domingo, 7 de novembro de 2010

Director - Global Wholesale Banking Projects


The incumbent is responsible for leading and coordinating/implementing TAG's projects for Global Wholesale Banking (GWB) strategy.

The Director is expected to have extensive knowledge of the industry and should be recognized for business acumen by the client set supported. The position requires expert understanding of emerging technologies, development methodologies, business analysis, project management and application support for the Global Wholesale Banking projects for both Scotia Capital and International.

This includes working with various business partners including Scotia Capital and International and providing support globally by managing multiple, multi-disciplinary projects to meet the business needs of the GWB Strategy by:

Supporting new and existing products
Implement risk measurement and management
Arrange to cover requirements for MIS, user training and designing and implementing new system enhancements.
Prepare consolidated reporting on projects
Planning and scheduling resources across multiple technology teams
Defining business requirements and systems processes
Developing business case proposals
Securing user and management approval
Working with application teams to develop testing, conversion and implementation strategies, budgeting and cost tracking
Ensuring solutions implemented meet user requirements
Leading the TAG portion of due diligences for acquisitions and the integration project.


Work with International and Scotia Capital to develop and execute plans, policies and standards surrounding systems development, business analysis, project management, project implementation and production application support for the Global Whole Banking strategy.
Provide Project Management and Business Analysis functions for GWB projects. This involves planning and scheduling resources, defining business requirements and systems processes, developing business case proposals, securing user and management approval, working with application teams to develop testing, conversion and implementation strategies, budgeting and cost tracking, ensuring solutions implemented meet user requirements and providing on-going user support. The incumbent is also required to directly manage multi-disciplinary, complex, mission critical projects.
Work with the IT teams to provide business support to the GWB business units globally including new and existing product structuring, risk measurement and management, ad hoc queries and MIS, user training, and designing and implementing new systems or enhancements. This is made more challenging due to differences in time zones and the variation in the business lines.
Continually acquire and enhance knowledge of the Division's business strategies and policies, risk management practices and methodologies, product offerings, back office processing, regulatory requirements and rapidly changing technology to be able to provide effective business solutions and services to the business units.
Lead the TAG Due Diligence activities for GWB acquisitions and integrations.
Provide consolidated reporting on all TAG GWB projects and activities for Scotia Capital and IT&S management. This includes working with all areas in TAG to promote coordination and communication of GWB related activities.
Be a single point of contact for International IT groups for technology to support trading and wholesale banking projects. Provide guidance on engaging Toronto based resources (people, applications, etc) for GWB projects.
Partner with GWS, Shared Services, Finance and other support groups to develop and implement the Operating Model for Scotia Capital products in GWB locations.


The incumbent must be a leader with excellent time management and organizational skills, capable of planning and scheduling resources to optimize productivity working with multiple areas of the Bank. The incumbent must be highly creative, self starting, results oriented and highly motivated individual in order to initiate projects and implement plans to address departmental objectives. Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills are a key requirement in order to prepare and deliver automation proposals to management for approval, manage multi-disciplinary projects, obtain co-operation from the required departments and successfully deliver processes and products to diverse user groups. The incumbent must have excellent problem solving, analytical and judgment skills in order to resolve complex problems, which are often unstructured and unprecedented.
The incumbent must have recognized expertise and knowledge of most financial markets and financial instruments, ranging from derivative products to foreign exchange, including market conventions and valuation methods, risk management methodologies and models including best practices, performance measurement, and current and anticipated regulatory requirements, back office processes, and the end-to-end workflows among the Front, Middle, and Back Offices.
The incumbent must have an excellent understanding of the existing decision making processes, information sources and systems in order to identify opportunities for improvement as well as assessing the impact of business, organizational or industry changes on systems, technology or MIS requirements. Strategic influencing and team building skills are critical. The incumbent often assists in the prioritization of resources across multiple business units.
The incumbent must possess an excellent understanding of current EDP practices, systems development techniques; real-time analytical and formal modelling tools, and keep current with rapidly changing technology to effectively apply technology to the solution of a business problem. Specific knowledge of multiple computing platforms (i.e. UNIX), Web based technologies, database management systems (i.e. Sybase, Oracle), data communications, networks, object oriented technology (i.e. C++), on-line transaction processing technology, hardware and operating system configuration is required.
Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is required.


A recognized post-graduate degree in business, economics, mathematics or a related discipline, along with at least 10 years of practical experience is required.

The Technology Application Group (TAG) is a committed business partner to Scotia Capital, Integrated Support Services and Group Treasury, delivering technology services in three dimensions; business analysis, software development and production management. TAG's success is based on strong customer focus and a close relationship with each of its´ principle clients. TAG resources are knowledgeable in their fields of expertise and are viewed by the business lines as reliable advisors. The return on investment for TAG's clients is high quality service customized to their business objectives, delivered in a timely and cost effective manner.

The TAG department has a proven history of adopting best-of-breed technologies and implementing effective system solutions to meet critical business needs as well as developing a large percentage of its solutions in-house. What does this mean for you? You have the opportunity to partner with a business line and gain the in-depth knowledge you will need to successfully provide value added solutions.

The Scotiabank Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.

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