Vice President - New Business - New Products Manager - Singapore

  • Competitve
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura Asia
  • 22 Jun 18 2018-06-22

Nomura is now hiring Vice President - New Business - New Products Manager - Singapore

Nomura Overview   

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm practices disciplined entrepreneurship while building on a long tradition of serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.
Functional Overview   

Job/Group Overview:

The New Business team is the gatekeeper of new combination of risks to Nomura. The team is responsible to ensure the implementation of new products and new transactions are reviewed in a multi-disciplinary manner and only worthwhile initiatives are considered for allocation of Nomura’s capital and resources. New Business team also gives focus to new activities which have a bearing on the reputation of the Nomura franchise.

The New Business team is also responsible for the administration of Nomura’s Capital Commitment, Reputational Risk, New Products and other related committees.

The successful applicant must be a team player, fast learner and posses excellent communication skills. The applicant will be expected to possess broad product/capital market knowledge. The candidate also needs to be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

The successful applicant will report to the Regional Head of New Business in AEJ, but will work closely with senior regional management.

Job description   

•Leading the New Business team in Singapore
•Analysing new transactions, new products and business initiatives and communicating them to infrastructure departments and senior management
•Raising initial questions/comments on new transaction/product proposal to business teams
•Hosting New Business Forums
•Working with business teams and support functions to resolve pre-approval/execution issues
•Administration of Nomura’s Capital Commitment, New Products and other related committees.
•Escalating transactions for approval at relevant committees
•Managing transaction/production approval process, often under pressure and to tight deadlines
•Ensuring approvals are correctly documented and records kept
•Establishing and maintaining approved product lists
•Liaising with regulators & auditors
•Provide training on New Business policies to business teams & support functions
•Providing cover when required for other members of the New Business team

Key Experience & Skills   


•At least 10 years of banking industry experience
•Experience in risk management or a control function would be an advantage
•Good first degree; a post-graduate or professional qualification would be an advantage

Required Skills

•Good financial product and capital market knowledge. An understanding of capital market and derivative products would be beneficial
•Proficiency with PowerPoint & spreadsheet

•Articulate - excellent written and verbal skills
•Presents confidently
•Positive impression, perception, image and body language
•Breaks down complex issues – able to explain clearly

•Result & delivery focused
•‘Eye for detail’
•Client and service orientated
•Naturally inquisitive about “new” things
•Fast learner

Corporate Governance:
•Strong (internal) control instinct:
•Challenging, questioning

Project Management:
•Can manage meetings, prepare concise minutes etc
•Structured, formal, organised
•Able to manage workload, meet / exceed deadlines, manage priorities


Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement   

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.