APAC COO Office – Programme Manager

May 14, 2024

APAC COO Office – Programme Manager


  • Permanent
  • HK-Hong Kong
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Position Purpose

The role is responsible for supporting the Chief of Staff / Business Management activities, with a primary focus but not limited to the management and oversight of the project portfolios, for the CIB APAC COO organization (incl. ITO, CCCO, Finance and APAC Transformation).  Direct reporting line to the Chief of Staff of CIB APAC COO.

Key Responsibilities

Programme Management

  • Contribute to strategic and transversal initiatives within CIB APAC COO scope
  • Lead and/or oversee/steer specific regional and global projects (on a case-by-case basis).  Recent examples include Smartsourcing initiatives, Regulatory Reporting, Employees Workflows and RefOG Redesign etc.
  • Oversee the progress and governance of the Plan 2025 initiatives under CIB APAC COO scope, including but not limited to:
     –  Periodic review and tracking of progress and resolution of risks and issues
     – Tracking of budget and savings vs. the original Plan
     – Organization of related regional governance, e.g. quarterly CIB APAC ITO Plan 2025 Steering Committee and TBA-ITO Filiere Governance Committee
  • Responsible for coordinating AI initiatives and related training with the APAC COO teams, in alignment to the Global ITO governance
  • Responsible for coordinating the formulation and subsequent governance of Plan 2030 under CIB APAC COO scope, including but not limited to:
    –   Initiation of Plan 2030 programme, consolidation of proposed initiatives and financials, and articulation of overall Plan 2030
    –   Periodic review and tracking of progress and financials vs. Plan
    –   Organization and running of related regional governance, e.g. CIB APAC COO Plan 2030 Steering Committee
  • Support Chief of Staff to promote consistency, communication, alignment and optimization, especially within the Transformation Teams structure (e.g. APAC Transformation, DRIVE for GM, Projects & Change for GB etc.)

Contribution to other Business Management activities if and when necessary.

Qualifications – External
Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)
Technical Attributes
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong and demonstrated programme / project management skills, with experience in driving and managing large-scale and complex portfolios
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results driven, resourceful and independent with the ability to follow through
  • Methodical, analytical and organized, with strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage change and complexity with confidence
  • Flexible to address a wide variety of topics simultaneously and in a structured manner
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills, with ability to effectively influence and work with stakeholders at all levels and to cultivate positive working relationship across functions
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