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SVP / VP, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Transformation Group

DBS Bank Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Mar 10, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Function:

At the DBS Innovation Group, we focus on (a) nurturing a creative culture and (b) orchestrating that creative energy into innovations. Our approach is a combination of both science and art. We immerse our stakeholders in the world of design thinking and experimentation, drive rigorous creativity along our innovation pipeline, and build connections between corporate entrepreneurs and start-ups. We are a cross-disciplinary team focused on the invention of solutions that will radically improve the way people live, work and play. We are passionate and committed to making banking joyful (while having lots of fun)!

Job Purpose:A key component of our Innovation strategy is running product accelerators. A product accelerator has two distinct phases; ideation and build. We are looking for a leader to drive our product accelerators which run across all our business units (retail, institutions, treasury etc) and across all our major markets across Asia. Looking for someone who can orchestrate the identification of new functions/features and then drive through a time-boxed build methodology to product launches. If you like seeing dreams come to reality then join the team!


  • Keep abreast of new product development methodologies and best practices on product lifecycle development
  • Augment Accelerator program to be able to identify and deliver propositions to market at scale and speed
  • Providing research required for crafting and delivering innovative products/solutions
  • Analyse and synthesise research findings to develop useful insights
  • Research drives the identification of new propositions which are then managed as a portfolio of new ambitious innovations
  • Run ideation workshops to concept shortlisting
  • Onboard and drive various concepts through prototyping, experimentation, customer validation, business case build, sponsor pitch through to oversight of production delivery
  • Run masterclasses, clinics and various support services through lifecycle of accelerators
  • Track progress and escalate as needed to ensure timely delivery
Portfolio Management
  • Track and trace progress of multiple new function/feature development across multiple business functions and geographies
  • Develop and manage progress dashboards
  • Senior stakeholder communications and sponsor briefing sessions
  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 8 to 10 years of working experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands-on, hardworking and self-motivated personality
  • Ability to work independently yet possesses strong team spirit
  • Ability to juggle multiple work demands
  • Good knowledge in technology and developing industry trends
  • Experience in product development, innovation, research, delivering workshops and accelerator management an advantage

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