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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 & Our Ideal Candidate
Support and implement the vision, strategy, direction and leadership for Product Governance teams, in support of the Group's strategic direction and growth aspirations.
Assess the impact of, prioritise and lead the development and maintenance of any changes (systems / technology / processes / policy) ensuring alignment with all internal policies and procedures and risk frameworks for the Product Governance team.
Build and maintain an effective and constructive relationship with all key business and functional stakeholders that is based on trust, capability and integrity, providing timely, responsive and quality regulatory compliance advice and guidance to enable the business and functions to meet/ achieve their strategic tactical objectives.
Provide robust challenge to senior management and all relevant business stakeholders where activities are outside risk tolerance/ appetite, escalating as necessary, until appropriate oversight and ownership is achieved including actions and plans to address any remedial action needed to come back within risk tolerance/ appetite.
Use a deep understanding of the Group's policies and processes, and an awareness and understanding of the wider business, economic and market environment, to support the Group's global product and client strategy.
Continually assess and challenge the existing processes to find ways to promote efficiency.
Champion the new ways of working and the digitization of existing processes to enhance the visibility and accessibility of governance materials and records.
Help support and maintain effective processes (including training, advice and support) to ensure that policies, procedures and standards to address compliance risks are effectively implemented and adhered to across businesses.
Provide support and challenge to the Group's senior management to ensure that they establish and monitor appropriate processes for compliance with compliance policies, procedures and standards (including meeting regulatory obligations and maintaining high standards of conduct).
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 competent, 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 roles.
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.
Regularly and on a timely basis appraise performance as well as proactively manage attrition when needed.
Ensure regular management meetings with direct reports.
Assess competency and skill of the project team on an ongoing basis to ensure alignment of skill set to the risk management demands of the business.
Ensure all change is delivered in line with Group Standards and Procedures where required and within tolerance.
Continually seek to improve quality of data for reporting / MI on Product Governance processes for consumption by all impacted stakeholder e.g. Business risk and control committees, Senior Management etc.
Possess a well developed awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to cross border client engagement and product governance as they relate to each of the businesses operating in each country.
Demonstrate ability to deliver 'effective governance'; capability to challenge fellow executives effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.
Assist in enhancing end-to-end controls by being a conduit of escalation, and resolution, of product governance risk matters to the Global Head.
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 [country / business unit / function/XXX [team] to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.] *
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Group COO, Product Heads and Managers, Control Functions, Risk Leads, Technology Change partners,