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Director, Regulatory Projects, U.S. Program Management Organization

Requisition ID: 97344Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


In this role, as a Director focused on Regulatory Projects within our U.S. Program Management Organization, you will develop and lead the end-to-end lifecycle of U.S. and global regulatory and business driven projects. You will contribute to the overall execution of strategic projects and involves strong leadership qualities to partner and influence senior leaders to improve controls and increase operating efficiencies. You will also serve as the Chief of Staff for the group, with reporting and administrative responsibilities (e.g. supporting the creation of board and steering committee materials, managing the project pipeline, providing guidance to project managers and ensuring overall quality of the program).

Specifically, you will manage projects from inception through implementation including, scoping and identifying key stakeholders, performing business analysis, establishing clear and achievable objectives, drafting project plans, managing the daily execution, reporting and controlling of project related activities, balancing competing demands for quality, scope, time and cost, and ensuring alignment with Head Office. Sample projects include Resolution Planning, Operational Resiliency, OTC Remediation/ CFTC initiatives, FRTB, and Security based Swap Dealer in support of regulatory findings.


Is this role right for you? You will be responsible for:

Customer Focus: Championing a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
Relationship Management: Building strong relationships with Business Issue Owners and their respective teams to ensure messaging on projects reflects the true “state of the state”, provide transparency on project status, and regularly post on issues that may impact their teams
Strategy Development: Defining project and program management strategies and practices that support efficient and effective project delivery, while maintaining adherence to internal project management standards; responsible for continuous improvement in project management practices
Program/Project Planning: Developing program plans and project plans, establishing clear and achievable objectives, balances competing demands for quality, scope, time and cost, and adapts specifications, plans and approaches to the different concerns and expectations of the various stakeholders
Project Lifecycle Management: Applying knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to program and project activities to meet business objectives through the application and integration of project management processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Works with technical resources and subject matter experts and collaborates with stakeholders to ensure the program and project deliverable meets the objectives for which it was undertaken through effective demonstration of key project management knowledge areas through all phases of the project
Quality Control/Effective Challenge: Providing quality control on the development of all action plans; challenging PMs on quality and identifies gaps and holes in plans
Risk and Dependency Management: Conducts program and project risk management processes and establishes a program / project risk, issue, dependencies and actions management plan.  Implements risk mitigation processes to avoid Issues and perform ongoing planning, identification, risk and dependency analysis, risk response planning and risk monitoring and control procedures
Budget Management: If and when relevant, planning, estimating, budgeting and controlling costs to ensure assigned programs and projects are completed within the approved budget with minimal variance, using tools and reports to monitor and manage the program/project financial health
Resource Management: Organizing and managing project teams, functional leads, and where relevant, direct report resources, ensuring mentorship, coaching, and career planning. Proactively plan in order to estimate and acquire project resources, assign tasks and manage and hold accountable each resource on the team to the level of participation required
Drive Performance Culture: Building a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vision/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team
Chief of Staff responsibilities: Drafting visually appealing and impactful PowerPoint decks that provide rich content, are clear and concise, and aggregate important project related data points (i.e. status of projects, risks, issues, dependencies, target timelines, budget, and resourcing).  Preparation of board and steering committee presentations, as well as aggregation of the U.S. PMO decks on the portfolio of projects, project pipeline management, quality oversight for all project reporting, and ad hoc requests as needed by the Head of the U.S. PMO
Continual Process improvement: Identifying ways to continually improve the way the U.S. PMO team operates from an efficiency and effectiveness perspective as well as the firm at large


Do you have the skills you need to succeed? We’d love to work with you, if you have:

At least ten years of relevant experience in management consulting and/or financial services and/or internal consulting functions within a complex financial institution, with a demonstrated history of executing the role’s key accountabilities and evidencing subject matter expertise in business strategy, finance, risk and compliance, and technology
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field
Professional certifications, such as a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Six Sigma certification, a plus
Interpersonal leadership and influencing skills – the ability to manage projects and to interact with colleagues at all levels to achieve goals without direct control over resources including a strong ability to prioritize issues and manage team capacity
Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences at various levels within the organization
An outstanding ability to define and deconstruct problems, structure and build quantitative and qualitative analytical problem solving approaches, apply strong business judgment to surface implications and practical high impact options, and create concise communication materials and present findings to senior management
Experience in managing complex projects and initiatives across barriers
Expert understanding of banking products, services, operations, systems, practices, policies, organization and infrastructure

Location(s):  United States : New York : New York City 

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and their differences and similarities are embraced. Learn more here.At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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