Director, International Banking Strategy

Scotiabank   •  

Toronto, ON

Industry: Financial Services

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Not Specified years

Posted 338 days ago

Purpose of Job:

Contributes to the overall success of the International Banking Strategy team in support of bank’s strategy and objectives.  The Director is part of a growing, high performing team that develops and executes strategy at an enterprise, business line and country level of the bank. The Director works closely with senior management, business line and country leaders and a diverse set of stakeholders to deliver strategic advice that solves business problems through research, analysis, compelling strategic recommendations and execution monitoring.  The International Banking Strategy group is focused on Scotiabank’s international operations in 39 countries, but with a clear focus on the Pacific Alliance countries: Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

 

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Lead teams of managers and analysts from the Scotiabank Strategy Unit and in-country teams in providing customized strategy development and advisory support; including research, analysis, issue identification and preparing compelling strategic recommendations that solve business problems. Most projects will be held in-country and will require significanttravel. This could take 2 approaches:
    • Low-touch support; where the team will be providing advisory services, e.g., participating at the steering committees for key initiatives, engaging in specific work streams of the project
    • High-touch support; where the team will be on-the-ground driving strategy development in specific areas / businesses within the Pacific Alliance countries and/or divisional projects
  • Create comprehensive project plans, coordinated with country teams, to ensure deliverables and timelines are met by all work streams and members of the team
  • Lead central and in-country teams to gather relevant data and perform financial analyses to diagnose issues
  • Lead central and in-country teams to structure and create financial models to assess future state financial benefits / costs
  • Synthesize findings and present clear recommendations and implementation plans to ensure impactful project outcomes to senior leaders within the International Banking Division and the countries
  • Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including senior leaders in the countries to support the achievement of deliverables and overall objectives
  • Drive the execution and ongoing management of strategy planning at the International Banking level in coordination with countries to ensure alignment
  • Help in-country senior leaders design their strategy within the overarching International Banking division guidelines and develop implementation plans to enhance execution
  • Communicate International Banking strategic plan and strategic priorities with the countries,  in coordination with PC&A
  • Support in the definition of key performance indicators and targets for the International Banking Strategy; set and keep track of Divisional BSC and senior leaders’ APPs, including Country Heads
  • Complete competitive / business environment research and benchmarking to determine emerging issues and trends and analyze the impact / implications of those trends on the International Banking Division and country-specific strategic plans
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Champions a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.

 

Education/Experience/Other Information:

  • MBA, PhD or relevant post Graduate degree from a top school
  • Experience in management consulting or corporate strategy development, execution and project management; banking industry expertise is highly recommended
  • Wide on-the-ground international experience working in Pacific Alliance countries
  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, challenging and dynamic business environment
  • Superior interpersonal skills, leadership and influencing capabilities on a multi-cultural environment
  • Self-motivated; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multi-functional and in-country teams
  • Exceptional planning and analytical skills, ability to discern research information / data and focus on the critical business and country-specific issues
  • Highly developed relationship management skills to effectively manage relationships across the Bank, International Banking division, Pacific Alliance countries, partners and external vendors
  • Exceptional presentation and written communication skills
  • Proven track record delivering innovative solutions from concept to change management
  • Excellent knowledge with MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Miscellaneous Comment:

  • Fluency in Spanish is required
  • Experience with Digital Projects would be considered an asset

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