Associate Vice President, Planning Systems

Associate Vice President, Planning Systems

Standard Chartered
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Job Description

Role Responsibilities

  1. Lead Delivery of HP and HPCM System change solutions

  1. Act as a single point of system change request aggregation

  2. Project management: manage multiple projects, drive project planning, resource planning for success of these projects Issue resolution & escalation management being able to manage and communicate to key stakeholders

  3. Have a deep understanding of Planning Process & systems design, existing multi-dimensional data models, built-in business logic and Management Reporting processes.

  4. Be the sign-off point for amendments & enhancements to the systems.

  5. Lead both technical system developers and financial business analysts as a virtual delivery team

  6. Owning the system configuration components and the business logic built in the systems, maintaining an understanding of how they have been delivered in the solution design vis-à-vis &lsquoBusiness Requirements&rsquo.

  7. Understand Data Integration processes and existing interfaces between Planning systems and upstream/downstream applications initiating appropriate changes whenever required as part of overall system change management,

  8. Reference Data Management/ MDM Supporting a robust Reference data management process and ensuring Planning systems are updated with all reference data changes in a timely manner.

  9. Actively participate in ongoing Finance Transformation program and assess impact of the transformation in Planning & Cost Allocation Systems

Mentoring team members in non-technical growth areas (communication, leadership, presentation skills etc)
  • Manage the key challenges driving the day-to-day activities including impact on processes, operating models, data management and business/technology changes

  • Managing the day-to-day change management processes which include

    1. Maintaining an updated Change Request Tracker

    2. Change Requirements Analysis-Documenting requirements & Business analysis

    3. Monthly Change release &ndashChange Book of Work planning

    4. Participation in Change prioritization reviews

    5. CR / BRD document preparation, with updated Test strategy and CR Logging

    6. Walkthrough of CRs with Technical Development Team & resolving Tech. Queries

    7. UAT Test Strategy & Planning, Test cases / Test scripts and Functional testing

    8. UAT Test coordination with end users & closure

    9. UVT- Post release test coordination

    10. Daily review calls & status reporting

    11. Initiating Change CRs for Issue Fixes where required

    12. Reporting of UAT Issues & Post Release Issue summary

    Support SCB&rsquos Finance Transformation Aspire agenda, participating in the Aspire program activities and transition of existing Financial Reporting & Planning systems into the Aspire SAP Platform.
    Exercise right level of diligence, control and governance while designing the new process/ change to comply with bank&rsquos Data Quality and Reporting Standards.
  • Ensure Operational risk monitoring across all processes covered by the team and report key risks emanating from them to right forums.

  • Ensure complete compliance with Group Code of Conduct and support the social agenda of the organization

  • Lead BAU System Support Activities - Managing Application BAU support processes which include the following:

    1. User Access Management

    2. User Training

    3. Level 2 / 3 Support- incident management & timely issue resolution

    4. Tracking, Analysis & Reporting User queries & Issues- Coordinating Service Now integration

    5. Monitor scheduled data flows- upstream & downstream & its reconciliation

    6. Planning & coordinating data validation checks to ensure integrity of plan data

    7. Change Deployment- UAT & UVT Testing

    8. Coordination with Stakeholders & Technology Teams - SRM calls, BAU status reporting

    9. User communications- Downtime, system readiness etc.

  • Planning Support Intranet Portal updates
  • Application Documentation Updates

  • FDMEE change management- Mapping maintenance for data interfaces
    Ensuring changes for production fixes are deployed in a timely manner
    Open Issues- Daily Reporting, Tracking to closure with RCA- by criticality & ageing
  • Drive continuous improvement in BAU processes bringing innovation where possible

  • Integration of Service Now portal for User query & issue tracking, communications and Knowledge management.

  • Systems in current scope

  • a) Oracle EPM Applications:

      • Hyperion Planning

      • HPCM (Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management Applications for Service Charge allocations)

      • FDMEE (ETL Tool)

      • Essbase (BSO & ASO) cubes & Smart View Excel Add-in (Data Analytics & Reporting)

    1. Mandatory - Strong MS Excel skills Understanding Multi-dimensional data models

    2. Preferred - Exposure to SAP Applications SAC

    3. Preferred - Knowledge of BI Reporting & Analytical tools such as Tableau, Power BI

  • Other Essential skills

    1. Strong Communication & Presentation skills

    2. Proactiveness

    3. Forward looking

    4. Displaying initiative & driving innovation

    5. Project Mgt. & Stakeholder Mgt.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    • Strong Communication and Presentation skills

    • Proactiveness

    • Forward looking

    • Displaying initiative anddriving innovation

    • Project management and Stakeholder management.

    Systems in current scope
    Oracle EPM Applications

    • Hyperion Planning

    • HPCM (Hyperion Profitability andCost Management Applications for Service Charge allocations)

    • FDMEE (ETL Tool)

    • Essbase (BSO and ASO) cubes and Smart View Excel Add - in (Data Analytics and Reporting)

    Mandatory - Strong MS Excel skills Understanding Multi-dimensional data models

    Preferred - Exposure to SAP Applications -SAC

    Preferred - Knowledge of BI Reporting and Analytical tools such as Tableau, Power BI

    About Standard Chartered

    We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

    Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

    • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do

    • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well

    • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

    In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

    • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations

    • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum

    • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns

    • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills,global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits

    • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning

    • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

    Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
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    We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
    Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

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