As the Head of Branch and Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will be part of an international group with a matrix management structure. You will co-lead a human-scale branch of 30 people, represent the branch towards the supervisory authorities and be the point of contact for both the business lines and governing bodies. You will report directly to the Managing Director of Pictet Europe S.A.
You will be responsible for areas such as Strategy, Risk, Compliance, Operations, Legal, Tax, Financial Controlling, Audit and HR Management.
Represent Pictet in Germany by taking on the overall management of the branch through four main pillars: Organization, Governance, Risk and Strategy.
Act as the compliance, legal and tax representative of the branch, being the main contact for supervisory authorities (BAFIN, BuBa) and tax authorities. Conduct oneself with the utmost integrity and independence and develop proactive and trustful relationships with these authorities to constantly ensure Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A. maintains an irreproachable reputation in the marketplace.
Be involved in compliance and risk matters on a daily basis, making sure that the regulatory changes in these fields are being identified, followed up and applied in a timely manner. Act as the MLRO (Geldwäsche beauftragte).
Make sure all business development and business activities are in line with the risk appetite and criteria laid down in Pictet's Risk Policy. Monitor operational and compliance risks and mitigate them.
Be the main point of contact for external and internal audits, following up on any issues raised in audit reports and ensuring complete transparency. Also act as the point of contact for the local rating agency.
Provide the Head Office Management Committee, PEUSA's Chief Risk Officer and various Pictet governing bodies with regular reports. You will be a permanent member of the German Executive Committee and will report directly to the Managing Director of Pictet Europe S.A.
Be actively involved in drawing up the annual budget and the financial controlling and planning of the German branch.
Manage HR in conjunction with PEUSA HR and Group HR. Support the business lines in project management and operational tasks.
Qualifications and experience:
7-10 years of senior management level experience as an executive director or a COO in the banking sector, preferably in wealth management.
Master's degree in Business or Finance. A post-graduate degree such as an MBA, CIIA or CFA would be a plus.
Experience in managing department or team heads.
Strong understanding of banking operations and processes, particularly in private banking.
Project management skills.
Sound understanding of legal, tax and regulatory environment (Germany and European Union).
Perfect fluency in German and English. French would be an additional asset.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, being able to discuss and challenge ideas at any level of management.
Ability to manage, motivate and direct a group towards a common goal.
Result-oriented, with proven conflict management/resolutions skills.
Hands-on manager with strategic thinking.
As an experienced senior management professional you are keen to take on new responsibilities in a renowned international banking group and enable it to develop its business in Germany.
Internal Number: 4739806
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