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Head of PMO APAC / PMO Practice Lead APAC

Date:  Nov 26, 2021
City:  Hồ Chí Minh (TP)
GFT Technologies SE

Role Summary  


We are looking for a regional Head of PMO / PMO Practice Lead to join the GFT APAC team and help contribute towards the growth of our rapidly expanding business. This position can be based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam. 


As a Head of PMO / PMO Practice Lead, you will work with internal and external industry-leading technology and business experts in the financial services and consulting domains. You’ll partner closely with our delivery, commercial and operations teams to continue driving transformational change across our global business operations, project processes and external service offerings. Executing our client project governance models while ensuring operational excellence will be key, alongside adopting a creative and proactive mindset to solve complex problems and continually improve processes. You’ll report to the Head of Operations APAC, and daily, you’ll collaborate internationally with colleagues, clients, and partners throughout Asia and Europe. 


Key Activities 


  • Lead and contribute towards project planning, resource allocation, and delivery excellence, and follow through on execution of major client engagements in collaboration with regional and global teams. 

  • Operate and lead in a consultative fashion to drive decisions and implement changes and improvements to existing business and technology project processes, practices, and governance frameworks. 

  • Continually seek and communicate strategies and opportunities to drive continual process improvement throughout the PMO practice. Own the implementation of such opportunities and strategies through to completion. 

  • Partner with commercial and delivery teams to ensure rigid oversight and maintenance of project management tools, workflows, documentation, and daily operations with regards to client engagements. 

  • Act as a regional subject matter expert in various systems to ensure effective sales pipeline planning and project delivery success. 

  • Lead and participate on internal global product and change initiatives requiring regional project management for implementation. 

  • Analyze and report on financial data across sales forecasts, project budgets, risks, and resource allocation. 


Required Skills 


  • 6+ years’ experience working as a senior project manager, PMO analyst, and/or project support role. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least one of the following: professional services models, sales and delivery operational excellence, project management of technology services engagements, or operations transformation. 

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively in a multicultural/international environment. 

  • Experience working with and managing clients, partners and vendors. 

  • Strong understanding of portfolio, program and project governance and reporting requirements. 

  • Strong exposure to consulting, financial services and/or technology services is advantageous. 

  • Excellent written and verbal use of English. Chinese (Mandarin) is advantageous. 


What we offer you: 

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of like-minded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development. 

As a key member of the GFT APAC team, you’ll be expected to operate proactively and with a high degree of autonomy, as we will rely on your strong judgement to make the right decisions and drive our business to greater heights. 


Who we are


Having started in Germany in 1987, GFT Technologies has grown to become a trusted Software Engineering and Consulting specialist for the international financial industry, counting many of the world’s largest and best-known Banks as our clients.

We’ve been a pioneer of near-shore delivery since 2001 and now offer a global team spanning 16 countries with a global workforce of over 6,000 people around the world. GFT is recognised by industry analysts, such as Everest Group, as a leader amongst the global mid-sized Service Integrators and ranked in the Top 20 leading global Service 

Integrators in many of the exponential technologies such as Open Banking, Blockchain, Digital Banking, and Apps Services.

Today, GFT continues to drive growth through digital transformation working closely with leading global digital and virtual banks. We do this through a combination of consulting services, IT solutions, applications management, and outsourcing focusing heavily on the following domains:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Blockchain Solutions

  • Cloud Technologies

  • Data Analytics

For the past 18-months, GFT has been driving our expansion into the APAC region, rapidly winning new clients including Mox Bank (a cloud-native Virtual Bank for Hong Kong millennials that GFT has helped build from the ground up), Standard Chartered, DBS, HSBC, SGX and many more.

Come join our APAC start-up team and help us drive our growth in the region.

You can learn more about our latest advancements and news at www.gft.com

But most importantly: we are still human beings. We live up to our values because we truly believe they are vital. A core value of ours is ‘small enough to care, big enough to deliver’. Meaning we aim to keep the family-owned business values at the core of how we do business. Our culture is about staying closely connected, being agile, lean, and having a flat organization. On the other hand, we also strive to remain relevant to our clients’ business as they trust us with helping them on their transformation journeys delivering business-critical IT solutions and projects.







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