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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Senior Manager, Technology Strategy



Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Company Description

About Grab and our workplace

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp. We are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of users across the region by providing them everyday services such as deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise services and others. More than that, we provide the opportunity for them to have a better life. And that aspiration starts inside Grab because we believe in a seamless blend of work and home life, making every aspect of life better for all.

Guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles—the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility—we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia. With our unwavering commitment to our values, we believe that we're more than a service provider; we're agents of positive change.

Job Description

Get to know the Role:

  • Scanning the technical and business environment for insights and trends to identify key growth opportunities for the company that will build sustainable competitive advantages.
  • Translating organization-level strategies in Tech into actionable functional deliverables and re-allocating the business portfolio to align with market opportunities.
  • Driving decision-making and ensuring major initiatives are coherent with the company’s and Technology team’s strategic direction.
  • Sustaining the momentum of strategy execution and instilling organizational discipline to realize commitments to strategic plans

The Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Develop and/or update the company’s technology strategies on a regular cadence, including identifying and prioritizing major cross-functional initiatives by synthesizing:
    • Internal business performance and technical competencies
    • External trends (technological, market, customer, competitor, regulatory, etc.)
  • Provide inputs and advise the Co-Founders and Tech Sr. Leadership team on critical issues (e.g. strategic initiatives, BU-level plans, and major investments) based on clear issue framing, systems-level thinking, and rigorous analyses
  • Bridge business opportunities with product development via a keen grasp of the business imperatives and a clear understanding of the possibilities and/or limitations of technology
  • Lead the incubation of experimental business opportunities, including the development of baseline capabilities, the definition of the parameters of success, and ensuring a smooth transition to operations Support Tech leaders on Team-level strategy and facilitate cross-pollination of best practices and approaches
  • Align company organizational structure to achieve strategic objectives including identification of internal capabilities to be developed or strengthened
  • Execute the tech planning rhythm to ensure follow-through of the functional deliverables via discussions, updates, and action-tracking (e.g. alignment with senior Tech leadership on Tech-wide Objectives and Key Results, including metrics, target setting, and reporting)
  • Communicate company Tech vision to stakeholders and support translation into operational reality via various channels (e.g. Co-Founders communications, engagements with senior Tech stakeholders, etc.)
  • Assess proposals for all major initiatives to ensure judicious investment of company resources in line with strategic direction
  • Advocate focus on achieving sustainable growth by working with BU leads to design and refine pricing and incentives schemes
  • Actively and independently engage with company senior executives to identify new opportunities and to seek alignment on strategic priorities
  • Influence a high-performance company culture by challenging critical business assumptions and encouraging cross-functional collaboration
  • Drive coherence across functions and business units in order to achieve strategic objectives, including product, engineering, operations, and partnerships functions
  • Provide a sounding board to company senior tech executives by helping to frame initiatives against wider company tech objectives and external tech/business environment


The Must-Haves:

  • A degree with good honors from a top-tier university in any discipline
  • Experience working in Tech organizations and part of the Product/Software Development Life Cycle
  • MBA will be an advantage
  • Experience with quantitative analysis e.g. financial modeling and data manipulation
  • Ability to construct and deliver clear presentations to senior company executives
  • Ability to look beyond individual issues to identify broader themes with wider-reaching impact
  • Experience in analyzing and quantifying complex strategic issues tied to long-term business growth
  • Superb presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in project managing complex, cross-functional projects
  • Creativity and comfortable with ‘blank sheet of paper assignments
  • A natural leader who displays integrity, humility, and responsibility, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to empathize and collaborate with stakeholders across functions and at all levels of experience
  • A self-starter and independent learner who takes the initiative to challenge the status quo
  • A big-picture thinker who is detail-oriented
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • At least 6 years of experience

Additional Information

Benefits at Grab:

We care deeply about your well-being and are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Here are some of the global benefits we offer:

  • Protect and provide for your loved ones with peace of mind, knowing we have your back with Term Life Insurance and comprehensive Medical Insurance.
  • Craft a benefits package that suits your unique needs and aspirations with GrabFlex, because we believe in empowering you to thrive.
  • Embrace the magic of new life and create lasting memories with your family through Maternity and Paternity Leave.
  • Life can be overwhelming, but you're never alone. Our confidential Grabber Assistance Programme is here to guide and uplift you and your loved ones through life's challenges.
  • Your well-being is our priority. Benefit from our holistic well-being initiatives through Wellbeing@Grab, including health programmes, informative webinars, and vibrant carnivals.
  • Achieve a harmonious work-life balance with our FlexWork arrangements, allowing you to adapt and thrive in your personal and professional life.

We’ve got many different benefits hyper localised in each country. Speak to your recruiter during your interview to find out more.

What we stand for at Grab:

We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace that enables diverse Grabbers to grow and perform at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we consider all candidates fairly and equally regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, family commitments, physical and mental impairments or disabilities, and other attributes that make them unique. If you require accommodations to fully participate in the recruitment process, you are encouraged to include your request(s) when applying.

We deliver the greatest impact and ideas when we bring together diverse perspectives. It is what enables us to spread opportunities to Grabbers and our partners. It’s not a box-ticking exercise; it’s who we are.