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AD Transformation
Ref No.: 17-04218
Location: Wanchai, Hong Kong
 Associate Director, Finance Transformation

Reponsibilities
  • Own and manage the Functional Strategy (Finance Function) Governance process
    • Review and challenge projects' status, risks and issues with project managers and program sponsors, ensuring adherence to governance standard
    • Support coordination among projects where applicable
    • Serve as an escalation point for matters requiring immediate attention from Steering Committee members
    • Prepare the Functional Strategy (Finance Function) Steering Committee materials
    • Support and facilitate the Functional Strategy (Finance function) Steering Committee
    • Ensure follow-up on action items and communicate key messages from Functional Strategy (Finance Function) Steering committee meeting
    • Communicate regularly with key stakeholders e.g. business units, other Group functions, on the progress of Functional Strategy (Finance Function) projects
  • Ensure alignment of portfolio of projects  to the Functional Strategy (Finance Function) priorities and vision
    • Review scope of projects for alignment with Functional Strategy (Finance Function) roadmap and priorities
    • Review or participate in project closure process to assess Functional Strategy (Finance Function) priority delivered through benefits realization of the project
  • Support and help to drive strategy implementation communication and best practices
    • Provide guidance, steering and coaching to local project teams and drive learnings sharing across projects and amongst Business Units
    • Provide support to project managers with project management process and methodologies to support the initiation, monitoring and execution of project initiatives
    • Govern and further develop mechanism to provide appropriate visibility into the portfolio health including maintenance of a centralized project reporting tool to allow regular review and consolidation of projects' status
Requirements
  • Tertiary qualifications required
  • Previous leadership experience as a project or program manager on a large scale transformation
  • Recognized project management accreditation / qualification from an external body would be highly desirable
  • Experience in process ownership including definition, monitoring, and continuous improvement
     
    Knowledge
  • Knowledge of project management or program management processes and/ or governance methodology
  • Knowledge of insurance industry would be desirable
  • Knowledge of finance function or actuarial function would be desirable
     
    Skills
  • Proven project and/or program management skills, including strong planning, scheduling and organizing skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial review and quantitative analysis techniques
     
    Attributes / Behaviors
  • A results-oriented leader who can drive results across the organization with a proven ability to quickly develop working relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to understand projects deliverables and dependencies from a portfolio management perspective and drive prioritization
  • A commitment to drive effort to closure and meet tight deadlines is essential
  • Strong governance process and financial mindset
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation towards innovation and continuous improvement