The role will directly support the Regional General Counsel in: * The execution of the functional strategy and agenda across Europe & Americas Region * Driving a disciplined approach to the budget and forecasting process across the Europe & Americas Region * Implementing effective communication plans to assist in proactive cascade of the vision, strategy, direction and leadership for Legal to the network and businesses. * Defining and delivering the management information required to meet the reporting responsibilities of the region. * Managing any projects and process improvement initiatives designed to drive efficiencies across the Legal function within the region in accordance with Group standards and guidance
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy * Support the General Counsel, Europe & Americas in the execution of the functional strategy and agenda across the Region. * Proactively track and measure the performance of the Regional Team in delivering the Legal agenda across the Region, and identify gaps and actions required to deliver the agenda. * Organise and support agenda setting for meetings of the Regional Legal Leadership team.
Business * Support the General Counsel, Europe & Americas to maintain a rigorous cost and investment discipline across the region. * Manage the annual regional operating cost budget for the countries and product teams in the Europe & Americas Region. * Work closely with the Senior Manager, Planning and Project Management, Legal to execute a disciplined budget process and accurate forecasting across teams in the Europe & Americas Region according to agreed functional standards, including development of Legal capacity plans as required for the region. * Coordinate and consider inputs from the country and regional teams in relation to investments and target setting decisions. * Collaborate with Senior Manager, Planning and Project Management, Legal to develop and implement effective communication plans to support cascade of information by the Regional Legal team to the network and business. * Implement agreed functional communication standards, support agenda setting and provide relevant communication tools to facilitate information and best practice sharing across the Regional Legal team. * Produce high quality presentations for the General Counsel, Europe & Americas Region's use at management meetings and governance committees where applicable
Processes * Support the General Counsel, Europe & Americas Region in defining and delivering the management information required to meet the reporting responsibilities of the region. * Manage the reporting requirements for the region, with guidance from General Counsel, Europe & Americas Region and ensure reports and other Management Information are provided in agreed and standardised format to all key business and governance stakeholders.
People and Talent * Support the General Counsel, Europe & Americas Region in: * Ensuring the region is adequately resourced by an appropriate number of competent staff sufficiently independent to perform duties objectively, to support sustainable business growth and address legal risks within the Region. * Deploying Group capability and capacity planning tools in the Region paying particular focus to, talent development, performance management, learning and development and engagement. * People management in the areas of resourcing, talent development, performance management, learning and development and engagement, in accordance with frameworks and standards set by Group. * Embedding the newly integrated function organisation and any other organisation structure from time to time.
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 Legal Europe and Americas 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.
Other Responsibilities * Ensure an effective infrastructure is in place to support the Regional Team (including business management, planning and administration e.g. premises, IT). * Maintain close relationships with all members of the Regional and Product Legal teams and with the Senior Manager, Planning and Project Management, Legal.
Qualifications and Skills
QUALIFICATIONS: Training, licenses, memberships and certifications * Financial/ budgeting experience or advanced analytical and numerical skills. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills and multi cultural awareness and sensitivity. * Ability to operate within a geographically dispersed and highly varied stakeholder base. * Ability to collaborate and work dynamically across country, region, business and group stakeholders. * Strong project management and organisational skills. * Ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks in a high pressure environment. * Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience. * Ability to work in a matrix organisation, leveraging resources across the organisation to complete deliverables. * Ability to handle sensitive matters at all levels of the organisation with discretion and confidentiality.
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