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AVP, Planning & Effectiveness Asia

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2017

Location: Malaysia, 14, MY, 12345

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Asia Planning & Effectiveness lead will be the ultimate source of project and program financial reporting, documentation, guidance and metrics for the Asia Regional Application team; support the successful delivery of programs and projects undertaken ensuring the appropriate resources are allocated; assist with advising managers and teams on the best use of project management disciplines and act as the first point of contact for any program and project level inquiries.  This role will have the financial management oversight of over $240M in IT projects and investments.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overall project portfolio management for the region including tracking and reporting on portfolio performance, early identification of issues and risks, as well as portfolio change management
  • Primary communication conduit to IT regional leadership on portfolio health
  • Actively works with the IT Business Relationship Management and business partners on the evaluation of incoming project demand and establishment of timing of project/program initiation based on resource availability and PAR process.
  • Lead all budget planning, analysis and reporting activities in the region
  • Lead the creation of all investment committee reviews and recommendations
  • Regional lead for all analytics and reporting completed for Regional CIO’s, including monthly operating reviews, monthly dashboards, input into DBR, quarterly executive reviews.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years of application development PMO and governance experience
  • 10+ years of experience in financial analysis roles
  • Proven experience in the principles and frameworks of successful project management from a support and implementation perspective
  • Expert in effective management of multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
  • Expert influencing skills to manage enterprise stakeholders, business partners, and teams of diverse composition (e.g. varying skill sets; in-house and outsourced) who are not direct reports.Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills with ability to conduct presentations comfortably to large groups
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience with financial management, including budget, forecasting and financial planning activities
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Financial Management


  • 8+ years of management experience with direct reports
  • PMP, ITIL certification




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