Strategic Projects Director


The Strategic Projects Director will oversee all aspects of assigned projects using planning, monitoring and management processes to ensure a successful implementation that is on schedule, within budget and meets the goals and objectives of the project. Once implemented, the Strategic Projects Director will ensure that the projects is incubated and mainstreamed within the organization.


Duties include but will not be limited to the following:


  • Lead cross-functional projects
  • Lead project team meetings, manage sub-teams and finalize requirements
  • Monitor and report upon the success of the project after the launch
  • Develop and manage multiple and concurrent project plans and implementation timelines
  • Define and manage project scope and stakeholder expectations to ensure a balance of project features/ functionality verses budget and timeline
  • Measure and keep the Secretary General informed of the status and next steps for all projects through meetings and clear, standardized reporting


  • Identify and recommend improvements to the project management methodology including best practices, standardized scoring and management templates, and a consistent management approach across projects
  • Facilitate post implementation review of projects to identify areas of improvement as well as effective processes and techniques that can be used in other projects
  • Identify industry best practices that can be applied to continuously improve project management
  • Create a Lessons Learned Report for future projects to benefit from
  • Recommend improved, strategic, measurable and sustainable solutions as well as identify further opportunities for improvement
  • Apply advanced project management techniques to ensure on-time, high-quality deliverables


  • Lead team members through all phases of the project, ensuring thorough, agile, rapid execution of market research, requirements gathering, prototyping, development, testing, launch, and post-launch follow-up as appropriate
  • Hold team members accountable for their agreed upon participation and project deliverables
  • Keep the Secretary General fully apprised of project status, issues, and next steps, and engage him/her in issue resolution and removal of project roadblocks when required


  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Science or Engineering
  • Proven track record in managing projects dealing with multiple stakeholders and cross functionalities
  • A proven track record facilitating discussions to bring multi-parties to a consensus.
  • Project Management Certification(s) - good to have
  • 7 years or more experience in Project Management
  • Proficient in using project management tools for tracking and managing budgets, tasks, timelines, milestones, resources, issues and risks
  • Experience leading large, complex projects using comprehensive project management methodology
  • Ability to create and foster a spirit of teamwork and cooperation with stakeholders and team members
  • Ability to effectively communicate appropriate level of project information to all levels of an organization
  • Resolves and/or escalates critical issues in a timely fashion
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership/mentoring skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment
  • Must either be a Malaysian Citizen or have a valid work permit not connected to any other organisation