Manager, Finance Transformation, GWAM Asia
Hong Kong

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Working ArrangementHybrid Job Description Overview of GWAM Our GWAM segment, branded as Manulife Investment Management ( MIM ), provides investment advice and innovative solutions to retirement, retail, and institutional clients.

Our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories, including 10 markets and 120 years of on-the-ground experience in Asia.

We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. GWAM-managed AUMA exceeded C$1 trillion as at September 30, 2021 and have experienced significant compound annual growth rates over the last ten years and over the planning horizon.

Finance Transformation The Global Finance Transformation initiative is a multi-year, multi-workstream transformation of Manulife’s Global Finance organization including people, processes, systems, and data.

Since inception in 2013, this initiative has helped generate significant efficiencies for our global Finance organization.

The WAM Finance in Transformation ( WAMFiT ) seeks to continue delivering on our Global Finance strategy and vision to realize and enable self-service, straight through processing, and automation to a target state and ultimately become a world-class global finance organization.

This initiative includes the objective to standardize, simplify, and automate our financial infrastructure and processes for our businesses and achieve the finance vision and target operating model.

Job Summary Reporting to the Regional Head of WAMFiT Finance Transformation in Asia, this position will provide significant contribution to the transformation of the Finance function for the GWAM teams across Asia.

The incumbent will play a critical role in helping the success of the workforce planning / target operating model workstream while also playing a key role in helping develop best-in-class reporting capabilities.

The manager will help in driving the success of the workstream by providing the necessary support, including performance of key work from strategy to execution.

The individual will perform, track, and coordinate project deliverables on time, budget, and with the planned benefits. The individual will work alongside the WAMFiT team, Asia Advisory and Analysis, Asia Finance & Planning, Global Finance teams, Chief Data Office, IT, and numerous transformation stakeholders to implement the required business improvements and support the global architecture to centralize, standardize, and enhance Finance processes to satisfy WAM Finance’s target operating model and vision requirements.

The incumbent will be a pivotal member of the WAMFiT team, performing a broad range of tasks and activities to support work transitions, model planning, and process improvements and automation initiatives, while building positive relationships across the GWAM Finance organization and other Manulife partners.

The manager will work closely with the director to support the WAMFiT teams in Asia working as a link with the Global WAMFiT team.

What motivates you? You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile mindset and enable business outcomes You thrive in teams, and enjoy getting things done together You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone We are looking for someone with : Minimum 5 years of direct experience in project management and change roles, ideally with strong experience of working on projects & improvement initiatives.

Preferably in a financial institution. University-qualified in Business, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics or Science. A professional certification / training in PMP / SCRUM / Agile / Operational Excellence along with some practical experience using one or more.

Data manipulation, experience with business intelligence / visualization tools such as Power BI, Alteryx, Advance Excel is a must have for any one or combination of these skills.

Willingness to learn such skill will be supported by Manulife. Experience working within a matrix organization, to effectively collaborate, leverage and build relationship with individuals across multiple geographies and functions.

Project management / business analysis experience combined with impeccable verbal / written communication skills presenting and working with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences including senior executives.

Innovative thinker with the ability to negotiate, influence and challenge the status quo to continuously improve processes.

A self-starter with vision and creativity with the ability to influence others to drive results. Strong business partnering, interpersonal and stakeholder management, with demonstrable experience of communicating and influencing across a wide range of stakeholders with the ability to collaborate and build relationships locally and globally.

Well-organized, with ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a demanding and deadline-oriented environment. Strong attention to detail with excellent judgement, analytical and problem-solving skills.

General business knowledge, problem-solving skills and understanding of various aspects of the business operations with the associated financial data and financial reporting systems, with demonstrable capability to understand and analyze complex concepts and articulate big picture perspective On the job you will : Transformation Management & Supporting Global Projects Support the Global Transformation Initiatives and related execution in Asia e.

g. data initiatives such as AUM and GL data projects; automation and digitization projects locally. Execute assigned improvement, data and finance projects, including analysis, requirements definition, and drive with our partners to design & build, conversion, testing and implementation with specific focus on rigorous management and reporting & analysis Work with different teams e.

g. Accounting & Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Advisory & Analysis, local country Finance teams and IT counterparts to Identify new process improvement project, standardization and brining new technologies and automation initiatives.

Execute process mapping exercise, knowledge of process mapping and brainstorming tools such as fishbone diagram, value stream mapping, what if analysis, etc.

is a key skill required for this job along with analytical mindset to understand various processes and open to ideas. Consult with team members to understand issues, share experiences, brainstorm solutions, and provide support.

  • Be the central point of contact for our Finance staff and decision makers, owners and end users; define and update finance and reporting requirements and design solutions that will meet their needs;
  • facilitate implementation of new and / or improved reporting processes, support in testing phases and requirement gathering.

  • Oversee the documentation of business requirements relating to WAM Asia Finance, analytical and reporting processes Analyze and understand WAM Finance reporting requirements and work with report development teams to translate into technical specifications Govern and put in place control to ensure quality solutions by testing that the development results meet the business requirements;
  • help identify and resolve issues / defects that arise Act as a subject matter expert for WAM Finance sources, systems and reporting / analytical tools Maintain and report challenges, risks, issues, decisions and action items including follow up with teams to ensure timely reply and / or action.

  • Build, develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with GWAM Finance teams across all geographies Other duties and special projects as assigned Driving timely communication and change management plans to keep Investment Division and Global WAM Finance teams informed and engaged in Transformation program Our commitment to you Our mission;
  • to be a part of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry Our best.

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