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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 Channels & Digitalization function enables end-to-end seamless connectivity for UOB customers across all physical and digital touchpoints of the Bank. Designed to be in tune with our customers' banking preferences, we strive to enhance engagement and deliver exemplary experiences across our network of branches, self-service machines and digital platforms. We collaborate with FinTech ecosystem partners to keep abreast of developments in the FinTech innovation space and to embed ourselves in our customers' lives. We also harness customer insights to help us deliver new business models and digital innovations, and to build deeper relationships with our customers.
Job Responsibilities You will be Team Head of the Innovation Lab & Partnerships Group responsible for constructing UOB's strategy for banking in the digital world and supporting Group Channels and Digitalisation leadership in business support matters, focusing on building ecosystem partnerships to augment UOB's franchise, and operationalising The FinLab, UOB's innovation lab.
The role will report into Head of Group Channels & Digitalisation, drive and lead projects of FinTech, Ecosystem & Innovation Group with regional responsibilities and oversight to collaborate with the country teams outside Singapore to deliver the objectives of Finlab. The Finlab is a proactive Engagement and Community builder for UOB and its businesses by championing Innovation, Digitalization, transformation with sustainable business models and practices to help the community such as Fintechs, SMEs/ businesses and their constituents to grow and thrive in the digital world.
Plan, strategize and execute the Smart Business Transformation programmes in Singapore and the region with The FinLab team, and work with the participating Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) participants in the programmes. Represent The FinLab and UOB in establishing strategic alliances with partners to deliver the programme.
Represent UOB either as primarily project manager working closely with teammates (from Business units in the bank) to catalyse ideas, initiatives and use cases to collaborate with Ecosystem partners to create win-win solutions for the partner and for the UOB Business Unit. This involves multi-facet collaboration with external parties.
Providing support and being the liaison for UOB pertaining to all matters of The FinLab and vice versa, including legal, compliance, finance, and operations.
Managing and coordinating the discussions on innovation labs, ecosystems and The FinLab's programmes with internal stakeholders.
Assist to maintain and update the progress and plans of The FinLab's portfolio companies.
Take on projects such as Fintech and Digitalisation events, etc. in addition to conducting research and keeping the larger teams abreast on Fintech & Ecosystem trends, policies and developments in Singapore and the region.
Minimum degree holder, with at least 10 years of relevant banking experience, preferably including experience in SME and corporate banking, or in strategy and consulting.
Understanding of the FinTech landscape and ecosystem players and new business models, and its developments in Singapore and the region.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage and plan multiple projects and discussions. Able to deliver outcomes during phases of high intensity.
Self-motivated, able to work as a team and do well in both start-up and corporate environments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to build rapport and comfortable driving projects with internal stakeholders and customers.
People manager with strong leadership qualities in building effective team with good business acumen.
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.