VP- Business Management - GCF

First Abu Dhabi Bank
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

Working within Global Corporate Finance / IBG Group where the area of influence and operation will include all IBG units, group enablement functions and regulatory bodies (as required), both domestically and internationally. The job holder will support the Head of Business Management to:

Ensure that the GCF division has a clear vision, objectives, plans & tools required to meet performance targets, aligning to the strategic ambitions of the bank;

Drive GCF activity including vision and strategy development, business planning, cross functional/regional alignment and change management (e.g., client relationship strategy and planning, geographic expansion, product launches, budgeting, marketing/IT initiatives);

Manage relationships with IBG product/sector heads and their business partners across divisions (e.g., Retail, Commercial etc.) and enablement functions;

Support Product and Sector heads in aligning the enablement functions;

Represent the division internally;

Act as an advocate of FAB and its brand outside the Bank.
Job Description


Assist with the Global Corporate Finance strategy for various geographies, products and sectors

Support alignment of business managers across products, sectors and geographies;

Support Global Corporate Finance expansion projects across various jurisdictions;

Work closely with the business and support functions to assist Head of Business Management on a portfolio of projects and resources to meet business, regulatory and governance requirements, including the design and implementation of end to end solutions.

Provide oversight to management on business and governance matters


Provide leadership, challenge and advice on business changes

Provide ongoing consultancy/advice to management from a business and governance perspective for improvements in business processes to ensure efficiency while maintaining adequate controls, on the basis of market best practices.

Budgeting and Financial Performance:

Ensure requirements are developed and implemented in accordance with the GCF business strategy, objectives and defined budget. Drive and oversee the resolution and implementation timelines ensuring appropriate reporting and escalation through to senior management.

Develop and manage adequate MIS reports

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:

Work with business and support functions to ensure policies and procedures are adequate, effective and efficient to support business momentum while reducing risks of errors, omissions and loss to acceptable levels at an acceptable cost.

Challenge and provide guidance on improvements/enhancements to the governance, risk management and internal control structures.

Change Management:

Lead the management of change through continuous improvement of processes and practices considering global standards and changes in the business environment.

Relationship Management:

Develop and manage relationships with sponsors and stakeholders across business lines and supporting functions.

Work with the key internal stakeholders to provide guidance and coordinate activities, policies, projects and change initiatives. Ensuring where appropriate and possible a synchronized approach, aiding in delivering consistent and coordinated governance framework across the network.

Develop and maintain effective business relationships with all relevant external/internal entities and stakeholders with the highest standards of business ethics, whilst promptly attending to all critical issues in-order to ensure the services required by the organisation are delivered in the most effective manner.

Ongoing consultancy/advice is provided to management from a governance, risk management and control perspective to enable improvements in processes ensuring effective and efficient controls, on the basis of market best practices.


Support Head of Business Management on ad hoc tasks/assignments as required.

Demonstrated Experience, Competencies & Key Attributes:

Effective business management focused on value creation for the division;

Applies technical and commercial knowledge and experience to maximize outcomes from a budget, delivery, timing and business impact standpoint;

Anticipates on changing wholesale banking business environment, advise accordingly on strategic direction to the IBG Group team and act as a change agent;

Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others;

Builds collaborative and productive internal and stakeholder relationships through the effective use of influencing and networking skills - is recognized as a trusted advisor within the business;

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

10 - 15 years of financial services experience, including strategy work at a top tier management consulting firm;

Undergraduate degree

Financial acumen (analysis & reporting);

Deep understanding of IBG products and activity;

Experience in management of transformation programs and process improvement;

Exposure to regulatory requirements (both regionally and internationally) from a capital markets, corporate and investment banking perspectives.

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