Job description

Subdirector Public Affairs

Role Purpose. To help the Group and HSBC Mexico achieve its strategic priorities by: Providing a nearly view of political and regulatory developments that may help or hinder the Group execute its Strategic Priorities

 Main activities:

  • Together with internal stakeholders, coordinate a holistic engagement with ABM, CCE, CEEG, AMCHAM, BritCham, UK Embassy, Canadian and Chinese Chambers and others.
  • Monthly meetings with HSBC members of ABM Committees
  • Establish CEO leadership and other Exco members and key forums to support HBMX  to support Group and HBMX’s strategy.
  • Provide guidance on the effective implementation of public affairs governance in the country.
  • Work collaboratively with global Public Relations colleagues.
  • Work closely with External Communications and News in the country to ensure consistency between stories told internally and externally.
  • Actively support, coach and develop Public relations talent in country

Functional Knowledge

  • Sufficient seniority and credibility to represent HSBC with key local public affair events senior levels.
  • Strong presentation skills with understanding of board level requirements.
  • Broad knowledge of Public Affairs trends and best practice.
  • Broad knowledge of the financial service industry and global markeplace.
  • Role model management skills and behaviours.
  • Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and pressurised situations.
  • Proven crisis management skills. 
  •  Role holder will report to the Head of Communications for México.
  •  Role holder will work closely with Global Business communications teams.
  •  Detailed knowledge of the HSBC Group and its values and culture.
  •  Expected to act with high degree of autonomy
  •  Role holder will be comfortable working for a large, complex international organisation, with stakeholder contact being required at country, regional and global levels.
  •  The day-to-day delivery of the role will require the role holder to establish and maintain strong relationships both inside and outside the  function.


HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and where their opinions count. We want to build a culture where our employees are comfortable in bringing their whole self to work, regardless of gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, background, and any other aspect of personal difference.    At HSBC we are oriented towards guaranteeing gender equality and constant training for our employees as well as the protection of their labor and social rights.

“At HSBC we offer our collaborators a greater number of days so that they can fully enjoy their wedding, take care of the new member of the family or mourn the loss of a relative. Our paid vacation package is at the forefront in Mexico, now you have one more reason to be HSBC and proudly live a culture of well-being, balance and care”