Project Manager, Cognitive Science & Automation

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd
  • 08 Dec 18

As the Project Manager at Schroders, you will sit within the Global Practice of the recently established Cognitive Science and Automation (CSA) Group. The global practice is the sponsor and custodian for the holistic and sustained success of the Automation and Robotics initiative. This is currently led from Singapore and supported globally by London, Luxembourg and other locations to be defined. The group drives strategic alignment, opportunity identification and governs all aspects of the automation lifecycle from strategy to execution.

Overview of role

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including status reports, tracking tools and presentations
  • Manage the project administration, producing minutes; preparing reports & presentations; providing management information accordingly
  • Working closely with other members of the project team
  • Track project milestones, statuses, weekly reports, and follow up on overdue items

Essential Skills

  • At least 5 years’ experience in in programme management and/or business process improvement initiatives
  • Proven track record of success in PMO, project governance support or business management roles in financial services with good exposure to project financials, resource planning, governance and control, etc
  • Able to monitor and control the programme resources to achieve specific project goals against specific project success criteria
  • Understand the importance of tracing, managing and documenting all project issues to ensure project cohesion and risk management
  • Able to centrally manage knowledge depository system and ensure that its updated and maintained
  • Share knowledge and create standards to support future problem identification and resolution
  • Stakeholder management
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Desirable Skills

  • Good understanding of project methodologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good technical, analytical, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Possess initiative, drive, and ability to work independently and be a good team player
  • High level of initiative and able to work within timelines
  • Meticulous, detail-oriented and clear thought process abilities