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Director, Head of Data - Singapore

Manulife and John Hancock Singapore
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Competitive
Director, Head of Data - Singapore
We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement

Hybrid

Job Description

The opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to drive the transformation of our data strategy and governance. The ideal candidate will champion the development of data assets, lead the implementation of data engineering solutions, and build and mentor a high-performing team to deliver game-changing data products and solutions. The successful candidate will collaborate with global and regional teams to scale the data technology stack and ensure data is at the forefront of platform changes.

Responsibilities
  • Lead and deliver the refresh of overall data strategy in collaboration with regional and global teams
  • Establish and chair data governance council / processes, and data ownership structure including the prioritization of remediation activities required for data quality enhancements.
  • Lead the data capture / ingestion and curation capability to enable continuous enhancements of data assets across the organisation.
  • Collaborate with regional and global teams to scale the data technology stack to best support the priorities of company strategy.
  • Lead the design, architecture and implementation of data engineering solutions for Advanced Analytics, scalable insights and digital applications.
  • Hire, train and coach a strong team of data professionals to realize their full potential in the service of creating game changing data products and solutions.
  • Partner with the CIO to create and deliver a compelling data vision & data driven strategy for the organisation
  • Partner with technology and business teams to ensure data is at the fore front of any platform changes in the form of data capture, curation and insight consumption.

How will you create impact?

This role will play a critical part in shaping the organization's data strategy, governance, and technology stack to drive impactful business decisions and digital transformation. By leading the development of data assets and engineering solutions, the successful candidate will empower teams to harness the power of data for advanced analytics, scalable insights, and innovative digital applications.

What motivates you?
  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What we are looking for
  • Bachelor of Engineering in IT, Computer Science or related course.
  • Technical knowledge in data engineering and software development of large-scale applications.
  • Preferably with experience in the Financial Industry.
  • Extensive knowledge with many of the following technologies: SQL, Oracle RDBMS, MS Synapse, MS ADLS, MS Data Factory, MS Cosmos DB, DataBricks.
  • Familiarity with some of the following technologies: HDFS, Hadoop, Hive, HBASE Python, Spark, PowerBI, Confluence, JIRA, Splunk, Kibana, KAFKA.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and a strong ability to recognize critical path deliverables in order to deliver within project timelines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication with the ability to effectively articulate and communicate technical vision, possibilities, and outcomes.
  • Effective stakeholder management skills and ability to partner with and influence senior management to drive data culture in the organization

What can we offer you?
  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you
  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com.
Job ID  JR24051768
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