A Career with Hang Seng Bank Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering...

A Career with Hang Seng Bank

Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering a dynamic working environment, good career development opportunities and competitive compensation packages.

Principal / Senior Strategy and Corporate Development Manager

Job level Senior
Work exp 10 Years To 15 Years or above
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Banking
Job function Banking / Finance > Capital Markets
Banking / Finance > Research / Analysis
Published On 07/09/2021

Strategic Planning and Corporate Development

Strategic Planning and Corporate Development Department functions as the central planning and strategy development group of the Bank and addresses topics at the top of senior management’s agendas.  This role will provide the opportunity to work on different bank level strategic initiatives across all the Businesses and Functions of the Bank, covering the following

  • Bank strategy development: Formulate the Bank’s medium term strategies, support execution, coordination, tracking and evaluation according to the Bank’s strategic planning framework;  lead articulation and mobilisation to achieve strategic priorities.
  • Business strategic study: Lead or support strategic business studies that are cross-Businesses, Functions and/or geographies in nature, derive actionable insights and make appropriate recommendations to the Bank’s senior management.
  • Corporate development: Lead or support execution of acquisitions and disposals (A&D) projects, support governance of the Bank’s corporate investments and exploit synergies in accordance to the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Executive office support:  Support key activities of executive office including but not limited to presentation materials for external and internal meetings, relationship management with key external and industry bodies and monitoring of business results;  advocate and facilitate cross-business collaborations 

 

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our department as Principal / Senior Strategy and Corporate Development Manager

 

Principal responsibilities

  • Lead fact-based analysis to develop relevant hypothesis for discussions and recommend strategic options for consideration by senior management in relation to entity strategy, corporate development, business performance improvement and new business opportunities for both the Bank’s core banking business or adjacent business
  • Develop strategy papers and reports to articulate strategic plan, strategic analysis and business performance to support decision making, ensure entity-wide alignment and solicit approval
  • Be trusted advisors to working partners and conduct credible challenge on all strategy development and execution matters, through daily working relationship and participation in various committees
  • Provide Chief-of-staff support to enable CEO and/or other C-suite members effective and efficient execution of management agenda, internal and external communications, and other issue resolution
  • Mobilise and collaborate with businesses and functions at different levels to devise strategic initiatives, manage implementation, monitor performance and support issue resolution
  • Lead governance process through committee meetings and other programme management tools to drive, mobilise and monitor the Bank’s progress of special projects e.g. development in the GBA
  • Lead end-to-end all types of corporate development projects including partnership and A&D projects from screening, validation, evaluation, negotiation to execution and delivery 
  • Build, develop and manage external partners, including commercial players, industry associations, investors, academia and government agencies;  assess partners’ capabilities and suitability for potential collaboration on new business development; lead the negotiation of partnership deals
  • Coach and mentor junior team members;  Lead various department management and internal control responsibilities as per Group and Bank’s requirements
 

Requirements

  • University degree with good knowledge in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline;  professional qualifications such as ACCA, HKICPA, CB, CFA, CIIA, FLMI and PMI an asset
  • Over fifteen years (Principal) or ten years (Senior Strategist) of corporate strategy, strategy consulting, corporate development and/or Chief-of-Staff Office experience in financial services (e.g. retail banking, wholesale banking, wealth management, insurance, asset management)
  • Excellent generalist problem-solving skills with strong conceptual, highly structured and analytical capabilities to deal with ambiguities
  • Leadership skill with a track record in leading and mobilising cross-functional teams and managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent written communication, oral presentation and interpersonal skills;  Able to articulate conceptual ideas and strategic directives to a wide range of audience and in particular c-suite executives
  • Deep knowledge of banking business models, organisation and operations;  exposure to Mainland China business, transactional banking, wealth management (incl asset management and insurance), innovation (incl venture capital and incubation), Mainland relaxation policy and cross-border business, strategic partnership and M&A highly preferred
  • Strong hands-on experience working in and leading business development initiatives in the GBA and other parts of the mainland China;  strong knowledge of the socio-economical contexts and development of the region;  well-versed in policies and regulations
  • Committed, self-motivated and action-oriented personality with strong ownership to drive business performance and the success of strategy development and implementation;  Ability to build a trusted-advisor relationship with working partners and senior executives
  • Well-versed in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint;  experience in modelling an asset
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes

(Candidates with less experience will be considered for the position of  Senior Strategy and Corporate Development Manager)

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at the HSBC Group. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our Resourcing colleagues will explain how our video-interviewing technology will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

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