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Vice President, Enterprise Data Governance and Quality, Data Management Office

Posting Date:  13 May 2023

Singapore (City Area), Singapore, 048624

Company:  United Overseas Bank 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

The Data Management Office and Big Data Analytics function answers the demand for quality and credible data across the Group.

Data Management Office

We govern the use of data across the Group and provide guidance for data management and usage. This optimises the value of data to enable smarter, faster and more accurate decision-making as well as improve operational efficiency. Above all, we ensure adherence to all data governance standards as determined by regulators.

Big Data Analytics

We are a centralised analytics function that supports Group-wide business units and their analytical needs. We aim to establish ourselves as an analytics centre of excellence and drive analytics adoption and the utilisation of new big data technology across the Group. Our key areas of service range from business intelligence, strategic analytics to data science.

Job Responsibilities

The role is a key member of the Enterprise Data Governance Team which supports the Head of Enterprise Data Governance and Quality in defining and operationalising the long-term vision, strategy and objectives for data governance across the Group that are in line with the Bank`s business strategy and objectives. Your main responsibilities are to:

  • Actively support the UOB Group-wide Data Governance strategy and the adoption of the data governance framework and policy, incorporating best practices and industry standards across different jurisdictions where the Bank operates
  • Actively contribute to the development and continuous evolution of the data governance processes and best practices in line with the Bank’s strategies and objectives, along with evolving industry practices
  • Participate in Bank-wide initiatives to promote data protection and confidentiality best practices and responsible sharing of data across business functions, between subsidiaries and entities as well as with external parties
  • Lead in Bank-wide Key Risk and Control Self-Assessment initiatives to embed data governance practices into existing enterprise-wide policies and processes
  • Participate in the development of data standards incorporating industry best practices across data protection, privacy and controls
  • Coordinate DMO-wide audits, compliance reviews and inspections and participate in annual BCBS239 independent validation
  • Serve as a liaison between business units and technology to ensure data governance requirements are well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Be an agent of change and inculcate data governance culture and discipline across the Bank’s business and technical processes

Job Requirements

  • Background of data governance, data quality, risk management, technology or business operations, with at least 8-10 years of working experience in the banking industry or equivalent, or consulting/auditing experience with strong exposure to Financial Services
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Data Governance discipline, especially in financial industry best practices and across the regulatory landscape
  • Good understanding of risk management frameworks and related disciplines such as risk and control self-assessment
  • Good understanding of data management related disciplines, such as data privacy, data protection, data quality, metadata and master data management
  • Experience of working with Big Data platforms and ETL tools is an advantage
  • Good project management and facilitation skills, with the ability to manage different stakeholders across the Bank and to navigate through conflicts with ease
  • Demonstrated good leadership and excellent team player who possesses drive, proactivity and curiosity
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written / oral communication skills and ability to translate ideas and strategies into actions
  • Good experience in developing guideline and procedure documentations, as well as presentation materials

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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