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Title:  Manager, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs




Requisition ID: 192019

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


The Manager Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs contributes to the overall success of Government Affairs through research, monitoring, writing and advocacy to support to the goals, plans and initiatives of the team’s business strategies and objectives.  Ensures all activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


Is this role right for you? In this role you will:


  • Conduct detailed research and analysis of complex business and public policy issues, concisely synthesizing large amounts of information and communicating summaries, positions and recommendations in simple, concrete terms.
  • Contribute to the development and response of Bank-wide public policy objectives, by working with internal and external stakeholders to identify and assess policy and regulatory trends and threats in countries with Bank operations. 
  • Develop and implement strategic and tactical plans and responses to policy developments in light of Bank and government priorities across the Bank’s footprint and areas of focus.
  • Manage relations with the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and support senior executive and senior management officers with committee work. Support engagement with other industry bodies as needed.
  • Collaborate with team members in providing an integrated perspective: leading and developing briefing materials, policy analysis, research and integrated counsel that combines policy and political analysis.
  • Leads and executes on behalf of senior management the implementation of the Regulatory Change Management program. Assures that the RCM program is maintained in a manner that is tailored to the needs of each business activity, appropriate to control regulatory compliance risk and applicable considering any changing circumstances and regulatory compliance risks.  


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? We'd love to work with you if you have:


  • Strong self-direction and motivation to manage work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including presentation and meeting skills
  • Exceptional analytic and research skills balanced with pragmatism and a sense of urgency, often in time sensitive scenarios. 
  • Must build and leverage strategic relationships both internally and externally with relevant stakeholders.
  • Primary external stakeholders include government (both political and government officials) as well as industry associations and relevant stakeholders in Canada and across global operations
  • There is a high level of complexity, related specialized knowledge and external relationships that stem from the increasing need to assess and influence policy internationally as well as in Canada.
  • Need for knowledge of public policy and financial sector policy development, as well as technical knowledge of the regulatory process and a wide range of policy issues would be key.
  • Experience in government affairs and public policy. 
  • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills.
  • Extensive experience and skills in research and public policy development, especially as it relates to government affairs.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to learn complex issues quickly, and communicate them effectively in plain language.


What’s in it for you?


  • An inclusive & collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • We offer a competitive rewards package: Performance bonus, Employee Share Ownership Program, and Pension Plan Matching, Health Benefits from day one!
  • Your career matters! You will have access to career development and progression opportunities.



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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