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Senior Process Excellence Leader (Ref. 0980)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG
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Senior Process Excellence Leader (Ref. 0980)

Senior Process Excellence Leader (Ref. 0980)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking

environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international

financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset

manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality

are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy. J. Safra Sarasins most valuable capital is its employees. They

are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional

qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Groups clients, management and business partners. The

success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees

worldwide.DivisionChief Operating Officer Function/PositionSenior Process Excellence Leader (Ref. 0980)LocationZurich

or BaselFunction/Position objectivesBank J. Safra Sarasin is seeking to extend their global process excellence (PEX)

team. This team targets to improve performance of the Banks core processes by utilizing best-of-breed improvement

methodologies and by leveraging technology. In this senior position you will have a regular exposure to C-level

management. The PEX team is part of the central Business Development and Support department, originator of all major

change-the-bank initiatives.Responsibilities

- Identify opportunities with potential to significantly improve performance of the global operations processes (e.g.

central file, payments, trade support, custody services, reconciliation)

- Lead and own multi-disciplinary process improvement initiatives, typically with a complete front-to-back scope from

the idea phase to final implementation

- Shaping a vision of future process performance, drafting plans and mobilizing stakeholders to pursue execution

- Align solutions with our international locations to ensure process improvements are standardized and can be applied

globally across the group

- Collaborate with functional experts (across departments) to identify root causes and opportunities, and balance

requirements of stakeholders to design the best process for the bank

- In case of technology enhancements write specifications/requirements, ensure testing, training, and communication to

stakeholders

- Drive change and monitor process performance after implementation

Profiles

- University/higher education degree. At least 8 years experience within the financial sector, preferably Private

Banking

- Significant experience in streamlining and automatizing operations processes (e.g. central file, payments, trade

support, custody services, reconciliation)

- Expected to have a qualified opinion, and lead key PEX principles by example. High intrinsic motivation, ability to

energize and mobilize others for the cause

- T-profile: broad know how of private banking processes and products, good conceptual and analytical skills coupled

with pragmatic problem solving skills and hands-on implementation attitude

- Experience in applying methodologies like Lean, Six Sigma and overall project management methods

- Experience in business analysis and writing IT specifications; experience with Avaloq Core Banking system desired

- Experience in applying methodologies like Lean, Six Sigma and overall project management methods

- Excellent verbal and writing skills in English and German, French is a plus

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