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First VP, Group Strategy and Transformation

Posting Date:  18-Jan-2022

Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

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

UOB’s Group Strategy and Transformation (GSAT) is a unit that supports business units across the group drive the strategic and transformation agenda. On Strategy, we support the MEC in their definition of the bank’s ambition and roadmap. Through Transformation, we support business heads to prioritize initiatives, structure them into programs for execution, and drive their successful delivery. In addition, the team supports the bank's strategic Communications activity.

Job Responsibilities

Given the team’s position at the forefront of change within the bank, there are exciting potential career paths within the team as well as within the wider UOB franchise. We are looking for consultants and project managers to support the growing portfolio of projects within the team.

  • Develop a strategic point of view and formalize strategy papers (as analyst, stream lead, or project manager)
  • Support transformation program delivery (in partnership with business stakeholders)
  • Participate in key management committees, tracking items for follow-up
  • Contribute to team development (recruitment, knowledge development, training, etc.)

Job Requirements

Candidates to have strong consulting background, minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience with financial services or banking knowledge and experience in Asian markets are preferred.

Skills we are looking for:

  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience with research (e.g. quantitative and qualitative, primary and secondary)
  • Comfort operating in ambiguous environments, bringing a structured approach
  • Proven track record in driving and delivering research and strategy projects
  • Strong stakeholder management; works well across teams such as sales, product, technology, finance, etc.
  • Strong influencer; track record of influencing decisions and opinions of others especially senior stakeholders 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including C-suite presentation skills.  Ability to articulate concepts and complex ideas in clear and impactful manner
  • Passionate about driving change. Having a curious mind to challenge status quo and provide innovative solutions and different perspectives 
  • Highly organized, and able to multi-task
  • Intelligent self-starter with resilience and resourcefulness

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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