Central Policy Office Director/Vice President

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 14 Nov 18

Central Policy Office Director/Vice President

Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile
Professionals within Legal and Compliance provide a wide range of services to our business units. They might help to structure a complex and sensitive cross-border transaction; advise on a new product introduction; develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. They preserve the Firm's invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the Firm from sanctions with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the Firm's businesses.

Background on the Position
Policies establish the core principles, standards and requirements that enable Morgan Stanley to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations and/or management directives. The Central Policy Office ("CPO") was established in 2008 to address heightened regulatory requirements around risks and controls and to help drive the standards for policy management.
The group's mandate is to:
-Advise on the development, management and storage of policies to facilitate compliance with Firm standards, evidence regulatory obligations and enhance the consistency and quality of policies
-Set the strategic direction for policy management at the Firm
-Oversee the Firmwide Policy Inventory and own the Global Policy Mandate, the Firm's "meta policy" establishing minimum standards for Firmwide Policies
-Own and manage the Firm's Policy and Procedure Repository (PolicyPortal) for storing Firmwide, divisional and legal entity policies and procedures

The CPO works closely with business and infrastructure groups to facilitate the effective management of policies. With the increasing focus on regulatory and management needs, the scope of this group is expanding and looking for exceptional talent to enhance its team.

Primary Responsibilities
-Manage the Firmwide Policy Inventory and engage with stakeholders to support the annual policy update process.
-Provide editorial guidance to document owners of Firmwide, divisional and legal entity policies and procedures
-Drive CPO sponsored business initiatives and special projects (e.g. may include working with policy owners to operationalize policies, launching policy authoring platform to divisions); assume project management responsibilities, streamline/optimize processes and implement required controls to sustain improvements
-Support the rollout and ongoing maintenance of regional/divisional policy management frameworks
-Perform ad hoc analysis and assist in preparing materials (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) for CPO Meetings; support CPO required process documentation
-Provide business support to users of the PolicyPortal and devise solutions for complex requests; may help address training requests from an offshore support team and resolve issues, where needed
- Conduct data analysis and develop database reporting to track usage trends and address other stakeholder/team requests
-Identify business requirements for the PolicyPortal and work with the business analyst to document and socialize requirements with technology
-May assist in User Acceptance Testing to facilitate the roll-out of new PolicyPortal Functionality and help remediate general system bugs
-Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the policy management process

Skills Required (essential)
-Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 5 years of work experience
-Prior experience in financial services, law or consulting
-Experienced and proficient business writer (writing sample required); comfortable devising and editing content
-Strong verbal communication skills and experience in managing relationships with stakeholders; proven track record influencing others to facilitate and achieve results
-Highly organized and keen attention to detail
-Experience with planning, analyzing data and executing projects to meet agreed deliverables
-Strong problem solving capabilities
-Proven ability to work in high performing teams
-Ability to deal with ambiguity and adjust work methods to meet multiple demands and shifting priorities
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools (especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel); ability to craft slides and build presentations based on high-level guidance

Skills Desired
-Experience writing policies and procedures
-Comfortable working with technology systems and applications; programming skills are not needed
-Understanding of risk and controls in the financial regulatory environment

Qualifications:

Skills Required (essential)
-Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 5 years of work experience
-Prior experience in financial services, law or consulting
-Experienced and proficient business writer (writing sample required); comfortable devising and editing content
-Strong verbal communication skills and experience in managing relationships with stakeholders; proven track record influencing others to facilitate and achieve results
-Highly organized and keen attention to detail
-Experience with planning, analyzing data and executing projects to meet agreed deliverables
-Strong problem solving capabilities
-Proven ability to work in high performing teams
-Ability to deal with ambiguity and adjust work methods to meet multiple demands and shifting priorities
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools (especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel); ability to craft slides and build presentations based on high-level guidance

Skills Desired
-Experience writing policies and procedures
-Comfortable working with technology systems and applications; programming skills are not needed
-Understanding of risk and controls in the financial regulatory environment