Project Manager, Technology (Director)

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of Singapore
  • 18 Jan 17

Project Manager, Technology (Director)

At Bank of Singapore, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join our team. We promote a culture of openness, teamwork and fairness. Most importantly, we invest in our people through our programmes that develop them on both professional and personal levels. Besides attractive remuneration packages, we offer non-financial benefits and opportunities to develop your potential within OCBC Group’s global network of subsidiaries and offices. If you have passion, drive and the will to succeed, rise to the challenge today!

As part of the Technology PMO team, the Project Manager is responsible for providing project management oversight for various private banking domain projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work, as well as associated integration components / services to achieve desired functionality. Projects may also be focused on enhancements to the existing banking system with improvements primarily targeted to key users from Front Office, Compliance and Operations.
The role requires end-to-end oversight and hands-on project management through initiation, planning, analysis, design, testing, implementation as well as rollout/stabilization and entails regular contacts with both Technology and Business stakeholders. The project manager is expected to provide timely updates to all these stakeholders on the progress of the projects, risk and issues including mitigating actions, major milestones on a regular as well as ad-hoc basis. The position requires direct involvement in solution architecture discussions to enable the progressive build of a business aligned technology solution.
The project manager is also expected to liaise with external vendors, monitor and coordinate efforts between multiple vendors in the seamless delivery of the project.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and facilitate the work of cross-functional project teams by clarifying project objectives and defining tactics necessary to accomplish these objectives
  • Drive cross-functional team members to develop detailed project schedules and milestones, project plans, budget, scope, timeline and risks and risk mitigation plans to meet project requirements while maintaining positive team morale
  • Develop project budgets and integrate project costs into the programme-level budgets and financial forecasts
  • Own and maintain a project schedule and issues and risk list. Continually manage project expectations with team members, stakeholders and programme manager within the Technology and Business groups by monitoring progress against the plan, escalating problems and issues that impact cost, scope or schedule and notifying affected departments.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from various project streams, and oversee the preparation and organization of Project Steering Committees.
  • Manage assigned internal project team members (from business and IT) as well as external implementation partners such as software vendors or technology consultancies. In particular, manage the strategic relationship with the product vendors as well as Service Integrators that help the bank manage application support, development and testing activities.


Qualifications
Requirements
  • Degree in an IT related discipline.
  • Extensive project management expertise (minimum of 5 years in similar areas) in a complex and heterogeneous IT landscape, covering the full SDLC.
  • Project Delivery experience in Financial Services covering Investment Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management or Private Banking domains.
  • Familiarity with Clarity or similar project management tools.
  • Excellent team and organizational leadership skills working with senior management and individual contributors; extensive experience developing, managing and mentoring collaborative cross-functional teams; ability to provide leadership and direction to project team and the organization to ensure successful project execution; consummate team player with a positive, flexible and creative approach.
  • Ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; analyse situations, define key objectives, and develop strategies and action plans to ensure successful results for the project, team, customer, and the business.
  • Able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and write clearly and effectively at a high level; excellent ability to communicate project direction and collaboratively align diverse organizations; must have strong presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Good understanding of project management methodologies; demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and coordinate various streams within a project and manage cross-functional project teams to deliver on time and within budget; ability to identify and drive issues to a quick resolution while balancing the needs of the business, the customer and the team; demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent streams through prioritization.
  • Experience in one or more of the following systems is a plus:
    • Temenos Wealth Suite (T24, TAP, Edge Connect and TTI)
    • Pega Workflow
    • MS Dynamics CRM
    • FileNet
    • ETL including Inter System Synchronization and Reconciliation