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The Role Responsibilities
Working closely with the Regional Head of Sustainable Finance, the Strategic Partnerships Lead is a business development professional who will help identify and drive partnerships and alliances with other platform and ecosystem companies that creates value for the Bank, tasked with driving growth and profitability in the Sustainable Finance business line. The Strategic Partnerships Lead will work closely with CCIB, Climate Risk, Digital, Technology, Marketing and other key internal & external stakeholders to develop and execute strategies to create deep and lasting win-win strategic partnerships.
Our Sustainable Finance team serves as a centre of expertise on a broad set of ESG topics, providing thought leadership, strategic advice and transaction support to bring the Bank's coverage and product expertise to advance sustainability solutions for our clients. The group sits within the Global Banking division of the Corporate and Institutional Bank and works with sales and coverage teams to identify and deliver on ESG-related advisory and product opportunities.
The Role described below is for an experienced and self-driven individual who will be the first point of contact for several of our key partners.
Identify and drive key partner relationships that create value for the Bank
Works closely with business units and product leaders to develop and understanding of the competitive landscape and identify prospective partners who can address customer needs and accelerate growth
Builds new shared success partnership models to accelerate the Bank's key sustainable finance initiatives
Maintain direct and active relationships with partners, including proactively resolving both business and technical issues
Identify, assess and support partnership opportunities contributing to Sustainable Finance business strategy - identification of business models, innovation opportunities, strategic alignment and go to market plans.
Oversee programs and projects with strategic partners addressing partner needs, manage overall expectations, handle partner inquiries, and resolve partner issues.
Establish performance scorecards metrics required to evaluate and manage performance of the partnership
Lead business development activities for strategic partners - identify new business opportunities
Act as the focal point to disseminate information between the Bank and partners so there is shared knowledge, capabilities and roadmaps
Serves as liaison between Sustainable Finance team and partner representatives
Stay abreast and anticipate the developments of the Industries in which our clients operate.
Manage cross-functional logistics of individual partnership projects, including the identifying and scoping opportunities, structuring and laying out agreements, negotiating and closing partnerships and coordinating implementation.
Strategize with cross-functional teams on the design, execution, and measurement of partnership programs, campaigns, and events to drive partner-influenced opportunities.
Take the initiative regarding regulatory, reputational and ethical matters, taking the initiative for providing proactive advice to clients as identified. Coach and manage the team in these matters and ensure they are adequately trained in and cognisant of regulatory, reputational and ethical risks.
Ensure that key regulatory risks and concerns are raised into the governance framework throughout the Corporate teams
Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Group's arrangements to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business and, if necessary, oversee changes in these areas
Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
Responsible for delivering 'effective governance'; capability to challenge fellow executives effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.
Able to develop and manage the relevant governance for any client partnerships
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 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.
Adhere to local regulator (ie PRA and FCA) prescribed responsibilities and Rationale for allocation.
Internal: Coverage bankers within the region and globally to ensure breadth and depth of client coverage and deepening as well as all front office departments and Group Sustainability.
Internal: Senior stakeholders in Risk and Legal & Compliance, Corporate Affairs, Legal,
External: The Bank's customers, competitors,
Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is a business development professional would likely have a mixture of Technology, Product and Commercial Banking experience with a demonstratable background of:
Experience of enabling business deliverables with sales, data, technology and other business areas to create a market leading customer proposition
Working experience and knowledge of partner ecosystem, competencies, offerings including selling, pricing and incentives in the ESG space.
5+ years combined experience in channel, business development, or consulting services.
Proven track record of establishing and leveraging high-level relationships and presenting creative solutions to generate growth, existing contact networks with business partnerships
Understanding of sustainable finance markets and fintech environments
Solutions focused with proven business judgement and high ethical and professional standards
Promotes good teamwork and guides others with vast experience and knowledge of the market
Background in energy markets preferred, but not required
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
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