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Posting Date:  12-Oct-2021

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

Our mission in UOBAM is to provide a broad and comprehensive selection of investment capabilities and solutions to our customers as well as to support UOB Group through our products and solutions. We partner Group Retail and Group Wholesale Banking to offer investment products as part of a suite of financial services to their customers. Putting our customers at the heart of all we do guides us to continue striving towards our long-term vision – to be a top tier Asian asset manager in the Asia Pacific region. 

In this role you will lead the delivery of business projects and initiatives (non-IT). For projects related to delivery of IT solutions, this role will represent the business, partnering with IT Project Managers from UOB Group Technology and Operations (GTO) Project Manager to deliver IT projects. This is a unique role where the right candidate will be able to make a significant and visible contribution within a short period of time.

Main responsibilities include:
1. Lead the establishment of Project Management Office

  • Put in place standard project artifacts and best practices for use by other project managers.
  • Establish project governance procedures.
  • Coach project managers, and conduct trainings
  • Enable strategic project management
  • Enable progress update of program and portfolio management

2. Project manage key strategic projects:

  • Lead pre-planning process for budget approval. This includes working with sponsors to defining project outcome KPIs, and project ROIs.
  • Lead post-launch outcome KPIs tracking to ensure projects meet its purpose and deliver benefits to the firm.
  • Lead the gathering, prioritising and validation of business requirements through interviews, workshops, working sessions (e.g. brainstorming sessions), and from other information and documents.
  • Act a liaison between the regional business and IT teams to ensure business project needs are adequately met with technology solutions.
  • Identify and manage business stakeholders.
  • Identify and manage project risks throughout the life of the project.
  • Communicate to management and stakeholders to provide clarity in the project scope, timelines, risk, benefits across the project life cycle on a regular basis.
  • Champion business change management, ensuring the business is prepared for the change.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree or equivalent professional qualifications with at least 8 years of working experience in banking industry, preferably with business / functional knowledge; of which at least 6 years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience in facilitating the rollout of Asset Management digital projects will be preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as confident leader, with clarity in thoughts.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated success presenting in a clear and compelling manner to cross-functional stakeholders that persuades action.
  • Excellent written / oral communication skills to effectively interact with different stakeholders and external vendors, able to work independently under pressure.

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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