Business Planning Manager (Secondment Opportunity)

Standard Chartered Bank
London, United Kingdom
04 May 2023
29 May 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities
  • To assist the Global Head, Corporate Affairs in coordinating and leveraging internal resources across Corporate Affairs & Brand teams, and the Bank, as required in the running of the team. This will be a 9 month Secondment in CABM.
  • Be a key contact for the direct reports of the Global Head, Corporate Affairs and other peers across CABM.
  • Assist in structuring and supporting key projects and deliverables across the Corporate Affairs & Brand team, and undertake ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Ensure the Global Head, Corporate Affairs is briefed and prepared as necessary for key meetings and engagements - including CABM MT, GRRRC and key budget / strategy forums (MBR, QPR), including the preparation of speaking notes, presentations, and engaging of Subject Matter Experts, as required.
  • Optimise time management for the Global Head, Corporate Affairs including:
  • Development and oversight of annual calendar planner ensuring optimal alignment with functional and Group objectives.
  • Managing agendas for overseas visits.
  • Identifying key relationships for Global Head, Corporate Affairs to develop.
  • Undertake specific projects for the Global Head, Corporate Affairs.
  • Help set agendas for meetings of Global Head, Corporate Affairs with direct reports and other key stakeholders, covering key updates and follow up actions
  • Help manage Global Head, Corporate Affairs inbox and ensuring follow up on actions arising.
  • Support the Global Head, Corporate Affairs in building effective external relationships, particularly with key advisory partners to bring in additional insight, support and creative thinking into the team.
  • Attend external meetings as appropriate and take notes and actions for follow up.
  • Manage Global Head, Corporate Affairs' membership of various professional bodies.
Budget Management
  • Responsible for reviewing and analysing the budget for the Corporate Affairs & Brand teams, working with budget owners across the team to ensure actions such as forecasting and restatements are completed on time
  • Looking across the Corporate Affairs & Brand portfolio, proactively identify efficiencies and opportunities. and review potential overspend to ensure costs stay within budgets.
  • Proactively review planned investment spend in alignment with other areas of CABM to identify potential efficiencies, duplication of efforts or potential gaps.
  • Work with Corporate Affairs & Brand in the development and execution of the Global Head, Corporate Affairs communications plan to help ensure effective communication of key priorities and messages across CABM and the wider Bank.
  • Support the Global Head, Corporate Affairs in building and maintain close working relationships with GPRA, Investor Relations, Reputation Risk, core business stakeholders and BPMs for Management Team.
People and Talent
  • Work closely with Global Head, Corporate Affairs HR Business Partner/team to coordinate people agenda across Corporate Affairs & Brand teams.
  • Coordinate specific people plan projects/ initiatives, including recruitment for the Corporate Affairs & Brand team.
  • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations.
Risk Management
  • Collaborate with CABM MT and other key stakeholders to anticipate any risks and issues inside and outside of the functions that the Global Head, Corporate Affairs should be aware of.
  • Seek to identify and make Global Head, Corporate Affairs aware of possible solutions, collaborating with fellow BPMs, Corporate Affairs & Brand team members and stakeholders to achieve this.
  • Manage, review and uphold global standards for which the Global Head, Corporate Affairs & Brand is the owner.
Regulatory and 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 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.
Key stakeholders
  • Corporate Affairs & Brand teams
  • Group CABM MT top teams
  • BPM to Group Head, CABM
  • Group CEO's office
  • Other MT offices
  • Governance teams
  • COO teams
  • GPRA, Investor Relations and Reputation Risk
Other Responsibilities
External relationships
  • Support the Global Head, Corporate Affairs in building effective external relationships, particularly with key advisory partners to bring in additional insight, support and creative thinking into the team.
  • Attend external meetings as appropriate and take notes and actions for follow up.
  • Manage Global Head, Corporate Affairs' membership of various professional bodies.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, good spelling and grammar are essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to network with and influence more senior stakeholders.
  • Be trustworthy, discreet, diplomatic and display high integrity,
  • Be adept at exercising good judgment and 'doing the right thing'.
  • Be able to think fast and work quickly under pressure.
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to take the initiative and a strong desire to learn.
  • Be able to understand and synthesise complex, fast-moving issues.
  • Be comfortable with a certain level of ambiguity and 'working between the lines'.
  • Have a sense of responsibility and perseverance.
  • Have good emotional intelligence and sensitivity to people dynamics.
  • Be courageous and willing to provide constructive dissent to senior leadership.
Role Specific Competencies
  • Written communications
  • Planning: tactical and strategic
  • Data Gathering & Analysis
  • Key performance indicators
  • Effective communications
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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