Chief of Staff - Engineering Chief of Staff - Engineering …

Goldman Sachs
in Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 03 Oct 21
Goldman Sachs
in Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 03 Oct 21
Chief of Staff - Engineering
Your Impact

The China Engineering Chief of Staff is a critical part of the regional management team and reports locally to the Head of Engineering in China as well as the Chief Operating Officer in the Engineering Division in Asia Pacific.

The China Engineering Chief of Staff (CoS) is responsible for driving the execution of strategic priorities for the China Engineering Division, divisional communications, Business Continuity Planning (BCP), regulatory interactions, and external outreach. The CoS works hand in hand with Business Unit heads, and other senior leaders in Engineering on strategic initiatives and special projects. Similar to management consulting, the group works on diverse projects based on the division's priorities and:
  • Manages a wide variety of initiatives for the senior leadership of the division
  • Develops management presentations (both internal and external to Engineering)
  • Manages the divisional communications strategy
  • Represents the regional division's BCP initiatives
  • Drives the external outreach strategy

  • Support senior management initiatives across the region such as recruiting and talent management
  • Role varies by initiative and may be project management related or acting as a business analyst/execution resource to management
  • Work on both short term, ad hoc requests as well as longer term analyses and projects
  • Map out processes and develop efficiencies and improvements
  • Research and develop content for internal and external presentations - leveraging a variety of tools such as interviews, meetings, internet, internal materials
  • Work with other divisions like HCM, Executive Office, Compliance, Finance as needed to execute initiatives
  • Write communications to employees from the leadership
  • Create communications highlighting the division's products and services for regional management and other divisions in the firm (e.g., management committee presentations)
  • Assist in the logistics and marketing of external events, obtaining the necessary Compliance approvals
  • Anticipates risks, understands the regulatory and compliance obligations for staff and coordinates and manages contingency plans and procedures to prevent staff and business disruptions when incidents occur

The ideal candidate will:
  • Demonstrate the ability to be accountable for a broad range of activities and demonstrate clear ability to take ownership by diving deeper where needed
  • Serve as a central point of communication, coordination and information flow for the Engineering leadership team to ensure consistency across numerous routine and ad hoc administrative tasks
  • Facilitate leadership and Engineering forums and meetings, including planning and managing agendas as well as content and follow-ups
  • Develop creative, compelling presentations and internal posts to articulate the Engineering strategy and other leadership messages
  • Partner with Human Capital Management, Compliance, Technology Financial Services, other CoS and regional office Engineering leadership teams to ensure conformance with policies, procedures and tasks/actions required by managers and staff
How will you fulfill your potential?

  • Project Execution - satisfaction in knowing the projects you are managing add value to the organization
  • Organizational Awareness - Resourceful and knows how to cultivate relationships. Ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders and cross-functional teams, from new joiners to senior leaders, locally, regionally and globally
  • Planning and Prioritization - Demonstrates an ability to set objectives and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals. Is also comfortable identifying and generating opportunities to drive additional value for the organization
  • Talent Management - Partner with Human Capital Management as central point of contact for technology staff related initiatives, including recruiting, training and other career development initiatives

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in financial services, and/or technology company
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong communications skills - listening, written, and verbal in English and Mandarin (essential)
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects while focusing on the quality of work delivered
  • Highly proactive person who demonstrates initiative and ownership and can work with little direction on complicated, sensitive assignments
  • Strong presentation skills; able to put together commercial, creative presentations for management across a wide range of topics
  • Fast learner, ability to navigate the organization to get up to speed quickly on key topics
  • Strong stakeholder/ relationship management, particularly with senior individuals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on a global team
  • Broad knowledge of and interest in Financial Services, GS businesses and Technology
  • Resourceful and proactive work approach
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Experience with organizational change

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Bangalore, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world. We are committed to growing our distinctive Culture and holding to our core values which always place our client's interests first. These values are reflected in our Business Principles, which emphasize integrity, commitment to excellence, innovation and teamwork.

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