Senior VP, Head of Operational Excellence, Production Services, Group Banking Technology Senior VP, Head of Operational Excellence,  …

United Overseas Bank
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jan 21
United Overseas Bank
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jan 21
United Overseas Bank
Senior VP, Head of Operational Excellence, Production Services, Group Banking Technology
Posting Date: 31-Dec-2020

Location: Alexandra Road, 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
Responsible for operational excellence and delivery of automated support solutions to further enhance the services of the Production Services organization. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader, excellent communicator, have demonstrable expertise in process excellence programs and automation, project management and be results-focused.
As part of a cross-functional Production Services organization, you should be comfortable leading and motivating dynamic, driven and diverse team of professionals implementing key process and automated solutions. You should be experienced in working with and presenting to senior "C" level management. Good people and line management skills and the ability to recruit and develop a high performing team.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand the needs and challenges in order to strategies, implement and maintain Operational Excellence initiatives
  • Work closely with IT and Operations teams to perform end-to-end process review, challenge current thinking, review and design target processes and tools
  • Design and deliver solutions for reliability, stability and consistency.
  • Possess a passion to achieve efficiency / predictability through automation and engineering
  • Run workshops and identify of list of efficiency projects and delivery them incrementally
  • Be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
  • Conduct meetings to review the list of initiatives with senior stakeholders to get their buy-in
  • Deliver training on process re-engineering principles, methodology and capability- building
  • Conduct performance analysis and fine-tuning of systems
  • Advise on industry best practices, standard tools for monitoring, alerting & configuration
  • Excel in team-oriented roles that rely on ability to collaborate with others
  • Manage a small team through matrix reporting
  • Facilitates and drives strategy / processes to achieve transformational change and put in place sustainable solutions
  • Builds bench strength and develops teams and prepares them for future roles and challenges

Job Requirements
  • At least 15 years of experience in change management roles
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science / IT; Ideally certified with ITIL
  • Deep technical background, with hands-on experience in automated; agile environments delivering operational excellence and automation
  • Knowledge and expertise in Lean Management, Process design & automation, digitalization and target operating model design
  • Proven track record in delivering process design, process governance, tools automation and production systems monitoring solutions
  • Ability to take ownership and deliver results in a challenging client facing environment
  • Sharp business mind and proven track record in strategizing and delivering complex projects in a senior leader role
  • Extensive background in working with business partners in areas of production support and software development include Mainframe, AS400 and Open systems environments
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization
  • Self-directed and self-learner, displays resilience and discipline
  • Able to work in consensus-driven culture and able to manage ambiguity. Adaptable to changes.
  • Good planning and organizing skills with structured thinking and innovative solutions
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of business strategies and ability to translate them into concrete achievable action plans
  • Strategic forward thinking approach to challenges with outstanding influencing, negotiating and persuasion skills
  • Understands and articulates the business strategy and vision and is able to mobilize formal and informal networks to achieve business growth in a sustainable manner
  • Strong in influencing / negotiating and leveraging strong professional relationship to drive and deliver the right business outcomes.

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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