Job Description

Director - Vice President - Public & Regulatory Affairs
Job Number: 21-14631
Start your career in the Financial Services Industry. Eclaro is looking for an Director - Vice President - Public & Regulatory Affairs for our client in Washington, DC.
Eclaro's client is a global bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking and treasury services across more than 70 countries worldwide. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!
Position Overview:
  • Sits within the client, whose vision is: Partnering to drive the right outcomes for clients and communities.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to, drive the alignment of the client’s strategy and global public policy, regulatory and supervisory objectives.
  • Which are organized into four teams:
    • Policy Analysis: Identifies, analyses and helps position around developing policy change.
    • Regulatory Liaison: The client’s key intermediary to facilitate effective supervisory engagement.
    • Government Affairs: Designs, implements, and manages the client's strategic engagement with policymakers and other external stakeholders.
    • Regulatory Affairs: Design, implements, and manages the client's strategic engagement with regulatory policy makers and related external stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with colleagues across the client to support the strategic direction and growth aspirations.
    • Will do this by focusing on regulatory policy changes that will materially impact client.

  • Will work on:
    • External engagement: Support the design, implementation and development of an external engagement strategy with the key regulatory policy community, leveraging internal stakeholders and drawing on the wider 'bench' of Client experts. Represent client externally on regulatory policy issues as needed.
    • Help build the client’s relationships with regulatory policymakers.
    • Regulatory policy analysis: Work closely with colleagues to ensure that the client has an integrated view of the US regulatory policymaking environment as they intersect with other global policy centres. Provide timely and insightful assessment of regulatory policy developments in the US.
    • Position development: Work closely with business leads to prepare the client’s internal and external positions vis-vis emerging regulatory policy issues. This includes drafting consultation responses.
    • Impactful communication: Produce or help produce briefings, presentations, speeches for client’s senior management of the highest quality and at short notice.
  • Regulatory & Business Conduct:
    • Display exemplary conduct and live by the client's Values and Code of Conduct.
    • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across client. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the client’s Code of Conduct.
    • Support Group Regulatory Affairs to achieve the outcomes set out in the client’s Conduct Principles.
    • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
    • Live the commitments of our Here for good brand promise, acting as a role-model for others.
  • People and Talent:
    • Promote the culture and practice of compliance with compliance standards (including conducting business within regulatory requirements, and to high ethical standards) within the Bank and embed a 'Here for good' culture and the client’s Code of Conduct.
    • Ability to think outside the box and inspire colleagues to collaborate across client and the broader Bank and deliver on a common purpose.
    • Identify opportunities for the team to use technology to improve its analytical capabilities and develop new communication formats

  • Over fifteen years' experience of regulatory issues in either an international client’s, a regulatory body, consultancy or law firm;
  • Will have a strong track record in (i) helping to design and manage regulatory engagement initiatives; (ii) understanding regulatory institutions and activities in the United States; (iii) communication both verbal and written. A high degree of fluency on regulatory issues facing a global Bank and how financial services will be important.
  • Thorough understanding of the regulatory policy-making process in the US;
  • Strong ability to deploy skills into unfamiliar areas of regulation and get up to speed quickly;
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple teams and jurisdictions to achieve results;
  • Operate effectively with limited supervision and self-driven;
  • Excellent drafting, writing, communication and briefing skills required and ability to engage with senior internal and external stakeholders effectively.
  • Language skills relevant to the client's operating markets, in particular Mandarin, is desirable.

If interested, you may contact:
Merly Villanueva
Merly Villanueva | LinkedIn
Equal Opportunity Employer:
 Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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