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Senior Associate, Strategic Initiatives - Debt Products CIB

Westpac Banking Corporation
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Senior Associate, Strategic Initiatives position exists within the CIB Debt Products team, with primary focus on development and implementation of strategic and continuous improvement initiatives to support the medium and long term vision of the Lending, Trade, Asset Finance and Structured Finance businesses. You will be responsible for provision of Subject Matter Expertise into Group, WIB and CIB-wide projects, as well as to drive prioritisation and delivery of projects core to the CIB Debt Products team.

You will ensure the lending and trade finance requirements are in line with Debt Products strategy and are correctly incorporated into the project deliverables, and ensure business cases to support funding pathways are well articulated.

You will be responsible for the prioritisation and delivery of all projects and continuous improvement developments across the lending and trade finance businesses to ensure fulfilment of strategic objectives of Debt Products and most efficient use of financial and human resources across the delivery teams.

Additionally, you will be responsible for:
  • Development and implementation of practical initiatives to support Debt Products strategies
  • Provision of regular updates to Senior Management on strategic initiatives and projects
  • Provision of business requirements across projects and continuous improvement initiatives to support project deliverables (including but not limited to business requirements definition, systems design, test strategy and approach, communications and change management)
  • Review of Steerco and PAG packs for projects involving the lending, trade asset finance and structured finances systems
  • Ensuring smooth handover of projects to Product Management and Operations teams post implementation of projects and initiatives

What's in it for me?

Inspiring locations. Flexible workspaces. And unexpected opportunities. Plus, the backing and great benefits from one of the most refreshing employers in Australia. For example, you'll be able to have access to some of the best banking, wealth and insurance benefits in the market, be paid well, as well as an entire suite of online learning and career planning tools so you can grow.

Whatever shape your family takes, we offer generous paid and unpaid parental leave for your nominated primary and support carers. This includes leave to organise adoptions, surrogacy, and foster care arrangements. And we continue to pay your super contributions while you take all the time you need to get your new family settled.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in a project management role within a lending or trade finance space.

You will have a proven track record in project implementation and stakeholder engagement across operations, sales and technology teams.

You will be an analytical and strategic thinker, great with problem solving and have the ability to work on a variety of tasks and prioritise accordingly.

You will also have the following key skills:
  • Detailed knowledge of Lending, Trade, Asset and Structured Finance business - environment, products, processes and industry initiatives.
  • Project planning, prioritisation and delivery - ability to execute.
  • A demonstrated ability to build credibility and presence.
  • Communication (written and verbal) and relationship building skills.
  • Stakeholder engagement and management.

What's it like to work there?

For the past 200 years, we've been backing people, businesses, communities, and ideas. As Australia's first bank, we've adapted and evolved, inspired by our customers and a genuine desire to create better futures.

Together, we're creating better futures for all our people, customers, communities, and shareholders. This has been our enduring Purpose.

We make change happen in the community. It's our shared vision of a safer, greener and more inclusive world that sees us back new ideas, innovations and individuals who are creating better futures.

How do I Apply?

Start here. Just click on the APPLY button.

At Westpac we are committed to providing a supportive culture and creating diverse, inclusive, and accessible workplaces, branches, products and services for our customers, employees, and community. This role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, people with disability, neurodiverse individuals, and Indigenous Australians to apply. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please email

Do you need reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process?

We can provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability and/or neurodiversity. If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process at any stage, please call 1800 655 592 Option 2.3 or email

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