United Overseas Bank - Singapore

First VP/VP, Project Manager - Trade Finance & Loans, Group technology and Operation
Posting Date: 14-Jan-2022
Location: 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
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
Job Objectives
The GTO Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver projects spanning multiple business units. Delivering projects within stage gate controls and UOB project SDLC guidelines while managing issues, risks, dependencies and project change will be core competencies to the role.
The GTO Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified boundaries of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.
Key Responsibilities
1. Overall Project Management
a. Responsible for their project/module, or for overall delivery if delegated by Program Mgr.
b. Develop and execute the Overall Project Plan
c. Module/project delivery in strategic programs
d. Reports to Program Manager
2. Stakeholder Management
a. Manage project stakeholders, e.g., escalation, expectation, conflict, scope changes, etc.
b. Manage relationships with stakeholders
c. Ensure teams work in a collaborative environment
3. Scope Management
a. Manage all changes to the agreed scope of work
b. Review and assess changes and impact to timeline & cost
c. Ensure all changes are approved by PSC
4. Project Governance
a. Coordinate preparation of project plan for ITC, reporting to Program Manager
b. Secretary for PSC meetings, chair PWC meetings for their module/project
5. Risk and Issue Management
a. Anticipate, capture and manage overall project-level risks and issues
b. Track risk aging
c. Own and drive resolution and escalate risks and issues in a timely manner
6. Implementation Management
a. Prepare overall implementation plan taking inputs from all stakeholders including technology. business, operations, regulators, etc., and co-ordinate execution by respective owners
7. Process Adherence
a. Partner with stakeholders in ensuring System Development Methodology is followed
8. Project Reporting
a. Measure, monitor and report progress to stakeholders
Job Requirements
• Banking experience in Wholesale Banking. Ideally with Trade Finance experience.
• Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent
• Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
• Relevant experience in Software Delivery Project and Trade Finance
• Experience in running transformation project that involves changes across technology and operations
• A confident and self-aware leader with a high degree of independence
• Demonstrated 6-10 years of experience in project management
• Full end to end project management in a lead role
• Direct responsibility of project budgets of above $10 million dollars
• Executive level communication skills with excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure
• Strong MS Office skills - Excel, Power Point and MS Project
• Detail oriented, meticulous yet able to see the big picture.
• Fast learner with inquisitive mind and structured process in task execution
• Good attitude, highly-motivated self-starter and strong team player and able to work with a high degree of autonomy.
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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