PMO, Programme & Change, Legal COO

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • 26 Sep 16

Please view Job Description for details.

Job Title: PMO, Programme & Change, Legal COO
Grade 5/6
Location: London

The role will directly support the Programme & Change Senior Manager Legal by supporting projects (change and efficiency initiatives) to meet business, schedule and budget objectives. The initial focus of this role will be the implementation of the Enterprise Legal Management system for the Function and working on the banks efficiency agenda across the Legal Function. A key priority will be assisting the Change Manager in seeing the ELM project through the stages of initiation, design and implementation and project closure. Through this he or she will be responsible for maintaining the budget, risks, issues, project plan, monthly reporting to stakeholder groups and meeting minutes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities relating to the Change/Efficiency agenda would include but would not be limited to:

  • Update and Maintain the Project plan in Clarity for the ELM project.
  • Monthly preparation of reporting packs to senior stakeholders on the progress of the project
  • Maintain up to date Risk and Issues lists and agree appropriate mitigating actions with the Change manager, seeing the actions through to completion.
  • Maintain and report on the budget, flagging any anomalies to senior management
  • Support the Change manager in preparing the Business Requirements by working with the Legal stakeholders globally. (may require some travel)
  • Work with supporting groups in the bank such as GIS, Compliance and ITO to ensure that all their processes and considerations for putting a new system live in different jurisdictions are followed and catered for.
  • Take the lead on specific aspects of other COO office projects as required.
People and Talent
Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations from their team and work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
Ensure the provision of ongoing training and development of people, and ensure that holders of all critical functions are suitably skilled and qualified for their roles ensuring that they have effective supervision in place to mitigate any risks.
Employ, engage and retain high quality people, with succession planning for critical role s .
Responsibility to review team structure/capacity plans.
Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives.

Risk Management
Responsible for identifying, assessing, monitoring, controlling and mitigating risks to the Group. Also, an awareness and understanding of the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in managing them
The ability to interpret the Group's financial information, identify key issues based on this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures
Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Group's arrangements to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business and, if necessary, oversee changes in these areas
Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
Responsible for delivering 'effective governance'; capability to challenge fellow executives effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.
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 to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles:
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Qualifications and Skills

Experience of the following would be beneficial:
  • Proven Project Management and relationship building skills, with Project Management Certifications.
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts /previous Change Management experience within a legal function is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of Change Management/ business efficiency principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to collaborate and work dynamically across a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
  • Strong analytic and decision making abilities.
  • Exceptional communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Budgeting/ cost management experience.
  • Proficiency in drafting documents, reports, and analysing data.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple varied deliverables with demonstrable organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Well developed, flexible interpersonal skills appropriate at all levels of engagement within the Bank's multicultural environment.
  • Must be a team player and able to work with and through others.
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Demonstrable track record of showing good quality judgement and confidently providing concise, accurate, thorough and well structured analysis (both verbally and in writing).
  • Effective collaborative skills that contribute to positive working relationships with both internal and external senior stakeholders.
  • Personal authority, integrity and ethics.
  • Independence, robustness and resilience.
  • Sharp business acumen, including the ability to assess risk.

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Closing Dates

The closing date for applications is 05/10/2016. Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.

Diversity and Inclusion

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.