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Advertised on: 14 Sep 2021

Mandai Wildlife Group is dedicated to caring for the planet and protecting animals and nature. Conservation education is intrinsic in all interactions with the Group, to inspire action for a healthier world.


Mandai Wildlife Group is the steward of Mandai Wildlife Reserve, a unique wildlife and nature destination in Singapore that is home to world-renown wildlife parks which connect visitors to the fascinating world of wildlife.

The Group is driving an exciting rejuvenation plan at Mandai Wildlife Reserve, adjacent to Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve, that will integrate five wildlife parks with distinctive nature-based experiences, green public spaces and an eco-friendly resort.


Mandai Wildlife Group advocates for biodiversity, contributes leading wildlife research, develops innovative solutions to promote living sustainably, and collaborates with conservation partners in Singapore and Southeast Asia.


The Group provides funding and in-kind support to Mandai Nature for conservation work across Southeast Asia.


Mandai Global, an entity that is part of the Group, will establish and operate new lines of business anchored in creating positive outcomes for nature and wildlife.


In our efforts to ensure a safe workplace, Mandai Wildlife Group implements the Vaccinate or Regular Test (VoRT) regime for team members who are not yet fully vaccinated. This is aligned to guidelines from the Ministry of Manpower and more information can be found here: https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/advisory-on-covid-19-vaccination-in-employment-settings


You will be one of the early team members to help define, orchestrate and deliver upon Mandai Wildlife Group's long term data strategy.  You are a seasoned leader having led previous data transformation initiatives in a large national or multinational organizational setting.


Reporting to the Vice President (Transformation Office) this role will undertake the following responsibilities.


Your attributes

·       A highly organised and self-motivated individual with distinctive problem-solving, strategic and analytical capabilities

  • You can easily translate between the business and technical data streams and functions such as data governance, data insights, data sharing and data security
  • You are leader that can operate as a consultant and subject matter expert, with strong relationship building skills in gaining support and alignment across multiple stakeholders
  • You thrive under ambiguity and shifting priorities

Job Description

Mandai Wildlife Group is seeking a Data Transformation Lead to join our team to lead our data transformation. You will play a key role balancing priorities aligning to enterprise requirements. Along with your strong business acumen you can easily translate business needs into technical deliverables and communicate in simple language with cross functional stakeholders to secure buy-in. This is a day-to-day hands-on role that will evolve for over time.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

The Data Transformation Lead will have the global responsibility for developing and leading the execution of data management strategies across the Mandai Wildlife Group. You will use your data analysis experience, business acumen and creativity to help the organisation shape the data and analytics strategy and develop the architecture and governance of its data.

As a key member of the Group Transformation office, you will work closely with members of the Strategy & Innovation division and with other business units to obtain their buy-in to support and implement organisation wide data transformation, and to achieve the group’s long terms goals in leveraging data insights.

Under minimal direction, this position will

  • Lead the planning, building and execution of data strategies that align with business line objectives and generate new value for the organisation and customers in achieving its triple bottom line goals of Performance, People and Planet.
  • Promote data-led thought leadership. Establish a data-driven culture across the organization and promote best practices for data and analytics.
  • Understand the current business model and develop a better forecasting model.
  • Develop, review, and implement policies, procedures, standards, and programmes
  • Build a framework for data integration.
  • Audit existing data structures and taxonomies, status of cleansing and curation, data management and access; and design robust processes and systems.
  • Help broker complex data strategy decisions while improving our capabilities.
  • Work with data engineers to continuously innovate, automate existing manual processes and seek out new opportunities.
  • Responsible for system integration and user acceptance testing of related system and integration implementations
  • Design and produce project trackers; provide weekly reporting updates for better visibility.


Skills/ Experience:

  • Masters / Doctorate in Computer / Information Sciences /Engineering from reputed universities or equivalent experience
  • At least  8+ years of relevant IT / Data experience, of which the past 3-5 years should be in a leadership role.
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving and conceptualisation skills.
  • Prior experience in building Group-level data and analytics strategy preferred.
  • Subject matter expertise in at least 2 of the following:  data management, data architecture, analytics, data visualisation, data science, data engineering data security, data privacy and compliance/ethical standards.
  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of Group’s diverse businesses, including products, services, systems, sales processes, operations, delivery models, relationship models, financial models and competitive landscape
  • Strong knowledge of existing / emerging disruptive technologies to enable business insights and intelligence
  • Ability to lead and oversee multiple, concurrent projects. Strong prioritising, planning, man-management and organisation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable with engaging multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • Resourceful, independent and motivated

Specialization : Others
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 8
Work Location : Corporate Office