Coherent (SG)

Coherent - Project Manager

Senior Level
Project Manager
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About Us

Coherent is a Hong Kong insurtech startup that builds products to improve transparency, speed and efficiency throughout the insurance buying process, empowering insurers, brokers and agents to deliver superior customer experience. Founded in 2016 with over 60 team members in Hong Kong and Shanghai, we build next-generation solutions to solve the toughest challenges that insurers and intermediaries face on a daily basis.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for people who love the insurance industry and technology but recognize new ways are needed to improve how things happen across the ecosystem. You will want to work with like-minded peers to develop an outstanding product portfolio and will thrive in an environment where you can achieve personal development success. If you have strong experience in insurance, a curious mindset, and a desire to deliver innovative solutions to our amazing clients, come talk to us.  You will get a chance to work with some of the brightest insurance professionals and take your career to new heights.

What you will be doing in this role:
  • Work with Coherent teams to translate our client needs into our flagship product which will help Coherent stand out in the insurance industry
  • Manage and coordinate project activities and apply appropriate methodology and governance to ensure deliverables are met on time and within the budget allocated
  • Manage project change management activities including preparing training materials and conducting user training
  • Manage multi-discipline project teams (e.g., engineers, designers, analysts, etc.) across multiple geographies to ensure timely delivery against timelines
  • Track budget to actuals for projects
  • Identify and document all the required activities to deliver and build the plan accordingly
  • Carefully manage the plan as well as the risks and issues and translate the plan into tangible timelines and milestones; develop and track mitigation options when required
  • Analyse business and technology processes to design and deliver innovative solutions
  • Drive proposals by identifying the work scope and building the pricing models to support commercial propositions
  • Implement the critical pathway for multiple project completions
  • Define the delivery process with a deep understanding of large, Enterprise level IT Programmes of work
  • Identify and monitor the key external dependencies that could affect the delivery
  • Act as a first escalation point: able to remove any blocker preventing the delivery; able to escalate in a timely way to senior management when required
  • Report regularly to management and key internal and client stakeholders (including C-Level) the project progress and status as well as potential issues / decisions needed
About you:
  • University graduate with at least 7-8 years solid experience in the Insurance/Banking industry, exposure of key positions in Business Process Management, Change Management, Technology and/or Management Consulting; with at least 5 years in a Project Management role or equivalent capacity
  • Proven track record in delivery of large projects in a sizable organization – experience implementing Insurance Administration Systems highly desirable
  • Project management certification (PMP, SCRUM, PRINCE etc) with focus on Agile methodology preferred
  • Expertise in software development methodologies (SDLC, Waterfall, Agile) including being seasoned Jira and Confluence is desirable
  • Results oriented, able to work in high pressure environment
  • Strong sense of ownership for the project and demonstrate commitment to driving project objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to work with different cultures, and with proven negotiation and leadership skills; strong coordination skills and capability to drive the contributors and stakeholders who have different priorities; ability to influence and facilitate executive level decisions
  • Ability to identify project risks and to recommend mitigation actions
  • Pro-active and forward thinker: able to anticipate and to take action accordingly
  • Able to be comfortable at the deepest level of details and to be able to articulate a clear summary to senior stakeholders when required (covering both technical and business aspects)
  • Thinks critically about project delivery, challenges the status quo to identify opportunities to enhance processes and services
  • Demonstrate strong moral principles to do what is right for the customers, employees and partners; have the courage to speak the mind and not afraid to push boundaries
  • Strong academic credentials with a bachelor’s degree from a top tier university – specific specialisation in business / technology / engineering related disciple will be highly desirable;
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate business opportunities, customer problems in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Thai are a plus

Singapore residency (PR or Citizenship) is a requirement as we will not be sponsoring Visas or Work Permits.

What we offer:

What we offer is a promise: No unnecessary governance, no politics and no bureaucracy – our culture and working spirit is real and authentic.

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