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SCB's Market Risk department are in the midst of a transformational period which is being driven both by regulatory initiatives (BCBS239, FRTB) as well as strategic systems change programmes. The combined impact will require a rethink of some of established processes and therefore a sizable change and delivery agenda is planned. The Market Risk IT function therefore needs to respond accordingly and scale up to deliver innovative solutions to meet the changing demands for IT solutions.
In order to meet this demand, a number of new positions have been identified in the programmes mentioned above. The immediate need is for project managers to come onboard and shape the IT delivery programmes required and also to potentially identify further hires required to support them in their roles.
The main objective for the Market Risk IT agenda is to consolidate our requirements onto an existing in-house built risk platform (SABRE) which will need to be extended to meet the additional requirements for Market Risk. This role will have a key part to play in identifying these new components and driving them through to completion.
The position will be based in London with occasional travel to Singapore expected.
The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with a track record in delivering concurrent, complex activities within a programme framework. One of the essential elements of these roles is that the successful candidate will be working with a team across London and Singapore. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities are outlined below:
o Facilitating the definition of the project missions, goals, tasks and resource requirements o Assembling the project team within the program resource constraints o Leading project planning and manage project execution, ensuring adherence to budget, schedule, and scope. o Assessing project risks, issues, dependencies and putting mitigations in place o Building strong, effective relationships with both the business (Trading, Quant, Market Risk) and technology stakeholders, across global offices o Communicate effectively and tactfully status, issues, successes to all stakeholders o Organizing and leading regular steering committees, reporting project status and facilitating project steering decisions o Lead aspects of organizational change and ensure functional consistency across the various projects of the program by influencing architecture and design decisions o Resolve of assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas o Provide mentoring, coaching and direction to the project team members and create a sense of belonging and ownership among team members o Demonstrate exemplary project governance to internal auditors and deliver high quality project management documentation
KEY RELATIONSHIPS FOR
Heads of Market Risk, Quants, Market risk managers, middle office, product control, valuation control, development leads, developers, testers, project managers, program manager, production system support teams
Stakeholder feedback (Business and Technology)
Delivery of overall projects on time and budget
Demonstration of project governance in adherence with corporate guidance KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Exposure to FM environment is a must.
Strong knowledge of Market Risk (and/or Credit Risk) and regulatory delivery in Wholesale banking environments and current trends
Thorough understanding of project management phases and software development life cycle
Experience in both waterfall and agile project methodology. Experience of JIRA is a plus.
Proven experience in co-ordination of many dependencies and multiple demanding stakeholders in a complex, large-scale deployment environment
Good understanding of key technology concepts and architecture. Strong technical acumen.
Proven ability to work across business streams and have exposure to front to back system implementation.
Ability to drive multiple agenda and effectively manage priorities.
Ability to produce high quality project management deliverables such as steering committee pack, project plan, financials, status update, MIS, project communications ...etc
Ability to work proactively, independently and displays strong initiative
Pragmatic team player with an attention to detail
Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills
Strong communication and presentation skills with an excellent standard of English (written and spoken)