Associate Director, Group Public & Regulatory Affairs
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. Job Purpose
The role holder will be responsible for tracking local policy developments that may impact the bank, inputting to the identification and management of global policy themes, and staffing critical industry groups.
The role holder will be expected to work with teams across GPRA to support the assessment of policy, regulatory and supervisory developments, external engagement, and Standard Chartered's participation in key platforms. The Role Responsibilities
This opportunity is for an Associate Director, Policy Analysis, Group Public & Reg Affairs (GPRA) based in North Asia. The position is expected to provide support across GPRA, in particular with the Government Affairs team covering Greater China and North Asia.
GPRA sits within Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance (CFCC), whose vision is: Partnering to drive the right outcomes for clients and communities.
GPRA works with internal and external stakeholders to, drive the alignment of the Bank's strategy and global public policy, regulatory and supervisory objectives. We are organised into four teams:
- Policy Analysis: Identifies, analyses and helps position around developing policy change.
- Regulatory Liaison: The Bank's key intermediary to facilitate effective supervisory engagement.
- Government Affairs: Designs, implements, and manages the Bank's strategic engagement with policymakers and other external stakeholders.
- Regulatory Affairs: Design, implements, and manages the Bank's strategic engagement with regulatory policy makers and related external stakeholders.
- Track / monitor key political and policy developments emanating from the region with a view to informing the strategic prioritisation and assessment of policy issues and trends.
- Provide analytical reporting and insights on political and policy developments in the region in partnership with, and in support of, the GPRA teams: Regulatory Affairs; Regulatory Liaison and Government Affairs.
- Provide internal stakeholders with timely and relevant information to enable the creation of policy positions in response to key emerging trends.
- Develop detailed understanding of wider and evolving policy, regulatory, business and economic environments in which the Bank operates in order to provide advice and guidance to key stakeholders.
- Work closely with local colleagues in related functions, including Corporate Affairs and Brand and Marketing, to ensure the consistency of the bank's public and external messaging. Support global and regional initiatives on trade and market access and new business opportunities.
- Dedicate resource to the representation of GPRA and/or the Bank at critical industry groups and events, as well as trade bodies on or impacting key policy issues.
- Working with the Head of Government Affairs for Greater China and North Asia, design and operationalise an engagement plan in partnership with colleagues in market and in the region.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
- Collaborate with colleagues across the multiple GPRA teams to ensure continuous collaboration and improvement in the function.
- Contribute and at times facilitate adequate management of MI / trackers across aspects of Policy Analysis work and the responsibility to ensure activity is tracked.
- Active contribution towards ongoing data analytics work to automate trend analysis on emerging policy trends.
- Work with in-country colleagues to monitor, analyse, develop messaging and engage on public and regulatory policy issues, where appropriate.
People and Talent
- 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.
- Support Policy Analysis 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.
- Live the commitments of our Here for good brand promise, acting as a role-model for others.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Promote the practice of partnership and cooperation.
- Promote the culture and practice of compliance with compliance standards (including conducting business within regulatory requirements, and to high ethical standards) within the Bank and embed a 'Here for good' culture and the Group Code of Conduct.
- Ability to think outside the box and inspire colleagues to collaborate across GPRA and the broader Bank and deliver on a common purpose.
- Educated to degree or equivalent level
- Analytical or policy background preferable
- Excellent written and oral communication skills,
- The ability to work effectively with senior level staff across the business, compliance, different countries and cultures, demonstrating co-ordination and a professional approach.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Ability to prioritise multiple tasks, work to deadlines and effectively manage own time
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Strong work orientation, taking ownership to deliver on time every time.
- Assertive, tenacious and willing to challenge when required
- Proactive, takes the initiative and effectively deals with resistance
- Trusted, credible partner
- "Role models" the values and demonstrates a strong moral compass in all decision making
- Highly driven and inquisitive setting stretching goals for self and continually pushing for results
- Ability to sell ideas, flexing approach for different audiences
- Strong team orientation, working effectively in virtual International teams
- Ability to effectively coach, mentor and delegate appropriate work to their team
- Enjoys challenges and strives to Continuously Improve the Way we Work to 'Valued Behaviours'
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages . We welcome conversations on flexible working.