Senior Associate, Fintech Strategist - Innovation, DBS Transformation Group Senior Associate, Fintech Strategist - Innovation,  …

DBS Bank Limited
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
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DBS Bank Limited
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Senior Associate, Fintech Strategist - Innovation, DBS Transformation Group
Business Function

The Transformation Group reports to the Group Head of Strategy and Planning who supports the CEO and senior management team on the implementation of the Group's strategic agenda, including working with the businesses and functions to drive strategic initiatives across geographies.

About the Transformation Group

Here at the DBS Transformation Group, we focus on nurturing the culture of the "World's Best Digital Bank" (Euromoney, 2016 & 2018) and Best Bank in the World (Euromoney 2019). Our approach is a combination of both science and art; we immerse our stakeholders in the world of design thinking and experimentation, drive rigorous creativity along our pipeline, and build connections between corporate entrepreneurs and start-ups. We are a cross-disciplinary team focused on the invention of solutions that will radically improve the way people live, work and play. We are passionate and committed to making banking joyful (while having lots of fun)!

  • Facilitate and lead ideation and requirement gatherings sessions with users to understand their needs; structure project approach and solutions with the sponsors
  • Engage external partners (VCs, Accelerators, Government etc.) and the startup ecosystem for potential collaborations on proof-of-concept projects with emerging technologies
  • Analyze business models, startups (due diligence), and trends; evaluate and recommend suitable start-ups as per problem statements; analyze business case and partnership model for commercial engagements
  • Work closely and lead discussions with internal stakeholders (business, control units and technology teams) to drive proof-of-concepts and implementation of fintech projects
  • Lead program management for projects involving start-ups to facilitate collaborations between departments, knowledge transfer, and process improvements for experimentation
  • Collaborate with regional teams on regional FinTech projects
  • Evangelize startup engagements and the programs internally and externally
  • Understand what the business wants to achieve
  • Find the right startup that can help
  • Craft & negotiate a Proof-of-Concept / Minimum-Viable-Product
  • Time box and project manage the PoC till deployment (if successful) in a few months
  • Work with regional teams
  • Spread the good word about startups


· 3-6 years of work experience (or more)
· Excellent stakeholder management at all levels of seniority
· Ability to think critically, assess organizations, forecast trends and business models
· Passionate and engaged in the start-up ecosystem
· Experience with delivering technical projects (using agile methodologies)
· Excellent communication skills
· Resourcefulness
· Understanding of new technology and aptitude for emerging technologies
· Team player
· Enjoys life and wants to make 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.
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