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Robert Walters, the international recruitment consultancy, today publishes its Asia Job Index for the second quarter of 2009. The Robert Walters Asia Job Index tracks advertisement volumes for professional positions across the leading job boards and national newspapers in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan. continues on page 06


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Jobs Article

Robert Walters Asia Job Index Q2 2009

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The Asian Banker

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Hays Recruitment

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Building professional networks

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Robert Walters Asia Job Index Q2 2009

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Chris Consulting

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Our client is an MNC specialising in IT solutions for the insurance sector and it is expanding its team in Singapore.

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RHB Bank

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Senior Professional Services Consultant Excellent organisation for insurance systems Exciting career prospects Learn new systems and technologies

In this diverse role you will actively participate in the development of insurance related IT systems. This includes all work from project initialisation and collection of client data and requirements through to the scoping and implementation of the final solution. To be successful in this role you will be able to work independently on each project phase ensuring the required documentation and test cases are included as per the project plan. Ideally you will posses more than four years relevant experience in core system development in a large scale insurance organisation and be familiar with the whole of life cycle development. Technically you will have a strong understanding of insurance systems from front to back office. Critical to this role is your ability to listen to the customer and provide expert advice and solutions which maximise the value to the client. As such excellent communication skills are a mandatory requirement. English and Mandarin is required. This is a great chance to kick-start your career in what is a fast growing industry in Singapore! Please contact Fahad Farook T +65 6303 0154 E

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Platinum Partners

VP - Client Services (Operations) • • •

Global investment banking organisation High-profile management position Comprehensive front to back training

The operations client service team proactively manages client relationships and takes ownership for day-to-day issue management and strategically driving change and process improvements from an operations perspective across all asset classes and functions.

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In this role, you will receive front to back training on product operational processes, structures and systems in order to help expedite client requests and issues and effectively manage relationships. You will take on a leadership role designed to act as an escalation point between clients, front office and infrastructure teams across US, Europe and Asia. Working with other client facing teams, you will be driving change at both the tactical and strategic level to understand clients’ needs and streamline the resolution of issues to gain higher client satisfaction. You will hold a University degree and a minimum of five to seven years experience in operations, sales or trade support. A clear understanding of processing transactions and a proven track record implementing change is essential. Product knowledge in fixed income, cash equities, FX/MM or derivatives is an advantage. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are prerequisites and you will be confident building relationships across multiple teams and departments, both locally and globally.

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Financial Expense Manager

Oracle Database Administrator

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Leading global insurance business Senior strategic role Make a difference

Our client is a leading insurance business with an enviable reputation worldwide. An opportunity now exists for a suitably qualified professional to lead and manage the day to day operations of the expense management team. The role will be responsible for managing the company portfolio of expenses during monthly, quarterly and annual cycles. With a team of five, your day to day activities will include managing heads of departments, analysis, budgeting, forecasting and identifying areas for change. Reporting to the CFO, this role requires a holistic mind that will take a broader view of the company expenses portfolio and be willing to think creatively to make changes. This is a high profile role in the organisation, which requires a leader with the ability to build and maintain relationships at senior levels in order to improve the business. You will also play a pivotal role in contributing to the ongoing improvement of procedures and processes to create a strong and controlled environment locally and regionally. To succeed in the role, you will have a proven track record in an expense management role, a ‘can-do’ attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a relevant accounting qualification.

Global Oracle database administration responsibility Work on BAU and global initiatives Join an expanding presence in Singapore

A prestigious investment bank in Singapore is looking to hire an experienced Oracle DBA to work as part of a global 2nd and 3rd line production support team. You will work on both BAU database administration activities as well as project based requirements for design and architecture. Primary responsibilities include 2nd line production support to the banks regional operations, diagnosing and resolving database performance problem. In addition, you will have the chance to handle major deployments and upgrades in the bank for all Oracle 9i, 10g and 11g environments. You will have at least five years experience as an Oracle DBA in a global enterprise, high pressure environment. It is essential that you have worked on Oracle 11g, 10g and Oracle 9i on UNIX platforms, with experience in performance tuning and conducting root cause analysis and 2nd or final level escalations. Experience with RAC and Exadata is beneficial as will project/team management experience. This is an opportunity to gain exposure to projects and be instrumental in design and architecture for new database builds as well as contributing to the improvement of the Oracle service within the bank. Please contact Kevin Immerman T +65 6303 0154 E

Please contact Angie Browne T +65 6303 0150 E

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Senior Mechanical Engineer – HVAC

Supply & Trading Risk Manager

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Internationally renowned MNC Specialist in M&E engineering design Excellent career opportunity

We are representing a market leader and specialist M&E building services consultancy that is entering a period of growth following the recent success of new project wins. As a result, an opportunity has been created for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of five years experience in the Singapore market. Your primary role will centre on the planning and design of mechanical engineering works for HVAC building services. Key responsibilities will include the preparation of design and technical specifications for tenders, preparation of tender documents and commission of mechanical works. You will collaborate with other disciplines in feasibility studies and design to ensure the delivery of quality service. To be considered for this role it is essential that you are experienced in the Singapore market and conversant with international and local codes/regulations and submission procedures. Working experience in a consulting firm with a proven track record in major development projects will be an added advantage. Further career opportunities are available at senior management level for suitably qualified engineers and those seeking a clear career path to management level. Please contact Leeann Paton T +65 6303 0153 E

Exciting and autonomous senior role Crude and products (LNG) supply and trading risk Base salary circa. SGD140k – 220k plus bonus

This progressive and exciting international commodities firm is known for its innovative global initiatives and insightful expansion plans. It is seeking a talented and driven professional to join as a Risk Manager for its supply and trading business (crude and products). Reporting to the Head of Supply and Trading you will provide value adding risk management advice to the supply and trading group as well as other senior stakeholders. You will work with the firm’s trading and finance functions to ensure a robust compliance and controls environment as well as monitoring and providing guidance on hedge accounting issues (IAS 39) and performing in-depth risk analyses on transactions. Proven knowledge of derivatives and the modelling of risks of various commodities markets is essential. Intrinsic to this role will be a high level of interaction with individual traders and business heads, as such, highly developed interpersonal skills are mandatory. In order to be considered for this role you will have; a minimum of ten years experience (supply and trading risk management experience mandatory), a solid understanding of LNG and oil supply and trading, proven knowledge of IAS 39 requirements, strong knowledge of derivative products and experience with change management and/or projects. Please contact Matthew Conway T +65 6303 0151 E

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Building professional networks through volunteerism As Singapore hosts more than 10,000 delegates from 21 economies attending some 114 meetings for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), PeopleSearch was commissioned to recruit, manage, train and deploy these volunteering ambassadors to various locations in Singapore as contact points for visitors during the APEC meetings.

There may also be situations that call for exceptional customer-service skills or problem solving abilities. First of all, the individual volunteer will benefit from these learning opportunities; secondly, there will be peer observers who see the individual in action and know how the individual responds to these situations.

And more than 4000 individuals responded to this call for volunteers when PeopleSearch activated its recruitment resources.

Enriching experience

“Since our establishment as an executive search firm, we have been involved in numerous projects whereby our clients rely on our expertise to identify and recruit suitable talents for their start-up operations or expansion plans,” says Jaime Lim, Consulting Director of PeopleSearch Singapore. “This is the first time we’re recruiting more than one thousand volunteers and all suitable recruitment strategies have been executed successfully.” “As we review the CVs and interview the volunteers, it is apparent that many are working professionals who could very well be a PeopleSearch candidate for our global clients,” Jaime continues. Selected volunteers will undergo training on social etiquette, protocols as well as to be equipped with social & cultural, historical, economical knowledge of Singapore and other APEC economies. Building the Network Volunteers are presented with numerous networking opportunities with other like-minded professionals who come from different walks of life and profession. It begins with an exchange of contacts and the relationship can continue to develop through the training sessions and deployment for the different APEC meetings. Individuals can practice striking up conversations, communicate and learn new ways of how things are done – such as how other people and organizations operate and how these can be applied to individual work situations. This network can also be called upon when seeking new business or job opportunities, or when a recommendation is needed. Building credentials During the training and deployment, every individual will demonstrate his/her attitudes and abilities. Impressions will be formed through the behavior of the volunteering ambassador and that may be used for recommendations of new opportunities or otherwise, therefore volunteers are encouraged to display good attitudes to build his/her own credentials.

It is a rare opportunity to be involved in such a global and prestigious event, where delegates are global leaders such as presidents of the US, Russian, China as well as other heads of economies. Doing something unconventional drives creativity, volunteers will be close observers of how such a mega event is planned and executed, and be enriched by this experience. Some applicants are foreigners who had missed APEC when it was hosted in their country, and yet others are keen to fly in to Singapore for this experience. Indeed, this is an experience that many covet, and it is a privilege to be selected as a volunteering ambassador.

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The journey starts here Consultant / Senior Consultant Reed is one of world's largest independent recruitment firms, with an international network of over 4,000 consultants and 400 offices, throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. We have opportunity for experienced recruitment professionals to join our rapidly expanding Singapore team. We offer an energised, fun, and team based environment. Our attractive remuneration package includes competitive salary, a rewarding commission scheme, and good staff benefits. We put strong emphasis on training and developing our employees, and accelerated career path both within our Singapore and our global offices.

We seek individuals who possess significant recruitment experience in Singapore, with in-depth domain knowledge, and a successful track record. As part of our team, you will be recruiting permanent positions, at middle to senior levels. Ambitious, highly motivated, and a self-starter, you will enjoy working in an autonomous and fast-paced environment. Would like to find out more? Please contact Ms. Deepali Chaturvedi, Head of S.E. Asia, on or call 6602 9100 for a confidential discussion.

Commodity Manager Ref: 18200564

Our client is a global player within the semiconductor industry. As the Commodity Manager in the Strategic Procurement Team & as part of the Operations Materials Organization you will be responsible for the strategic formation of key supplier management throughout all product life cycle phases (NPI - Order Fulfilment - End of Life).

Required Qualifications Ideal candidate will possess minimum five years experience in Sheet metal / Machining fabrication environment (or similar), with experience in High Mix Low Volume Contract Manufacturing Environment preferred. Degree in Mechanical Engineering is desired.

Account Manager - IT Hunter for Logistics, Oil & Gas, FSI or Public Sector Ref: 18211315

Our client, a multinational organization, has an exciting opportunity for dynamic and driven employees to join their team as an Account Manager role to hunt the Logistics, Oil & Gas, Public Sector or FSI verticals.

proposals and negotiating with key client executives. You will be required to establish and maintain strong relationship with key decision-makers in the accounts being managed.

You will be directly responsible for achieving sales targets and revenue for the market share. You should be comfortable in hunting and cultivating new accounts, growing business, introducing their portfolio of solutions and services, identify sales opportunities and develop sales strategy to penetrate new business areas, including conducting sales presentation, sales

To qualify for the role, you should have minimum five years experience with a proven track record. Experience in the Logistic, Public Sector, Oil & Gas, or FSI verticals is a huge plus. You will also come with strong background in selling IT solutions, with a focus on Networks, Applications and Managed Services etc, along with a recognized relevant degree.

Promotions Manager Ref: 18211314

Our client is an International Retailer with growing market share in the region. As part of their business enhancement plans, they seek an experienced Promotions Manager. Reporting into the General Manager, you will be accountable to drive the achievement of company vision, store sales targets and strategies via ensuring the successful execution of location promotions and events. You will also be the key link and contact between the merchandising team and their promotional calendars, and ensures effective

communication between involved parties on promotional activities, the necessary merchandise and collateral. You should have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent to 3-5 years experience in retail/ mall environment. Strong oral and written communication (English) skills with team leadership experience is mandatory. Service retail industry or merchandising experience is highly desired. Finally, a high degree of integrity and confidentiality with a keen sense of business/ financial acumen is also crucial.

To apply, please submit your resume at our website quoting the appropriate reference number, or call on (65) 6602 9100 for a further discussion.

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continues from frontpage KEY FINDINGS: • • • • • •

The total number of job advertisements placed in Q2 2009 increased by 6.4% compared with Q1 and increased by 2.9% during the quarter. Q2 saw an overall decline in job advertisements in May compared with April, before moving up again in June. The May holiday season in China was the main reason for this downturn. Increased IPO activity in Hong Kong in June drove an upturn in financial services recruitment advertising. Singapore saw an increase in both corporate and consumer spending, creating higher demand for jobs. In China, hiring times are accelerating. High levels of activity in retail and IT sectors. The severe decline experienced in Japan in Q1 was arrested, but the number of advertisements still fell by 3.4% during the quarter, indicating that recruitment activity in Japan remains selective. • Some evidence of global organisations relocating staff to Asia, reducing demand for external candidates. • The fluctuation of the advertising figures during Q2 2009 suggests that, while the quarter ended slightly higher, there is still plenty of caution being exercised around recruitment activity. THE ROBERT WALTERS ASIA JOB INDEX The Robert Walters Asia Job Index indicates that the total number of advertisements for professional positions in Q2 2009 was 6.4% higher than the total posted in Q1. Q2 tends to be a “fuller” quarter, with more working days than Q1. Q1, by contrast, suffers from a slow return to full activity following Christmas and New Year and Chinese New Year at the end of January also has a significant impact. Consequently, organisations only begin their recruitment activity in earnest in the middle of February. In April 2009, the number of roles advertised in all 4 regions continued the upward movement that was seen in Q1 compared to Q4 2008. In Hong Kong and Singapore, this trend continued throughout the quarter, with Hong Kong 11.2% ahead and Singapore 10.7% higher in June than in April. However, the May holiday season in China and continued slowness in the Japanese market meant that May showed a slight decline in those areas. A resurgence of activity in June allowed China to finish the quarter 2.5% higher. In Japan, June was slightly stronger, but the number of advertisements was still 3.4% down in June compared to April. Month by month analysis of job advertisements for professional positions placed in Q2 2009 / Q1 2009: January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 Total in Q1 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 Total in Q2 2009 % change Q1 2009 – Q2 2009 % change April 2009 – June 2009

Hong Kong * 70,530 98,913 100,593 270,036 93,665 96,737 104,155 294,557 9.1% 11.2%

Singapore 48,711 57,486 57,755 163,952 56,103 58,809 62,108 177,020 8.0% 10.7%

Japan 89,429 83,423 62,754 235,606 79,902 75,423 77,196 232,521 -1.3% -3.4%

China 1,426,731 1,829,883 1,865,932 5,122,546 1,869,374 1,676,407 1,915,657 5,461,438 6.6% 2.5%

TOTAL 1,635,401 2,069,705 2,087,034 5,792,140 2,099,044 1,907,376 2,159,116 6,165,536 6.4% 2.9%

* excludes Merchandising / Purchasing

Sector Analysis – number of jobs advertised for professional roles, Q1 2009 Singapore Q2 2009 Retail Servicing / Sales / Business Development Property Management Operation (Product, Logistics) Merchandising / Purchasing Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister / Compliance Officer IT Supervisor/ Manager / Programmer / Database Administrator Human Resources / Training Engineer / Surveyor / Architect / Technician Editor / Reporter Customer Service / Account Servicing Consultant / Analyst Art / Design / Creative Advertising, Marketing Administration / Clerical / Secretarial Accounting / Finance Others

April 8,247 454 3,926 601 268 5,025 2,745 9,210 177 2,473 1,036 1,063 2,739 3,690 8,170 7,127

May 9,245 408 4,201 601 286 5,561 3,067 9,799 165 2,474 977 998 2,664 3,827 8,343 7,587

% change June 9,629 431 4,553 687 262 5,856 3,112 9,883 176 3,007 1,104 1,248 2,906 4,207 8,267 7,972

April - June 16.8% -5.1% 16.0% 14.3% -2.2% 16.5% 13.4% 7.3% -0.6% 21.6% 6.6% 17.4% 6.1% 14.0% 1.2% 11.9%

MARKET COMMENTARY Advertising for professional positions across Asia in Q2 2009 showed a moderate increase overall, although the monthly figures in each of the territories shows a very mixed performance. The Easter period in April had some impact in Hong Kong and Singapore, while the May holiday had more of an affect in China. As a result, it would be premature to regard the increase in the number of advertisements in Q2 as the start of a sustained recovery. It is clear that organisations remain cautious as to the general economic outlook, although there has undoubtedly been a pick-up in recruitment advertising activity. Mark Ellwood, Managing Director, Robert Walters Asia (ex. Japan), comments: “The second quarter of the year is usually a truer indication of the overall state of the market than the first quarter, which can be distorted by a late return to work from the Christmas and New Year break and, in Asia, the effect of Chinese New Year. Generally, we saw an upward trend in the placing of job advertisements through the quarter, more notably in Hong Kong and Singapore. One trend which was discernible throughout Asia was a tendency of organisations to relocate staff internally to offices in Asia. This impacted recruitment activity generally and is perhaps indicative of the overall cautionary lesson to be drawn from these figures. The recent market rallies may be sustainable, but we have to be wary of the “double dip” effect. It is therefore too early to say if the increasing upward trend of job advertisements seen at the end of the second quarter will continue throughout the year.” In Hong Kong, a fairly cautious “wait and see” approach was adopted by most organisations in April. Smaller businesses, in particular, have had to manage their costs extremely carefully and this led to a reduction in advertising spend. Since then, however, there has been some return of confidence, with more companies seeking stockmarket listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in June than in the entire previous 12 months. This has had a knock-on effect in recruitment in Financial Services, with an increase in demand for candidates in front and back office positions, in such areas as Risk, Compliance, Product Control and IT. Banks are looking to achieve growth, but with much greater levels of efficiency. Increasingly stringent financial reporting requirements are also producing a greater demand for candidates in IT and broader professional services. Matthew Bennett, Managing Director at Robert Walters Hong Kong, comments: “The strong performance of Hong Kong’s stockmarket has encouraged the financial services sector to start planning for growth, but the emphasis has been on efficient expansion. While the banks are making a number of selective hires, they appear to be exercising a certain degree of caution and we would expect this to continue for a while yet. Our experience shows that commerce and industry tends to lag behind the banks, which suggests that we will not see large increases in overall advertising activity for the remainder of the year.” The Easter break and school holidays had some impact in Singapore, which explains the slight downturn in April. However, there has been evidence since then of an increase in marketing and advertising, suggesting that businesses are starting to spend more money on business generation. The logistics industry is also showing more activity after the shipping downturn. In financial services, there are fewer examples of hiring freezes, and a greater level of visibility, as organisations look to make strategic hires. Activity in sales and marketing continues to be robust. The construction industry is active, as a number of retailers are bringing new developments to completion. There has also been some evidence of property developers marketing new builds in response to demand from buyers looking to reinvest gains made on the stockmarket. Andrea Ross, Managing Director, Robert Walters Singapore, comments: “The increase in recruitment advertising seen in Q2 has been reflected in overall market sentiment. There is evidence of more commercial confidence and a degree of cautious optimism and the conversations we are having suggest that clients perhaps have a clearer long term view than previously.”

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Retainer Search • Contingency Search Advertised Selection • Recruitment Outsourcing

Our client, a well known insurance company which offers various classes of insurance is now hiring for suitable candidates for this opening:

Senior Manager/Manager – Auto Insurance Underwriting Key Responsibilities: • To constantly review the underwriting aspect of auto insurance to ensure quality risks within each portfolio of business and general compliance of set guidelines. • To constantly review the efficient operations to ensure delivery of customer satisfactions and that expenses are under control. • To develop and implement strategy of continuous renewal preservation and responsible for account servicing, brokers and direct clients administration where underwriting is concerned. • To be responsible for the preparation and delivery of annual budget and the execution of approved Business Plan including the quarterly review and updates. • Sets and manages the service standards of the department with regards to managing the submissions flows, response time, timeliness and quality of written documents . • Build the Team towards a shared goal of prudent underwriting. Requirements: • A degree and relevant insurance qualifications (e.g. ACII, ANZII, DGI, etc) • Minimum 5 years working experience in Motor underwriting • Sound motor underwriting knowledge and market pricing, in particular to vehicles Interested applicants should email their CV to Marcel Lee at quoting the job title in the subject line.




Retainer Search • Contingency Search Advertised Selection • Recruitment Outsourcing

Our client, one of the newest Singapore Tourist attractions, is currently sourcing for a Senior Manager- Guest Relations. Officially launched in 2008, they offer a breathtaking panorama of the shimmering Marina Bay waterfront and historical landmarks dotting the city skyline.

Senior Manager - Guest Services Job Responsibilities: • Set strategic directions and as well as plan and executive new business initiatives • Develop effective operational and procedural strategies for the smooth and effective running of the organisation • Monitor the financial performance of the department and make recommendations for improved financial and operating performance • Manage concessionaires to ensure maximization of revenue • Develop the employees, structure and processes to create a culture of customer service, teamwork, empowerment, excellence and open communications • Plan and organize and supervise the daily operational aspects Pre-Requisites: • Candidate must possess at least a Diploma in Business Admin or its equivalent • At least 8 years of experience in Operations Management (preferably in Attraction/Tourism/Hotel industry of which 5 years at managerial level) • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Candidate should possess good leadership qualities, excellent communication skills and business acumen Interested applicants should email their CV to Simon Tan at quoting the job title in the subject line.

For more information please contact CHRIS-CONSULTING Pte Ltd at Tel: (65) 6221 0709.



Retainer Search • Contingency Search Advertised Selection • Recruitment Outsourcing

Our client is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, with a presence in more 70 countries.

AVP, Performance Management Responsibilities: • Global role focused on budgeting and forecasting for Consumer Banking business. • To monitor costs and conduct meetings and conference calls with finance and operations teams globally with regards to the existing cost run-rates and to prepare detailed monthly cost forecast and annual budget • To use activity based costing methodology to identify cost drivers and to identify efficiency opportunities. To install the necessary processes to enable preparation of detailed variance analysis and formulation of KPI metrics. • To improve cost performance, work process flows and improve clarity of cost for management decision making. Requirements: • University level qualification in Accounting, Finance or Banking (CA, ACCA, CPA/ MBA). • 4 - 6 years’ relevant work experience in Management Accounting Finance in the Banking and / or Commercial/ Manufacturing Industry. • Good Understanding/appreciation of Cost Drivers, Activity Based Costing and Cost & Management Accounting principles • Strong Knowledge of MS Office (Strong Excel / PowerPoint Skills). • Excellent Communication, Decision making and Negotiation handling skills. Interested applicants should email their CV to Sook Ting at quoting the job title in the subject line.



Retainer Search • Contingency Search Advertised Selection • Recruitment Outsourcing

Our client, 1 of the 4 Regional HQ of the Group’s operations has full responsibility for sales and marketing activities in Asia - in market sectors such as information systems, power and industrial systems, digital media systems, consumer products and international procurement.

Legal Counsel/Officer Responsibilities: • Providing legal support and services to users supported by the Legal and Compliance Department • Drafting and reviewing a variety of legal and commercial documents • Advising users on legal, commercial and compliance issues • Advising and overseeing litigation matters • Handling and liaising on corporate secretary matters • Raising legal awareness through various education programmes • Actively participating in planning and executing audit and administration activities of the Legal and Compliance Department Requirements: • Possess a LLB and called to the Singapore Bar • 2 - 4 years’ PQE in a law firm or a multinational corporation • Must be able to work independently • Good interpersonal and communication skills • Self-motivated and pro-active team player • Must be prepared to travel • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply Interested applicants should email their CV to Sharon Woo at quoting the job title in the subject line

For more information please contact CHRIS-CONSULTING Pte Ltd at Tel: (65) 6221 0709.


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FP&A Manager

Director of Investments

Morgan McKinley

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Key Responsibilities: Reporting to the Regional Financial Controller: • Responsible for overseeing the region’s quarterly financial projection and budget review process. • Ensure that actual monthly, quarterly, year to date performances have been reviewed and variances accounted for. • Engage with Business Managers to identify upcoming opportunities and risks early and plans for mitigation to the overall budget and projections. • Advise the Country Managers, Financial Controllers and Business Managers on profitability matters including highlighting unusual trends and adverse trends in profit and margins. • Review the variances in performances by regions, by business, by country analysis, and ensures that adequate documentation is maintained for future reference. • Prepare and review the routine monthly and quarterly financial and other reports to Corporate (including adhoc requests).

• International private equity fund manager • Regional Investment Responsibilities • Executive remuneration package

Key Requirements: • Degree holder in the field of Accountancy/Finance with CPA/CA or other equivalent professional accoutancy qualification. • Minimum 8 years of financial accounting or business analysis experience gained in a multi-national (MNC) environment and is well-versed in US GAAP. • Familiar with accounting application SAP, consolidation processes and Hyperion would be an advantage. • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. Some travel (10%) may be required.

To be one of the key leaders for this progressive organisation, you should possess at least 10 years of experience in investments, with a proven track record of regional real estate acquisitions. Familiarity of the real estate industry in Asia, particularly in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, is essential. In addition to having prior experience in managing a team, you should also be able to communicate fluently in Mandarin.

Safety Officer

Senior Sales Manager


Marks & Spencer

Our Client A leading Japanese architectural, engineering and general contracting firm, offering an integrated, comprehensive planning, design and build solutions for a broad range of construction and engineering projects worldwide. Widely recognized as one of the top contractors in Asia

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, this role gives you accountability for managing all aspects of the store. You will be responsible for leading your team to maximize profit, maintaining the highest merchandising standards; providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that effective cost reduction and profit protection procedures are in place.

Job Description: • Plan and execute the site safety function requirements • Implement and maintain the site policies • Monitor the site assessment risk programs relating to safety matters • In charge of safety on Construction environment. • Setup and implement safety procedures in the environment • Reporting to the Manager for all incidents, occurrences and abuse observed in the construction site. • Liaise and coordinate with class, MOM, NEA and other agencies as required to implement, maintain and report on safety

You should possess a minimum 5 years’ managerial experience preferably from a fashion industry /department store with strong commerciality and a high-level of initiative. Hands-on, self-driven, and customer service focused. In addition, ideal incumbent should possess good interpersonal, communication, planning, and leadership skills.

We are representing a global real estate fund manager with diversified investment grade assets throughout the world. To facilitate their aggressive growth in Asia, they are currently recruiting a Vice President to take ownership of and manage their regional investment activities. Being a senior management role, you can expect to manage and lead the Investment teams based in satellite offices throughout Asia to identify opportunities for a series of private equity funds. On the strategic level, you will determine the investment mandate for the entire Asia market and ensure its subsequent implementation by the respective Investment Managers in terms of acquisitions and disposals. You will be responsible for supporting and developing the staff in driving the company’s growth in Asia.

We are keen to hear from individuals with a passion for the fast-paced retail environment and are able to work on rotating shifts including weekends and public holidays.

Job Requirements: • Degree/Diploma in Engineering discipline or its equivalent • Posses relevant Certificates (i.e. Safety Officers Training Course) • Minimum 5 years’ relevant local experience, Familiar with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 preferred • Registered WSH Officer and Environmental Control Officer preferred

Relationship Manager

Recruitment Consultant (bulk recruitment desk)



As a Relationship Manager, you will foster and enhance client relationships with Customers, with a special focus on the analysis of their personal financial and investment needs and objectives. You will be responsible for achieving new businesses, customer acquisition goals and managing relationships with existing Customers, in accordance with the bank’s customer service guidelines.

Since our inception in 1951, Drake International has been helping companies find, win and retain the best talent. With a strong recruitment focus and a performance management suite of innovative HR solutions, we are a recruitment company that is successful because of its Brand, People and Reputation! Our purpose in business is simple - ensuring our clients OUTPERFORM.

You will also need to source and call on individual prospects as well as organize and conduct sales presentations to groups, clubs, associations, companies and other organizations. You will provide sound financial advice and offering customized product solutions in accordance to the bank’s prescribed standards as well as industry regulatory requirements. You are also required to maintain customer loyalty and promote brand identity by providing excellent customer service via regular updates and reviews on our range of financial products as well as customers’ financial needs. You will need to ensure that the aggressive sales targets for all relevant products and the bank’s client service quality standards are met.

We are looking for an experienced bright, enthusiastic go-getter who will be responsible for building and servicing the Temporary & Contract service line. This role offers you variety, challenge and the opportunity to manage your own desk!

Qualifications & Skills: • Degree with 2-3 years relevant sales experience in branch sales, good sales track record will be at an advantage. • A team player who shows initiative and assertiveness. • A self-motivator who is keen on upgrading and improving personal knowledge and skills to meet evolving job requirements. • CMFAS certification in M1B / M5 / M6 / M8 / M9 / HI is essential.

Your duties include: • Full spectrum of the recruitment cycle from writing advertisements to after-placement service • Screening and interviewing candidates • Building and managing a candidate database • Providing close follow up and first class client and candidate care • Maintaining and updating the database with all activities • Building up the Temporary and Contract service line To excel in this role, you must have a minimum of 2 years local recruitment experience, specifically in bulk recruitment, and a proven track record of achieving targets and executing the full spectrum of the recruitment cycle.

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EMR Recruitment SVP Marketing (B2B Payments)

WMRC Head of Fixed Income

• Financial Services Industry • Global Business-to-Business Payments Solutions Company • High Visibility Role

Reporting to the CIO, you will actively manage and be responsible for the management and performance of the internal fixed income, including the use of derivatives for yield enhancement and risk management. You will develop relationships with corporates, commercial banks, merchant banks and investment banks to explore, source and identify fixed income investment opportunities. You will also be responsible for the daily fund placements with financial institutions, attend investors’ briefings on new investment opportunities, and lenders’/ investors’ meetings, as well as participate in Investment Committee Meetings to update performance and interest rate outlook. You will ensure all fixed income investments are made prudently and in compliance with internal and regulatory guidelines.

The Senior VP Marketing, based in Singapore, will be responsible for defining the B2B strategy and go-to-market approach for the entire APAC region. This will be achieved by working closely with internal teams, including sales and operations, across the APAC region and globally. As a senior member of the organisation, the Senior VP will be required to contribute to knowledge building and best practices as well as be responsible for hiring additional staff, training, and performance appraisals. Requirements: • Degree holder, ideally with additional MBA • 15-20 years experience in a B2B marketing environment (gained from a financial services / payments industry) • Success in defining and delivering strategies • Experience working with / within a direct sales force • Proven leadership skills and solid negotiation, presentation and analytical skills

Pre-requisites: • Recognized degree in accounting, banking, investment management or finance • At least 5 – 8 years experience in fixed income investment management and related disciplines – banking, stock broking, securities research and analysis (fixed income), portfolio management (fixed income) • Possess legal and compliance experience (e.g. contract and business laws, regulatory guidelines) • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal with various internal and external parties, including business writing, presentation and verbal communication skills

Frost & Sullivan Consultant (Commercial Due Diligence)

Team Savant Sales Executive

We are expanding and we are currently seeking a Consultant (Commercial Due Diligence) to join us in our Hong Kong or Singapore office Job Responsibilities: • Executing Commercial Due Diligence (CDD) mandates to assist its clients to identify key assumptions and\ value drivers • Design and facilitate detailed interview programs with its client key stakeholders to validate the key assumtions and value drivers • Ultimately play a part in managing a number of key client relationships, and will to help maintain CDD as a critical service

Duties & Responsibilities: • Manage the Mass Channels Partners such as Superstores in building and growing the partnership(s). • Manage the partnership at all levels in order to maximize company’s revenues with the partners. • Develop long and short-term sales strategies and plan to improve performance of our partners. • Conceptualize and design integrated solutions to create value for our partners. • Analyze and tabulates sales performance, trends, pricing and channel inventories. • Gathering market intelligence on competitors’ strategies, products and services. • Analyze buying behavior, trends and needs of customers and contribute to the development of sales strategies. • Manage and partner channel partners in IT shows.

Job Requirements: • Minimum two years of experience strategy consulting firm/private equity/market research organization or advisory firm • Ability to speak and write in Mandarin will be an additional advantage. • Detailed-oriented work ethic and a strong academic background

Requirements: • At least a Diploma in IT related courses. • Preferably from the corporate IT background with more than 3 years experience in managing mass channels such as Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman etc. • Well organized. Strong project management skills and experience working across groups

Chris Consulting Channel Management Exec

International SOS IT Procurement & Finance Manager

You will build and manage relationships with agents, partners and vendors to develop the range of retail products marketed through the Postal Agency/ Stamp Vendor and Post Office channels. Additionally, you will maximise the profitability of each product or channel assigned. You will also be involved in Visual Merchandising (VM) for the channels, including the promotion and distribution of marketing collaterals at all designated touch points.

Responsibilities: • Owns all purchasing processes and ensures high levels of service from vendors • Development of an IT financial dashboard to track key corporate and global KPIs. • Manage General & Administration expenditure to be in line with target and KPI, and compliance with General Affairs Policy and Procedures (GAPP) at all time. • Advise management on new projects and CAPEX investment, including suitable automation suite to enhance on the efficiency and productivity of the Accounting functions • Track all corporate Capex and G&A committed costs and ensure that these expenditures are within the forecast

Working closely with internal stakeholders (Marketing, Operations, Sales Management, Finance and IT) to ensure the timely implementation of products and services within budget, you will be tasked to execute creative and impactful programmes to grow the Retail Business, while maintaining performance and monitoring tools to ensure the performance of channels under your care. To excel in this position, you must: • Be a team player, working well with people, and yet function with minimum supervision • At least a diploma in Marketing, Business Administration or related fields, with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience in a multi-national organization, preferably with a background in retail and financial industries • Be effectively bi-lingual in written/spoken English and Mandarin

Requirements - Essential: • 5+ years as a financial analyst with some procurement expertise • Strong expertise with Hyperion reporting and creating Hyperion templates • Pro-active in liaising with the regional IT Manager • Pleasant personalities and good interpersonal skills to work in the team – with service-focus mentality • Hands-on with day-to-day operations

International SOS Head of Sales

Join The Moving Circle Cost & Business Process Analyst

Role Purpose: • Lead a team of Business Development Managers who drive and deepen customer relationships and who are effective at positioning the business value of International SOS’ services to customers. • Advocate and drive Sales Excellence with the Business Development Managers. • Responsible for full sales cycle from Pre-sales, driving towards closure.

Requirements: • A good degree majoring in Economics/ Business Admin / Accounting • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably as a cost & business process analyst in a multi-national company • Demonstrate a solid grasp of business concepts, able to exercise critical thinking skills and make realistic judgements • Good understanding and experience in defining various types of costs • A team player with good interpersonal skills • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Qualifications and Job Requirements: • BA or BSc degree with min. 10-15 years of sales related experience with track record direct quota carrying teams. • Strong consultative selling business knowledge, preferably in consultancy, hi-tech, logistics & service industry. • Domain knowledge of vertical industries preferred. • Ability to think strategically and execute into tactics. • Expertise in business development and business management. • Organizational agility and attributes of leadership in a cross-cultural environment. • Direct sales experience or a keen understanding of B2B direct sales processes.

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P.12 stability within the company.

Lack of career development remains a key reason that candidates want to move from their current employer, proving that even in tough times, the career of a motivated employee still needs to be nurtured. Obviously every department has different parameters within which they must work, from finances, structure and resources. But career development does not necessarily mean promotion - although it can. It is as much about the employee’s ability to see a clear path of progress and know exactly what they need to do to achieve it.

Dear Hays Jobs Doctor, I’m wondering what your perspective is on the importance of retention in today’s market. In an economic climate such as today, do you think employers should still be focusing on their retention plans? Regards, Eunice Dear Eunice, The economic turbulence of the last year has knocked the wind out of many retention plans. Instead, the eyes of HR professionals have been fixed firmly upon sifting through an increasing pile of CVs to identify the most appropriate candidate. In such a market, the importance of retention might seem to have reduced, but in fact it remains critical in order to be ready for the inevitable upturn.

It can be difficult for small organisations to offer opportunities but career development is not restricted to promotion. Can you offer additional responsibilities, such as supervising other employees, coaching and training others, managing projects or chairing meetings? Formal performance feedback is also critical. Non-monetary benefits have also grown in importance to candidates, so consider training and development, paid maternity leave, and clear career advancement opportunities. While salary is not as critical as it once was to employees (it has been replaced by job stability), do not be tempted to secure candidates at considerably less than their market value. Otherwise when the market again picks up, these employees will be first out the door. While these are clear messages for any department wanting to retain their skills, it is important to remember that a “one size fits all” approach to retention will not work for all employees. Work together with employees and both communicate your expectations. Good luck, Chris Mead

With economists predicting that Singapore is likely to see a return to positive year-on-year growth numbers in the final quarter of this year, retention should be a focus in all businesses. So, where to start with your retention plan in today’s economic environment? Contrary to the last few years, and in the face of an economic crisis and increasing equilibrium between job vacancies and candidate supply, job security is at the fore of candidates’ minds. This focus on the long-term is a good development. Rather than focusing on short-term monetary gains through a string of successive employers, candidates are carefully considering their choice of employer and looking towards future career stability rather than a shortterm fix. So in this context, a retention plan should start with regular internal communication regarding the company’s position, strengths, stability, and importantly the employees’ role in that position. A feeling of inclusion is necessary to promote an employees’ notion of career

Capital Markets A leading Banking group is currently looking to expand its DCM group. They are looking for candidates for a Director or/and Senior Vice President to be part of the growing Capital Markets Team. The team is currently considering expansion at other levels so applications are welcomed from Vice President through to Associates. The role will require the candidate to have an understanding and an ability to work with fixed income products. The candidate will have an ability to work on private placements and securitization. The successful candidate will have DCM experience from a leading bank with a focus on either corporates, financial institutions or sovereigns. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record from the investment banking division and will have an understanding and a strong track record of origination. The candidate will have extensive experience within the Asia region, building businesses, originating deals and a proven business development experiences. For any clarification on the above, please kindly contact . Christopher Leong, ( at Tel: (65) 62210709

Hays in Singapore can be contacted on +65 6223 4535 or Send your questions to

Regional Sales Director - Data Centre / Managed Services Ref ID: 18224321 Our client, a multinational organization, has an exciting and challenging opportunity for dynamic and driven employees to join their team as a Sales Director for the region. You will come with superior sales and business development skills, and ability to rapidly grow the data centre and managed hosting business in Asia Pacific. You will work directly with customers, prospects, and with the relationship sales managers, to sell data centre and managed hosting and related services (e.g. network, storage, security, maintenance). You will be working closely with technical solutions architects, commercial management, product management, and other support organizations to ensure close link between customer requirements and the ability to deliver excellent service. You will also create, identify and develop productive relationships with vendors, partners, channels and related companies to expand the addressable market, and develop and execute go-to-market strategies to drive rapid business growth. To qualify for the role, you will have minimum 12 - 15 years in hosting, communications or related environment, with proven track record in successful management of the business selling IT&T services. You will be able to build strong relationships with C level contacts and be comfortable opening doors and sealing deals at that level. You will also come with strong understanding of the data centre, managed hosting, storage and networking environment. Ideal candidate will possess a recognized Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, IT or commercial discipline, with MBA being an added advantage. You should be able to travel extensively in the region. To apply, please submit your resume at our website, quoting the appropriate reference number. You can also email your resume in Word format to or contact us on (65) 6602 9100 for a confidential discussion.

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GSI Talent Management Specialist

GSI Supplier Development Manager

• Dynamic Work Environment • Business Facing Role

Our client is a leader in the supply of electronics components and electromechanical products and they are looking for an ideal candidate to join their organisation.

Our client is an industry leader in the region, with operations in more than 15 countries. This is a golden opportunity to join its HR team to drive talent management initiatives. Working directly with business leaders, key stakeholders and external partners, you are responsible for ensuring a healthy talent pipeline. To do so, you will review and manage current HR systems, design and execute talent development programmes to the region. You will also lead projects, focusing on establishing the organisation as the employer of choice.

You will be responsible for achieving optimum sales revenue and profitability for a focused Supplier line by driving overall sales and marketing and demand creation activities, contributing to the growth of the overall company’s sales revenue and market share. Working in conjunction with all relevant parties, you will drive and implement strategies directed towards achieving set objectives, manage the Supplier’s expectations and enhance working relationships at all levels to gain support and partnership.

Degree qualified, you should possess more than 5 years’ experience in driving talent management initiatives such as leadership development and talent retention programmes. You are commercially sound, with demonstrated experience in engaging senior management.

You will have to have an Engineering background with more than 3-5 years’ experience in the electronics industry.

Apply now in MS Word format to, referencing ‘TMS 2608/HH’. Confidentiality assured.

Apply now in MS Word format to: referencing ‘Supplier Development Manager/HH’. Confidentiality assured.

GSI Funds Transfer Pricing Analyst

GSI Global Head of Implementation Services – IT Healthcare Solutions

• Part of a Dynamic Team • Good Career Progression Our client has international presence, especially in the Asia region. This position is part of the analytics team in the bank. Working with the Risk and Finance departments, you are responsible for reviews and analysis of the Retail Banking balance sheet, product structures, risk profiles and profitability measures. You will also assist to develop dashboards, key performance indicators and reports that cover risk, return and sensitivities analysis. Part of the role requires analysis of Cost of Fund trends for products and recommendation of best practices and methodologies for implementation. You will monitor the interest rate environment and assess the impact on the business balance sheet, product mix and profitability.

We represent an emerging products and services company with global reach, providing total Healthcare Information System to hospitals, medical institutions and clinics.

The ideal candidate is Degree qualified with a minimum 6 years’ FTP experience in the financial industry. You should be numerically-inclined and able to work well with data acquisition, analysis and modelling. Advanced experience in database tools and data mining is advantageous.

The ideal candidate will have 10 years of experience in strategic planning, market plan execution, account management, business decision sales cycles, and pre-sales efforts with skills in competitor and market analysis. The ideal candidate must be familiar with product implementation methodologies and managed large teams as well.

Apply now in MS Word format to, referencing ‘FTP Analyst/HH’. Confidentiality assured. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Our client is seeking a dynamic, proactive leader and planner who will be responsible for strategic & technology consulting and implementation services and training. The candidate will also be managing pre-sales support and partner enablement, bid and risk Management for Company’s suite of products as well as global delivery and support.

Want to be a part of this dynamic group? Send in your resume, together with a covering letter to, referencing ‘IS Global Head/HH’. Confidentiality assured.

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Total HR Solutions Director of Credit Products

Aegis Recruitment Shipbroker (Chemical Tanker)

Role description: This position will be based in Hong Kong and engages a critical role in the Credit Products Global Distribution team which will include three lines of business: primary distribution, sales and trading distribution and trade finance distribution. This position reports to the head of this division who is based in US.

Job Responsibilities: • Perform brokerage of tanker shipping of Chemical cargo (Liquid form) • Provide quality shipbroking and consultancy services in marine transport bulk cargo • Build and strengthen relationships with Shipowner and Charterer/Shipper/Cargo Owner

Principal Accountabilities: • Supporting the originating and structuring effort, selling and purchasing assets of financial institutions and selling participations in corporate finance transactions • Work in partnership with distribution partners to promote the structured credit and distribution business throughout Asia. Lead a significant increase in loan product activity in Asia • Monitor developments in the primary and secondary markets and communicate changing market conditions to the team

Requirements: • Diploma/Degree in Maritime/Business/Mass Communications/Economics or its equivalent • Proven track record of relevant experience in delivering chartering services • Minimum 3 years in tanker shipping operations can be considered for Junior post • Fresh graduate in Maritime studies will be considered as Trainee Shipbroker • Good knowledge of international trade and shipping terms • Willing to travel and work irregular hours (Male working environment) • Must be conversant in English and Chinese

Requirements: Possess a Bachelors’ degree with minimum five (5) years of experience in loan syndications, secondary sales and trade finance. Good understanding of the loan market and the participants throughout Asia with extensive networks in these markets are mandatory. This aspirant should be familiar with international trade finance and posses the attitude of a highly motivated self starter with a proven ability to produce results in a team environment with good organisation and communication skills.

Additional Informations: • Most established Shipbroking House in Asia – Travel opportunities • Excellent career advancement plus training and development opportunities • Location: Central

Hydrogen Programme Manager

Derwent Executive Financial Controller, Asia

Essential skills: Stakeholder management, joint venture Insurance/banking experience, 10 years Financial Services experience, strategic programme management

• Singapore based, regional focus • Pharmaceutical sector • New role

Responsibilities: • To direct major strategic change programmes leading multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams. This role will be responsible for the implementation of strategic programmes. • To manage change programmes involving IT/Technology and organisational change. • To manage, train and coach multiple teams of Business Analysts and Project Managers. • To manage all the change & provide interface between Business Units/countries users/stakeholders & Regional IT Shared Service Team. Accountabilities: • Develop and manage the business change programme ensuring that the aims and outputs are aligned to the strategic direction of the business units. • Ensure that effective methodologies, and development processes, are in place within the team and across the business units and ensure high standards of project management so that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to desired quality. • Produce Management Information, KPIs and Scorecards to support decision making across the Portfolio or Programme.

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Headquartered in Asia, our client is a renown and established player in the pharmaceutical industry, and is gearing up for a period of tremendous growth in the region. In line with its strategic expansion plans, it is currently seeking a Financial Controller to be part of its regional finance team based in Singapore. Reporting to the Asia Pacific CFO, you will work closely with country GMs in SE Asia so as to meet business growth objectives and ensure its alignment with corporate financial goals. This includes all areas of financial and management reporting, corporate governance, tax and related matters as well as relevant regulatory reporting. You should have a degree in accountancy/finance, and about 10-12 years relevant experience in a progressive multinational. Asia regional experience is critical, whilst exposure to the pharma industry is highly advantageous. Knowledge of SAP is highly desirable. You are self driven, commercially astute, hands on, and have excellent communication skills.

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Director (Due Diligence)

Senior HR Manager

Aldan Global Resources


The Commerical Intellilgence team provides commercial due diligence support and strategic input to companies. Our experts provide insight and rigorous analysis-based advice to support our clients’ strategic and transaction decisions.

• US MNC • IT Industry • Business Partnering role

Responsibilities: • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to address complex market, strategic, competitive and financial issues on behalf of major corporate, public sector and financial clients • Design and execute strategic and financial analyses on prospective target companies and markets and client strategies • Conduct primary and secondary research to help our clients assess the impact of market dynamics and the competitive environment on target companies • Contribute to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables, business development and marketing initiatives

The Role This role is designed to build & leverage capability within the organization by driving programs, communications, business analytics, special projects and the rhythm of the business. • This is a HR Business Partner role which will work in partnership with senior business leaders and support them on the full-spectrum of HR generalist activities including: • Build and develop leadership and management capability. • Enhance the Employee Experience • Provide HR perspective to business decisions • Influence, develop and integrate targeted people strategies • Build connections between people and issues across organizations and geographies

Requirements: • Strong academic background. • Experience in M&A environment and worked with major corporate organizations and experience in more than one of the following: private equity, investment banking, advisory firm or accounting firm conducting strategy consulting and operational due diligence. • Strong numerical and strategic thinking skills and sound commercial acumen

The Candidate You must have a passion for HR. You possess strong implementation skills, have high energy and a proven track record of delivering results. The ability to work independently, strong self-motivation, project management and time management are essential skills. You will need to be willing to do what it takes to get the job done, have a strong systems thinking perspective and have creative problem solving and analytical skills.

Regional External Supply Manager

VP, Compliance - Control Room

SearchAsia Singapore

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Extensive Travelling of at least 6-7 times a year required.

Working as part of a small, experienced team, reporting into the head you will be responsible for: 1. Control Room and Private Side Compliance • Act as compliance liaison between private and public side businesses (IBD, DCM, Trading, Research, etc.) in regards to conflicts clearance, Chinese Wall crossings in the region and with regional country compliance officers as well as London and New York Compliance. • Maintain the regional conflicts management system including the firm’s Watch and Restricted lists, deal team management, and application of various trading and research related restrictions • Work with private side business and country compliance officers to promote best practices in compliance with jurisdictional laws and regulations as well as the firm’s policies and procedures • Assist with both new hire and refresher training on applicable regulations and Compliance policies

Responsibilities: • Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and company specifications and develop a continuous improvement approach to Quality and Compliance systems for the manufacturing of company's products. • Support New Product Introductions at the Supplier's site and cooperate in the introduction of new analytical methods to pace with new regulations & requirements • Monitor closely the activities intended for full compliance of cGMP, Food Safety Programs including HACCP, and others, as required. • Collaborate on the preparation, performing, and Corrective/Preventive Actions' follow up of Global Compliance Audits (GCA) and other assessments Requirements: • Degree in Food Science/Food Technology/Nutrition/Chemistry or related discipline • At least 10 years of experience in Quality Assurance/New Product Development/Production/Supply Chain with at least 5 years of managerial experience • Good knowledge of cGMP, HACCP and other Quality Systems a must • Experience in working Third Party Manufacturers/Contract Manufacturing Organisations/External Suppliers within relevant markets (i.e. milk powder, milk products, liquid mixes etc) in the region v

2. Financial Crime • Support the Regional Money Laundering Reporting Officer on regional and global financial crime matters • Provide risk based, practical commercial advice to front office professional on financial crime policy issues • Work with country compliance officers to assess and arbitrate account opening referrals from respective account opening teams in Asia and to maintain reports of suspicious transactions and approaches • Coordinate metrics for Asia and report globally on a monthly basis Degree qualified you will have 5-7 years compliance experience with either Control Room or Private Side Compliance (preferred), or financial crime experience in an Investment Bank.

Practice Lead eClerx Services

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Job Description • Relevant industry experience includes high tech manufacturing, media & entertainment, online commerce and telecommunications • Drive revenue targets and relationship / share of wallet targets, driven by extensive internal cient networking and actively matching eClerx capabilities with identified Client needs • Develop, manage and maintain strong, active relationships with key Client stakeholders at senior and mid-management levels and with key Client operations personnel • Strategize with eClerx Business Development, Operations and Senior Management to identify new opportunities and service areas • Internal reporting to global Business Development and Relationship Management teams on Client and industry developments, new opportunities, competitive landscape, etc. Essential skills / background • 10+ years in Client Management, Services Portfolio Management roles • Prior experience in client industries highly preferred • Knowledge of / prior experience with offshoring processes and methodologies highly preferred • Excellent relationship skills including the ability to create and build relationships. Demonstrated track record of success, established relationships and expanded Client portfolios • Travel required 1-2 times per year to India facilities & travel to other client facilities.

Regional Business Manager (Oil & Gas) ATB Group Job Description: • Identify and pursue multiple avenues to secure project opportunities in the upstream (offshore and onshore), midstream (processing, refining) and downstream (petrochemicals, specialities) sectors • Work closely with the management of the various factories within ATB Group to prepare a proposal comprising our entire spectrum of low and high voltage products • Cultivate a network of senior-level relationships with OEM customers, end users, contractors / fabricators, and engineering consultants. • Formulate country-specific strategies to grow the business and get onto end user vendor lists • Seek out suitable representatives and / or distributors, and negotiate contracts with these channel partners Requirements: In addition to possessing an electrical engineering or related degree, you will be able to demonstrate at least 10 years of successful experience in the field of rotating equipment sales. You should possess excellent technical knowledge of explosion-proof and safe area electric induction motors, including the relevant standards.

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Your network of contacts should span across national oil and gas companies, engineering firms, fabricators, pump / compressor / gear / fan OEMs, and related component suppliers. The ability to communicate (verbal and written) in business-fluent English is a pre-requisite, and knowledge of Malay / Thai would be an added benefit.

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At RHB Bank, we strongly believe in providing highly personalized service and financial solutions to suit the needs of our customers. We strive not only to provide a challenging and rewarding work environment for our people but also one that embraces shared values of trust and respect for one another. We believe in rewarding work excellence and providing opportunities to help our people realize their fullest potential. In line with the Bank’s business expansion, we invite dynamic individuals who share in our service commitment and passion for growth to join us.

Branch Manager You will play a pro-active role in leading, managing and motivating your branch in aggressively marketing and cross selling the Bank’s existing range of products and services. At the same time, you will also oversee the branch operations and maintain a high standard of customer service. • • • •

Degree in Banking / Business Administration 3 to 5 years’ experience in managing a branch Possess strong marketing skills and able to produce consistently good sales performance Good knowledge of branch operations, banking regulations / compliance and strong business acumen • Good network of business contacts and well-informed about market competition / practices • Able to identify customers’ needs in order to grow both the Bank’s consumer and commercial loans

Product Manager (Car Loan) and Product Manager (Secured Loan) Consumer Banking Product Manager (Car Loan) will be responsible for product development and enhancement of the Bank’s consumer banking products specializing in car loan products. Product Manager (Secured Loan) will be responsible for product development and enhancement of the Bank’s consumer banking products specializing in secured loan products (mortgage loans). Both Managers will also formulate sales strategy and marketing plans to achieve product profitability and volume goals. • Degree in Banking / Business Administration • Stable and desire to create, innovate and stamina to work through plans • 3 to 5 years of experience in product development of car loans/secured loans (mortgage loans) will be an advantage • Good thinking skills and systematic in planning and execution • A good team player with excellent communications and interpersonal skills

Interested parties are to submit your detailed resume, including current and expected salary and a recent passport-sized photograph, before 17 September 2009 to: Human Resources RHB BANK BERHAD, 90 Cecil Street #06-02 Singapore 069531 Email: For more information on career opportunities, you may visit our website at In line with the Bank’s business expansion, we invite dynamic individuals who share in our service commitment and passion for growth to join us.

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Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) Business Centre The Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) Business Centre provides corporate services encompassing Finance, Procurement, Human Resources and Office Administration to our research entities. We seek suitable candidates to join the team as:

Assistant Manager/ Senior Officer (Finance) You will assist in managing the financial accounts of one or more research institutes. The job involves budgeting, tracking and monitoring actual expenditures; preparing and analysing financial reports for forecasting and trending of various business units and reviewing, developing and implementing effective internal controls. You will also participate in studies to improve the operational and financial effectiveness of the unit. Requirements: • • • •

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or equivalent; Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience with good communication skills; Proficiency in MS Office applications; Familiarity with SAP system will be an added advantage.

Senior Officer (Human Resource Management) Reporting to the Human Resource Manager, you will assist in the deployment of HR strategies, policies and procedures and ensure that they are successfully implemented to meet BMSI Business Centre HR goals. You will also be responsible for providing the full spectrum of human resource support to the various institutes under BMSI. Requirements: • • • •

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Arts; Minimum 2 years of HR generalist experience; Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills; Familiarity with SAP system will be an added advantage.

Senior Officer (Human Resource Development) Reporting to the Human Resource Manager, you will assist in the review, development and implementation of training programmes and initiatives for the various institutes under BMSI. You will also be involved in organization development initiatives such as employee satisfaction surveys, talent management and development, and succession planning. Requirements: • • • •

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Arts; At least 2 years of human resource development experience; Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

Interested applicants should send their CV including their current and expected salaries to by 17 September 2009. Candidates who have applied for the same position for the last 6 months need not apply again. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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