Data Office Manager

Permanent contract|Singapore|IT (Information Technology)

Data Office Manager

Singapore Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


•    Working closely with businesses across different areas of responsibilities, which are aligned with global data strategy principles (e.g. present and execute a data plan for approval by respective senior leaders).
•    Provide data support on strategic rollout within the organization, such as delivery and operational management of modern data capabilities to ensure APAC data platform, pipelines and services are scalable and secure serving multiple users and use cases within the business.
•    Anticipate key changes in the constantly evolving APAC data landscape and develop strategic action plans based on the assessment of such changes.
•    Ensure all parts of the business are effectively instrumented and at the right level of maturity.
•    Nurturing our data-driven, fact-based business culture

Business and Partner Leadership

•    Engage with businesses, develop and build innovative Data Solutions for internal Partners.
•    Delivery of approved data centric metrics.
•    Define and deliver agreed benchmarks and scorecards with all APAC data partners.
•    Inspire and engage with the local and global teams and the functions they represent to develop and strengthen data framework priorities for data development.
•    Manage relationships for all APAC strategic data use cases.
•    Be the voice of data in APAC.

Data Operational Activities

•    Deploy and sustain data solutions across APAC.
•    Coordination of agreed data resources.
•    Develop market leading data propositions and handle a Data Analytics strategy.
•    Chart the path for data operational design, delivery and its integration with other SocGen functions and ensure data literacy benefitting the bank including the design and integration of technology and data services.
•    Champion data design & architecture that builds for flexibility and using open data frameworks & technologies.
•    Deploy the data framework in Asia leveraging on global and local expertise

People Activities

•    Help develop data office team in Asia Pacific against strategic people goals set by the division and group in terms of data literacy.
•    Focus on data talent development across teams in the Asia Pacific region by being a data mentor, trainer, coach and guide.

Profile required

  • Demonstrated experience in applying data science to optimization problems in the financial industry.
  • Respected technical leader with strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Hand – on experiences in programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C#), analytical and project management skills (e.g. Agile) for a variety of tasks or projects.
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets, variables and situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Extensive expertise in data technologies and the use of data to support software development, advanced analytics and reporting.
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies (Azure)
  • Experience and capability in translating non-technical user requests into complex technical specifications and solutions that meet these requirements.

Behavioural skills

  • Client - Client focus: I nurture a long-term relationship with the clients/internal partners
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Technology: I include technological breakthroughs in the strategies implemented
  • Responsibility - Empowerment and Accountability: I give resources and autonomy to make decisions

Business insight

Company Description
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

Department Description
The bank is growing its technology capacity to support transversal functions within platform components and drive public cloud adoption. Architecture team within Technology department needs to reinforce to create and support components used by the whole bank. Within Engineering department you will work on several innovative components used by thousands of users.
 This team has mandate to explore all pertinent solutions and collaborate with subject matter experts in the departments they are supporting, and deliver strategic value for the bank in quick iterations.

This is a great opportunity for technical expert passionate about IT technologies who want to make an impact both locally and globally within the Bank. We are looking for a technical expert with Agile developer background who are curious to understand and challenge processes, propose creative solutions, know or want to learn technical IT architecture.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000MS6
Entity: Societe Generale Singapore Branch
Starting date: 2022/08/29
Publication date: 2022/07/27