Senior Assistant Manager, Strategic Project Management Office (PMO)

Senior Assistant Manager, Strategic Project Management Office (PMO)

Manulife - Agnes Yung
Vietnam
3-6 years
Not Specified

Job Description


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Job Description
Ensure the quality and execution of project governance across Vietnam:
  • Execute governance framework for business case approval in conjunction with the Project Office Steering Committee & Vietnam Project Committee guidelines.
  • Review business cases to ensure the inputs are of a consistent and high quality and aligned with business strategy.
  • Improving the quality of business cases to provide a clear and concise roadmap and overall business strategy.
  • Support the review of the pipeline of work and budget against projects.
  • Localise Regional delivery framework and governance and support the rollout of project changes into Vietnam.

Monitor and control project progress at an enterprise level:
  • Ensure continued compliance of the Project Management policy (ODF) and Delegation of Authority (DoA).Support the system to monitor project progress and financials, providing further transparency and supporting management decisions.
  • Capture and track milestones for regular reporting.
  • Assess and report key delivery risks, issues and dependencies as part of Project governance.
  • Generate regular executive reporting to enable clear understanding of Project status to enable informed decisions. (time, cost, scope)
  • Contribute to the reporting and compliance of audit requirements and the Project Management policy and standards.
  • Take other ad hoc projects as may be required.

Support the use and compliance of Portfolio & Project Management (PPM) tools:
  • Support and continuously improve the use of PPM across Vietnam (Planview).
  • Maintain and update the Project Library
  • Ensure the completeness and integrity of our project data and collaborate with Regional PMO and end users as required.

Required skills and competencies:
Strategic: be able to improve business outcomes by applying strategic thinking and making appropriate recommendations in connection with delivery of long-term strategy.
Analytics: required to bring together large volumes of information and highlight the key themes and make recommendations for a senior executive audience.
Financials: understanding financial fundamentals and commercial drivers behind project business cases.
Change Management: positively engages with and supports, advocates, communicates and implements change.
Collaborative: Seeks to understand others contrasting perspectives in order to overcome resistance and find common ground.
Supportive: guiding and coaching project delivery teams and sponsors to implement project/program outcomes, building an environment of confidence and trust.
Requirements and/or qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of enterprise strategy, governance, framework development, and business planning.
  • Project delivery practice and process improvement position (Advantage).
  • PMP, Prince 2, Management of Projects (MoP), Agile qualification, and/or Six Sigma qualification (Advantage).
  • Performance driven, results oriented and customer focused. Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English & Vietnamese).
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proactive, well organized, attentive to details and strong bias for action.

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.
About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as MFC on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under 945 in Hong Kong.
Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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