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Programme Director

Great Eastern Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
Programme Director
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As a LIFE company, our customers are at the heart of all that we do. Being one of Asia's leading insurer for over a century, we have built a long-lasting legacy of trust with our customers over many generations. At the foundation of this trust is Integrity, Initiative, and Involvement - from the way we treat every customer relationship with honesty and transparency, to our proactive approach of delivering the best possible solutions in both life and general insurance.

Integrity, Initiative, and Involvement is what guides us. It is what makes us do the right thing, take the lead, and choose 'we' over 'me'. Our mission is to make life great for our customers because we understand what matters most to them, and we know how to help them protect it.

If you are looking to grow in an exciting career filled with opportunities and potential, we are seeking a professional to join our team as Programme Director . In this role, you will manage the projects and systems as a Programme and derive synergy across them to manage & deliver Group IT initiatives and maintain production systems in the area of Product Development (NextGen).

The Role:

  • Ensure alignment of application roadmap with overall IT architecture and strategy
  • Plan, mobilize and manage resources optimally to execute against plan(s)
  • Develop the growth of application resources with the relevant skills
  • Drive, manage and deliver conceptualisation and delivery of projects and initiatives under Group IT Run & Demand Management
  • Manage and maintain existing BAU for systems under Group IT Run & Demand Management
  • Responsible to liaise and integrate with Project Managers to ensure coherent delivery plan
  • Ensure compliance to both Group IT and Corporate principles and policies
  • As part of the leadership team, work with key stakeholders to proactively shape the organisation's culture and conduct environment that is aligned to the organization's Core Values
  • Champion culture and conduct behavioral expectations within the Department/Division
  • Take accountability in considering business and regulatory compliance risks and takes appropriate steps to mitigate the risks
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends on regulatory compliance, emerging threats and technologies in order to understand the risk and better safeguard the company
  • Highlight any potential concerns /risks and proactively shares best risk management practices
  • Other responsibilities entailed

The Person:

  • Relevant degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years of working experience in related field with at least 10 years as lead
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in Life-Insurance (preferably Product Development)
  • Good knowledge in Java EE/Spring Boot framework application development
  • Good knowledge in Mobile application development (i.e. X-code IDE, Objective-C language)
  • Led teams with multiple discipline representation
  • Experience in managing new build, upgrade and package implementation projects
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously (preferably in an integrated program)
  • Experience in managing BAU production systems
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates alignment with the organisation's core values through expected behaviours
  • High level of integrity, takes accountability of work and good attitude over teamwork
  • Takes initiative to improve current state of things and adaptable to embrace new changes

Great Eastern Malaysia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, and all qualified applicants shall receive a fair and equal consideration for employment.

Location: HQ, Kuala Lumpur

Entity: Great Eastern Life Malaysia

Employment Type: Permanent

To all recruitment agencies: Great Eastern does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our email or our employees. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Great Eastern

Established in 1908, Great Eastern places customers at the heart of everything we do. Our legacy extends beyond our products and services to our culture, which is defined by our core values and how we work. As champions of Integrity, Initiative and Involvement, our core values act as a compass, guiding and inspiring us to embrace the behaviours associated with each value, upholding our promise to our customers - to continue doing our best for them in a sustainable manner.

We work collaboratively with our stakeholders to look for candidates who exhibit or have the potential to embrace our core values and associated behaviours, as these are the key traits that we expect from our employees as they develop their careers with us.

We embrace inclusivity, giving all employees an equal opportunity to shine and play their role in exploring possibilities to deliver innovative insurance solutions.

Since 2018, Great Eastern has been a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Principles of Sustainable Insurance. Our sustainability approach around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations play a key role in every business decision we make. We are committed to being a sustainability-driven company to achieve a low-carbon economy by managing the environmental footprint of our operations and incorporating ESG considerations in our investment portfolios; improving people's lives by actively helping customers live healthier, better and longer; and drive responsible business practices through material ESG risk management.
Job ID  2300019P
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