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Title:  Manager, IB FIU Strategy, AML Risk (Spanish / English)




Requisition ID: 167465

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.




The International Banking Financial Intelligence Unit (IB FIU), Strategy Manager, Transaction Monitoring & Investigations is responsible for executing the IB FIU, IB AML Risk strategy, while providing oversight, guidance, subject matter expertise and support to the in-country FIUs in International Banking. The incumbent will contribute to the delivery of business strategies, plans, and initiatives in compliance with governing regulations, the International Banking’s AML/TF Program, internal policies, and procedures.  This mandate includes the planning, execution, and management of multi-disciplinary projects, ensuring that deadlines are met, and processes are properly defined and implemented with appropriate training, support, and quality control.

Working with cross-functional stakeholders, the IB FIU Strategy Manager, will assess strategic issues and develop appropriate strategies and action plans to address identified issues and risks. The incumbent will need to analyze and diagnose current states, develop recommendations for improvement, and design and implement sustainable solutions that deliver business results at scale. 



•    Support the implementation of the FIUs’ operational strategy for the efficient and effective execution of the assigned components of IB’s AML/ATF detection, and reporting program.
•    Monitor overall In-Country FIUs performance and work quality across IB, including, but not limited to, workload, capacity, quality assurance assessments, training effectiveness, and other defined departmental performance measurements.
•    Identify and implement opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the FIUs' operational processes, that deliver material business impact. Work with stakeholders to effectively prioritize opportunities.
•    Working collaboratively with In-Country FIUs, AMA, AML Operations, Delivery Solutions, and TAMLO stakeholders, support the identification, evaluation and prioritization of projects and allocation of resources based on benefits, operational needs, risk exposure and interdependencies.
•    Partner with In-Country FIUs and Head Office stakeholders to develop and execute detailed project plans based on operational excellence best practices.
•    Lead and ensure the end-to-end successful delivery of complex projects involving multiple stakeholders from different teams across the bank
•    Support all enterprise AML/ATF transformation requirements for the IB In-Country FIUs.
•    Provides management with constant updates on projects and initiatives status, progress to completion, forecasts, potential and current risks as well as risk mitigation plans.
•    Lead the identification, documentation, assessment, and monitoring of project risks, issues, and dependencies, providing recommendations and documenting decisions
•    Participate in the design and implementation of appropriate management reporting (e.g., productivity and conversion ratios, alert/case aging, staffing, etc.) to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of TM and investigation processes.
•    Support the development of in-county FIUs’ Capacity Assessments and Budget Requests as well as Ad-Hoc analytical, financial, and reporting models. 
•    Provide guidance and collaborates with other AML/TF subject matter experts concerning high-risk referrals.




•    Superior written/verbal presentation, and communication skills. The candidate should be fully bilingual (Spanish). 
•    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. 
•    Superior problem solving and decision-making skills to resolve work issues with the ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
•    Strong team player with hands-on technical working experience and proven ability to lead projects, as well as working with Project Management teams.
•    Action-oriented and self-motivated multi-tasker who possesses strong relationship management skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to strategically think, influence and communicate throughout different levels of the organization.
•    Strong analytical and MIS skills, including the ability to use analytical tools (e.g., Excel, Power BI, etc.) to extract, analyze and manage data to and deliver actionable insights.
•    Proactive approach to activity completion, often with minimum supervision.
•    Flexibility, adaptability and comfort in dealing with change/ambiguity.  The individual must adapt to an environment of uncertainty and shifts in priorities. 
•    Ability to balance competing/conflicting priorities from various stakeholders, requiring a practical approach as well as negotiation and influencing skills.
•    Ability to learn, and assimilate, learned information into recommendations and strategies 
•    Cultural sensitivity to operate effectively across cultural and language differences.


People & Culture


•    Understands and applies the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture in day-to-day activities and decisions.
•    Leads, supports, and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen stakeholder relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems, and knowledge across IB.
•    Fosters an inclusive work environment and communicates Scotiabank’s and International Banking’s visions, values, and business strategy.
•    Team player who is enthusiastic, thorough, inclusive; with the ability and desire to help others thrive in a dynamic team-oriented environment, valuing the perspectives and opinions of others while leading with confidence.


Education / Experience


-    Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, engineering, law, or related field
-    Minimum five years’ experience in AML, compliance, and/or project management functions in the financial services sector
-    Proven experience leading optimization/transformation initiatives across International Banking, working with large teams from multiple jurisdictions and fucntions. 
-    Extensive knowledge of relevant local and international AML laws and regulations, particularly related to financial intelligence investigations. 
-    Proven ability to identify, design, plan and execute large-scale transformation initiatives at the regional level.
-    Prior experience, organizational knowledge and leadership skills within a comparable team size or workload complexity  
-    Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with business leaders to support enterprise objectives, influence key stakeholders and jointly develop effective and realistic ML/TF risk mitigation strategies
-    Proven experience using analytical approach to problem solving. 




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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