Lead Scrum Master Jobs in Across India at Standard Chartered

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2022 05:00 IST


Company Name
Standard Chartered
Job title
Lead Scrum Master
8-10 Years
Not Mentioned

Job Profile

About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
The Role Responsibilities

The Lead SM will be a key member of Trade Change Management & Delivery team and is responsible for delivering our initiatives globally against committed timelines and budget while ensuring realization of committed benefits.
Project Delivery, Planning and Tracking

  • Delivers project benefits defined by the business on time within budget whilst adhering to organisational quality standards

  • Builds and maintains project plans and low-level project schedules showing and accounting for internal and external dependencies

  • Proactively identifies and successfully manages any schedule issues and interdependencies with other projects with no unplanned delays to the project

  • Produces detailed project estimates and validates externally provided estimates carefully

  • Evaluates impact of any requested project scope change and presents this to PSC for discussion

  • Ensures resource requirements/forecasts are built into project schedule and transferred and maintained monthly in Clarity

  • Updates and reviews Lessons Learnt (both intra project and organisational), both prior to and during each project and ensures that no previous mistakes are repeated

  • Maintains the project and BAU metrics library (i.e. actuals against estimates)

Project Governance, Process and Standards

  • Ensures projects are delivered according to SCB Governance requirements,

  • Ensure that ceremonies involving multiple Squads are executed efficiently and provide the right outputs to drive and orchestrate deliveries.

  • Provides effective coordination and timely recording of minutes & action plans from various project forums

  • Manages the configuration of project artefacts, ensuring they are up to date

  • Proactively engages with project team to resolve areas of non-process compliance, escalating to the Leadership if needed

  • Coordinates the transformation of features into backlog items, ensure the alignment of the Squads building and delivering these backlog items (dependencies, resources contention, release trains alignment etc.)

  • Handle the non-Agile administrative work and supports the Product Owners when engaged by the controls/processes Functions

Communication/ Reporting

  • Contributes to, analyses and produces management information on regular cycles as required

  • Communicates status (including risks and issues) to central project reporting functions on time without being chased

  • Provides information that facilitates informed and timely decision making

Financial Management
Manages project budgets, controls spending against the planned cost, analyses any variance and takes necessary corrective action to stay on Green status for Cost, provides timely forecasts and reporting as needed
Risk & Issue Management

  • Identifies risks and issues early in their existence and maintains the project risk and issue registers on a weekly basis

  • Produces and manages documented, specific resolution action plans, actively seeking to close open items by working with risk/issue owners.

Stakeholder Management

  • Builds and maintains strong, positive relationships with stakeholders

  • Ensures key stakeholders are kept aware of project status, risks & issues (&lsquono surprises&rsquo)

  • Manages vendor deliverables and resolves vendor issues

Programme/ Project Team Leadership

  • Creates strong credibility for self within the project team based on respect

  • Drives team members toward delivering on their commitments

  • Creates feeling of cohesiveness and positive working environment within the project team

  • Conflicts and difficult interpersonal situations are tackled and dealt with effectively

  • Demonstrates good technical and/ or business understanding to manage project effectively

Key Stakeholders

  • Operations (Group, Regional, Country and Hub)

  • Business - Product/Sales (Global, Regional, Country)

  • Technology (Global and Country)

Our Ideal Candidate


  • Certified Scrum Master (Mandatory)

  • PMP (Optional)

Advanced Proficiency in:

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Leadership

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Change Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication Management

  • Concern for Quality and Standards

  • Project Coordination

  • Project Reporting

  • Project Schedule Development and Management

  • Project Financial Management

  • Project Reporting

  • Risk & Issue Management

  • Scope Development and Management

  • Understands and follows Bank governance processes

  • Utilises a formal Project Framework

Prior Experience:

  • Relevant experience of 8-10 years

  • Managed medium/large projects within banking domain involving technology/process changes

  • Successful track record for global/multi-location projects requiring coordination across functions

  • Experience in Large scale Agile projects preferred

  • Experience in Trade Finance preferred

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
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Key skills
Lead Scrum Master
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About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody
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