Director, Commercial and Controls

Job Type: Permanent
Posted: about 3 years ago
Contact: Maricris Fermin
Reference: 205190_1597212345

Director, Commercial and Controls

  • Permanent role

Our Client

  • An international financial services group, listed on stock exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York

The Opportunity

The role is based in Singapore and reports to the Chief of Staff to the company's Group Chief Digital Officer. The role provides wide ranging support on digital & technology initiatives across the Group. It helps develop and execute the Group Digital strategy, focusing on wider improvements to technology operations. Critical to the role is the ability to influence stakeholders, internal and external, and at all levels, to secure approval and buy-in to deliver change in Digital and Technology across the Group.

The role is extremely varied in terms of its activities, reflecting the need to rapidly respond to market developments and business unit initiatives, and requires willingness to work flexibly given interactions with internal and external stakeholders across time zones and the pace with which certain projects are performed.


Digital & Technology Strategy and Finances

  • Support financial management of digital and technology budgets across all technology and digital
  • Budget preparation and regular forecasting of spend to ensure spend is within budget
  • Developing financial models/ business case and approval requests for digital/ technology initiatives
  • Support contract negotiations and due diligence process to on-board ecosystem partners
  • Acting as the key contact point for Group Digital & Technology for procurement in London and Asia
  • Proactively identify opportunities for cost optimisation and help in procurement negotiations as required
  • Preparation of papers for the Group Executive Committee, Board and various forums & committees
  • Ensure vendor bills are paid in time by coordinating for approvals with cost centre owners and with accounts payable across all cost centres
  • Work on models for intra-group recharges with finance colleagues both at regional and local level
  • Coordinate with regional finance teams to ensure no governance and audit issues
  • Managing two outsourced resources based in Delhi

Governance and controls

  • Managing the process for updating Group Governance policies owned by Group Digital and Group CDO
  • Coordinating inputs from Group Digital to Risk and other teams in London and Asia
  • Coordinate with Company secretary of project ecosystems to ensure compliance
  • Managing the attestation and annual certification processes for reporting on Group Governance policies owned by Group Digital

Your Background

Knowledge and Experience required:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • All-round business acumen, including financial-modelling expertise, business analysis, project management and product management skills
  • Ability to think strategically with commercial awareness, and demonstrate ability to apply these to vendor/ partner discussions and deliver mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Proven ability to influence and persuade stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the digital landscape, in particular with regard to fintech and healthtech in Asia
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated and innovative
  • Good problem-solving skills

Interested candidates can send their resume to or apply online.