AVP / Senior Associate, Ecosystems Platform Creator and Builder, Innovation Group

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • DBS Bank Limited
  • 21 Sep 17

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Business Function

Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability and innovation. In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Bank's operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.

About the DBS Innovation Group
DBS bank is poised to be the best bank in the world by 2020. The Innovation Group is a critical component of this aspiration by assisting the bank in building a culture of creativity and courage. The internal culture program is coupled with an external facing mandate to build and nurture a rich ecosystem. The team is cross-disciplinary and has a wide remit across all business units and markets the bank operates in. We are passionate and committed to making banking joyful (while having lots of fun)! The team is led by Neal Cross (World’s Most Disruptive CIO 2016, Global Digital Evangelist 2017): https://www.linkedin.com/in/nealx/

About this role
Driving partnerships and engagement across industries and regions, the Innovation Group is looking for a strategic, results-driven team player who is passionate about developing strong synergies with the business and social communities surrounding DBS. You will be responsible for the successful conceptualization, planning, socializing, marketing, and delivery of engagement platforms (ie. programs). You will also co-ordinate the curriculum, project management and management of their inter-dependencies. We are looking for someone who enjoys developing relevant initiatives for both internal and external relationships. You must want to truly redefine banking, to make it more joyful and more invisible.


  • Responsible for nurturing and building communities in verticals (education, interest groups, corporations, government and non-profits) as well as age groups
  • Develop and create programs/initiatives with those communities to benefit both DBS’ and their culture
  • Design initiatives, from idea to execution
  • Manage the initiatives’ implementation and budget - and ensure KPIs
  • Promote the initiative in creative ways
  • Collaborate with internal DBS stakeholders to amplify the initiatives
  • Mentor on design thinking, lean start-up and human centered design methodologies within scope of initiatives – when needed
  • Lead, manage and develop functional resources and project teams
  • Examples of initiatives in this role: UNI.CORN and Hack2Hire
  • Experience in event/program management (hackathons a plus), marketing, and business development (for partnerships) - preferably in innovation field
  • Knowledge in innovation/service design methodologies a plus
  • Proven track record of developing successful strategic initiatives/programs
  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • Strategic, enthusiastic and creative
  • Excellent organization skills, and can work independently
  • A hands-on team player who is able to see the big picture, possess a can-do attitude and able to handle ambiguity
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programs
  • Great sense of humor
  • Passionate about making a difference
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.