The Role Responsibilities
- This program director role will focus on leading and managing a project team to successfully deliver the Net Zero program for the Bank. This is a key strategic program for the bank and involves liaising with multiple internal stakeholders across CCIB, CPBB and Group. Additionally, the program director will engage with external stakeholders and manage our external NZ commitments.
- A motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment that can manage others and lead through change.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
- The successful delivery of the assigned projects in time, scope, quality and budget.
- Build, manage and motivate the project teams.
- Manage project deliverables and contractual obligations to time, cost and quality.
- Build and manage positive relationships with external stakeholders across the projects as well as internally, identify and manage anticipated hurdles, and provide support where necessary to drive successful delivery.
- Deliver effective project communication and supporting documentation.
- Prepare and facilitate key governance forums including project working groups and steering groups; including preparing briefing papers and the agenda, ensuring that business concerns are addressed.
- Safeguard original project scopes and manage subsequent change requests.
- Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
- The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time, and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet business needs.
- 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 Net Zero project team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles. Fair Outcomes for Clients, Effective Financial Markets, Financial Crime Compliance.
- Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Head of Strategic Initiatives, Sustainable Finance
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Required skills and experience
- Degree (BA or equivalent)
- 12 + years plus banking experience .
- Experience in Sustainable Finance (preferred)
- Experience with project and change management
Role Specific Technical Competencies
- Experience working in climate change, environmental management, sustainability, or related field.
- Good knowledge of the ESG reporting landscape and / or the Science-based Targets Initiative with an understanding of indicators used in frameworks and standards.
- Demonstrable expertise in climate change (water security or deforestation).
- Project management experience and related methodologies and tools including reporting and budgeting.
- Ability to manage project risk, make timely decisions, develop solutions and facilitate mitigating actions.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to simplify the complex.
- Flexible and resilient, able to work in ambiguous situations to deliver on time and under pressure.
- Strong relationship management skills with the ability to manage various stakeholders with potentially competing priorities.
About Standard Chartered
- Project Management - desirable if Certificate in PMP, PRINCE2 or equivalent and experience of using tools like Microsoft Project or similar.
- Business Management
- Stakeholder Management
- Financial Markets
- Sustainable Finance
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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