Innovation Project Manager

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: SCOR


Singapore Singapore (SG) 


Innovation Project Manager 


Information Technology 



          About SCOR         

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Using its experience and expertise, “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – in Life & Health insurance as well as in P&C insurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
SCOR's aim, as an independent global reinsurance company, is to develop its Life and P&C business lines, to provide its clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions and to pursue an underwriting policy founded on profitability, supported by effective risk management and a prudent investment policy, in order to offer its clients an optimum level of security, to create value for its shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of Society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.


Job Summary


                As a newly created role, This is a highly visible position touches on all teams across the organization (Business & IT team), you will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of an Innovation “lab” and ultimately shape how we achieve shared successes and impact through partnerships, supported with the local head of IT functional also based in Singapore.


               This “lab” will lead our Innovation efforts to create, manage and drive radical disruptions within the region.

As the project & Innovation Manager, you will lead and coordinate the project team, working closely with the AI and Robotic Automation Team tasked with solving complex client challenges that shape the form in which we provide Compliance, Assurance and Knowledge solutions. With oversight from the APAC Head of IT Functional.


                You will also look for new forms of Trust enabled solutions or trusted partners that address the needs of current and new markets throughout the group. These solutions will typically leverage emerging technologies and other innovation approaches and improvements.


                 Building the business and pioneering the use of new and emerging technologies, such as confidential computing, robotics, block chain,… Teaching and sharing expertise across the global market business Teams, providing leadership to other technology architecture executives and seen as The point of contact  in developing our next generation of technology architects. Responsible for mitigating risk for the future projects with existing legacy systems. You should have experience with some of the following: Leading functionally and technically diverse teams in complex, globally dispersed, program delivery.


Key duties and responsibilities


As IT Functional Innovation Manager, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manage and work as part of a multidisciplinary team (including Business Teams) to develop Innovative solutions that help internal and external stakeholders solve complex business issues.
  • Collaborate with senior executives of clients and SCOR leadership to plan client feedback and challenge forums for future technology solutions
  • Engage new and existing partners and technology providers to co-create new solutions
  • Accelerate the way SCOR goes to market as a technology-enabled services business
  • Lead and facilitate client sessions, including facilitating exercises, capturing session outputs and contributing to a seamless client experience
  • Create high-quality deliverables and assist in creating follow-up communications, case studies and strategic intelligence
  • Understand and be comfortable executing Innovation facilitation techniques and Design Thinking methodologies to help clients solve complex business challenges
  • Engaging with senior SCOR leaders to help shape and prioritize their innovation objectives and collaborate across businesses, geographies, and/or enabling areas to execute toward defined innovation objectives
  • Helping shape future SCOR offerings by identifying emerging trends, white-space opportunities for the firm, and building new programs within identified offerings
  • Communicate and share information with your direct manager based in Singapore and to the rest of the (global) IT team through a strong coordination with the rest of the organization.
  • Lead and coordinate other IT innovation Event with the support of the SCOR IT Team
  • Ensuring the training of new local employees within the (your) team.


As IT Functional Project Manager, your responsibilities will be also:

  • Being one of the key local point of contact in APAC for all IT functional related topic
  • Coordinating any local IT activities which is related to innovation with the support of FIT : Automation, IA, blockchain etc.
  • Supporting all businesses (Business Units & Groups Functions) based in APAC for any IT “functional” activity, which could be projects, studies, analysis and assessment of some business requests.
  • Making the link/connection with the rest of the SCOR IT team: functional, technical & Management & Control Teams


To be successful in this role, you'll need to


  • Be educated in bachelor’s degree or higher (in a quantitative/technical or related field)
  • Possess at least 5 years of relevant experience in one of the following areas: Innovation, IT Management with handling of innovative projects or Strong attraction for innovation and innovative technologies, Digital Insurance, Predictive Analytics
  • Appetite to learn Business aspect of the requests and projects
  • Have general experience with disruptive technologies including AI, Data Science, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, RPA’s; and proven track record of success delivering client services
  • Derive and execute innovative strategies for the adaption of new technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to build and effectively manage relationships with client stakeholders and SCOR senior management
  • Be a team player with an experience in working and delivering production projects with a team
  • Problem solver with a passion for solving a diverse set of tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Our Excellence Behaviours: Client-centric, Agile, Collaboration
  • Autonomous and maintaining good Vendor relationship
  • IT Project and/or innovation management methodology and practice
  • Ensure good communication with all stakeholder (Project status, occasionally COMEX level)
  • Ability to understand the business needs and strategy and transform into an IT strategy.