Director, Global Investment Banking Operations and Business Management

Scotiabank   •  

Toronto, ON

11 - 15 years

Posted 244 days ago

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Job Purpose

Leads and oversees GIB Operations globally ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

The Director, GIB Operations and Business Management is a new role positioned to add value by managing the operational aspects and procedures of GIB business across all of its offices and teams. 

Reporting directly to MD, Strategy and Business Management, the Director has strong business acumen and is a key member of the team providing expertise and knowledge for the full spectrum of business activities including: Finance and Administration, Operational Risk and Compliance, Legal, Information Technology and other GBM partners as appropriate. This would include assessing the business processes within GWO and ensuring that adequate controls are in place and operating effectively

 A proven leader and people manager, she/he will provide ongoing coaching and development to her team and promote the Bank’s culture and strategic priorities within GIB

Key Accountabilities

1. Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge

2. Manage the day-to-day Operations by partnering with Investment Banking, Finance and Administration, Operational Risk, Compliance, Legal, and Information Technology groups (and other GBM teams as needed)

3. Drive change and improvement by convening, informing, supporting, influencing and mentoring; and ensure all operations are effectively integrated to achieve best possible outcomes

4. Sets business direction at an operational level and collaborates with other teams to establish and execute objectives

  • Establish, document, implement and maintain effective end-to-end processes along with the required key controls to support and manage the business
  • Includes working with Professional team, Compliance, Operational Risk, Finance and other stakeholders to ensure policies and procedures are established, evidenced and working effectively
  • Leverages appropriate resources within and outside IB
  • Defines best practices within the business and sets standards around which others will operate
  • Exhibit a risk oriented mindset and ensure all business lines are aware of all governance policies and adhere to them
  • Focus on process improvement and creative solutions to manage daily workflow, work with professional team on determining how to improve productivity

5. Direct the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad organizational goals and growth objectives in consultation with MD, GIB Strategy and Business Management and Senior Leadership

  • Responsible for financial reporting for the division including preparation, maintenance of regular financial planning reports, forecasts and maintain adequate internal controls.
  • Management and tracking of cost base of business, including the day-to-day expenses management

6. Develop a strong understanding of Salesforce, its MIS capabilities and the monitoring of it to support business objectives

7. Represent GIB on committees or working groups as required and interface with various areas of the bank regarding initiatives impacting the growth and operations of GIB

8. Oversee and manage administrative and office management team who assist industry heads in arranging client meetings, events, travel/entertainment, etc.

9. Continue to foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration and support

10. Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

11. Creates an environment in which his/her team 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.

12. Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment and using a coaching mindset and behaviours; communicating vison/values/business strategy; and, managing succession and development planning for the team.

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of investment banking business and its products; strong understanding of operations, finance, compliance / risk preferred
  • Strong analytical skills to assimilate complex information into a recommendation or report for Executives
  • Proven ability to translate vision and strategic priorities into operational and financial realities
  • Comfortable working at both the conceptual and the hands-on level
  • Big-picture thinking, growth-oriented leadership skills
  • Strategic influencing skills to effectively persuade and influence peers and senior management
  • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships
  • Negotiation skills and ability to influence and persuade
  • Energetic, motivated, solutions-oriented to retain high performing talent

Education / Experience

University degree with 10+ years of relevant experience

Requisition ID: 22587