United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)

First/Senior VP, HR Change Management & Transformation Lead, Group Human Resources

United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)| Date Posted: 14-Jul-2019
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'N' Levels / 'O' Levels, ITE/ NITEC/ Higher NITEC, 'A' Levels, Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Human Resources function balances organisational aspirations and employee needs, as we accelerate and strengthen people capabilities to enable sustainable business growth at UOB. Our team of Human Resources specialists are guided by four employee commitments: do what is right, build meaningful careers, make a real difference and lead by positive example.

Job Responsibilities


We are looking for an Human Resource (HR) professional with a clear strategic perspective of the end-to-end HR value chain to fill our HR Change Management and Workforce Transformation Lead role. You will report to the Head of Strategic HR, and be responsible for leading Change & Communications Management and Workforce transformation. Together with the team, you will champion change & communication management, program management of key HR & Workforce strategic initiatives to deliver impact for UOB.


  • Problem solve with the business leaders on people & organization topics
  • Provide change management expertise and experience to leaders of the bank’s transformation initiatives
  • Formulate change & communication strategy (target audience, messages, channels, etc.) to position UOB’s people practices and engage the bank’s internal and external stakeholders
  • Program manage various strategic HR initiatives to drive the change
  • Lead workforce transformation initiatives for the bank
  • Develop a team with the relevant expertise and consulting skills to deliver the above
  • Act as thinking partner for Strategic HR Head
Job Requirements
  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution. MBA preferred but not essential
  • At least 5 years of work experience at one of the top management consulting firms with deep experience in People/Organization topic
  • Experience in Financial services with good grasp of the banking business models. Experience in leadership role in driving projects and manage team – owning the project process, content and day-to-day client interactions will be an added advantage
  • Project experience related to managing change, transformation and HR strategy
  • Strong track record of stakeholder’s management incl. senior leaderships, managers and working level. Problem solving – structuring, hypotheses forming, driving analysis and making recommendations
  • Strong core consulting skills including problem scoping and structuring, prioritization, team coaching & development
  • Highly regarded within the industry proven track records
  • Business acumen – not just a HR person. Resourceful – effectively leverage professional skills and relationships to solve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and persuasion skills
  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Strong team player, impeccable integrity, resilient
Be a part of UOB Family

Apply now and make a difference.

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United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)