Citi EMEA

ICG Operations Program Execution & Remediation

Recruiter
Citi EMEA
Location
London, UK
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
06 Jul 2022
Closes
06 Aug 2022
Ref
22513482
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
OverviewActing as the functional heart of our business, Operations makes everything work on time and on target, in a world that demands lightning-fast transaction speeds, pinpoints execution accuracy and full visibility. It ensures global transactions flow smoothly around the clock, wherever we do business. Without it, the daily clearance, settlement and execution of a trillion dollars’ worth of trades and the weekly movement of tens of billions of dollars in dozens of world currencies would come to a complete standstill.

Success Profile
You’ll have strong communication, planning and organizational skills which will benefit you and the team. Our team

Responsibilities

The Program Management Senior Lead is a strategic professional who closely follows latest trends in own field and adapts them for application within own job and the business. Typically a small number of people within the business that provide the same level of expertise. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Accountable for significant direct business results or authoritative advice regarding the operations of the business. Necessitates a degree of responsibility over technical strategy. Primarily affects a sub-function. Responsible for handling staff management issues, including resource management and allocation of work within the team/project.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports planning, directing and coordination of day-to-day activities of running a program or portfolio of programs.
  • Identifies stakeholders and key organizations and build and manage relationships.
  • Directs the creation of multiple programs of work and manage their alignment to business goals.
  • Leads the facilitation, coordination, and arbitration of cross-functional macro level topics within/across programs and with Senior Management.
  • Leads the identification and drive resolution of issues, including those outside established programs of work.
  • Works with stakeholders to ensure program scope definition meets business objectives.
  • Works with Program Sponsor to ensure business case/cost benefit analysis is in line with business objectives.
  • Drives adherence to program processes, procedures, methods, and standards for program delivery and leverage across the program.
  • Assists program team in negotiating for resources owned by other departments in order ensure the program can be completed.
  • Directs the communication of status, issue, and risk disposition to all stakeholders, including senior management, on a timely basis.
  • Directs the identification of risks which impact program delivery and ensure mitigation strategies are developed and executed when necessary.
  • Manages multiple teams or a functional area (depending on size of business).
  • Applies comprehensive understanding of concepts and procedures within own area and basic knowledge of other areas to resolve issues that have impact beyond own area.
  • Ensures creation and signoff of program plan and charter, benefits management plan, stakeholder management plan, acceptance plan, and central program issue log.
  • Ensures program plans meet business needs as described in the program initiation documents.
  • Ensures all stakeholders are identified and included in scope definition activities, understand the program schedule and key milestones and receive schedule status regularly.
  • Ensures funding has been approved for the program.
  • Ensures all areas of the program are appropriately staffed.
  • Ensures program commitment from those assigning resources.
  • Escalates program risks to the Program Director, or Program Sponsor, when appropriate.
  • Ensures vendor performance is monitored and actions taken if performance warrants.
  • Maintains appropriate staffing requirements to meet operational needs.
  • Exercises shared responsibility for budget, policy formulation and planning.
  • Evaluates subordinates' performance and makes recommendations for pay increases, promotions, terminations, and other personnel actions.
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Should demonstrate a commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships with ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degree

ICG Operations Program Execution & Remediation

(C14/SVP)

  • The ICG MSS Operations Control - Programme Governance Manager will report to the ICG MSS Operations Control Programme Governance Director and will be part of the team responsible for oversight and coordination of our Manual Processing Risk Uplift Programme plus other regulatory commitments and other Risk & Control improvements initiatives within the bank.
  • Senior level experience developing, implementing, and communicating process transformation initiatives to support regulatory responses and business process optimization, with a focus on the reduction of Processing Risk and analysing risk weighted metrics and data reporting.
  • Excellent communication skills are required in order to articulate internal issues, action plans, etc., often at a senior level. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers and regulators.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports planning, directing and coordination of day-to-day activities of running a Programme
  • Works with colleagues in other areas of Operations & Technology, plus ORM, Finance, Compliance/Control and the Businesses to assure delivery against plans
  • As a new role, the individual may have direct line management responsibilities
  • Facilitates accurate and appropriate reporting of Programme status and risks to senior management and the Board of Directors.
  • Promotes the use of risk indicators.
  • Supports corporate initiatives, including those related to Risk & Control
  • Identifies stakeholders in key organizations and build and manage relationships with each stakeholder.
  • Leads Programme workstreams and assist with setting up and maintaining the required governance
  • Leads the facilitation, coordination, and arbitration of cross-functional macro level topics within/across programmes and with Senior Management.
  • Leads the identification and drive resolution of issues, including those outside established programs of work.
  • Works with stakeholders to ensure programme scope definition meet business objectives and partner with Programme Sponsor to ensure business case/cost benefit analysis is in line with business goals.
  • Drives adherence to programme processes, procedures, methods, and standards for programme delivery and leverage across the programme

Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of experience
  • Significant Project Management experience
  • Risk & Control experience, in a First Line or Second Line, is a strong plus
  • Previous Operations or Technology would be ideal
  • Proficient in developing new ideas to mitigate risk and improve current processes.
  • Prioritizes high impact potential problems effectively. Consistently reads different situations accurately and takes appropriate action to gain senior colleague/ client commitment.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s/University degree. May also be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified but not a must
  • Experience in large banking environments 
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