Country Technology Manager

  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

Please view Job Description for details.

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group committed to building a successful and sustainable future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve. With 1,700 branches and offices in 68 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we offer exciting and challenging international career opportunities to over 89,000 employees.

Job Description

The Manager, CTM is the one Technology face and voice to HK business clients - both in the eyes of business management and the technology community. As a business partner, the post takes primary ownership in country business engagement and communication to influence and drive future technology agenda for country in alignment with Group Technology strategy.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

In representing Hong Kong Country Technology to Group IT, the post shall be seen as a customer . Responsibilities include:
  • Service Improvements: Reviewing progress of Group IT service improvement initiatives for the country, escalating and contributing ideas as appropriate;
  • Risk: Ensuring that Group IT teams respond to all forms of end-to-end Banking Product technology risk needs , including all audit, local regulatory, compliance, DR, BCP technology component, obsolescence, virus susceptibility and security needs. Escalate material technology risks to System Development Heads and senior system development managers for attention as appropriate
  • Change Management : Ensuring that the Technology change management process caters for banking change needs, and that any complementary in-country approval processes are confirmed with TS.
  • Projects: For key authorized Regulatory and Compliance technology investments (projects):
  • Ensure they are receiving adequate attention from System Development teams (SD) & Technology Service (TS) teams and ensure Group IT are aware of key business schedule expectations;
  • Use country business networking to help SD and PMO with any up-front project initiation work, understanding high-level business requirements and filtering of demand as necessary;
  • Where necessary, assist SD to ensure that business requirements are represented in Group initiatives, that country priorities and requirements are represented in Group Technology investment decisions and that budget/cost allocation methodologies fairly reflect country views.
  • Engage all levels of Group IT matrix for issue escalation processes as appropriate
  • Strategy: Communication of country business strategy and direction to SD & TS teams and influencing SD &TS to ensure that approved business plans have matching technology investment plans available for business investment committee evaluation.
  • Roadmaps: Influence SD & TS to evolve country/region technology roadmaps for business and infrastructure needs, aiming to minimize country-specific development. The roadmaps will be reviewed with the country businesses on a regular basis to ensure alignment with changing business and market needs.
  • Satisfaction: Gauging business satisfaction with overall Group IT service on a regular basis. Feedback to be channelled into CTM for improvement planning. Also ensuring business awareness of Group IT plans accordingly.
  • In representing Group IT to Business, the post shall be seen as a Technology ambassador to business and advocate for change . Responsibilities as such willl be largely the reciprocal of the above and include:
  • Ambassador: Full Group IT representation, noting that each Group IT group bears full accountability for provision of respective Group IT services to the business.
  • Problem/Incident Management: For incidents having significant business impact, support the problem/incident management process which is owned by TS. This will mainly involve the communication/escalation to business management of service impact, recovery process, root cause, and mitigating actions, and communication back to TS and SD of business concerns.
  • Forums: Suitable executive forum representation of Group IT, such as BORF and major initiative in Banking Product platform. The post will facilitate/coordinate business-facing forums by involving the relevant SD and TS personnel.
  • Strategy: Provide technology thought leadership and influence country business strategy with the effective and innovative deployment of technology.
  • Risk: Ensure that country exposure to each form of technology risk is understood and managed. Ensure regulator and external audit 2-way communication, submission requirements and reporting needs are met by Group IT to address any such legal and compliance expectations.
  • Governance: Provide Banking Product technology governance and participate and lead forums to address service, risk, and quality, and communicate initiatives and improvements;


  • Qualifications and Skills

    • Experience of directly managing teams of managerial and operational staff
    • Knowledge of change management tools and processes, inclusive of the ability to effectively use these in the context of a complex programme
    • Demonstrable understanding of resource management, and the ability to create and implement a management framework for a solutions programme
    • Possesses an approachable style, with a proven ability to manage and motivate staff
    • Demonstrable understanding and experience in solution provision, skills identification and development team leadership
    • Evidence of successful management of change programmes involving outsourcing, transitions and major service change


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    Closing Dates

    The closing date for applications is 09-30-2017. Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Standard Chartered is an equal opportunity employer. We have a meritocratic culture where each individual employee is valued and respected for who they are as a person and for what they bring to the organisation.