initiatives is robust. This includes, working closely Hives' PMO to understand their budgeting & forecasting, as required.
  • Work closely with Business Management and Finance team on budgeting & forecasting.
  • Drive proactive management of issues and risks - working closely with the Hives' PMO and recognising the overall Program level risks and identifying mitigation action plans.
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
  • 3+ years of experience in large scale program, project management in financial services, corporate or investment banking.
  • Ability to quickly ramp up on new concepts to keep up with the changing environment, deal with uncertainty.
  • Track record of managing large scale & complex global roll outs.
  • Demonstrates good understanding of a wide range of elements of the Bank's business and the customers, industries, and partners with which the Bank is involved.
  • Strong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business drivers.
  • Analytical, critical, and creative problem-solving skills with an in-depth understanding of utilizing electronic delivery channels to meet business goals and client needs.
  • Collaboration skills: ability to drive understanding and information exchange across all stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail, ability to articulate without ambiguity.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Willing to roll up the sleeves and have a 'no job is too small' mentality.
  • Experience in financial/budget management or accounting.
  • Knowledge of sustainable finance, ESG initiatives.
  • Clarity, JIRA and NWoW, Advanced Excel knowledge preferable.
  • Proficient Excel
  • Tableau/Alteryx - advantage
  • Sustainability certifications
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Market Knowledge
  • Products & Processes
  • Customer Behaviour and Preferences
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Market Risk
  • Trading
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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