Senior Project Manager, Cognitive Science and Automation

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd
  • 16 Apr 19

The Senior Project Manager sits within the Global Practice of the recently established Schroders’ Cognitive Science and Automation (CSA) Group. The global practice is the sponsor and custodian for the holistic and sustained success of the Intelligent Automation and Robotics initiative. It will be led from Singapore and supported globally by London, Luxembourg and other locations to be defined. It 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 including heads of departments
  • 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
  • Deliver presentations to senior business stakeholders


Essential Skills

  • 8 or more 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
  • Excellent presentation and meeting facilitation skills
  • Able to step up into other programme support roles where and when necessary


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
  • Ability to react quickly to changing requirements with options and solutions


Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.