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Senior VP, Transformation Office Lead

Singapore, Singapore | United Overseas Bank

  • Industry:
    Banking / Investment Banking
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Overall Lead for delivery of the GTO Initiatives for the transformation program, including maintaining oversight of all work-streams and maintain direction and appropriate pace;

Lead the GTO teams to develop, execute and embed a plan for GTO to deliver to the objectives of the transformational program; 

Manage conflicting priorities and inter-dependencies of the program and other organisational priorities and advising on the course of action as appropriate;

Manage organisational risks in respect of the transformation program

Enable and facilitate the detailed design of change initiatives in line with organisational design principles;

Lead and facilitate the design and implementation of key, high profile work-streams;

Ensure transfer of knowledge and ownership from the program to the rest of the GTO organisation;

Ensure external perspective in change management and business design is considered and, where appropriate, adopted

Strategic Planning and Alignment (20%)

Identify strategic GTO initiatives aimed at driving consistency, efficiency and alignment across the Technology teams within GTO;

Define implementation roadmap for strategic technology initiatives with identification of near term and long term goals/ benefits.

Review and identify continuous improvement opportunities within GTO harnessing best practices, industry leading framework as well as leading innovative tools and technologies in makingGTO a highly effective and quality-driven delivery team within UOB.

Stakeholder Management (20%)

Build relationship and networks with senior stakeholders across the GTO organisation, providing support and challenge to business segment, facilitating sessions where appropriate;

Partner with key teams across the organisation to identify key transformation levers and deliver the change (eg. Group Finance, Group Strategy, countries, etc)

Ensure engagement with senior leads is maintained for the duration of the program and deals professionally and diplomatically with any issues, concerns and sensitivities;

Proactively seek opportunities for establishing, building and maintaining successful relationships with partners, stakeholders and agencies in order to identify opportunities to deliver efficiencies and innovation to the organisation

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in IT, computer engineering or related field

At least 18 years work experience in large and complex organisations preferably in the area of Banking and Finance Technology with at least 5 to 8 years in a leadership/ management role.

A record of achievement in developing and delivering Technology transformation objectives and plans to high level of performance, within a tight budgetary framework. 

Detailed understanding of the banking sector and products, wider government priorities/ legislation in the region and the changing social and economic context of the financial industry

A proven, successful track record of managing IT strategic planning and delivery, organisational change management, redesign or transformation

Demonstrated success in developing highly effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver collaboration, partnerships and services.


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