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AVP, Project Manager, Digitalisation & Data, UOB Asset Management

Posting Date:  20-Nov-2022

Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

Company:  UOB Asset Management Ltd

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

UOB Asset Management is a leading Asian asset manager with award-winning investment expertise in fixed income and equities. Headquartered in Singapore, we offer global investment management expertise to individuals, institutions and corporations from a regional network spanning Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and beyond. Our comprehensive product suite includes innovative solutions covering retail unit trusts, exchange-traded funds and customised portfolio management services.

Job Responsibilities

As a seasoned project manager, you will be part of the business’s Project Management Office (PMO) to ensure that projects adhere to the standards and process as well as meeting strategic outcomes and ROI. This involves leading various digital transformation initiatives to drive digital adoption and digital culture across the firm. Key accountabilities:


Project initiation & planning:
•    Responsible for the completion of initial definition of the project, including initial definition of project including defining scope, expected timelines, business case, budget construction, submission, approval, and identification of project sponsor.
•    Work with PMO to ensure appropriate Program Management and Project & Change Management Frameworks are integrated into the project planning.
•    Completes full analysis of the project to ensure that all governance framework is embedded within the project & strictly adhered to.
•    Effective project stakeholder management and ensure appropriate resource planning is undertaken at the start of each initiative.


Project execution:
•    Ensure that appropriate project resources are involved in the initiatives including technology, business units and project resources.
•    Active and accurate communication to ensure all stakeholders are kept updated, allowing for timely interventions/ mitigations as required.
•    Leading the change through all stages from requirement gathering to implementation. 


Project control & reporting:
•    Effective tracking of detailed tasks in the plan via established task reporting processes and input from task owners.
•    Effective issue and risk management.
•    Management of dependencies/ constraints with other releases/ initiatives.
•    Regular project status reports to key stakeholders. 
•    Governance adherence highlighting issues, risks, and status against key milestones.
•    Ensure all project documentations are signed-off by business and respective stakeholders in auditable standards.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualifications with at least 5 years working experience in banking industry, preferable with business/functional knowledge.
  • Demonstrate sharp business acumen and excellent project management skills.
  • Experience in business consulting and facilitating the rollout of digital initiative that can span across/ covering multiple jurisdictions.
  • Ability to resolve issues in a manner that build trusts, delivers successful project outcomes, and drives organisation’s strategic agenda.
  • Experience in Asset Management solution delivery and products skills is an advantage.
  • Professional certifications like PMP, CSM and PRINCE2 will be an advantage.
  • Clear communicator (written, verbal, interpretive) and creative thinker – to ensure ability to craft documentation, communicate with business analysts and stakeholders.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.

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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