Vice President, Innovation & Ecosystems

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Agile
  • API
  • Budgets
  • Business Development
  • Change Management
  • Compliance
  • e-commerce
  • Management Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Risk Management

Job Description

Vice President, Innovation & Ecosystems

Location: Hong Kong

DBS. Living, Breathing Asia.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and “Best Bank in Asia-Pacific” by Global Finance. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for nine consecutive years from 2009 to 2017.


  • Conduct market landscape research on latest digital industry trends and customer needs for Consumer Banking Group (CBG)
  • Understand the strategic priorities of CBG, uncover long-term market opportunities, and develop initiatives that are applicable to CBG, while at the same time interacting with other BUs/SUs
  • Lead and facilitate discussions with potential partners to jointly create products and services for customers
  • Manage relationships with partners and ensure business targets are achieved
  • Monitor and act upon any risks that arise throughout project delivery to ensure proper escalations or other actions are made or taken promptly
  • Engage with senior management and various stakeholders to present and provide project updates
  • Track own budget and headcount, including preparation and presentation of key strategies to senior management
  • Take up adhoc duties and projects whenever required. This includes problem solving and additional support for projects
  • Operationalize Ecosystems business development, platform management, and partner solutions for the relevant business units
  • Oversee the execution of product delivery, platform development, and solution design to achieve optimal outcomes and managing trade-offs
  • Align various workstreams and stakeholders to ensure cross-platform efficiencies
  • Manage all operational aspects of ecosystem partnerships together with relevant teams, including joint processes, service and ops design and execution, SLAs, compliance and risk management protocols, customer life cycle management, and partner engagement and escalation frameworks
  • Manage tracking of KPIs and business goals from ecosystem partnerships jointly with the business units
  • Create and lead governance forums and processes to ensure oversight and provide guidance for ecosystem initiatives

  • Degree holder
  • Extensive experience (5-10 years) in ecommerce / financial services / management consulting or related industries
  • Able to think strategically on the products/services that can be jointly created with target industry partners
  • Experience in working cross-functionally and across regions and functions to drive partnership development, program success and KPIs
  • Experience in dealing with eMarketplace or mCommerce companies is an added advantage
  • Experience with Agile Development methodology and processes, API strategies and implementation, and strong change management and project management skillsets
  • Excellent relationship building skills, presentation, communication and writing skills
  • Innovative, proactive and adaptable personality, able to work in a matrix structure
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task and take on different types of roles and activities at the same time
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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.

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelBachelor