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Manager, Regional Processing Centre, Trade Operations Centre, Group Technology & Operations

Posting Date:  30-Nov-2021


Company:  United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Technology and Operations function is comprised of five teams of specialists with distinct capabilities: business partnership, technology, operations, risk governance and planning support and services. We work closely together to harness the power of technology to support our physical and digital banking services and operations. This includes developing, centralising and standardising technology systems as well as banking operations in Singapore and overseas branches.

Job Responsibilities

  • Trade Finance Operations manager responsible for processing/approving Trade Finance transactions for Overseas Branches
  • Manage escalations of Trade Finance technical matters for resolution
  • Work with Branch on transactional queries, approvals and escalations
  • Implement Efficiency and System intiatives to achieve department objectives on efficiency and automation
  • Responsible for Audit and Internal control matters, ensure all key controls are in place
  • Authorise and complete trade transactions.
  • Checking of Letter of Credit documents
  • Reviewing and Vetting of Bank Guarantee formats
  • Ensure timely and quality service delivery to Branches
  • Cross train and cover other team members when necessary

Job Requirements

  • Excellent team player with experience in trade finance processing
  • Knowledge of Trade Finance products and processes, preferably with experience in Bank Guarantee format review and processing.
  • Positive Attitude, Adaptable to changes and able to lead junior team members to adapt to changes
  • Flexible and able to load share with other teams in the department
  • Ability to connect and communicate with team members from all levels
  • Work independently and coherently with all team members
  • Good knowledge of applicable trade finance rules, eg. UCP, URDG, URC, ISBP etc.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in Trade Finance Operations

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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