Regional Head - Property Regional Head - Property …

Standard Chartered Bank
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Aug 19
Standard Chartered Bank
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Aug 19
Standard Chartered Bank
Regional Head - Property
About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities

Strategy & Performance
  • Be the change and challenge agent for driving efficiency and effective Property priorities in light of the Americas and Europe's strategic aspirations.
  • Responsible to ensure Property has a clear plan and collective priorities aligned to the Regional strategy
  • Accountable to the RMT and Property MT for the Regional Property performance against overall scorecard outcomes
  • Accountable for the Regional Property Financial plan includingUSD0.1bn annual P/L budget and capital projects c.USD20m
  • Provides the leadership which influences performance outcomes supporting the Business and Functions with-in the Region. Responsible for c.39 properties (offices, PvB branches, and Data Centres), spread across 650k+ square feet of space, supporting more than 4,000 SCB staff.
  • Leading a Property team of approximately 185 of which [19] FTEs and [166] Non Employed Worker (NEW).

Business Alignment
  • Accountable for Property engagement model with regional/country CEO's and business leaders, to ensure the function has a deep understanding of strategic business needs and influence business outcomes beyond express needs.
  • Direct engagement with members of RMT, Regional/country CEO's and other key stakeholders on strategic Property management themes, influencing outcomes in the bank's interests.
  • Ensuring that core strategies across the region are aligned between Property and the Group's businesses and functions, supported by commercially oriented solutions

Supply Partners
  • Ensure supply partners, including c166 NEWs, are effectively managed and continue to deliver service excellence and good value to the bank through an optimised operating and delivery model.
  • Champion appropriate culture / values which are aligned with the Bank

Risk Management
As Risk Control Owner for Property Management and Security Management (including H&S regulations) in Region / Country, responsible under the Group Operational Risk Framework (ORF) for ensuring that the residual risks within the scope of Property responsibilities remain within appetite. In discharging this responsibility, the Regional Head must:
  • Challenge and verify First Line risk identification and assessments, in line with changes in the internal and external environment
  • Identify and report key risks and ensure where outside of the risk appetite they are escalated to the appropriate body for risk acceptance
  • Maintain a good understanding of applicable laws and regulations pertaining to Property Risk control areas
  • Design, implement and maintain controls and mitigates
  • Ensure effective communication of policies and other control requirements
  • Define key control indicators and control sample testing requirements as appropriate for managing risk
  • Monitor compliance with and effectiveness of the risk control environment
  • Monitor 'live' risk issues and events material to the Bank and verify whether appropriate management action is being taken to mitigate their impact
  • Advise governance bodies on key risks, the effectiveness of mitigates and controls, and alignment of residual risks with appetite
  • Always Ensure operations in region / country are audit ready

Note: the above mentioned second Line responsibilities are in addition to any First Line responsibilities that the Risk Control Owner may have as a line manager.

Property Operating Model
  • Accountable within the region for driving efficiency across the Property Operating Model through strong governance processes, efficient infrastructure and effective management groups.

Our Ideal Candidate

Core capabilities

Future Focus:
  • Influence the team, supply partners, relationship owners and other stakeholders to delivery future focused solutions aligned to the needs of the Bank.

Influencing Right Outcomes:
  • Ability to influence wide range of country and regional stakeholders across businesses, functions, geographies and within Group Property

People Management:
  • Provide leadership and guidance to all teams ensure a robust talent pipeline build appropriate capability and capacity models across all markets, leveraging the supply partners.

Managing Change
  • Ensure the teams are fit and flexible, respond to dynamic business / economic environment.

Role Modelling
  • Lead by example, be courageous and drive the agenda. Take ownership.

Making it Happen
  • Ensure on ground effectiveness through robust supply partner management.

Business Mindset
  • Ability to speak the language of the business and understand the business requirements.

Technical Knowledge

Business Acumen
  • Deep understanding of business operations and related requirements, ability to speak the language of business and develop effective, efficient and win win solutions.

Financial analysis
  • Understanding the financial and commercial risks and opportunities relation to Property.

Risk Management
  • Detailed knowledge of operational and financial risks and related policies.

Strategic planning
  • Comprehensive understanding of group's real-estate strategy and ability to translate into operational execution plans and deliver.

Expert in subject matter
  • Need to understand the efficacy of solutions, provide effective guidance on all aspects of Property.

Strategic Supply Partner Management
  • Ability to move from managing activity to managing a fully outsourced offering, letting go of tactical management activity.

Property System & Ops
  • Good understanding of Property tools and ability to leverage them for the benefit of the Bank.

Preferred Qualifications (experience more important than qualifications):
  • Experience - Real Estate Senior
  • MBA or similar
  • Preferably a bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Facilities Management, engineering or other business related discipline preferred
  • Knowledge of the facilities/real estate market as well as a keen understanding of customer service principles
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in seeking out market opportunities and leveraging supplier base to maximum advantage
  • Exceptional leadership capabilities and experience managing large multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong Communication and Negotiation skills

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.