UPS ASIA GROUP PTE LTD

APAC Strategy & Innovation Director

Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
27 Feb 2019
Closes
27 Mar 2019
Ref
053324
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Business analyst
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Job Summary:

The APAC Strategy and Innovation Director will be a part of the UPS APAC Strategy Development team. The Director will work closely with the Company’s senior management in developing and leading the innovation discipline, as well as managing a strategic partnership for APAC to include existing work streams and development of forward looking strategic opportunities. The incumbent will report directly to the Regional Vice President for Strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Innovation

  • Manage the innovation discipline and ecosystem which includes strategic direction, external collaborations, ideation pipeline and prioritization, and execution of prototyping team.
  • Responsible for driving innovations communication strategy.
  • Run Ideathon, upstarts and other idea generation efforts.
  • Set strategic targets for the innovation function and manage to KPI’s
  • Be the internal champion and voice of innovation for the Region driving our cultural transformation and UPS hero messaging.
  • Prepare and deliver senior level communications on results and direction.

Strategy Executions and Development

  • Manage a strategic UPS partnership and execute to existing work streams.
  • Drive the strategic relationship and spirit of collaboration with the partnership.
  • Leverage creative and design thinking to develop new ideas with our partner that leverage our joint strengths and customer bases to include business
  • Manage cross functional ecosystem of responsible parties to collaborate on the work efforts.
  • Critically assess and drive progress internally at UPS and externally with our partner.
  • Prepare and deliver senior level communications on results and direction.

Job Requirements:

  • Possess a minimum Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in International Business, Economics, Finance, Marketing related disciplines
  • 8 to 10 years of experience that includes strategic business planning and development, business consulting and/or related experience. This would include some or all of these elements: strategy development, market landscaping, competitive analysis, opportunity evaluation, transaction structuring, due diligence, negotiation, integration planning and execution.
  • Experience in multi-modal logistics industry, investment bank, management or transactional consulting firm, or a similar background in a strategic growth / inorganic growth environment. Previous experience in post-acquisition business integration will be valued.
  • Experience in innovation efforts to potentially include work with startups or design teams or new product development background.
  • Financial and commercial acumen to evaluate opportunities and build compelling business cases to align to the Company’s long range plans.
  • Strong project and organization skills to manage project lifecycles across functions and geography from planning to execution to achieve milestones within expected timelines.
  • Have or develop good understanding of evolving market trends, customers, competitive and technology development of the industry both regionally and globally.
  • Working knowledge in market research, financial modelling, scenario planning, design thinking
  • Possess good quantitative and qualitative assessment skills.
  • Must be proficient in financial analysis, modelling and scenario analysis.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, ability to articulate and convey complex information, including presentations to senior management.
  • Collaborate well across geographical business units as well as cross functional units and ability to achieve results through influencing and communicating effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Critical thinker, creative, highly motivated and has a breath of historical perspective.
  • With high stress tolerance and can adapt to dynamically changing environment.

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