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Make HeadHunters work for you

One day the phone in your office rings. It's an executive recruiter, speaking as if she knows you. She touts your accomplishments and resume, and whispers sweet financial nothings in your ear. She wants to float your name for several lucrative possibilities. You ask yourself: Who is this woman? Am I jeopardizing my job by listening to her? Can she really help my career? Quickly, the answers: She's an executive recruiter. You're not jeopardizing your job by listening to her. And yes, she can really help your career—though that's not a foregone conclusion.

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Contents

Jobs Article

Make HeadHunters work for you

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Chris Consulting

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Hays Recruitment

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O’Briens

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Step into a new career

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UOB

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GSI Executive Search

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Chris Consulting

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Judd Farris

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Robert Walters

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Make HeadHunters work for you

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Harry’s

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Awaits You

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Drake

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Drake

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nSearch

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Career Expert

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Dow Jones

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Capita

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Randstad

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PASSIONATE SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST BECOME A FUTURE LEADER Fortune 500 company. Multi-billion dollar revenue. Be part of an FMCG leader. Head in the right direction. Join the world’s leading brand with global presence and sales in more than 100 countries. A refreshing and lively business, they need a Senior Financial Analyst to report to the Finance Director and provide financial planning and analysis support to business covering Asia Pacific. We are looking for a CPA or equivalent, with a Degree in Accountancy and fivenine years of experience in accounting, analysis and reporting. Your experience in a US MNC and within a regional set-up working with teams in Asia Pacific is particularly valuable to them.

You need to be competent with HFM, Essbase and SAP with advanced experience in MS Excel. We’re looking for someone who can coach and guide peers, and who is also a strong team player, wellorganised, independent and possesses excellent communication skills. Contact Suriani Norahim at suriani.norahim@hays.com.sg or +65 6303 0150.

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Platinum Partners

WORKFORCE PLANNING MANAGER DEFINE THE PEOPLE STRATEGY Regional technology division. Manage resource solutions. Salary $120k-$180k + bonus. A highly visible and established name within international banking, this major financial services group is expanding dramatically.

Publisher & Media: RJ Media Pte Ltd, 11 Stamford Road, Capitol Building, #04-01, Singapore 178884, Tel: 6334 4771, Fax: 6749 5322, To Advertise on Headhunt: Please call 6334 4771 or email marketing@headhunt.com.sg Printer: Ho Printing, 31 Changi South Street 1, Changi South Industrial Estate, Singapore 486769, Tel: 6542 9322

They need a business-focused professional to work within a centralised function in the technology area looking after workforce management for the division. You will be proactively managing the pipeline of resources for the different businesses and looking at the areas of required growth. You will interface with the business to co-ordinate and execute the workforce budgeting process and provide strategic and tactical responses to the changing business environments and its impact on resource costs and numbers.

Copyrights & Reprints: All materials printed in Headhunt are protected under the copyright act. No material may be reproduced in part or whole without the prior consent of the publisher and the copyright holder. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by contributors and advertisers are not necessarily those of RJ Media Pte Ltd. Whilst every reasonable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information within, neither the publisher, editor or writers may be held liable for errors and/or omissions however caused.

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Naturally your background in banking, from a technology resource planning perspective, will give you the tools needed to make this role a success. Ideally you’ll have worked in a similar position where planning, analysis and resource management is key. You will also be an expert in a variety of resource management applications, such as MS Access, MS Project, Excel, SAP or PeopleSoft. Contact Ashleigh Russell at ash.russell@hays.com.sg or +65 6223 4535.


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TECHNOLOGY PRACTICE MANAGER BUILD, GROW & LEAD YOUR TEAM Prestigious regional bank. Pivotal Singapore based role. Strategic management responsibility. With an impressive history stretching over 170 years, this major international banking and financial services group is among the top 50 in the world. They are executing a regional technology strategy in Asia Pacific to ensure further growth and an integrated technology function. To help with the execution they need someone to fill a true leadership role. You are not required to be hands-on in terms of project delivery; rather you will build and grow project excellence by up-skilling and enhancing the competencies of your staff through a significant targeted hiring campaign. Reporting to the Head of IT Portfolio & Business Management, you’ll lead the technology practice in Singapore. You will rapidly grow, manage and strengthen project delivery expertise across the region. As an inspirational leader with experience in the banking sector you will ensure individual development is achieved by establishing a clear model for career progression. Having worked in a fluid and challenging environment before, your success will be guaranteed through your ability to deliver a high-performance driven practice, both on and offshore. Contact Kevin Immerman at kevin.immerman@hays.com.sg or +65 6303 0154.

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REGIONAL MARKETING MANAGER DEVELOP A CUSTOMER-FOCUSED MARKETING STRATEGY SE Asian travel. Competitive salary. Make a real difference. This well-respected leading global institution looks to promote education and cultural relations on a global basis. Significant growth and their commitment to ensuring bestof-breed marketing resource practices means they need a highly experienced marketing professional to make this vision a reality. This is a completely new role and they need someone who is comfortable being handson and working strategically with key internal stakeholders. Further, you will ensure the marketing teams in East Asia develop marketing and communications and public relations strategies and plans for both local and regional activity which support the achievement of agreed targets. To be successful in this demanding role, you will be a highly experienced and qualified marketing professional. Ideally, you’ll have at least ten years experience in marketing and a strong track record in building and maintaining relationships at all levels. You’ll be very comfortable participating in a senior management team and providing high-level strategic support. This role is based in Singapore and includes approximately six to eight weeks travel every year. Contact Chris Mead at chris.mead@hays.com.sg or +65 6223 4535.

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PROJECT MANAGER ONLINE SOLUTIONS MANAGE MULTIPLE IT VENDORS

INSPIRING DESIGN ARCHITECTS SHAPE CITY SKYLINES

Global organisation. Based in Singapore. Six month extendable contract. This large non-profit organisation has always been involved in technological improvements for the benefit of the community and they are involved in educational and soft skills training globally. To continue their success they need someone with strong experience in project management. You will be responsible for vendor management, managing the third party contractors and leading the project from design, build and in system integration phases. Your high-level skills will ensure projects are delivered on time, have necessary resources allocated to them and are properly documented. As you’d expect they need someone with strong knowledge in MS Project who can provide timely submission of reports and work with the project budget. It is essential that you hold a degree and certification in PMP. You’ll also have experience managing online related projects with excellent communication skills in English, strong analytical thinking, the ability to work with cross functional and cross cultural teams and availability to travel within the region.

Award-winning architecture practice. Portfolio of high-profile projects. China based. Widely regarded internationally, this architecture practice leads in terms of the projects handled, the designs produced and the office culture created. Their portfolio of prestigious multi-million dollar projects are on behalf of numerous high-end developers. Their design expertise now extends throughout the region and includes China, India and Middle East. They are experiencing significant growth overseas and as such an unparalleled opportunity has been created for a Design Architect to make their mark on the industry. As a core member of the team, your success is driven by your proven track record in large scale design – ideally with an emphasis on multi-residential and public buildings. Strong networking and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with a wide range of individuals of diverse backgrounds is crucial. You can expect to be rewarded with a creative, studio environment, as well as cutting-edge systems and technology to allow you to deliver inspirational design solutions. The portfolio you will work from is diverse and includes local landmarks and international icons. For your commitment to the role you can expect to be remunerated well and rewarded with professional support and training.

Contact Wije Mookiah at wije.mookiah@hays.com.sg or +65 6303 0154.

Contact Leeann Paton at leeann.paton@hays.com.sg or +65 6303 0153.

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Business Banking Partner - Healthcare

Senior Manager – Business Banking

GSI Executive Search

GSI Executive Search

Our client, a foreign bank, is rated one of the ‘World’s Safest Bank’. Their offices span over the Asia region, with networks in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and India.

You will be reporting to the Managing Director. As a senior member of the team, you must be a proven leader with the ability to drive others to achieve excellent sales and service results. Coaching a team of partners and associates, you are expected to develop and execute effective strategies for new and existing business development. You will also identify new referral opportunities, actively establish and maintain a network of contacts, and implement competitive sales campaigns and initiatives.

Being one of the fastest growing areas of the bank, this banking business services medical professionals, healthcare businesses and investors. Reporting to a Managing Director, you will be part of the a specialist team that offers a full suite of financial services products covering deposits, lending, wealth management, equipment leasing and EFTPOS transactions for medical businesses. Ideally, you should have a bachelor degree in Business or Banking with at least 8 years’ experience in Corporate or SME Banking in the Healthcare industry. You will have a proven track record of success in the areas of coaching and business development and are well-versed in business banking products. You will have an excellent command of spoken and written English as well as superb interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

Ideally, you should have a Bachelor Degree in Business or Banking with at least 10 years’ SME or Corporate Banking experience. You will have proven track record of success in the areas of coaching and business development. Well-versed in business banking products, you will have excellent command of spoken and written English with superb interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills. Apply now in MSWord format to regina.tio@gsiconsultants.com, referencing ‘Senior Manager-BB/HH’. Confidentiality assured.

Apply now in MSWord format to regina.tio@gsiconsultants.com, referencing ‘Business Banking Partner/HH’. Confidentiality assured.

Human Resource Manager

Business Manager

GSI Executive Search

GSI Executive Search

• Telecom Giant • Consultative Role

• Sperry drilling – Logging Wire Drilling, Measuring Wire Drilling • ProTechna

You will partner with line business heads and managers to take a proactive and consultative approach in key areas such as recruitment, compensation and benefits. You will also review and implement HR strategies, change management, as well as other HR related projects when they arise. In addition, you will play the role of a HR consultant by providing an independent viewpoint regarding all aspects of organisation structure, management systems and in the management of staff. You will also be involved in budget planning and keeping track of staff cost budgets while ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of manpower by statistical analyses.

Our client is a global supplier of thermoplastics and elastomers to oilfields, semiconductor and solar, petrochemical & power, and aerospace industries.

Degree qualified, you are an experienced HR practitioner with at least 6 years of relevant experience. You are energetic and a self-motivator with a positive and mature disposition. You are also a dynamic HR Generalist with strong recruitment experience. An individual with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills, you are a high achiever who works well under pressure as well.

The ideal candidate will have a Mechanical/ Electromechanical Engineering degree with a minimum 7 years’ Field operations or Repair/ Maintenance experience with a drilling or evaluation service company. You will have a project engineering background and experience in Sperry drilling as well as strong project management.

Apply now in confidence to jasbir.kaur@gsiconsultants.com, referencing ‘HR Manager/HH’.

Apply now in confidence to Jasbir Kaur at jasbir.kaur@gsiconsultants.com, referencing ‘Business Manager/HH’.

In this role, you will identify targeted opportunities to grow future value capabilities and technologies in Singapore. You are required to evaluate ideas for technical and commercial success before entering into the stage of gate process. Working closely to develop a technical partnership with existing business partners, you will be involved in full life cycle from generating ideas through to customer acceptance.

IT Business Analyst Hydrogen

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A Business Analyst with 5 years+ experience of implementing and supporting trading systems. Must be dedicated, energetic and self-motivated, command good communication skills and thrive in a high-pressure environment. Knowledge of Summit, Murex, Kondor+ and/or Sophis will be required, as will understanding of database technologies. Key Requirements: • Experience interacting with traders and their management. • Requires general knowledge of Capital Markets products, including FX, MM, Bonds, Swaps, Options and other Derivatives, Structured Products and Exotics. The successful candidate will be able to answer detailed questions on at least one of these products. • Understand concepts of interfacing and reconciliations between systems. • Must be able to work in a team and maintain a pleasant attitude while in a high-pressure environment. Main Responsibilities: • Assist project manager in preparing project plans. • Work with traders and other stakeholders to document requirements. • Suggest solutions to meet business and IT requirements. • Communicate requirements to vendors and developers. • Conduct and/or supervise testing of systems and interfaces. • Assist in data migration and implementation. • Manage and develop change requests. • Provide 3rd level support of selected trading systems. • Regular status reporting to management.

Medical Services Operations Manager International SOS The Medical Services Operations Manager is responsible in providing operational management and coordination of support for International SOS medical services activities, consistent with contractual commitments. This will include managing the interface between Human Resources; Logistics, Procurement, Medical, Alarm Center and Marketing in support of the delivery of site medical services for Singapore, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Brunei. The incumbent is expected to ensure the delivery of competent and professional operational support through the development of a strong medical services operations team at all medical services locations.

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The Person • A recognized Degree in Nursing/ Marketing/ Business Admin/Pharmaceutical. Post-basic qualification in Critical Care Nursing or • Emergency Nursing is an advantage. • Must have healthcare management experience of at least 8 years • Excellent client management experience and able to interface with senior management • Good interpersonal and communications skill • Hands-on execution style. Diligent and resourceful • Customer-centred and passionate about delivering high standards of customer and medical care to clients; • Have prior experience working a matrix organization,demonstrated ability to build partnership with professional experts have direct exposure to international, cross border engagements and partnerships.


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Make your mark with UOB, as we make our mark in Asia. Do you have what it takes to make a difference? Do you have what it takes to shape the future of Asia? As a leading bank in Asia-Pacific, we offer you challenges and opportunities to meet your career aspirations. At UOB, we are dedicated to make a big impression in the region. As a team, we know we will make a difference and shape Asia’s future. We seek passionate, dynamic and driven individuals towards performance excellence. Join us. Take up the challenge as we make our mark in Asia.

MANAGER, INSTITUTIONAL SALES AND MARKETING UOB Asset Management Ltd As part of our Institutional Business Team, you will identify opportunities and generate client leads for the marketing of investment solutions and products to Institutions in Singapore and overseas. You will also develop and deliver customized investment proposals for such solutions in close consultation with portfolio managers and analysts. On a continual basis, you will manage institutional client relationships, asset consultant relationships and service client requirements. Requirements: • A degree holder with minimum 3 years’ investment sales and marketing experience in a similar capacity in the asset management or financial services industry • CFA accreditation is an advantage. • Candidate should have excellent customer skills, a strong sense of initiative, drive and ability to work under pressure to meet and exceed sales objectives • Good knowledge and understanding of investment assets and products and ability to present investment proposals • Able to work independently, possesses good interpersonal and communication skills and proficient in English and a second language to communicate with Chinese speaking clients in China An attractive remuneration package that commensurates with qualifications and experience, will be offered to the successful candidates. Interested applicants are invited to apply at http://www.uobgroup.com/careers under “Join Us” of our Careers@UOB Closing date: 22 November 2009 (Only shortlisted candidates will be notified) United Overseas Bank Limited Company Reg. No. 193500026Z

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Our client, one of a major foreign bank is currently sourcing for a Channel Network Manager (VP level) for its Transaction Banking arm to cope with the expanding business volume in Asia Pacific region.

Director – Transaction Banking Job Description: • Responsible for facilitating the purchase of services from bank and bank-like institutions, including but not limited to cash, clearing, custody, credit, IPA services. Managing the banking relationship in support of these services. • Facilitating the arrangement and implementation of bank credit facilities on behalf of lines of business to support transactions and business lines. • Provide ongoing consultation and problem resolution to global subsidiaries concerned with bank accounts, credit requirements and associated bank systems. • Assisting in the design of banking support structures, credit facilities, bank services and internal systems for new or proposed business ventures, to evaluate potential risk, profitability and customer service capabilities.

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Our client is one of the leading banking and financial services organizations in the world, with businesses in Investment, Corporate and Retail Banking.

Application Support Analyst Responsibilities: • The role comprises supporting a number of in-house and/or external systems, which are used by the Bank’s user communities. • This role involves providing Level 2 Support around application and batches. • Handling the batch escalations received by L1 team as well as diagnose / troubleshoot issues. • Escalate issues to next Level and handling User queries. • Raise incident tickets & track all the incidents through the Bank's standard incident and problem management tool(s)

Job Requirements: • Understanding of cash management products, markets and practices • Understanding of financial market practices pertaining to securities industry, specifically, funding, settlement and systems

Requirements: • This role involves working in a shift rota so the candidate should be willing to work in different shifts (Asia, London & New York) • At least 2 - 5 years' experience supporting Banking applications preferably in a global environment • Technical skills: Sybase, MSSQL, Unix and Windows-based applications • Knowledge on Shell scripting and Perl Scripting would be an advantage. • Experience in Autosys Job Scheduler or other Job Schedulers.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Kathy Tang at contact@chris-consulting.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Leong Sook Ting at st@chris-consulting.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

Our client is today one of the most experienced Securities Services provider in Asia. Due to the expansion of the business, they will like to recruit for the position …

Our client is a world-leading financial services company and they are currently looking for a compliance manager to assist the Head of Compliance, Singapore (Asia Pacific Region)

Vice President – Funds Administration

Compliance Manager

Responsibilities: • Perform and deliver timely and accurate daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly funds valuation to clients regionally • Review corporate actions, cash reconciliation, stock reconciliation and prices for each fund ensuring all have been posted correctly into the accounting system and correctly processed. • Review the fund accountancy ensuring the accurate and timely production of the NAV according to deadlines. • Acting as a product specialist liaising with bank's product and relationship managers and clients in ensuring service delivery of funds administration services • Overseeing all compliance related matters relating to funds administration services to ensure compliance with external regulations and internal bank policies

Key responsibilities: • Assist the Head of Compliance (Singapore) in advising the business on Singapore regulatory issues. • Design and implement Compliance governance and monitoring plans / procedures within the Singapore Office. • Conduct Compliance monitoring (non AML related monitoring). • Act as the primary Compliance contact point for the business staff in SEA-Pacific offices. • Work closely with the Regional Money Laundering Reporting Officer and coordinate AML related monitoring in SEA-Pacific. • Provide day to day advice to the business staff in SEA-Pacific on the bank’s policies and procedures (non-AML related).

Requirements: • Degree in Accountancy or Banking & Finance with 8 or more years in portfolio accounting and fund administration related work • Good working knowledge of international accounting standards and traditional/alternative funds products

Requirements: • University degree with 5 to 8 years of banking experience with previous experience as a Compliance Officer or relevant experience in Internal Audit and other risk management will be considered favourably. • Extensive knowledge of Singapore banking laws / regulations.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Christopher Leong at cl@chris-consulting.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Giselle Lim at glim@chris-consulting.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

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

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

Executive, Claims – Engineering

Product and Pricing Manager – General Insurance

Responsibilities: • Manage Engineering claims to ensure prompt, fair and reasonable settlement • Assess liability and verify damage • Negotiate settlement Requirements: • Degree holders, preferably in engineering with minimum 5 years working experience in an insurance / reinsurance company • Good knowledge and experience in managing Engineering claims • Loss adjusting experience preferred • Sound motor underwriting knowledge and market pricing, in particular to vehicles Interested applicants should email their CV to Marcel Lee at mlee@chris-consulting.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

Key Responsibilities: • To research on pricing, market trends in the general insurance business • Analyse on profitability and production • Source new ideas for product development and target market • To assist in rolling out product and marketing plan Requirements: • A degree and relevant insurance qualifications (e.g. ACII, ANZII, DGI, etc) • Minimum 4 years working experience in general insurance • Excellent communication skills Interested applicants should email their CV to Marcel Lee at mlee@chris-consulting.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

For more information please contact CHRIS-CONSULTING Pte Ltd at Tel: (65) 6221 0709 or visit www.chris-consulting.com


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Headhunting and the Economy Companies are evolving new strategies each quarter in order to stay competitive. Most don't have time to put ads in the paper to fill positions. And job listings were never a really good way to get a job, anyway. These days, executive recruiters are increasingly responsible for finding and placing employees, particularly for high-level positions. Companies hire recruitment firms to find talented employees and bring them in to take high-salaried, high-profile jobs that are not often publicly advertised. Some industry surveys suggest that recruiters play a role in 30 percent to 40 percent of all new hires.

employed—and hope to stay that way until you decide otherwise—discretion is a must. Insist on preapproving your resume's travel itinerary, so it doesn't show up in the hands of your boss's golf partner. The more initial information you give to the recruiter, the easier it'll be for him or her to find the right fit for you. If you can find two or three recruiters whom you trust and with whom you want to work, so much the better. Recruiters rely heavily on their personal contacts and arrangements with certain companies, so each recruiter widens your circle. But be careful not to make the circles so wide that they overlap. Recruiters may lose zeal to promote you if they send your resume to a company, only to find that another recruiter already did so. Tell your recruiters about one another so they have that information to work with.

Putting Your Best Head Forward If you're dissatisfied with a job, seeking a mid-career challenge, or just like to have options at your disposal, an executive recruiter may be the perfect agent of fate. And you don't have to wait for one to call.

How Recruiters Work Recruiting firms are employment agencies. Companies hire executive recruiters to find and bring in candidates for management positions—anyone with two years of professional work experience on up. The corporation is the recruiter's client, and the job candidate is the product. Thus, recruiters normally find a person for the job, not a job for the person. Recruiters are compensated either on retainer or a contingency basis; either way, the standard fee structure is 25 percent to 35 percent of the position's first-year salary. Retainer firms have exclusive contracts to handle higher-level positions involving six-figure salaries. Most firms are specialized in some manner, either regionally, by profession (such as accounting, legal, advertising, marketing), or industry—such as high tech or pharmaceutical. Some firms have exclusive contracts to do all of a company's outsource hiring.

How can you best help the recruiter help you? The more you put into the process, the more you'll get out of it. Be honest and clear about your career goals. Describe the type of position you want, your salary requirements, where you want to work, and anything that is prima facie unacceptable. "The more I know about a candidate and what they are looking for," says Hegwer, "the more likely it is that I can make a great presentation about that person to a company." Remember that you're the product the recruiter is selling. "Listen to the recruiter when it comes to interview technique and negotiation," says David Gomez, CEO of David Gomez and Associates, a Chicago-based recruiting agency specializing in marketing, advertising, accounting, finance, and diversity recruiting. Recruiters send people out to interview all the time, and they get feedback afterward from both sides on what worked and what didn't. A good recruiter may be able to tell you the interviewing style of the person you'll be meeting, and perhaps even some of his or her trick questions. Even if you've spent a number of years in your field and know who you are and what you're worth, a recruiter can point out key details that will make your presentation of yourself more enticing to a potential employer.

Finding the Right Recruiter Step one is finding a recruiting firm that works in your field. Begin by asking people you know. If your dream job is at a specific company, find out who does their recruiting. Once you've found a firm, choose an individual recruiter with whom you can develop a good relationship. "Above all, find a person you trust," says Howard Hegwer, a managing partner of Management Recruiters International, in Seattle. "If there is not a bond of trust, then the relationship will be unproductive and disappointing." Put the recruiter to the test. How established is the firm? How long has the person been recruiting? What did he or she do before? Does he or she have a solid working knowledge of your field? Years of experience are great, but not absolutely essential. Someone who spent 20 years in consulting can probably step right in and act as an excellent recruiter for consulting jobs. Be certain you understand how the recruiting process will work. If you are currently

Other Resources You should be able to find a directory of the National Association of Personnel Consultants in the reference section of a moderately sized public library. This will list all the association's members, their contact information, and their specialties. State employment agency associations can also provide names and addresses of local recruiters. If you're a passive job seeker, you can post a resume and let the recruiters come to you, or create a Web page in one of the virtual communities. Recruiters Online Network posts business information and website addresses for hundreds of recruiting firms worldwide, and also features resume-posting sites and job banks. This Article is contributed by WetFeet. For more career-related advice and information, visit www.WetFeet.com


12 November - 25 November 2009 (Issue 45)

P.11

Business Manager (Indonesia)

Deputy Head (Risk Management)

International Energy Solutions Provider

ECICS Ltd (Member of IFS Group)

Responsibilities: • Develop & implement strategies in conjunction with Executive Management Team • Develop & lead marketing plans for business growth in the industry • Develop & monitor relevant industry, Government & Education sector trends • Prepare business development activity & progress reports • Develop & negotiate contracts, concessions & awards • Develop marketing messages & positioning in response to market needs • Develop & ensure continuity of new & existing relationships • Ensure smooth running of daily office operations & activities • Ensure conducive & collaborative working environment & culture • Ensure compliance of Company’s policies with regulations requirements

Regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, ECICS Limited is the only locally owned company that is authorized to write a full range of export credit risk insurance products and bonds & guarantees for companies operating in Singapore.

Requirements: • Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in Oil & Gas industry • Able to identify & define client issues & risks & develop innovative solutions • Strong negotiator, outstanding strategic thinking & listening skills • Able to speak English & local language

Requirements: • Degree in Accounting, Banking or Finance from a recognized university • Minimum 5 years experience in credit analysis in a commercial bank • Strong analytical skills in balance sheet and cashflow analysis • Constantly aware of economic development • Capable of managing and performing multi-tasks with prioritization techniques • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Senior Financial Analyst

Brand Manager (APAC)

Morgan McKinley

EMR

• Our Client is a leading MNC in the FMCG industry. • Competitive salary

Responsibilities: • Aid in developing brand identity and related positioning and messaging to help inform the creative process • Collaborate with the creative team to develop and execute creative in support of the brands and related products • Manage the day-to-day activities associated to all marketing efforts, including, project management, creative development, cross-functional implementation, campaign tracking and reporting as necessary as related to brand development • Assist in monitoring brand health metrics and support the development of new brand tracking across businesses • Manage budgets and financial related to branding campaigns • Maintain brand integrity across product lines, advertising, and all other internal and external communication as it pertains to assigned brand • Responsible for leading, developing and implementing: the brand strategy, market research, new product introduction, communication strategy, media planning and promotion strategy. • Research and analyze the marketplace and target consumer to proactively respond to changing customer demands, market trends and gain insights on the consumer

Reporting to the Head of Risk Management, the successful candidate will be part of the Risk Management team and your duties will include the following: • Understand and effectively use the research resources available through sources accessible via the Internet as well as other forms • Analyze information qualitatively and quantitatively so as to perform risk selection and coverage for business • Perform underwriting procedures compliant to company’s authorization, rules, regulations and guidelines

Key Responsibilities: • Financial impact analysis in support of business initiative, execution scenarios and other objectives as designed; • Timely & accurate preparation of monthly & quarterly management reports, with detailed variance analysis; • Cost data collection and analysis in support of business decision making; • Highlights exceptions and provide feedback to management on key findings; • Interpret financial transactions, key performance indicators and events for business partners to make sound economic or business decisions; • Recommend best practices for function/process. Key Requirements: • Degree in accountancy/ finance or related discipline; • At least 5 yrs post education experience, preferably in a fast paced manufacturing environment; • Strong Spreadsheet/data manipulation and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail; • A strong grasp of accounting principles; • Partner with various business functions to ensure the customers expectations are met and managed; • Independent, self starter/driven, fast learner, high energy who is able to work under pressure & multitask.

This is a highly visible role that will require a committed, experienced and above all, strategic and creative thinker. Furthermore, the candidate will hold a degree and have at least 6 years experience in a brand management position ideally gained in a B2B environment. You will be comfortable dealing with senior management and presenting to a wide variety of audiences and therefore be a strong communicator. Chinese language, though not essential, will be a big plus.

Regional Marine Underwriting Manager

Equities / Securities Analyst – Real Estate Investment

SCOR

Talent2 - Singapore

SCOR, the top French reinsurer and one of the leading industry players worldwide, is looking for a self-motivated team player to join its Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore.

• International Fund Manager • Pan-Asia Focus • Japanese Language Skills Desirable

We offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic organization with human dimensions and to work in a highly skilled worldwide market Responsibilities : • Develop Marine P&C treaty portfolio for Asia-Pacific markets, including Japan, China, Korea and India • Assume role as Marine Practice Leader for all marine business underwritten within the region, reporting to the Chief Underwriting Officer Treaty P&C based in Singapore • Conduct underwriting and claims reviews and follow-up on exposures • Establish and maintain technical and commercial relationship with clients Requirements : • Fully qualified professional with about 10 years of experience in a similar position and exposure in key Asia-Pacific markets • Comprehensive marine underwriting experience including energy and shipyards, mainly for treaty but facultative background is acceptable • Possess technical expertise on underwriting, risk assessment, risk engineering and control and pricing for special acceptances • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The Position There is a current need to hire an experienced Real Estate Equities/Securities Analyst to undertake detailed research and analysis of Asia-Pacific listed property funds. Reporting to an Investment Manager, the role will be based in Singapore and it will focus attention upon the listed funds and REITs prevalent in the major markets of the region, including the listed Japanese real estate companies and JREITS. The role will include a need to produce detailed financial models and corresponding analysis via DCF analysis and scenario testing whilst also requiring an ability to pull together complex data and translate this into meaningful, insightful and totally informed reporting which will aid strategic investment decision-making. These insights will also play a key support to the marketing team too. The position will require an ability to comfortably liaise with personnel operating within investment banking and listed property fund environments whilst operating in a very independent manner. The Person Ideally, candidates will offer exceptional degrees in Real Estate or Finance whilst offering at least 2-4 years relevant research and analysis experience combined with outstanding numerical, financial modelling and analytical skills. It is expected that candidates will offer prior EQUITIES research & analysis experience and a sound understanding of real estate investment principles. A CFA would be preferred whilst a willingness to undertake further training and development to secure the CMFAS (Capital Markets & Financial Advisory Services) licence will also be desirable. Due to hte need to cover the Japan market, Japanese language skills would be a highly desired capability thought not absolutely essential.

Interested candidates, please send your resume to : sreassur@singnet.com.sg

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12 November - 25 November 2009 (Issue 45)

P.12

QA Engineer

Business Development Manager (Asia)

Our client, a market leader in electrical/electronics, power supply systems, services and solutions is seeking for qualified candidate for QA Engineer to be based in Singapore. Established over 100 years ago, they have grown globally, with presence in over 100 countries worldwide. The three core businesses of the company are Industry & Transport, Information Technology and New Energy Industries.

Headquartered in Denmark and considered as one of the largest industrial companies in the region, our client is a leader in development and production, research, sales and services of mechanical and electronic products. The company’s activities are divided into three main business areas: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Heating & Water and Motion Controls. With presence globally, the company has a long tradition for a social responsibility towards both employees and the surrounding environment.

The successful candidate will be someone with a soft nature and yet with take charge attitude and will be able to command respect and cooperation within the organization, someone who has good social skills coupled with the ability to plan strategically and get things done assertively. You must have the basic characteristics of quality personnel who can focus on improving the processes and base every decision through collection and analyzing of data. In this role, your main duties are to assist the QA Manager in administering the Quality Management System (QMS) with key performance indicator as achieving certification of QMS to ISO9001. Part of the responsibility is to assist in maintaining the quality standards of the products and services. You will also assist in administering the Health Safety and Environment (HSE) plan focusing on Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH). You are expected to achieve customer satisfaction by assisting in resolving quality issues and administration of vendor evaluation/qualification program to attain quality and timeline requirements. To be qualified for this position you must have a recognized Degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering and possess good knowledge of quality systems and quality concepts products/applications/solutions. In addition to having a good understanding of manufacturing concepts, you must have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and possess good presentation and communication skills with the ability to converse in Chinese due to local manpower in the production line. Experience in OHSAS ISO18001 is an added advantage. Singaporean or PR preferred. To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference RT - ENG001, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Due to the company’s continued expansion, they are seeking a qualified candidate to assume the role of Business Development Manager for Asia who will support and manage the Key Accounts & Sales Organization in APA in accordance with the Business Area Strategy. The candidate’s key accountabilities are to maintain and increase APA Corporate GP, develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income for the company to increase YOY., at high level at all times. As a Regional Head, you must be able to develop strong customer relationships and develop a strong, qualified and motivated sales organization. You will also be responsible for coordinating standard monthly reports and global meetings for the whole of Asia Pacific region. Requirements: • Degree in Marketing and Engineering. Preferably with MBA degree. • Minimum 10 years industry experience with focus on Air conditioning and Refrigerator business. • Have effective communication skills in English at all level and proficient in Microsoft Office tools. • Has the ability to coordinate and plan strategically, with high level of commitment and able to work independently • Able to travel extensively To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference RT - FMCG002, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Business Unit Manager

Marketing Manager

Our client is a Swiss MNC and a global market leader in instrumentation and laboratory equipments. The company has a wide sales presence in Europe, USA, Asia and 35 other countries all over the world with manufacturing presence strategically diversified in Europe, USA and China. Our client is considered as one of the largest global sales and service organizations among precision instrument companies.

A world market leader in Instrumentation and Diagnostics Laboratory equipment is hiring a qualified candidate to join their sales force as Marketing Manager. The company has wide sales presence in Europe, USA, Asia and 35 other countries all over the world. Manufacturing presence is strategically diversified in Europe, USA and China. Our client is considered as one of the largest global sales and service organizations among precision instrument companies.

We are seeking on their behalf a qualified candidate who will assume the role of Business Unit Manager to be based in their Singapore office. To be successful in this role, you must have excellent interpersonal skills, independent and analytical, strategic, self driven and a team player with high energy and leadership skills.

We are seeking on their behalf a candidate who can assume the role as Marketing Manager to be based in Singapore and provide leadership to the marketing team through resource management and planning. The ideal candidate must be from an MNC background and who is able to plan, execute and monitor lead generation campaigns while being fully equipped with the Technical skills on a similar capacity.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of B2B Sales and Marketing experience in a similar industry and possess good communication and interpersonal skills with the drive and energy level to lead a team of 6 sales people. You will have a strong business acumen, leadership and mentorship skills with clear directions to align processes and make business decisions. Prior experience in an MNC with good understanding of the complexities of such set-up is highly preferred. You will work closely with the peers from the services, marketing, finance and logistics department and various business units from US, Europe and China thus people skills is an important factor. You are able to drive corporate segment marketing strategies and divisional initiatives. A strong background in P&L responsibilities with an annual target of S$6 - S$7million and someone with the eagerness to explore opportunities for sales and growth margin for territory of responsibility. Part of your responsibility would be research and spot on market trends, competitors updates and strategies, align business and resource to maximize sales output. To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference RT - FMCG003, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Your main responsibilities include driving corporate segment marketing strategy and divisional initiatives, corporate marketing goals planning and operations. You will also run effective marketing campaigns with various business divisions to achieve sales objectives. In addition to taking ownership and enhancements of the CRM database, you are to run general corporate initiatives as assigned by direct supervisors. To succeed in this role you must have at least 5 years of B2B Marketing experience, good communication and interpersonal skills, strong business acumen, leadership and mentorship skills with clear directions to align process and make business decisions. You must also have solid experience in effective marketing tools, planning and execution processes. Your experience should be based on extensive CRM usage and operational management. You are expected to be well experienced in Leads generation. Candidates who are Degree qualified and above are highly preferred. To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference RT - FMCG004, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

P3 • Drakewize • Executive Search • Permanent & Temp Recruitment • Career Management • HR Solutions

Drake International (S) Ltd 24 Raffles Place #21-03 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 Tel: (65) 6225 5809 Fax: (65) 6227 0071


12 November - 25 November 2009 (Issue 45)

P.13

DRAKE INTERNATIONAL Passionate People Fresh Solutions

www.drakejobs.com.sg Consultant, Power

IT Project Manager

Our client is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier, with a reputation for delivering high quality, technically-advanced, reliable facilities and equipment on time, on budget and with a world-class safety record. They are hiring a Consultant, Power for project development.

Our client offers multidisciplinary comprehensive professional services to their clients within the spectrum of Information Technologies & Telecommunications Networks. They are looking for an IT Project Manager to ensure the performance of services and the Service Levels are achieved.

Responsibilities: • Lead and participate in delivery of multiple consulting services projects serving power sector clients such as project developers, investors, financial institution and regulators • Develop project/ consulting services proposals and supporting workflow documentation • Manage delivery of services within budget, agreed timeframe and high quality standards • Manage client relationship and expectations during the services delivery • Support the business development and marketing (internal & external) efforts occasionally • Drive improvements in processes, tools, systems and databases to support the growing team • Contribute to industry and thought leadership articles for internal and external audience • Execute feasibility studies, market studies, technology assessments • Assist in preparation of proposals for the above • Lead or provide project coordination and project management support for project delivery To excel in this role, you must have: • MBA/ Bachelor of Engineering with relevant experience of 8 - 10 years • Power Industry experience essential, preferably in two or more from feasibility studies, project finance, due diligence, project development, EPC, Operation & Maintenance of power plants • Experience in one or more from Coal, renewable energy & carbon management projects • Experience or interest in one or more from Market and industry analysis, policy reviews and Financial modeling • Ability to manage and lead culturally diverse group(s) and bridge communication gaps • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to work remotely with offices within the region • Ability to develop proposals and deliver projects under tight timelines ONLY SINGAPOREAN OR PR NEED TO APPLY

Reporting to the IT Director, you are responsible to manage, supervise and lead a team of IT engineers to deliver all IT project and maintenance services, managing all day to day operational aspects of the department and projects. You are required to manage the IT Project & Service Delivery team, taking responsibility for project implementation, planning & scheduling, design review, service desk, desktop support and application support relating to the IT & T department business. You will need to ensure and improve systems, processes and methodologies as specified are followed to sure effective monitoring, control and support of service and project delivery. To excel in this role, you must have: • Degree in Computer Science/ IT/ Electrical or equivalent • Minimum 6 years experience within a IT & Telecommunication project, operation and engineering based environment • Certification and Knowledge in the following qualification is desirable: - Project Management - ITIL - Computer Networking (Cisco, Alcatel Lucent) - IP Telephone System - System (Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux) - IT Operation and Managed Service Delivery • Extensive Knowledge in Service Desk Delivery, Networking, IT security and Data Center System is desirable • Experience in Pre/ Post Technical Sales Support ONLY SINGAPOREAN OR PR NEED TO APPLY To register your interest, please contact Chloe Law at +65 6531 0512, Email: claw@drakesin.com.sg or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference CH119, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

To register your interest, please contact Chloe Law at +65 6531 0512, Email: claw@drakesin.com.sg or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference CH121, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Consultant, Trade Media Relations

Recruitment Consultant (Permanent Desk)

Our client is a leading provider of innovative value creating plastics solutions. They focus on differentiated high end applications in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. They are looking for an ambitious and self-motivated Consultant of Trade Media Relations to join them

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.

Reporting to Head of Marketing Communications, you are required to develop and implement the marketing media strategy aligned with the overall corporate media strategies, support the Corporate PR activities as and when necessary. You are also required to manage defined communications projects such as sponsorship, interviews, media conferences and implementing projects and supporting tradeshows that support the company's outreach. You will need to handle all media enquiries and complaints to prevent negative coverage and potential image damage to the business; provide media training of media spokespersons in the company. To excel in this role, you must have: • Masters degree or equivalent in communications, journalism or marketing and 5 years experience in a similar role in an international setting • A proven track-record of editing and managing a multilingual printed publications • Experience in Petrochemical industry is preferable • Experience in writing in English with an understanding of technical subjects • Experience with and capable of working in international, virtual, expert teams • Fully fluent in English and a second language would be preferable

Are you a bright, enthusiastic go-getter who has at least 2 years of industry experience in external Recruitment? This role offers you variety, challenge and the opportunity join a growing team! As a Drake Consultant, you will: • Manage the full spectrum of the recruitment cycle from writing advertisements to after-placement service • Screen and interview candidates • Build and manage a candidate and client database • Provide close follow up and first class client and candidate care • Maintain and update our database with all activities • You must enjoy interacting with people, thrive on cold calling activities and present yourself professionally in front of candidates and clients at all times. We are a team of friendly, fun and easygoing professionals who take pride in what we do and the services we provide. If you want a job working with a small dynamic and growing team, APPLY now for the opportunity to OUTPERFORM with us!

ONLY SINGAPOREAN OR PR NEED TO APPLY To register your interest, please contact Chloe Law at +65 6531 0512, Email: claw@drakesin.com.sg or visit www.drakejobs.com.sg and apply to job reference CH120, stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

To register your interest, please contact Nina Hendriks at +65 6531 0513 or E-mail: nina.hendriks@drakesin.com.sg.

P3 • Drakewize • Executive Search • Permanent & Temp Recruitment • Career Management • HR Solutions

Drake International (S) Ltd 24 Raffles Place #21-03 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 Tel: (65) 6225 5809 Fax: (65) 6227 0071


12 November - 25 November 2009 (Issue 45)

P.14

nSearch Global Pte Ltd is a leading staffing solutions provider in Asia-Pacific region offering specialized staffing and consulting services to its clients. nSearch adopts a systematic approach to provide the strong fundamental support needed for effective delivery of services through Mass Advertised Recruitment, Joint Advertised Search and Database Selection

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Travel Executive

Leading MNC in petrochemical and natural resources industry.

Leading global travel management companies urgently require: Senior Travel Executives (multiple openings)

Take direct charge of the new company’s energy and intermediate chemicals business and steward the performance of the company as a member of the Board of Directors. Key responsibilities include Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Production, Quality, Maintenance, Technical, Environmental and Safety to meet the company goals established by the Board of Directors. Full P/L responsibility for an estimated initial annual revenue of between $200 million and $300 million US dollars per annum as well as effective management of the company’s Balance Sheet. Responsibilities: • Maximize shareholders value by fully leveraging on the financial investment of the company. • Responsible for the financial aspects of the company including cash flow management and financial targets set for company operations. • Establish and direct annual production plans, operating budget and objectives. Coordinate with Sales and Marketing/logistics/procurement functions to optimize plant capacities and inventory levels. • Prepare and submit management and operations reports to the Board of Directors in a timely manner. • Represent the management of the company in all interfaces with external parties including government and statutory bodies, customers and investors. Promote and enhance the business profile of the company. Skills and Competencies: • Degree holder in a Science or Engineering discipline and MBA is a plus. • Solid senior management experience with leading companies within the energy or intermediate chemicals industry. Trading experience in energy and intermediate chemicals will be an advantage. • Proven leader with a demonstrated track record of driving the growth and performance of complex business with multiple channels to market. • Strong business and financial acumen and track record of successful execution of holistic business strategies in value creation as well as the ability to balance long terms shareholder value maximization with near terms business results. • Demonstrated ability to envision the future of a new company and make appropriate, forward looking refinements and enhancements to its business strategies. • Highest standards of personal and professional integrity and ethics and the personal courage to address tough issues and making tough decisions. • Must be prepared to travel extensively within the Asia Pacific region.

Responsibilities: • Responsible for providing exceptional travel and value added services to customers • Ensuring needs are met and attends to them with the highest level of professionalism • Assist customers in fulfilling travel requirements and requests with suitable travel itineraries and associated travel information • Provide travel advice such as visa requirements, health checks and other travel related information together with complete, accurate and professionally presented travel documentation • Meet and exceed travel s ales and revenue targets and call servicing levels • Provide exceptional customer service Skills and Competencies: • Travel Industry Experience (Minimum 5 years with excellent knowledge of fares, ticketing and reservations) • Strong hands-on knowledge of travel GDS - either Galileo, Abacus or Sabre • Superior customer service experience either in a premium Call Centre environment or Concierge service or Relationship management. • Excellent destination information with a passion for leisure travel product knowledge. Knowledge of up-market hotels and tour suppliers • Excellent customer experience mindset with strong customer service, interaction and interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently while contributing to a strong teamwork environment • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively Please email your detailed CV at hrm@nsearchglobal.com along with your current salary, expected remuneration and earliest availability.

Please email your detailed CV at hrm@nsearchglobal.com along with your current salary, expected remuneration and earliest availability.

CAREER EXPERT Dear Hays Career Expert, I understand a lot of vacancies at present are contract based but I also see the “risk” potentially. What advice do you have for people before embarking on a career as a contractor? Thank you so much..... Xin Yu Dear Xin Yu, A career as a contractor can be very exciting. But more than this, the variety of assignments and organisations also add skills and experience to your CV. Employers are now very confident in the skills available to them at short notice. So if you are considering temping, we suggest you consider the following:

Preparation: Before an assignment commences, find out who you are to report to, the tasks you’re likely to undertake and research the organisation concerned by visiting their website. Professionalism: When on assignment, a high degree of professionalism is expected. You need to respect the policies, procedures and culture of the company where you are working. The expectations of temporaries and contractors are often higher than those of your full-time colleagues - you will be expected to hit the ground running and know everything straight away, or at least be able to learn quickly!

Regards Chris, Representation: Contact a recruiting expert who understands the intricacies of your industry and who can represent you to potential employers so you access the best of the temporaryassignments available. Communicate availability: Keep your recruitment consultant informed about your availability - we assume you are available for assignments until you tell us otherwise! It does not look professional for you or us if we endorse you for an employer’s temporary assignment only to discover you cannot complete it. We need to know if you are planning to go away (even for just a day or two!) or if you are unavailable for any reason so that we can still put you forward for the right assignment that fits in with you. If you accept another assignment elsewhere, please let us know immediately. Update your skills: Your best selling point as a temp is your skills base, so make sure your skills continue to develop. Remember to tell your consultant when they do, so we consider you for a wider range of assignments and represent you to your true potential! Many agencies, including Hays, offer free training so explore these options to increase your employability. First impressions: Like a job interview, arrive at least ten minutes early on the first day of your assignment. Walk tall and offer a smile and a firm handshake when being introduced. Look professional, act professionally and dress professionally.

Ask questions if necessary: Temporary workers are hired for their experience and skills, but you are allowed to ask questions if you are not certain about a particular task. Etiquette: Unlike some permanent roles, it’s not acceptable to leave your mobile phone on or use the work telephone for any personal communications. Similarly, do not use your work time to get to know your new work colleagues. You are there to work, not make a bunch of new friends! Market yourself: Once you are in an assignment, you are in the best position to market yourself within that company. Don't be afraid to look for further opportunities - ask if there are any other areas or departments where your skills might be needed. Let your face be seen. If you can see opportunities but don't feel comfortable investigating them, your consultant can make enquiries on your behalf. Assignment extension: Most temporary assignments have a finish date, but these can often be extended. Keep your consultant posted of these changes so they can make sure everyone is happy. Sometimes plans change, on both sides, and if we know in advance we can help to minimise any inconvenience. For recruiting expertise, visit www.hays.com.sg

Hays in Singapore can be contacted on +65 6223 4535 or chris.mead@hays.com.sg Send your questions to marketing@headhunt.com.sg


12 November - 25 November 2009 (Issue 45)

P.15

Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWSLV; (www.newscorp.com), a leading provider of global business news and information services.

We are looking for high caliber candidates to fill the following positions:-

Solution Sales Architect, Corporate & Media, Client Solutions

Copy Editor, Financial Markets

(Based in Hong Kong or Singapore)

(Based in Singapore)

Job Number: 090289

Dow Jones Client Solutions is a leading provider of global online news and business information services that enable professionals to monitor and understand the latest news and visualize market trends in order to solve business challenges. Our fast, accurate and relevant financial data combined with cutting-edge tools and breaking news, powers the websites of top financial institutions and media firms. The role of the Solution Sales Architect is to drive new business revenue by identifying opportunities, participating in sales calls, orchestrating the development of proposals/SOWs, and assisting with rapid completion of the sales cycle including management of customer expectations through and after project completion. Main job responsibilities of this role includes identifying sales opportunities, participates in sales calls and assisting the team in developing and implementing strategic account plans for clients. The Solution Sales Architect will work closely with our internal departments and partner SMEs to ensure proposed consulting solutions are architecturally sound and be able to identify and analyze underlying customer business issues and initiatives in order to match the appropriate Dow Jones solution/technology to the customers’ business requirements. The incumbent will prepare proposals, statements of work and letters of engagement and also is the primary contact person in customer communications.

Job Number: 000100036

Dow Jones Newswires (www.djnewswires.com) is a leading supplier of real-time global economic, corporate and resources news to financial professionals across five assets classes: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and energy. It has a network of 21 news bureaus in the Asia-Pacific region. We are looking for an experienced and energetic financial journalist or editor to edit “DJ Market Talk” – sophisticated, up-to-the-minute coverage of Asia’s foreign exchange, fixed income and stock markets supplied by our reporters in Asia-Pacific. The incumbent is expected to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team of editors, handling a variety of copy coming from all markets and asset classes in the region. The successful candidate would be expected to write and edit broader Asian markets stories as well as contribute columns to the wire. Job Requirements: • At least two years of experience as a professional copy editor or financial news reporter • Knowledge of Asia-Pacific markets and economies an advantage • An ability to work quickly and calmly in the face of occasional bursts of pressure would be a big plus, as would a strong record of showing initiative in the workplace • Familiarity with technical analysis and derivatives would be welcome

Job Requirements: • Detailed knowledge required of one or more of the following: portal applications, categorization systems, CRM systems, document management systems, collaboration tools and other related enterprise wide content applications • Understanding of various markup languages (XML, HTML, etc) and different types of enterprise data, data integration projects or processes and enterprise software systems • Ability to deliver complex knowledge management consulting solutions and implementations, identify and architect multi-faceted solutions to meet customer needs • Ability to stay informed and up to date on industry trends, the competition and changing technology to identify opportunities within the account base • Proven track record of success in solutions sales • Travel to client sites is required

To apply, please visit www.dowjones.com/careers and search for the respective job numbers indicated above. (Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

www.capitagrp.com EXECUTIVE SEARCH | TECHNOLOGY | BANKING | BUSINESS SUPPORT

REGIONAL ANALYST

GLOBAL CREDIT MANAGER

A reputable manufacturing firm is seeking for a Regional Analyst.

Refresh yourself and join this prestigious global organisation. It is now looking for a Credit Manager in partnering with the Finance Controller to propel collections and advance its credit percentage. Managing the global credit collections team, which consists of partnering with the sales and marketing department to improve the contract invoice timing, driving on time invoicing for both contractual and operational billings. Partnering with the centralized shared service centre to ensure that WC KPIs are met, you will implement out of the box initiative to drive World Collection and to review, approve dad debts provision.

This role is a broad-based development role, providing wide exposure across a range of commercial and strategic finance activities across the Asian organisation. An overview of the job functions will include risk analysis, project management of internal resources and external advisers, assisting in the development of regional and country strategy, and co-leadership and participation in commercial and strategy projects analysing key business drivers; identification, analysis and implementation of critical regional initiatives to improve business EBIT and ROIC and developing and utilising strategic and commercial frameworks to correctly frame issues and analysis. You will be involved with commercial analysis of major, complex capital projects, including assessment of key commercial benefits and risks. In conjunction with corporate treasury and country teams, assess appropriate structure of balance sheet, including evaluation of debt, equity, project and structured finance transactions and solutions and conduct due-diligence and analysis to support decision on financing and structuring arrangements that meet commercial, tax, legal and accounting objectives (eg. preference shares). You will undertake research for major commercial, strategic and capital projects and development of standard templates, documentation and processes that can be leveraged across Asia

Functionally, your scope includes maintaining global collection and cash policies, leading banking system implementation, managing banking relationships and reviewing, reporting monthly global working capital results To be successful in this role, you must have a finance background with a recognized Degree in Accounting and a minimum of 2 years in business finance and 5 years credit, collections and Accounts Receivable management. You will a key personal in the organization in influencing key decisions made. This is a excellent opportunity to excel and move up the ladder of career success Interested candidates who wish to apply for the above position, please kindly send an updated copy of your resume (REF: GCM-EUG) to headhunt@capitagrp.com or contact our office +65 65570880 for a confidential discussion

You will ideally have Business/ Commerce Degree or equivalent, minimum 4 years experience in an investment bank / strategy consulting firm or in-house corporate role with exposure to mergers & acquisitions. You should have strong corporate finance valuation, excel and financial modelling skills to model integrated P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet and corporate impact analysis. Interested candidates who wish to apply for the above position, please kindly send an updated copy of your resume (REF: RA-EN) to headhunt@capitagrp.com or contact our office +65 65570880 for a confidential discussion

Capita Pte Ltd, 24 Raffles Place, #20-04 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621, T: 6557 0880, F: 6536 2668, E: hrsg@capitagrp.com


12 November - 25 November 2009 (Issue 45)

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a new career awaits you As the economy starts to show signs of improvement, Randstad invites you to come and register with us for employment opportunities. Our experienced team of recruitment consultants is dedicated to helping you find your next career move and want to hear from you.

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Contact the Randstad team on 6510 1350 or visit www.randstad.com.sg

sales manager This international industrial MNC seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to assist with its aggressive growth plans. This role will require you to work closely with sales teams within each country, and deliver on overall strategies and objectives. This is a great opportunity to carve out your own success with an industry leading product range. You will have extensive experience in technical product sales and a chemistry background/degree. If you are a strong relationship builder, can work autonomously and are a proven self-starter interested in a role based in Singapore, contact us today. To enquire further, please contact Richard Cornish on 6510 1359, or email richard.cornish@randstad.com.sg Confidentiality is assured.

head of investment advisory — private bank

procurement account manager

Our client is one of the fastest growing banks in Asia. To keep pace with their rapid growth, a key representative for the group’s private banking sector is required as Head of Investment Advisory.

$7,500 — $8,500 + variable bonus 13.5 months

You will be responsible for structuring tailor-made investment solutions for ultra-high net worth clients to meet their investment requirements. You will need excellent presentation skills, combined with an ability to advise top-level clients on complex investment vehicles. If you are CFA qualified, have extensive experience in this field and have a clear understanding of the Asian wealth market, this excellent opportunity supported by an exceptional salary and package awaits you. To enquire further, please contact Daniel Jones on 6510 1356, or email daniel.jones@randstad.com.sg Confidentiality is assured.

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trade finance officer Well-known in the banking industry, our client serves the financial needs of corporate, institutional and government customers in the Asia Pacific region, and is seeking a Trade Finance Officer to join their International Trade Operations team. You will be responsible for providing specialist service and transaction solutions to customers, by processing their import/export transactions across the bank’s trade finance products and services. You will also support the Asia Trade Finance Sales team by promoting structured trade solutions to grow the business. To be successful, you will ideally have at least five years experience in trade finance operations in banking, experience in international trade and have knowledge of trade products. To enquire further, please contact Megha Goyal on 6510 1466, or email megha.goyal@randstad.com.sg Confidentiality is assured.

banking & finance

This Singapore-based regional position has been created from a recent restructure within the Procurement team headquartered in Singapore. It will be your responsibility to partner with allocated business units, as well as understand and communicate business unit requirements including goals, targets, initiatives, directions and supplier performance measures. You will be extremely good at relationship building and will have the ability to influence during strategy meetings, plan effectively and create suitable budgets. If you have experience managing complex projects, account managed in a procurement environment, and a strong business acumen, please apply now. To enquire further, please contact Anna Clark-Hall on 6309 3280, or email anna.clark-hall@randstad.com.sg Confidentiality is assured.

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business support

pre-sales solutions engineer

supply chain finance officer

A global data hosting company with considerable market share, who offers its clients top class data centre hosting solutions, is seeking a Pre-Sales Solutions Engineer to join their team.

With offices in over 50 countries worldwide, our client drives three major business units within the FMCG industry — one of which is Healthcare. The Singapore operation employs over 3,000 staff and is now seeking an experienced Supply Chain Finance Officer.

This person will be responsible for providing world-class pre-sales technical support for managed services including hosting and networking. You will provide consultative technical expertise on solution infrastructure and architecture design, through the process of gathering customer requirements, translating to technical specifications, preparation and presentation of designs, pricing, and the delivery of technical proposals.

Your supply chain accounting expertise, experience preparing relevant management and statutory reports, performing monthly closes and maintaining internal controls, will be highly regarded. You will be accountable for order processing activities and liaising directly with the Sales team on ensuring orders are completed.

You have a sound knowledge of all major server platforms including Microsoft, Linux, Sun Solaris, Oracle, Weblogic and MS Exchange.

If you have solid experience working within this field and are looking for a new challenge, an excellent package awaits you.

To enquire further, please contact Yvonne Tang on 6510 1461, or email yvonne.tang@randstad.com.sg Confidentiality is assured.

To enquire further, please contact Jee Kinnear Ong on 6510 1364, or email jee.kinnearong@randstad.com.sg Confidentiality is assured.

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