Business Manager
Barclays
London, United Kingdom
15h ago

Overall purpose of role

  • The VP, Business Manager in BBPLC Legal provides strategic planning services, financial and operational control, governance and change management capabilities to the Legal department and its senior management team.
  • The VP, Business Manager for BBPLC Legal will be expected to discharge a range of tasks for Business Management and the Legal department including those related to the regular administration and operations of the department (budgeting, headcount management, etc.
  • and managing change initiatives.

  • The BBPLC Business Management team has global accountability for Legal services across multiple business areas, including the Investment Bank, Personal & Corporate Banking and Barclaycard.
  • The role holder will provide support to all BBPLC Legal businesses and locations (including the Americas, Europe Middle East and Asia Pacific) and provide Chief of Staff support to senior management within BBPLC.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Organisational Strategy and Department Planning, particularly related to the execution of strategic initiatives for Legal.
  • The role holder will work in support of senior Legal Management and BBPLC Legal Business Management in creating and delivering these projects.

  • Representing the Legal department in firm-wide initiatives led by teams outside of Legal , e.g., business growth, change, integration or business process redesign programs.
  • This will also include developing materials and management information for and representing the department with external vendors (e.

    g., law firms, recruiters, legal outsourcing providers) or regulators (e.g., SEC, NY Federal Reserve).

  • General Counsel Support. Helping the Head of Business Management - BBPLC Legal provide a Chief of Staff type service for the General Counsel of BBPLC and providing sole Chief of Staff type service to the General Counsel for EME, including the preparation of materials for internal and external presentations by the General Counsel(s);
  • developing agenda items & materials for Management Committees and Directors meetings; planning and executing departmental town halls;
  • developing and deploying training programs (including senior training for management committees), and; managing internal communications and events planning.

  • Strategic Change & Project Management. Supported by a global Change team, the role holder will also be involved in identifying& communicating requirements for change programs and the governance of change delivery in there are of Legal, ensuring that business objectives are met and benefits realised.
  • Additional local technology or change projects may also be undertaken as required by the BM or General Counsel(s).

  • Cost Management. This requires providing support for managing the cost base for Legal (both internal and external costs) to deliver legal services at optimum value.
  • The role holder will be expected to assist in developing and reporting on internal Legal budgets and staff expenses for the BBPLC Legal EME Regional and Barclaycard Legal.

    The role holder will also be required to manage the external spend of BBPLC on legal services for the EME regions and Barclaycard Legal which could include reporting, analysis and the identification, development and execution of initiatives to optimize or reduce such spend, e.

    g., the Legal approved vendor list.

  • Risk Management, Governance & Control. Supported by a global Risk team, the role holder will be involved in helping to maintain a robust control environment in BBPLC Legal and bank-wide;
  • ensuring that local conduct is aligned to the Principal Risk Framework and the Barclays purpose& values; that global policies are understood and implemented, and;
  • that all operational risk reporting is undertaken in a timely and accurate fashion. The role holder may also be accountable for ensuring the remediation of appropriate risk or audit issues identified in their region or globally.

  • Departmental Administration & Management. This includes leading Business Continuity Management activities for BBPLC Legal;
  • the recruiting and allocation of the administration staff in the department and; ownership of office management type activities for Legal, e.

    g., management of seating plans, office moves, etc.

  • Management information reporting and analysis. This includes developing, maintaining and ensuring the regular production of high quality management information for senior stakeholders.
  • The reports will be created for and used by senior management including the Global and Regional Legal Executive Committees and the Global General Counsel.

    Examples of reports required are expected to include employee time utilization reports, regional overview reports, budgets, expense reports, risk reports and litigation reporting.

    The role holder will be expected to use these reports to identify opportunities for Legal or the bank to improve performance and will present and suggest to senior Legal management as appropriate.

    Stakeholder Management and Leadership

    The role holder will provide Chief of Staff support to the EME General Counsel.

    The role holder will assist the Head of Business Management BBPLC Legal in providing Chief of Staff support to the General Counsel, BBPLC.

    The role holder will frequently interact with senior management within BBPLC Legal and other personnel in Legal Function Management (LFM), Legal Risk, Compliance, Regulatory, etc.

    The role holder will establish mutually supportive working relationships with staff throughout LFM and BBPLC Legal.

    Decision-making and Problem Solving

    The role holder will be able to operate independently and as part of a team.

    The role holder will have an in depth understanding of the operations of the bank and legal.

    The role holder will demonstrate strong commercial and situational awareness.

    Risk and Control Objective

    Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

    Person Specification

    The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to handle and prioritize numerous matters and have the ability to work independently.

    The ideal candidate will have the ability to balance the need for further analysis and the need for timely decisions given commercial pressures.

    The ideal candidate demonstrate sound understanding of legal, finance, operations, budgeting and make sound recommendations to senior management.

    The ideal candidate will continously demonstrate Barclays’ values.

    Essential Skills / Basic Qualifications :

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Economics or related field

  • Relevant professional experience
  • Financial services experience
  • Desirable skills / Preferred Qualifications :

  • Ability to thrive in a changing environment
  • Strong analytical skills particularly with Excel and PowerPoint

    Strong skills in accounting, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, etc.

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Professional and confident demeanour
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