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08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)

MICA (P) 031/11/2009 • Classified Jobs: 6334 4771 •

THE CRITICAL INSIGHTS REPORT will change your pre-conceived notions about Employment Branding. We get into the minds of PMETs and discover what their employer expectations are and how they perceive your brand. The findings might surprise you.

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Contents Critical Insights The NUS MBA Hays Recruitment Frasers Hospitality Kelly IT Resources Kelly Selection CA Search Search Network IPS REED Capita Hydrogen Taking Up a Job at a SME GSI Executive Search PeopleNet Associates Robert Walters Drake Drake Drake Randstad RHB Bank Career Expert MOE WDA CrimsonLogic SearchAsia Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

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GLOBAL CHANGE & PROGRAM MANAGER ENSURE FLAWLESS EXECUTION OF PROGRAMS Global role. Deliver strategic global programs. Circa SGD$120 base. Operating in more than 20 countries, this company is a market leader in multichannel distribution group supporting engineers globally and having a wide range of products from electrical to industrial from more than 3000 suppliers globally. As an experienced Change & Program Manager you have exposure to delivering strategic programs and the overall management and delivery of the transformational/strategic programs to budget, quality and time ensuring flawless execution and delivery. Your innovative thinking helps to maximise the businesses use of processes/systems and people. As a focused change agent you will continue the development of the centre of excellence for business process, change management and project management and partner with the business and global functions to execute on the cultural/people transformation associated with allocated initiatives ensuring alignment with the strategy. You will influence the senior management team to adopt new process. To succeed you have at least five years business change and program management experience with a proven ability to deliver multi faceted, complex solutions. You will also have experience in full lifecycle project management implementation, DMAIC, lean, six sigma, TQM and balanced scorecard performance management. Contact Wije Mookiah at or +65 6303 0158.

Platinum Partners

HEAD OF CARRIER SALES DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS TO EXPAND THE BUSINESS Tokyo based. C-level relationships. Growing telecommunications group. With key success in facility-based optical fiber networks and data centre solutions, this group is continuing to develop cost-effective and high-quality communication services for their international clients. Leading the carrier sales division in APAC markets, you will be responsible for overall commercial and business relationships with designated carrier accounts. Develop strategic interpersonal and business relationships with key targeted clients to further expand the business. You will establish and implement strategic account development plans.

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As a dedicated professional you have a minimum of five years experience in senior level account management within APAC. Good knowledge of Asia Pacific carriers, with the ability to build new contacts and seek potential business opportunities will see you succeed. You are flexible to travel. Good communication skills in Japanese are advantageous.


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Sales Manager Frasers Hospitality

Awaits you.

Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd is a global serviced residence owner and management company with Gold-Standards residences across Europe, North Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Australia. We are committed to “meeting the unique needs of the executive travellers through continuous innovation” and providing its customers with the space, family and community away from home. We seek suitably qualified candidates to join our team. The ability to maximize business opportunities by maintaining and optimizing the designated portfolio, pursue and develop new businesses. Requirements: • Diploma qualification or higher is preferred. • Minimum of 2 years of Sales experience in hospitality industry. • Able to generate & develop new sales contacts & monitor revenue accounts. • Strong self motivation, confident & energetic personality. Interested applicants are to submit a detailed resume stating current and expected salary by 7 May 2010 to: Email address: (Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)

08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)




Large chemical engineering/construction company. Direct report to MD. Singapore based.

Highly acclaimed investment bank. Engaging financial market group. Singapore based permanent role.

This company has been established in Singapore since 1964 in the chemical engineering and construction industry delivering large construction projects into Singapore.

This premier financial institution has developed an extensive reach and foothold in the AsiaPac region. Reporting to the Head of System Development, you will be an integral member of a specialist team responsible for the design and development of a proprietary set of systems that will differentiate the bank in their core markets.

They are looking for someone to revamp, review and overhaul all HR policies and procedures, covering key areas such as staff forecast planning, HR systems, project planning, performance appraisal systems and all compensation and benefits (including payroll structure/grading/benchmarking/remuneration packages). As the Human Resource Change Manager you will report directly to the Managing Director at the corporate centre stationed in Japan. You’ll at least six-seven years experience in a HR generalist function with some change management experience. After an initial six month revamp focusing on the HR policy and procedure change, you will gradually take over the day-to-day operations of the HR department. You are dynamic, self-motivated, smart, hardworking, a strong leader and problem solver.

You will provide business analysis, documentation, test design, execution, automation and project management support for the financial market eCommerce system development group as well as be the subject matter expert for the design and testing of the eCommerce offerings. To achieve the business objectives you will be familiar with the financial markets SD strategy whilst building, managing and maintaining relationships with global and regional teams across the bank. You will also have independent judgement and the ability to quickly react to issues, understand impact and risks whilst working with multiple sets of priorities to make appropriate decisions and achieve results.

The salary is competitive, between $5,000 to $7,000 per month however is negotiable.

You have a blend of banking domain knowledge and a familiarity in FX eCommerce single and multi-dealer platforms and an understanding of bonds and IRS.

Contact Mamta Shukla at or +65 6223 4535.

Contact Kevin Immerman at or +65 6303 0154.



Fortune 500 company. Highly respected organisation. Challenging opportunity. A leader in the fast moving consumer goods industry, this multi-billion dollar MNC is experiencing business expansion. As such a newly created role exists for a Finance Assistant Manager, Supply Chain. Reporting to the Supply Chain Finance Manager you’ll develop cost accounting guidelines, processes and implement SAP product costing and management reporting of supply chain profitability. Your core responsibility is to ensure the timely and quality delivery of costing operations to rigorous financial and customer service standards. You will provide finance business partnering to the supply chain team and assist the Finance Manager to manage annual budgeting of supply chain components including supply indirects. They are looking for someone with a professional accounting/business management qualification and three-five years experience in management accounting and cost/ standard accounting. You have exceptional knowledge of Excel and your knowledge of SAP F1 module and product costing module is preferred. A comprehensive grasp of budgets and profit and loss accounts and the understanding of supply chain principles is essential. You are a strong communicator and a team player with a positive attitude and open mind.

Competent people manager. Familiar with MS Excel, MS Access and MS Project. Able to work London hours shift. This internationally renowned investment bank has offices around the world and provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a comprehensive set of solutions for their strategy advisory, financing and risk management needs. They are now looking for someone to join the operations metrics group. This team is responsible for all aspects of trade activity/life-cycle reporting, efficiency improvements and productivity analysis. Apart from managing a team, you will be looking at ways to enhance current reporting methodology and provide necessary guidance to further streamline the report generation process to bring more efficiency and controls in the MI reporting space. You will also be working with the respective business lines to perform deep-dive/analysis work in migrating and streamlining existing eMIS reporting requirements onto new, strategic MI metrics database platform. Armed with a bachelor’s degree, you have at least five years experience in investment banking operations or as a business consultant for a financial service firms. Experience in operations metrics, project involvement and people management is preferable. Demonstrated business analysis and project management skills are essential for your success. Contact Cindy Tan at or +65 6303 0151.

Contact Suriani Norahim at or +65 6303 0150.


08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)

08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)


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Incorporated in 2003 and re-branded in 2009, CA SEARCH has emerged as one of the leading high-touch executive search firms that provides professional headhunting and recruitment consultancy services to many multi-national companies and leading organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.



• Foreign Bank

• Financial Institution

• Develop and grow the corporate finance, capital markets, private placement and M&A business of the Investment Banking Department • Build a strong and committed team head to spearhead the various products of the dept • Advocate a pro-compliance team environment and ensure that all regulatory requirements and internal processes are strictly observed • Encourage a client-oriented approach towards building a successful and profitable business relationship

• Act as a Treasury Consultant and assist in developing and executing Treasury Strategies for the firm’s subsidiary entities • Develop appropriate Financial Markets’ products for their client base • Ensure constant development and implementation of best practices risk management • Develop & implement an appropriate reporting process to monitor relevant Treasury business issues

Pre-requisites: • Degree in Accounting/Banking & Finance or related field • Min 8-10 years’ relevant banking and financial exp • Highly analytical and a strong risk and control mindset • Ability to work effectively across all levels and functions within the bank

Pre-requisites: • Degree with 10 years’ work exp in consumer treasury environment • Exp and technical knowledge of Asset Liability Management & Money Market activities • A strong team player and the ability to speak Mandarin would be an added advantage

Contact: Leo Anderson, Director – Banking Email: Job reference: CA012

Contact: Leo Anderson, Director – Banking Email: Job reference: CA013



• Financial institution

• Financial Institution

• Serve as the HR business partner for Singapore & affiliated overseas representative offices to ensure smooth delivery of HR services • Lead and direct the payroll function to ensure timely and accurate execution of payroll/benefit/bonus processing and payment • Manage and oversee the HR best practices portfolio to help build a knowledge sharing platform for HR policies, processes and programs for all the company’s entities

• Provide legal support to Head of Legal & Compliance for all legal and regulatory compliance matters related to exchange and clearing house operations • Review and draft all documentation including standard agreements, regulatory rules and procedures and products introduced by the exchange and general corporate work • Review all legal policies and compliance/procedures manuals of various departments in the Exchange

Pre-requisites: • Degree in HR Management with 8-10 years’ HR exp in MNC environment • Previous work exp in the banking or financial services’ industry preferred • The incumbent should be a “well-rounded” HR generalist with accountability for supervision in the previous jobs • Proven track record of delivering remuneration strategies

Pre-requisites: • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University • Min 3-4 years’ legal and/or compliance exp in the financial industry or private practice exp as a general corporate or Litigation lawyer • Familiarity with the Securities and Futures Act & Financial Advisors Act

Contact: Leo Anderson, Director – Banking Email: Job reference: CA014

Contact: Lorraine Lim, Consultant Email: Job reference: CA015



• Foreign Bank

• Well-established regional Bank

• Identify the rules for different entities in Singapore deriving from local laws, regulations, etc • Collaborate in the compilation of the database containing all rules applicable to the bank’s group • Perform controls for the mastering of the non-compliance risks • Participate in the controls made necessary in the event of inquiries by regulatory authorities • Monitor the implementation of recommendations and requirements of the regulatory authorities in order to prevent sanctions and the risk of reputation/image/financial loss

• Implement and drive key projects and initiatives across the business. Conceptualise, plan, implement and ensure delivery of major projects and strategic initiatives • Develop and drive business solutioning, strategy, to support the Bank’s strategy and key initiatives. • Provide expert technical leadership to design, build, test and implement technology solutions • Ensure the delivery of technical solution to meets specified business requirements. • Liaise with project leaders/members on project delivery and solve technical issues and defects

Pre-requisites: • Degree with 3-5 years’ exp in banking audit covering CIB activities or in banking control • Familiar with local banking regulations (SFA/FAA) and control methodology adopted by banks • A thorough background knowledge of an investment bank’s activities and products

Pre-requisites: • Degree with min 8 years of relevant exp • Good understanding of technology and tools in the market in the area of Loans, Credit Processing, Trade and Payments • Exp in designing and developing technology solutions • Good knowledge in current IT technologies, IT related best practices and methodologies, IT governance and regulatory requirements

Contact: MEI, Consultant Email: Job reference: CA016 Allen Toh, Managing Director Email: CA SEARCH PTE LTD No. 3 Phillip Street #08-01 Commerce Point Singapore 048693 (Corporate office at Raffles Place) Tel: (65) 6438 3233 Fax: (65) 6438 3633

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Contact: Evelyn Jong-Sachs, Director Email: Job reference: CA017

08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)


Voted Top 10 Preferred HR Vendor of Year 2009! Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Experienced / Recruitment Consultants

Our client is a major integrated Healthcare services provider with a huge presence in Malaysia with plans for its further expansions within Malaysia and the region. They are looking for an individual with strong business acumen, initiative and enthusiasm for the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – to be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Responsible for business development and managing of corporate clients' recruitment needs. Conducting of selection processes to assist clients in successfully hiring potential candidates. Involve in strategic and sales plannings activites. We have opportunities to offer in our following expanding divisions: IT & Engineering Medical and Sciences Legal and Corporate

Responsible for: Work collaboratively with the senior management team providing the financial strategic vision, tactical execution and leadership necessary to grow the top and bottom line of the business, enhance revenue growth, and leverage market opportunities successfully. You need to drive all aspects of finance and corporate governance including financial, management and statutory reporting, financial planning and budgetary control, taxation, treasury and risk management. You will be involved in reviewing and updating of business controls and ensure compliance of all statutory and regulatory requirements. You will participate actively in financial evaluation of projects, business development or expansion plans and other ad hoc projects. You will need to liaise with lending institutions, auditors and the financial community. Overall your role is to provide all accounting and financial leadership for the group.

Requirements: • Min Diploma / Degree Holder • Experience in recruitment an added advantage • Enjoys challenges, dynamic, self starter, team player and able to work in fast paced environment • Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills • Attractive salary package and rewarding incentive scheme awaits If you think that you fit the role, please email your CV in MS Word format to Lydia at or call 6536 8060 for further details.

Requirements: • Degree in Accountancy or its equivalent • Minimum 8 - 10 years of related full spectrum finance experience preferably in the Healthcare/Hospitality industry either in Singapore or Malaysia. • Possess the ability to initiate and implement changes, ensuring processes and internal controls are in place, to work closely with the senior management as an effective business partner and come up with effective strategies to further grow the business. • Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation skills and ability to liaise with people at all levels, especially senior management. You have the experience in debt capital management such as negotiating and managing bank loans and loan refinancing. If you think that you fit the role, please email your CV in MS Word format to Brandon Lee at referencing 'SN/HH/CFO' or call 6536 8060. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 7 Temasek Boulevard # 26-02, Suntec Tower One Singapore 038987, Tel: 6883 2400, Fax: 6883 2548 30 Raffles Place, #22-01, Chevron House Singapore 048622, Tel: 6536 8060, Fax: 6536 8112 Website: Email:



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Life & Pensions

Insurance, Reinsurance and Life & Pensions appointments at all Levels across Asia from a trusted specialist Recruitment and Head Hunting Consultancy. We have a 40 year track record of providing independent TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL career advice. Claims Manager c SGD 8,000 per month

Client Manager – Singapore

Leading international insurance organization requires a Claims Manager to work in their Regional Headquarters in Singapore. Ideally you will hold an Engineering Degree and/or recognised insurance qualifications. Experience of handling engineering/property claims is essential. You will have an understanding of general legal principles and claims reports as you will be responsible for building up and managing relationships with loss adjusters, lawyers and clients from a claims perspective. This is a permanent position with an excellent salary and career prospects.


Ref: GP468206

Reinsurance Broker c SGD 5,000+ per month

– Singapore

Ref: GP468472

c SGD 6,500 per month

– Singapore

Client Manager required to work for an international insurance broking company in Singapore. You will join a team that services a portfolio of highly complex risk management accounts including that of large multinational companies in South East Asia. You will be responsible for designing bespoke insurance product solutions for clients across a range of sectors including oil & gas, manufacturing, petrochemical, automotive and utilities. You will have previous experience of underwriting and/or broking in the insurance sector, have excellent written and spoken communication skills and possess extensive corporate client facing exposure.

A leading reinsurance company is looking for an Engineering Underwriter to join their expanding special risks division. Underwriting in accordance with the group’s guidelines and limits you will undertake technical underwriting assessments of major engineering projects and manage ongoing construction risks and claims. You will also originate and develop profitable facultative business in accordance with the marketing strategies and objectives. You will be an analytical insurance professional ideally with proficiency in at least one Asian language. This role would suit professionals with experience in construction, large infrastructure design and/or underwriting and claims.



Ref: GP467618

Casualty Underwriter – Singapore

Working for a leading insurance player in Singapore this role is to effectively place facultative risks in the reinsurance sector in order to protect the group’s underwriting portfolio. The role offers a chance to progress into an underwriting position in due course but would suit a reinsurance professional currently working for either a (re)insurer or a broker. Knowledge of property, engineering and/or construction classes of business is highly desirable.


Engineering Underwriter

c SGD 6,000 per month

Ref: GP468471

Power Underwriter

SGD 7,000+ per month

– Singapore

A leading direct insurer in Singapore is looking for a Casualty Underwriter to join their commercial lines team. Ideally you will have a broad understanding of Casualty & Liability business with a technical underwriting background. Experience of underwriting in the Singapore domestic market is essential and knowledge of other South East Asian markets/languages is highly desirable. We are looking for someone with excellent broker relations, technical pricing expertise and with a willingness to travel.


Ref: GP468473

SGD 12,000+ per month

– Singapore

A market leading international insurer seeks a Regional Power Underwriter to maintain and develop a profitable portfolio across the Asian market. Ideally you will be degree level qualified in Construction or Engineering with a successful track record of underwriting in the Power (re)insurance sector. Thorough understanding of this market (major accounts, broker relations etc) is required as is the ability to work at portfolio level. The role combines case underwriting and portfolio management and business development/support across operational (PAR/BI/MB/MLOP) and power projects (EAR/DSU).



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P R China

Telephone: +65 98452599 Mobile: +65 92317544 Email:

Telephone: +852 3189 7635 Mobile: +852 9669 0708 Email:

Telephone: +86 21 6182 6820 Email:

Ref: GP468170

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08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)


The journey starts here Corporate Communication Manager (FMCG) Ref: 18847795

Our client, a leading multinational organisation, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Corporate Communication Manager. You will be tasked to direct and manage the role of Corporate Communications in the overall corporate strategy and planning, and set objectives aligned with this role. You will ensure all Corporate Communications and brand PR activities are executed effectively, optimising cost, quality and delivery in compliance with all applicable laws and codes. Serving as a key member of the operating company’s management

team, you will have significant involvement in overall planning and management. To qualify for the role, you should have about six to eight years of relevant experience, preferably within media communications and relations, and event organisation and operations industry, including five or more years at a senior level. Combination of working within corporate sector and PR Agency environment is highly desired.

Assistant Brand and Brand Managers Ref: 18847778

Our client is a leading FMCG organisation with highly visible brands that are leaders in their category. With expanding business, they are now seeking to hire energetic and experienced Brand Managers within their team. You will be tasked with developing and monitoring volume and profit growth strategies and plans in assigned accounts. You will work closely with business managers to ensure an efficient allocation of account management responsibilities within the team, and to advise members of the team as appropriate, on developing systems and

procedures for effective relationship management and customer service. To qualify for the role, you should have a minimum of five years brand management in FMCG organisations with proven experiences in consumer understanding, knowledge of all relevant consumer research tools and excellent experience in brand positioning, launching and/or re-launching brands. You should possess good contacts and dealings with creative and media agencies for developing of advertising strategy, execution as well as media planning and buying.

Senior / Healthcare Research Manager Ref: 18847771

Our client provides Market Research services to the top Global Pharmaceutical companies. They offer a comprehensive range of solutions and market research services to meet the needs of the Pharmaceutical industry worldwide. The Healthcare Research Manager role will provide business insights and knowledge across various therapeutic areas, conduct market landscape, opportunity sizing, gap analysis research for

leading pharmaceutical companies across the region. Additionally you will manage vendor relationships and develop relations within the industry. To qualify for this role, you should possesses at least five years of Healthcare Research experience from the client or agency side. Excellent presentation and influencing skills are mandatory.

Customer Intelligence Manager Ref: 18848869

Our client is among the world's leading information product and solutions providers with presence in over 200 countries worldwide, employing around 35,000 employees globally. They are currently seeking to recruit a manager who will be responsible for providing customer intelligence, sales analytics and business performance dashboards for e-sales and marketing teams within the Asia Pacific region. As a Customer Intelligence Manager you will provide MIS reporting, performance analysis, usage analysis and performance mapping for e-sales and

marketing teams in the Asia Pacific region. You will also be responsible to lead all customer insights initiatives within the region. The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience with management reporting either in financial or sales driven areas. You shall posses excellent communication skills, strong organisational, planning and analytical skills. Knowledge of CRM systems is desirable. Must have experience with database and/or web based marketing.

To apply, please submit your resume at our website, quoting the appropriate reference number. You may also call on (65) 6602 9100 for a confidential discussion or alternatively email your resume in Word format to

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08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)




• US MNC • Specializing in Procurement and Logistics Process • Salary S$80k – S$100k

• Technical expert in RAM programs such as machinery, fixed equipment, TA planning and execution • CMMS systems experience • Salary: Attractive package according to experience

As a Procurement Manager, you will be managing the procurement, logistics and material processes. Your scope will involve compliance with the Internal Control requirements and also ensure products and services are provided to support field operations, manufacturing production schedules. It will also involve identifying strategic opportunities to improve the supply chain processes while working closely with peers and regional networks. You will be required to manage the performance of employees and suppliers, as well as the inventories to ensure timely storage and movement of materials. To be considered for this role, candidates should possess the following requirements: • • • •

Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent. At least 8 years in similar capacity ideally in the Manufacturing industry. Must be a highly driven individual with a good track record in leadership roles A team player with good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and equipped with strong analytical ability. • Mature, possess certain influential skills sets and relate well with all levels of management. To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-POM-DNL in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8003 for more details.

About Our Client: Our client is a leading solution provider in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry . Job Description: The Consultant is to provide operational excellence in Asia as well as to make recommendations and develop solutions for RAM products and delivery improvements. The incumbent should ideally be considered a technical expert in at least one or more RAM fields and be able to manage efforts to deliver its products, managing clients in delivering effectiveness and profitability as well as to communicate with clients at a working level to ensure streamlined execution, and that the scope of work is well understood. The Successful Applicant: • • • • • • • •

10 - 15 years experience in related fields Plant maintenance, reliability, or turnaround experience and/or training experience in these areas Management experience in plant maintenance, reliability, or turnaround execution a plus Technical understanding, experience or training of any / all the RAM programs Reliability programs and/or systems Process machinery or static equipment TA execution and optimization Routine maintenance process

To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-TC-EUG in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8003 for more details.



• Major Insurance Broker MNC • Risk Management • Salary S$60K – S$100K

• Global Insurance Group • Specializing in Life Underwriting • Salary S$80k – S$100k

A major insurance broker MNC with a strong history providing risk management solutions to worldwide clients is now seeking for a dynamic Client Manager to service the portfolio of Highly Complex Risk Management Accounts.

Responsibilities: You will be reporting to the CEO, and be in charge for the Underwriting and Policy Issuance Department. You will be required to oversee the daily operations, provide guidance, handle technical issues, analyse and resolve complex cases and ensure risks are well-managed within the guidelines and policies for corporate and financial institutions. Other roles include maintaining and developing business relationships with internal and external clients and handling ad-hoc projects.

Your clients will include major local multinational companies and foreign companies with operations and risks that extend beyond local shores. You will lead and work closely with other members of the team and also engage resources from various specialties and offices around the world to deliver first class professional service to the clients. Candidates with a solid background in risk management in the insurance, engineering, accounting services and legal industries will be considered. You should possess at least 5 years corporate experience, ideally servicing multi-national companies and have solid negotiation, presentation and problem solving skills. The ability to think strategically and thrive in a fast-paced environment is essential to excel in this role.

Requirements: • Degree qualifications • 15 years of Underwriting experience • Possess strong leadership and supervisory skills • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-HOU-JY in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8002 for more details.

To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-RMCM-LX in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8002 for more details.

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08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)

Global search specialists Hydrogen Group is a global specialist executive search firm, which focuses on finding and building relationships with the high-quality, specialist candidates that our clients have difficulty sourcing themselves. Here in Singapore, Hydrogen’s initial focus is on Business Technology, Transformation and Finance, with specific focus on ‘hybrid’ candidates who possess a blend of both strong technical and commercial skills and experience.


VP/Director - COO Finance Change SGD $210,000 - $300,000 plus bonuses Singapore A phenomenal opportunity has arisen for a Senior Financial Accountant to take on a COO role within Finance, specifically analysing and managing Change Infrastructure for the SE Asia region. This role is ideal for someone who wants to move away from a pure execution projects/change career to analyse and influence strategy and operations. Requirements • An ability to design both regional and global projects • Work with specialist finance units in core business analyst activities • Previous exposure to delivering core finance departmental strategy • Core accountancy qualification with experience in projects, management, financial and/or product accounting • A strategic thinker who can lead teams and stakeholders Vacancy reference number: PP423846 For further information please contact: Toby Green +65 6232 2951 or

With international research teams spanning over 40 countries, we are able to offer candidates opportunities on a local and global scale, and give our clients access to the best specialist candidates in both the local and international marketplace. If you would like to find out more about Hydrogen and our plans in the Singapore market, or if we can help you with a particular assignment or career move, then please contact us on: or call us on +65 6232 2960

Business Re-engineering Lead SGD $150,000 - $200,000 Singapore A key player in the Financial Services sector with a Top 3 Investment Banking presence in Asia is looking for a Business Re-engineering Lead. The role will lead business change projects with a focus on six sigma methodologies. Process simplification and procedures are key areas of involvement. This is an opportunity to work in a highly visible team that works closely with global business heads to facilitate and manage change.

SGD $100,000 - $140,000 Singapore

Responsibilities • Support goal of re-engineering and reducing complexity and process dependencies and deliver improved client, capacity and control for bank as part of the LEAN program • Manage business and operations engineering goals, driving opportunities for greater re-use and impact from Books of Work • Help drive the change mentality through the team, participating and driving training and mentoring of staff

A leading global Investment Bank is actively seeking a Product Controller to take on a line MIS reporting role within the Asia FX product control business. The position requires a strong communicator who will collate, analyse and present key performance and controls information to senior management. This role is perfect for a Product Controller who enjoys project work and desires a challenge that sits away from straight line product control. You will be someone who likes to challenge the status-quo.

Requirements • Experience in Lean process management - Black Belt Six Sigma • Experience of managing engineering processes including different methodologies and strategies for driving process change in large complex organisations • Project management experience including reporting, budgeting, forecasting, prioritising resources and deliverables, and driving continuous improvement

Requirements • Relevant accountancy qualification (eg. ACA/CPA/ACCA/CIMA) • 3-5 years’ relevant banking experience in product control • A good understanding of process flows • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of controls • Experience working to both short- and long-term goals/deadlines

Vacancy reference number: PP414758 For further information please contact: Ross Gregory +65 6232 2952 or

MIS FX Product Control

Vacancy reference number: PP423606 For further information please contact: Oliver Pointon +65 6232 2958 or

Technical Subject Matter Expert (object orientated) SGD $190,000 - $220,000 + package Singapore

VP FX Product Control SGD $140,000 - $170,000 Singapore My client is a Top Tier bank looking for an individual to lead their FX and Emerging Markets PC team. The role would be ideal for somebody with previous supervisory experience looking to step up into a higher-level managerial role leading a large team within a very high-volume business. Requirements • 5-7 years’ experience within product control • Strong understanding of the PC lifecycle with ability to articulate the processes involved • Excellent product knowledge - preferably FX but not essential • Previous management experience within a product control team • Relevant accountancy qualification (eg. ACA/CPA/ACCA/CIMA) Vacancy reference number: PP418255 For further information please contact: John Spackman +65 6232 2953 or

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join one of the World’s best known Financial Services brands. The role is for a technical expert to work across the technical centre of excellence and will involve key stakeholder interaction to assist with urgent delivery issues and plan mid- and longer-term technical projects. The position will enhance the technical competencies of the firm so cutting-edge technical ability and experience needs to be balanced with commercial pragmatism. Requirements • 10 years’ software development experience in OO design in either C#, Java or Oracle Database development • Extensive experience in constructing codes • Proven experience of owning and driving forward industry leading technical projects with cutting-edge technology • Current experience building development applications from scratch • Investment Banking experience not essential but respondents must be able to display that they are within the top percentile of Developers globally

Vacancy reference number: PP432975 For further information please contact: Adam Solomons +65 6232 2954 or Hydrogen Group, Prudential Tower, Level 14 and 15, 30 Cecil Street, Singapore 049712 | Email: | Tel: +65 6232 2960 | Fax: +65 6491 5020


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Not Just Big Fishes in the Ocean: Taking Up a Job at a SME

Sizing-Up SMEs Despite being overshadowed by the intimidating might of corporate Goliaths, SMEs have their own set of tricks in the bag to give them an unique edge. With their small packages, SMEs can manoeuvre quickly through change. It is easier for them to adopt new policies or adjust to a shifting economic climate. They are lightweight fighters with energetic dispositions and insatiable voraciousness. When you couple that with the potential for growth, these enterprises don’t seem so small after all. SMEs are realising that to become world-class, there is a need for fundamental framework improvements. For example, procedural reforms in HR are important if they want to attract and breed the best talents available. Also, they typically do not favour aspects that are intangible to profit, like corporate image and PR. However, this trend is changing as they begin to understand the importance of how others look at them. On an economic level, SMEs do more than just fill in the gaps. Initiatives by the government and organisations like SPRING Singapore and ASME (Association of Small and Medium Enterprises) are boosting entrepreneurship and helping them move in an excitingly positive direction.

You’re Bigger in an SME Where you are concerned, you want to know what it’s like working at a SME. 1. Greater Responsibilities – Being small means having to delegate broader roles and job scopes. As opposed to specialised environments within MNCs, employees of SMEs get more exposition from being involved in more tasks and processes. 2. Skill and Personal Development – As a result of being involved in a wider and deeper range of responsibilities, employees develop a deeper understanding of the business and industry. They are positioned at a unique point where they have both hands on the job and a macro view of the field. This in turn makes them well-rounded, which would prove to be an asset in future employment. 3. Recognition – Achievements and surpassed expectations stand out more in a company of 150, than if one were working in a division of a subsidiary of a regional headquarters reporting to a main headquarters. 4. Attention – When there are fewer voices, you get heard. Employees see their ideas and opinions carry more weight, and there is a higher possibility of seeing them coming to fruition. 5. Overseas Opportunities – Globalisation made it a breeze to bring a business off our shores. Nobody wants to be a hermit, especially considering what the entire world has to offer. SMEs want to eventually break out and expand, and when they do, you could have the chance to jump on and be part of their dreams and plans for world domination. XS, S, M, L, XL Small, medium or large, it’s up to you to decide your fit. But it’s a good start to be informed about the different companies of all sizes. Ask around to gain insight into the nature of companies and then you would be in a better position to think about what you want out of your job. It’s one of the things they don’t teach you in school. From here on out it’s all up to you.

Article contributed by The GMP Group Founded in 1991, the Global Manpower Professionals (GMP) Group is one of Asia’s leading staffing and human resource consultancy. With six specialist divisions dedicated to provide industry-specific HR solutions, GMP prided itself as a true “one-stop” solution to its clients and candidates. For more information, please visit

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Vice President, Financial Reporting

Vice President, Cost Management

GSI Executive Search

GSI Executive Search

• Team Lead Role • Established Financial Conglomerate

• Team Lead Role • Progressive Environment

Reporting to the Head of Group Finance, you are the Team Lead for the area of Financial Reporting. As a key member of the finance team, you will provide insights on the group financial performance through timely reporting for overseas and local offices, and conduct financial and credit analysis on the entities. You will also be responsible for regulatory and statutory reporting to MAS while dealing with the relevant authority. You will be responsible for internal controls and processes.

Reporting to the Head of Performance Management, you are responsible for the cost performance and analysis of the business units. You will manage and analyse the expense drivers and KPIs against revenue, provide scheduled cost reports to the team and other relevant departments through extraction of reports from the systems and team members. Looking at the bank’s overall performance, your role will evolve to provide value-added recommendations to the senior management.

To qualify, you should be a Degree holder, preferably in Accounting, and CPA certified. Armed with at least 12 years’ experience in the financial industry, you should possess relevant knowledge and skills in the financial reporting space. Strong knowledge of FRS 39, Financial Reporting Standards and International Accounting Standards is preferred. Proven track record in this field is desired. Some management experience and strong communication skills are necessary.

You will possess a Degree, preferably in Accounting or Business, from a recognised university. With at least 10 years in the financial industry, you will have relevant experience in the cost management area. Proven track record in managing banking cost drivers for various product lines is desired. Strong communication and ability to liaise with all levels is required.

Interested candidates, please send your detailed resume in MS Word format to Confidentiality assured. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interested candidates, please send your detailed resume in MS Word format to Confidentiality assured. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Fixed Income Sales, Manager to Vice President

Private Banker

GSI Executive Search Our Client, a leading international bank, is looking for an outstanding talent to join their team as a ‘Fixed Income Sales Manager’. In this role, you will be tasked with promoting and trading fixed income products including structured bonds. Good communication and interpersonal skills will be essential. You must be a Degree holder with 5 to 7 years’ fixed income sales experience. Good contacts with Singapore base investors such as banks, asset management houses, private banks, central banks and insurance companies is preferred. The ideal candidate would also be mature with high EQ. Apply now in MS Word format to: referencing ‘FIS/HH’. Confidentiality assured. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

GSI Executive Search Our Client, a growing private bank, has over time established a presence in the region and continues to expand throughout Asia. As such, they are looking for trusted advisors to their long standing clients. They welcome private bankers looking to expand their careers and AUM within a very reputable institution. Candidates must have a minimum AUM of USD $50 million to AUM USD $100 million. Our Client will also consider interest from mature candidates who possess a proven track record in institutional/corporate relationship management/sales, and have worked personally and attentively with clients over several years. Apply now in MS Word format to referencing ‘BLBP’. Confidentiality assured. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

For more information on the above postings and regional opportunities, visit

PeopleNet Associates is an established Business Consultancy and Executive Search firm with an extensive network serving World Class organizations in various industries and services. We have excellent opportunities for outstanding professionals to join some of our very reputable clients as:

HR Director (ESD542). Based in Southern China.

Financial Controller (ESD541). Based in Johor.

Circa S$ 200,000 p.a. + benefits.

Circa MYR 200,000 – 250,000 p.a + performance bonus.

Our client is an MNC in electronic manufacturing company, having operations in more than 15 countries worldwide and currently seeking for a senior HR professional to join them.

Our client is a US$ billion global electronic manufacturing company. Operating a challenging environment with a very diverse customer base, our client has numerous manufacturing facilities around the world and currently have an opening for a senior Finance professional.

Job Description: • Reports to VP China Ops and VP HR (AP). Key business partner role to the China Leadership Team, focusing on the full spectrum of HR activities for the company in China. Qualifications: • HR, Business or related Bachelor or Masters Degree. • Min 10 yrs of HR management experience and 5 yrs of senior management level. • At least 3 yrs of working experience in electronics manufacturing environment and • Min 2 yrs of experience working in China as Sr Management level.

Chief Legal Officer (ESD539). Based in Middle East. Circa USD$ 250,000 p.a. + variable bonus. Our client, a progressive and highly respected USD 8 billion Trading & Distribution Group headquartered in Middle East, currently looking for Chief Legal Officer cum Company Secretary. Job Description: • Reports to Group CFO. Responsible for Legal Affairs of the company and assist Group Company Secretary. • Ensure compliance of organization in relation to legal practice & issues of corporate governance. • Review all major contractual obligations and serve as the point man for all legal matters. Qualifications: • Recognized LLB. MBA, Member of the ICSA or equivalent. At least 10 yrs experience in public or private companies or Law firms. • Experienced in Finance, Trade Agreement, JV, M&A, or Corporate Affair. • Knowledge in corporate law (English law and key elements of French law) • Fluent in both written & spoken English & Arabic.

Job Description: • Reports to Site GM and VP of Finance. • Business partner to the Site Management team. • Overall control and management of Finance function for the manufacturing facility. • Constant processes and procedures improvement. Qualifications: • Qualified Accountant. Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent. ACCA or CIMA qualification is highly desirable. • At least 10 yrs of progressively more senior work experience. Good background in Costing. • Prior working experience in high volume manufacturing environment. • Ability to identify and understand critical financial issues that will contribute to business success. • Strong communication and team building skills.

Investment Advisory (ESD525) Circa S$ 200,000 p.a. Our Client, a leading player in the Private Banking market is looking for an experienced Investment Advisory Professional to be part of their Singapore Team. Job Description: • With experience in the Equity Market and at least minimum 7 years experience in Investment Advisory. Qualification: • CFA qualified. Extensive exposure to the Asian Wealth Market.

Those interested, please send your CV to All enquiries and application will be handled in strict confidence. Please visit us at or for more information on career opportunities. We regret that only short listed candidates will be notified. Unsuccessful applications will be kept on file for future opportunities.

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Outstanding Opportunities AVP-VP

Top-Tier Investment Bank Singapore’s Leading Remuneration

This global investment bank is one of the market leaders with businesses spanning across retail, corporate, investment banking and private wealth management. It has an extensive global presence with operations over 50 countries spreading across Europe, US, Africa and Asia. Due to its continued growth and expansion, it is seeking an experienced Risk Controller to support its middle office operations.

This company is one of the world’s leading financial firms, combining financial strength with a reputation for innovation and a global culture that embraces change. Reporting to the Head of Decision Support (Cost), this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading investment banks and be involved in strategic decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

ensure that monthly accruals and prepayments are calculated and posted by your team in a timely fashion

Key Responsibilities:

day to day monitoring/ continual development of key risk indicators for the trade support team

identify trends, conduct root cause analysis and highlight possible opportunities for development of controls surrounding key risk areas

check and understand posted balances, as well as explain variances to senior level internal clients

continuous participation in the Regional/Global Risk and Controls forums to ensure the team’s involvement in regional or global initiatives

take full ownership of accrual and prepayment models, as well as being responsible for all regular maintenance and process improvements

develop methodologies to analyse and extract information so as to better understand the middle office operations

drive and increase the focus on the Balance Sheet Control within the global team

communicate regularly with colleagues in London, New York and Singapore

develop individuals within the team in terms of project management, impact analysis and risk analysis frameworks

process reengineering activities to drive best-in-class efficiency and effectiveness of accounting operations activities

promote controls mindset against processes within the support team Key Requirements:

Key Requirements:

possess an excellent understanding of end-to-end transactional life cycles and the associated key controls

possess extensive experience in Cost Accounting from a large multinational organisation

possess a good understanding on either treasury products/ fixed income/ notes issuances/ structured credit products

excellent communicator (written and verbal) in formal and informal settings

excellent communicator and negotiator

possess the initiative to challenge status quos and continuously strive to develop effective, value-added and creative solutions

experienced in interacting with the senior management

qualified Accountant with a strong academic background from a reputable university, a good honors/masters degree is highly preferred

audit or operational risks experience preferred

candidates from middle office trade support functions are welcomed to apply

seven to ten years’ post CA/CPA/CIMA experience and qualifications

Interested applicants should email their CV to Neil Dyball at or call (65) 6228 0262 quoting Ref. No. 363040

Interested applicants should email their CV to Sherry Zerh at or call (65) 6228 5319 quoting Ref. No. 363420



Global Energy Company Contract Opportunity

Regional Coverage Global Investment Bank

An international energy company with more than 30,000 employees worldwide, its goal is to deliver energy in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible manner.

This global investment bank enjoys an esteemed international reputation as a market leader across a diverse range of financial products and various banking activities.

Key Responsibilities:

The Regional Risk Management function oversees the risk management activities of all its regional offices to ensure ongoing and robust risk assessment, risk decision making processes are put in place, and that the implementation of risk controls adhere to policies, internal controls and regulatory requirements.

manage all daily and period-end accounting functions

responsible for full sets of accounts as well as revenue and asset accounting

partner closely with traders to ensure timely settlements

conduct inventory checking and valuation

Key Responsibilities:

prepare monthly and quarterly external/internal reports

prepare statutory financial statements

maintain and refine the firm-wide Operational Risk Management (ORM) Framework, including methodology for ORM tools (such as the CSA, KRI and Risk Event Reporting)

actively involved in integration projects

provide guidance in driving operational risk initiatives and tools, including Incident Reporting, Risk Control Assessments (RCA) and Key Risk Metrics

work closely with the risk controllers and regional risk management teams on reporting and escalation of operational risk issues

Key Requirements: •

accounting degree or equivalent, CPA/ACCA qualified accountants are preferred

experience in commodities or energy industry is mandatory

Key Requirements:

systems knowledge in Sun Accounting or SAP is preferred

degree with a minimum of eight to ten years’ experience in a banking environment

demonstrated ability to deal with people at all levels as well as to interface effectively with all stakeholders

strong interpersonal and communication skills

qualified in Operational Risk Management and conversant with Basel II Operational Risk requirements. Exposure to the Advanced Measurement Approach for Operational Risk capital is a pre-requisite

possess an in-depth knowledge of credit products including: Credit Derivatives, Credit Trading, Structured Credit and Securitisation

Interested applicants should email their CV to Gwen Lim at or call (65) 6228 0200 quoting Ref. No. 362160

Interested applicants should email their CV to Theresa Pang at or call (65) 6538 3343 quoting Ref. No. 364020 AUSTRALIA









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Regional Bank Attractive Remuneration Package

Outstanding Opportunities Global Presence

This bank has an impressive track record in the emerging markets with a very established Asian clientele. This position covers banking policies within the credit sector.

This well known European bank has a strong presence in more than 50 countries in the Europe, North America and APAC regions. This bank has traded in Singapore for more than 150 years and has a deep commitment towards delivering solutions for their clients comprising of many large corporations, financial institutions and private individuals. Due to expansion plans in Singapore, the Securities division of the bank is now seeking experienced Corporate Actions professionals.

Key Responsibilities: •

collate portfolio data, sample counterparties for review, file reviews, present and report findings to the senior management as well as conduct internal and external audits

conduct critical qualitative and quantitative reviews of individual counterparties’ credit qualities within a portfolio and independently assess the appropriateness of existing internal credit risk ratings, regulatory classifications and where applicable, adequacy of loan loss provisions for such counterparties

conduct industry research and liaise with the Industry Portfolio Management Officers in terms of credit analysis

review the Credit Risk Management’s credit processes and make recommendations for further improvements

conduct on-going portfolio monitoring via Key Performance Indicator tools and provide quarterly assessments of respective portfolios including priorities’ review

communicate regularly with the Heads of Credit Risk Management and Portfolio Management to facilitate portfolio monitoring

Key Responsibilities: •

manage all aspects of daily processing including workflow management, checking and approving instructions as well as point of escalation

process mandatory and voluntary corporate actions across the APAC markets

notify both front office and clients of corporate actions that impact their positions

update trading book positions and P&L accounts with the outcomes from the corporate actions

source and issue election instructions on voluntary corporate actions

oversee and develop risk management and control framework

initiate continual enhancements to productivity and quality of service in line with developments within Technology & Operation group and the bank

Key Requirements:

Key Requirements: •

banking degree in accounting, preferably with CFA or CPA within investment banking

10 to 12 years’ experience in credit audit or policy writing within credit space

being process-oriented and having an eye for detail is essential

Interested applicants should email their CV to Ellen Lee at or call (65) 6228 0293 quoting Ref. No.363900

degree educated

two to four years’ experience in an Investment Banking Operations environment

possess an in-depth understanding of cash securities, i.e.: equities and bonds

possess good time management, with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

strong written and verbal communication skills

Interested applicants should email their CV to Elaine Truong at or call (65) 6228 0232 quoting Ref. No.363220



Leading Private Bank Contract Opportunity

Business Planning & Analysis Up to S$150K + bonus

A leading global private bank is looking for an SME in Microsoft Projects to support its regional project management office. This bank has a large presence in Singapore across multiple locations with large IT teams.

Due to rapid business expansion, this consumer and investment bank with a large local presence seeks to hire an AVP for its Group Finance, Business Planning & Analysis division.

Key Responsibilities:

coordinate the budgeting process for the Group as well as work with various functions and teams across countries

Key Responsibilities:

train the team on usage of MS Projects for project tracking

conduct progress review meetings with project managers, track progress against the plan, facilitate issue resolution, highlight resource constraints and track actions

develop/enhance planning models using Hyperion Planning tools, conduct tests and finalise models for rollout

help manage project disruptions by assigning and monitoring actions against risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions

liaise with the Strategy team to deliver long term and strategic plans for the Group

assess returns on investment and strategic plans as well as conduct financial modelling impact analysis

provide administrative services including: - meeting preparation, meeting facilitation, minutes and tracking of actions - maintain and publish project information and communications

Key Requirements:

Key Requirements:

five to seven years’ relevant experience, preferably in planning applications such as Cognos and Hyperion

possess experience in project/ program management principles and project support

accounting qualifications

good knowledge of best practices

comfortable working with financial system applications

self starter and pro-activeness (initiative and drive)

financial modelling skills will be a bonus

team player

effective communicator

proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Interested applicants should email their CV to Ailing Huang at or call (65) 6228 0205 quoting Ref. No. 363770

Interested applicants should email their CV to Niharika Chaturvedi at or call (65) 6228 0260 quoting Ref. No. 363850

Business Registration No : 19 970 6 9 61E. Licence No : B5 5 010 3E.










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Business Developers (Education) Do you have strong contacts with education agents in Asia? If so then we want you!! We are representing a soon-to-be-opened British Tertiary Institute in Singapore that is hiring over 20 Business Developers for Asia. Based in Singapore, you will need to get in contact with agents from an Asian country, maintain strong and close relationships with various agents and set up a rep office overseas. The ideal candidate for this role will have: • • • •

An up to date database of education agents in an Asian country An entrepreneurial mindset with a go-getter attitude Proven track record of a successful sales career in the Education industry Excellent command of written and spoken English

* Candidates must be able to dedicate over 50% of their time overseas * ** Please specify the country that you have contacts in ** For more information or to register your interest, please contact Nina Hendriks at +65 6531 0513 or visit and submit your CV to job reference NH121 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Exceptional HR Manager Managing people is no walk in the park, especially when you are dealing with several hundred highly skilled employees. Championing HR as a real Business Partner function requires you to be resourceful, dynamic, self-disciplined, strong in leadership and problem solving, and totally immersed in the business, focus and direction of the company. We’re looking for someone who will be ready to tackle HR challenges head on, leading change initiatives in a sensitive and constructive way. To start with you’ll need to review, renew and rewrite the procedures; keep the compensation and benefits competitive and attractive, benchmarking against competitors; lead overall resource forecast planning; formulate an attractive recruitment strategy whilst promoting talent management and retention, keeping staff turnover at or below the industry average. Over time you will implement these new strategies, putting into practice modern and dynamic HR policies and procedures to bring about real change to the company. You’ll ideally come from an MNC background, and have about 5 years + experience in HR Management. If you have experience working in Heavy Industry such as Oil and Gas or Construction then that’d be great, but it’s not a necessity. For more information or to register your interest please contact Andrew Dodd on +65 0531 0520 or visit and apply to job reference AD077 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Sales & Marketing Senior Executive This world leader in Thermal Media products is seeking the talents of a Sales & Marketing Senior Executive. As the Sales & Marketing Senior Executive, you would be responsible for developing sales & marketing for your assigned territory, sales & marketing budgeting, action planning, market research, monthly marketing reporting and some general ad hoc marketing. You would also be required to travel occasionally with the Asia Pacific region. Ideally you will have the following: • • • • • • •

Minimum 3 years experience in Sales & Marketing Demonstrated experience in marketing of Auto Identification Data Collection Exposure to Thermal Barcode printer marketing Excellent command of English & Mandarin Degree or Diploma in Business/Marketing Additional language skills in Thai or Vietnamese is highly desirable Proficient in MS Office Applications

For more information or to register your interest, please contact William Broughton at +65 6531 0512, or visit and apply to job reference WB017 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period

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DRAKE INTERNATIONAL Passionate People Fresh Solutions

Country Manager (Indonesia) This internationally focused company that specializes in communication infrastructure is seeking the talents of a Country Manager to be based in the Jakarta, Indonesia. Operations and Marketing – as the region head, you will be expected to create and strengthen the company’s brand in Indonesia. You will be responsible in expanding the team in the region and would have the accountability for the development and execution of creative sales strategies to address Indonesia Telecom market. Business Continuity – your first 6 months’ focus is to strengthen current executive relations and build new executive relations in service provider organizations. You will drive all the sales related activities to understand the customer needs, identify and generate opportunities, qualify, develop, negotiate and close the opportunities with customers. Minimum requirements: • • • • • • • •

Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications, MBA degree an advantage At least 15 years experience in sales and sales management Demonstrated experience in selling carrier class networks Strong network and knowledge in the Indonesian Telecom Market Having Telecom equipment vendor background is an advantage Channel Management experience is highly desirable Good communications skills both verbal and written Strong leadership capabilities with proven track record of success in account management and team management position.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit and apply to job reference RT047 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period

Technical Writer/Information Management This world leader in digital office solutions is currently seeking the talents of Technical Writer or Information Management Administrator. As the Technical Writer you would be responsible for writing technical support documentation, converting documents for internal & externals users, editing manuals, publish technical support documentation and database maintenance for Technical support documentation. You will also be responsible for pre & post sales support activities relating to published information. Ideally you will have the following: • • • • •

3 years experience in a similar position Demonstrated experience in writing technical/training manuals Demonstrated experience in editing & publishing documents at a business level Diploma or Degree qualified (Australia, USA or UK) Native English speaker

For more information or to register your interest, please contact William Broughton at +65 6531 0512, or visit and apply to job reference WB018 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period

Major Account Manager (Logistics Solutions) This is a global leader in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry with worldwide presence who is expanding rapidly in Singapore and the region. You should possess hunger for sales and has good inter-personal skills to communicate with people from all levels. Reporting to the Industry Manager, you will be managing a portfolio of key clients in your industry and developing new client base. You will sell freight services and logistics solutions to new and existing clients in the assigned Industry through active participation in RFQs. Key to this role will be to maintain good relationship with the clients and ensure the healthy growth of sales volume and profitability of client accounts. To be successful in this role, you should have a Degree in any discipline with good knowledge of the Express / Freight industry. 3 years’ experience in a MNC with proven achievements, possess a valid driver’s license and owns a car. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Jeannie Tan at +65 6531 0516 or visit and apply to reference JT003 stating your current and expected remuneration.

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DRAKE INTERNATIONAL Passionate People Fresh Solutions

Senior Marketing Executive (Japanese speaking)

Systems Engineer (Japanese Speaking)

This leader in electronic manufacturing is seeking the talents of a Japanese speaking Senior Marketing Executive.

This world leader in digital office solutions is currently seeking the talents of Japanese speaking Systems Engineer.

As the Senior Marketing Executive you would be responsible for sales & marketing strategies in the ASIA region, reporting, market research and sales forecasting development.

As the Systems Engineer (Japanese Speaking), you would be responsible for Java support & development, product & solution preparation, technical analysis of field pre/post sales and process improvement in the area of workflow.

Ideally you will have the following: Ideally you will have the following: • Minimum 5 years experience in marketing for electronic components (outdoor) sales • Demonstrated experience in sales to customers in ASIA region (especially Singapore, Malaysia,Thailand) • Possess negotiation and presentation skills • Demonstrated experience in leading a team • Experience in the semiconductor industry • Excellent command of English and Japanese (at least to JLPT 3) For more information or to register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit and apply to job reference RT048 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

• Minimum 3 years in professional java programming or product development using java programming • Japanese language skills – advanced speaking, reading & writing • Degree holder in computing, software or equivalent • MSC/MCSE/Sun Solaris For more information or to register your interest, please contact William Broughton at +65 6531 0512, or visit and apply to job reference WB010 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period

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Marketing Manager (Japanese Speaking)

North Asia Business Unit Manager

The company is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and development of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business and industrial needs. They have a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region comprising of over 500 companies. Due to continued expansion in their Singapore branch, we are seeking on their behalf a Marketing Manager who will develop the range of electronic consumer products for the Asia Pacific region.

A great opportunity has arisen to work in Sales for a global leader in the fabrication, design and assembly of industrial metal tanks. As an Area Sales Manager your focus will be to build, maintain and foster relationships with key accounts that purchase these products. These customers are typically the region’s largest, integral to the company’s long term growth initiatives. Customers could include Engineering Houses, Contractors, Utilities and Petro-Chemicals, serving markets such as Power, Water, Wastewater, Desalinisation, Oil & Gas, and F&B amongst others.

This position will be part of the Marketing Asia Pacific group and will develop the right Home Appliance merchandise in the electronic consumer sector. You will be required to gather, analyze and solve market information and liaise closely with the manufacturing domain and sales companies in the region to provide valuable feedback for product development. At the same time, it is essential for you to communicate closely among the sales companies in the region to promote product development schedule. You will also be required to synergize the advertising and marketing plans by working closely with the advertising team to support product marketing and promotion activities. As this position may also require regional responsibilities, you will also be expected to participate in the budget control and reporting of sales result, activities of the company, competitors and market situation of each sales company to the top management. Requirements: • • • • •

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related disciplines Minimum 5 years of marketing experience and at least 3 years in a managerial capacity Good communication and interpersonal skills Ability to read and write in fluent Japanese is a must (Minimum JPLT2) Singaporean or Permanent Residents preferred

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit and apply to job reference RT044 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

The successful applicant with be based in Singapore, however they will focus on the North Asia area, including China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. You will be expected to travel up between 30 and 50% of your time, identifying and developing new clients and business leads. Naturally there is huge potential for not only great financial reward but real personal and career development opportunities. You’ll be a strategic thinker, with 5 to 10 years proven sales experience in this type of environment, oozing ambition and interpersonal skills. You must be driven by results, thrive in a competitive market, have natural sales ability and be able to identify decision makers. We’re not looking for someone who can simply identify clients, create new business and close deals, but someone who can cultivate clients and make sure they turn into repeat buyers. The Area Sales Manager will have accountability for the area’s growth and results. This includes establishing and supporting new and current distributors, reps or other marketing channels and will report directly to the Asia Region Sales Manager. We’re looking for someone who can ideally speak Mandarin and/or Japanese, someone who has a good appreciation of different regional business cultures. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Andrew Dodd at +65 6531 0520, or visit and apply to job reference AD078 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period

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shape your world of work Career Tip 2 – Get job search fit Have you been trawling through job ads but can’t seem to find the right fit? The first place to start is to consider your career expectations. Are you being realistic? If you’re not seasoned in your field of choice, look for positions that will help you to broaden your experience and skills. You may not secure the exact job you want this time, but you will be one step up the career ladder and well-positioned for future opportunities. To start shaping your world of work and partner with a team who’s dedicated to helping you get job search fit, contact Randstad on 6510 1350.

APAC regional financing analyst

financial reporting manager

team manager — secured lending

$80K — $100K

Banking sector

This is a newly created position and a chance for you to make your mark with a well-known MNC. Assisting the Regional Manager, Strategic (ASIA), this role will be responsible for strategic planning, commercial projects, balance sheet structuring, business development and financing arrangements for regional subsidiaries.

This role involves engaging with important business leaders daily and managing the bank’s holding reports.

Working with an instantly recognisable name in the banking industry, providing the full range of services in corporate, SME, consumer and wholesale banking activities, this could be the career opportunity you have been looking for. Leading a team of Product Managers, this role will see you formulating new marketing activities and channels to acquire mortgage business. Responsibilities will include market analysis, developing and executing business strategies, identifying gaps and lead engineering to grow the customer base.

You will need strong business partnering abilities, as well as solid exposure to both commercial and strategic financing activities across the APAC region. With a minimum of 4 years experience within a strategic consulting or investment organisation, execution of M&A, due diligence and financial modelling skills are essential. In return, you will receive a competitive salary package and the opportunity for regional travel. To enquire further or submit your application, please contact Kathy Hough on 6510 1362 or email


Requiring a strong grasp of the statutory reporting standards, corporate tax, GST and US GAAP, plus 8 years of relevant industry experience, you will adapt naturally to the ever-changing finance arena. Strong business acumen and a desire to work for a dynamic organisation, as well as a positive attitude and assertive disposition are required for this role. A MBA qualification is also preferred. Ongoing career development and excellent remuneration awaits the successful candidate. To enquire further or submit your application, please contact Jee Kinnear Ong on 6510 1364 or email


The ideal candidate will be degree qualified with at least 4 years of relevant experience. Sound experience in leading a team, marketing mass consumer products (preferably in loan products and services), and being familiar with banking regulations and requirements are essential. To enquire further or submit your application, please contact Mervin Chui on 6510 1468 or email

banking & finance

ITO solutions architect

head of private banking

AP marketing manager

Become part of a leading team with this high profile client, delivering global ITO, ASO and BPO services.

Our client is a local platform which has been quietly unaffected in the recent troubled times. With traditional “Vanilla” products, this bank offers stability to its client and a strong investment business.

This IT services organisation is seeking a driven Marketing Manager to grow their strong brand throughout Asia. With a flare for marketing, you will be responsible for creating and driving awareness with enterprise customers through broad-based awareness programs, online marketing campaigns and promotions. The right candidate will be successful in field marketing, developer marketing and leveraging social media.

A team player with excellent presentation, negotiation and communication skills (English and Japanese), you will be responsible for managing the selling process, including transition to delivery teams post deal closing. You will be working on virtualization, server/database management, RIM services, storage, back-up and recovery, directory services, Windows 7 migration and network infrastructure. As the ideal candidate, you will have approximately 10 years experience as a solution architect in IT infrastructure outsourcing, solutions, offshoring, managed services, and/or professional/consulting services with enterprise customers. To enquire further or submit your application, please contact Jasbir Kaur on 6510 1369 or email

information technology

As the head of Private Banking, you will need to be a strategic thinker, with the ability to grow the private banking platform. A true entrepreneur, without the need to just push products, the ideal candidate will offer a full-spectrum of services to the client. With the philosophy of client first, the cultural fit is paramount. If you are an existing Head of Private Banking or an aspiring Head of Market this could be the next step in your career ladder. To enquire further or submit your application, please contact Arran Huddleston on 6510 1368 or email

To be successful in this role, you will have 8+ years experience in marketing for a technology company. Your career to date will show increasing levels of responsibility and a proven track record for marketing benchmark industry products. With superior communication skills, you will have generated great results for highly specialised business through innovative and targeted marketing programs. To enquire further or submit your application, please contact Richard Cornish on 6510 1359 or email



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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.

Relationship Managers, Corporate and Commercial Banking

Assistant Manager/Manager, Investment Banking – Corporate Finance

Reporting to Team Heads of Corporate & Commercial Banking, you will be responsible to manage an existing loan portfolio as well as to underwrite new accounts and manage all aspects of account relationship and quality of loan assets. You will also be involved in the development of corporate & commercial banking business of the Bank, implement business strategies, meet business objectives as well as managing all credit risk of the business. You are expected to develop good relationship with customers and work closely with other business and supporting units of the Bank.

We are looking for a highly driven individual to manage corporate finance transactions from pre-deal assessment, due diligence to completion. Under the supervision of the Head of Corporate Finance, you will be required to execute complex capital market and corporate advisory transactions including IPOs, M&As, Privatizations and Fund Raising. You will also provide assistance in equity capital markets related activities and will ensure compliance with regulations and department’s operating procedures.

• A degree in Banking/Business Administration/Accounting/Economics or other relevant qualifications; • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in corporate & commercial banking with specific focus on Middle market names; • Sound credit analytical skills, in depth knowledge of loan and trade products/services and expertise in structuring solutions to meet customers’ business requirements; • Energetic, service oriented and highly motivated with proven track records in developing corporate & commercial banking business; • Strong business acumen with a well-established network of business contacts to bring in new business immediately; • Team player with excellent leadership qualities.

To be successful in this role, you must have good analytical skills, strong execution ability and strong understanding of the regulatory environment. The successful candidate must have worked in a corporate finance role in Singapore, with proven track record in executing IPOs, M&As and advisory work. • A recognized university degree preferably in Auditing, Accountancy, Finance or Law discipline; • At least 2-4 years of relevant corporate finance experience; • A strong understanding of the regulatory environment such as the SGX Listing Manual, Code of Takeovers and Mergers and Securities & Futures Act; • Highly analytical and possess strong spreadsheet, Microsoft powerpoint and word skills; • Hardworking and highly motivated; • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; • Ability to read, speak and write Mandarin will be an added advantage

Interested parties are to submit your detailed resume, including current and expected salary and a recent passport-sized photograph, before 21 April 2010 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

CAREER EXPERT Dear Chris, With market conditions continuing to improve and business picking up I had expected to see a subsequent increase in profits. I have noticed that productivity levels have gone down considerably since our company went through a major restructure last year. While we do have fewer employees, could there be other reasons for this? Thank you in advance for your advice, Sylvia Dear Sylvia, In the wake of the global financial crisis, productivity and cost-effectiveness is top of mind for many employers. Many business leaders took time to review their operating procedures and scrutinise outputs and the costs of those outputs, in order to find areas for improvement. Perhaps one of the main things you need to consider is employee satisfaction and what affects the restructure has had on your staff. Companies with a satisfied workforce typically have higher than average productivity, more satisfied customers, lower employee turnover and fewer accidents. If business activity is picking up, you may also need to employee additional resources to cope with the workload.

“Any company looking at implementing a successful rewards/recognition program should look at what their employees want. A ‘one size fits all’ mentality will not work as what one employee values, another will not.” 4. Offer flexibility: “Flexibility is an important factor in overall workplace effectiveness as it can improve employee engagement and job satisfaction as well as reduce stress. Offering flexible working arrangements, such as location and the hours staff work, to the types of technologies available to them such as video conferencing and remote access, promotes a work/life balance and can save a large company millions of dollars in unscheduled absences.” It stands to reason that if an employee enjoys their work and feels they are valued, they will be more productive which will have a huge impact on the bottom line. Hopefully you will begin to see the positive effects immediately.

Here are a few strategies that might help your situation: 1. Implement an effective induction process: “The first day, week and even month of a new staff member’s employment should provide the necessary training and understanding of the role and your business. This may seem like a lot of work, but without it your new employee may feel they don’t fit in and their productivity can drop while they try to find their own way.” 2. Develop your talent: “Over the years we have surveyed many candidates and discovered the majority feel more committed to an employer who invests in their training and development and without it would look for a new job. As we enter a candidate-tight market, it is even more imperative that employers invest in the training and development of their staff to aid in retention.” 3. Celebrate success: “Performance-related pay has a definite impact on productivity as it is often based on achieving or exceeding set key performance indicators or targets. Monetary rewards however are usually very short lived. What is more important is that the reward makes the person feel valued – so often a ‘well done’ and internal recognition for a job well done can be more valued than a monetary reward.”

Regards, Chris Mead General Manager HAYS Singapore About Hays Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. Hays employs 6,933 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2009, Hays placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments. For recruiting or career expertise, please visit Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

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

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08 April - 21 April 2010 (Issue 52)

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CrimsonLogic is a trusted partner to governments worldwide. For over 20 years, CrimsonLogic has worked with governments across Asia, Middle East, North America, Latin America and Africa to find innovative and sustainable solutions to collaborate more seamlessly with their citizens and ecosystem. CrimsonLogic has continued to set industry-standards by delivering world-first eGovernment solutions to optimise workflow, increase operational efficiencies, and improve decision-making. CrimsonLogic has the unique ability to deliver end-to-end services, from designing and building eGovernment solutions, through to operating these services in order to drive substantial and lasting improvements. For more information, visit

Manager, Solutions & Consulting You will be responsible for the solutions definition and providing consulting to meet client requirements, leveraging CrimsonLogic’s solutions capabilities and offerings in Trade Facilitation, Logistics and Procurement. Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities: • Support and work closely with the strategic sales teams across multiple geographies. • Responsible for the solutions definition and providing consulting to meet client requirements, leveraging CrimsonLogic’s solutions capabilities and offerings in Trade Facilitation, Logistics and Procurement. • Develop and prepare proposal materials; present proposals to clients and serve as subject matter expert during the sales process. • Develop and lead in presentations of solutions, capabilities and solutions to external clients. • Facilitate and engage delivery staff to support the solution architecting, and analysis. • Develop the solution and cost case for the various trade & logistics solutions. • Craft creative and winning proposals to meet clients’ requirements and meet challenges as a result of geographic, transition and requirement constraints. • Lead reviews with appropriate delivery organizations, geographies, LOBs, etc. • Ideal candidates will have strong sales leadership and client relationship management ability and trade and logistics subject matter expertise. Candidates should also possess the ability to lead internal teams, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an understanding of trade & logistics offerings. Minimum Qualification: • Bachelor’s degree in Science/ Business Administration/ IT or equivalent experience Experience required: • 7-10 years experience in large IT systems delivery and implementation is required • Excellent presentation/communication skills (written and verbal) • Experience in IT or software consulting technical support and/or consulting experience is preferred. • Frequent travel is expected

Sales Manager, Infrastructure Services You will be responsible for driving infrastructure services revenue through channel partners and International / Singapore Sales Team Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities: • Work with internal resources for infrastructure services tenders/proposals and fulfillment. • Understanding of IT Infrastructure lifecycle, strong technical knowledge covering all aspects of enterprise technology such as Windows, UNIX, Midrange, Networks, Storage Applications, etc Minimum qualification: • Preferably degree holder in computer engineering or Electrical & Electronic Engineering. • Possess ITIL certification v3 Experience required: • At least 5 years of relevant experience, with background in infrastructure services such as data centre hosting, managed operations, systems integration, consulting, hardware/software fulfilment. • Experience in developing partnerships with major hardware/software vendors • Able to work independently • Proven analytical ability • Understanding of IT Service Management environment • Proven track record in meeting revenue targets

Interested candidate who wish to apply for the above positions, please kindly send an updated copy of your resume, stating the position applied for in the subject heading to

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SEARCHASIA FINANCIAL SERVICES TEAM For further information, please contact: +65 6735 5885 or email

Head of Client Services (Asia Pacific)

Head of Operations & Finance

This is an excellent opportunity to join a top tier global financial institution with an established Asian clientele. This role will be based in Singapore and reporting to the VP, Client Services & Sales (Asia Pacific).

A European financial institution is setting up its Investment Banking business in Singapore. An opportunity now exists for an individual to join their team as Head of Operations & Finance. This role reports to the Global CFO based in London.

Key Responsibilities: • Provide leadership to the client support team which provides client services to existing clients, and supporting sales team. • Plan, Implement and Manage the business processes in the client service team • Align APAC Client Services processes with the Asia Pacific global Client Services objectives. • Take responsibility and ownership of the Asia Pacific client database • Manage the relationships with sub-regional Sales Managers, regional product managers, colleagues in the global Client Services organization.

Key Responsibilities: • Set up the Operations and finance framework to ensure prompt preparation of all financial and regulatory reporting in compliance of legal and regulatory requirements in Singapore. • Ensure sound operating procedures, internal accounting and control systems so to maintain efficient operation • Prepare and administer budgeting based on information provided by business areas, support and control, and management information for purpose of monitoring expenditure within approved budgets.

Requirements: • Min. 5 years experience in client services and support in the financial industry • Fluency in English and any one Asian language • Excellent written communication and presentation skills. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a confident and articulate style. • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a team environment. • Proven track record as a first level leader

Requirements: • At least 10 years of relevant experience with a min. 3 years of experience in Investment Banking. • Strong technical knowledge of accounting system of controls, culture of delegation of controls and regulatory requirements in these areas. • Strong analytical skills to produce and review business budget and financial performance of various business units with good knowledge of MAS Banking regulations, guidelines and tax related matters. • Comfortable working in a lean setup and has good mentoring skills.

Associate Director, Marketing (Asia)

Manager/ Director (Human Resource)

One of the world’s leading financial institutions with an impressive track record and a great reputation for innovation and excellence. Following an aggressive expansion plan in Asia, it is looking for a high calibre marketer to be the expert on this subject matter within the Asia region.

This prestigious European bank has a strong presence across the globe and prides itself on attracting and retaining talent in a highly competitive market place with attractive and leading career opportunities, both domestically and internationally.

Key Responsibilities: • Develop the Asia marketing strategy and work with the team to produce and deliver cost effective, high-impact marketing plans aligned to the business objectives • Work with the Global Marketing in US to lead the development of Asia marketing strategy and to help secure buy-in for the strategy from the HQ, International and the Asia team. • Use market research combined with analytics to identify, develop and deliver robust value propositions for existing and new products and services in Asia. • Collaborate with the Asia team, local agencies and remotely with line managers and the HQ to deliver marketing plans on time, within budget and to the expected quality standards.

Key Responsibilities: • Reporting to the MD, Asia, you will oversee the full spectrum of HRM functions, covering both the strategic and operational concerns, of the company • Ensures the smooth running of day-to-day HRM operations covering recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, training and development as well as payroll and related administrative matters • Develops relevant HRM strategies and policies and continuously align these to the company’s vision, priorities and strategies • Devises and drive the implementation of tactical HRM plans ensuing from the overall strategies, to achieve both long term and short term business goals • Partners management team and Divisional/Department heads in managing personnel matters and in ensuring the consistent application of overall HRM strategies and policies

Requirements: • Minimum 8 years financial services marketing with some/most of it in Asia • Credible track record in working across the entire marketing mix and with all/most key channels: collateral, web & online advertising, events, presentations and direct mail. • Ability to work effectively in cross functional teams • Proven competency to manage a large and complex marketing budget • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to influence at all levels • A proactive approach, backed up by sound judgment and decision making • Ability to prioritize in a high pressure environment with competing demands

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Minimum Qualification: • Bachelor’s degree in HRM or relevant disciplines • At least 6 years experience of HR management and /or related experience • Strong experience in providing leadership • Experience in driving organizational change and HR transformation projects would be an advantage • Ability to excel in a fast paced and matrix environment. • Strong working knowledge in Organizational Development preferred. • Candidates from non-banking sectors will be considered for this role.

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SEARCHASIA FINANCE & ACCOUNTING TEAM For further information, please contact: +65 6735 5885 or email

Finance Director

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, APJ

Our client is a global IT organization with aggressive growth plans and they are actively searching for a Finance Director to join their expanding business.

Our client is a global leader in providing systems management solutions to large corporations across Asia Pacific. This role reports indirectly to the CFO, APJ and indirectly to the Director of Sales, APJ.

This position reports to the Senior Vice President (Finance). Key Responsibilities: • Contribute to strategic planning and development as a member of the Singapore Management Team. • Evaluate, analyze, interpret financial transactions results, highlight areas of concern, recommend improvements, analyze financial impact of key strategic decisions and provide analytical support to top management. • Responsible for the preparation of financial and management reports (including reports to shareholder and key performance indicators), annual budgets and rolling forecasts, including budget monitoring. • You will also be involved in financial analysis of business initiatives / projects / investments and preparation of board papers. • Other ad hoc projects that are assigned to you from time to time. Requirements: • MBA, preferably with CPA and over 10 years of relevant experience, with the recent years in a similar position • Strong decision making skills and business acumen • Meticulous, independent and possess a high level of integrity. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also essential. • Knowledge of SAP ERP system • Able to establish metrics to measure the efficiency and improvement of the Finance team • Flexibility to manage and adapt in a rapidly changing environment • Comfortable at working in an international matrix management structure

Responsibilities: • Responsible for the Financial Planning & Analysis functions of APJ, covering the consolidation, analytics / metrics of business performance. • Analysis of company’s financial performance, establishing set of performance metrics to enable reporting and trending. • Reconciliation and reviews of specific accounting entries, to ensure compliance with Corp reporting requirements • Documenting and updating on process/programs across APJ, with a view towards compliance and commonality/consistency. • Establishing log/registry of exception processes/approvals, to enable quarterly reporting/trending • Providing ad-hoc support for analysis & reporting as required. Requirements: • Min. 8 years of Financial Planning & Analysis & controllership experience. • Masters or Degree in finance / accounting and possess knowledge in US GAAP. • Strong organization, communication and influencing skills with approachable personality. • Analytical mindset, great attention to details and has high numerical skills. • Ability to work independently, with minimal guidance; with strong influencing skills to work both cross-functionally and with senior management. • Knowledge in EssBase, Business Objects, Hyperion and Oracle financials an added bonus.

Chief Credit & Risk Officer, Asia

Vice-President, Finance Division

Our client is a Fortune 500 company with global presence in over 50 countries. For over 100 years, they have committed to the lending needs of the SMB market – providing needed capital in order for clients to continue in their businesses. The company currently holds more than $60 billion in finance & leasing assets. This role is to be based in Shanghai and is part of the senior management leadership team.

This is an employer of choice within the Investment & Wealth Management space. This award-winning global organisation employs over 14,000 people worldwide and they manage assets of over $300 billion. As part of their expansion plans, they are now seeking VP – Finance Division to support the organisation’s operating groups in Singapore.

Key responsibilities: • Reporting to the Global Chief Investment Officer (Direct) and Managing Director for Asia (Indirect), the role is responsible for the regional credit strategy, all operational credit activity & management of a regional credit team (team of 10 across the Asia region). • You will manage the credit policy and ensure that appropriate credit policies, processes, systems, targets and strategies are in place and communicated clearly to all related parties. • In addition, you will also provide key support for the management and development of existing and new finance programs in Asia. • As the Corporate Risk Management designee to the Asia Senior Management Team, this is a high profile position that helps set strategic direction of the region. Requirements: • Over 10 years experience in a corporate banking/commercial finance/leasing environment with experience in a credit assessment role. • 5 years senior management experience with regional exposure. • Strong and proven credit assessment skills at both deal and portfolio levels. • Proven experience with portfolio management to include delinquency, nonaccrual, charge-offs, loan loss reserves, and workout accounts. • Experience in equipment residuals an added bonus. • Comfortable in relocating to Shanghai.

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You will be leading a team of 2 and be responsible for the establishment of a new branch in Singapore. As the key member who is setting up the finance and regulatory reporting infrastructure, you will work with project team to establish customised IT solution for regulatory reporting & monitoring. Once branch is operational, you will be part of the Finance team responsible for the branch’s accounting, financial management and reporting requirements. Key responsibilities: • Establish and monitor financial risk management policies and identify finance matters. • Ensure integrity & completeness of financial records & operation of accounting processes/ policies. • Manage relationships with HQ finance teams to ensure timely provision of necessary information and resolution of issues. • Prepare financial reports, finance documents and liaison with external auditors and tax advisors and monitor compliance with the financial & regulatory reporting requirements. • Transfer Pricing - Review calculations / ensure correct booking and cost centre maintenance. Requirements: • Relevant bachelor degree including accounting major • Postgraduate accounting qualification - Chartered Accountant or equivalent • Min 5 years post-qualified appropriate experience in financial services including exposure to statutory reporting, tax and regulatory compliance • Experience with Big 4 international accounting firms is essential • Good communicator who can present to senior management as required

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Lucasfilm Animation Singapore is a digital animation studio designed to produce digital animated content including films, television and games for global audiences. We are looking for high performance people to support our growing team – individuals who demonstrate a passion for what they do, have a good sense of humour, great energy level and the ability to work well in a fast paced environment that offers great challenges and opportunities in the computer-generated entertainment industry. We currently have openings for:

Assistant HR Manager Responsibilities: • Assist the HR Manager in developing and managing the talent pool, and providing solutions for retaining and rewarding key talent, seek organizational input and maximize effectiveness of organizational development initiatives that the US Organizational Development team is driving. • Collaborate with Talent Resource Manager to manage career development programs • Drive the performance management process to ensure a clear understanding of and divisions’ alignment with the process. • Plan and drive staff welfare activities to engage our staff as well as administer compensation benefits and performance management systems. • Identify best HR practices and aligning key HR processes and initiatives that support production needs • Drive various initiatives with respect to creating fun / excitement at Work Place, introduce innovative and creative HR initiatives and culture building. Actively pitch new ideas and concepts and drive related HR improvement to create a great place to work, making LAS an employer of choice. • Coach/counsel managers and employees, providing mentorship and feedback on how to improve individual, team or organizational performance, and offering front-line support to resolve employee/management issues. Be actively involved in conflict resolution by applying sound and balanced judgement. • Collaborate with department managers to determine individual / team development needs and makes appropriate recommendation on areas for improvement • Assist in the planning of learning and development training programs for the organization Education, Experience and Skills: • At least 7 years as a HR Generalist in a MNC fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. • Bachelor Degree in a related field or a combination of education and experience that would approximate this level of professionalism • Experience in analyzing learning & development needs and implementing training programs.

Associate Linux Systems Administrator Responsibilities: • Performs system support duties to meet user requirements and resolve problems. • Assists users with inquiries pertaining to software and hardware performance. • Act as a first liner for Linux issues escalated by the desktop team • Works alongside the senior Linux Admins in the design, deployment and maintenance of all Linux-based systems for Lucasfilm Singapore • Works cooperatively with other departments/groups to solve issues and improve overall workflow of production. • Work with the Sr. Linux Admins to come up with both front-end and back end solutions to issues. • Documents all processes, procedures and operations for both internal needs and end users when required • Liaison with managers and systems administrators to meet the highest demands of the system uptime • Participate in periodic off-hours downtime performing upgrades, installations, etc. Education, Experience and Skills: • BS/CS and 2 years hands-on experience with Linux (Suse or Centos preferred), system administration, operating system support, and shell scripting • 3-4 years total experience in IT supporting a medium to large environment • Programming skills in administrative languages, shell scripting, and PERL/Python/Bash is required • Knowledge of DNS/NIS required

Associate Windows Support Administrator Responsibilities: • Assists users with inquiries pertaining to software and hardware performance. • Assists in the design, deployment and maintenance of all Windows-based systems for Lucasfilm Singapore • Act as a first liner for Windows issues escalated by the desktop team • Works cooperatively with other departments/groups to solve issues and improve overall workflow of production. • Documents all processes, procedures and operations for both internal needs and end users when required • Work cooperatively to come up with solutions to both front-end and back-end issues. Education, Experience and Skills: • BS/CS and 2 years hands-on experience with Windows, system administration, operating system support, and server support (especially Exchange). • 3-4 years total experience in IT supporting a medium to large environment • Programming skills in administrative languages, knowledge of DNS/NIS required • Knowledge and exposure to multi-terabyte SAN infrastructure a plus

Technical Assistant Responsibilities: • Troubleshooting and dynamic problem solving for layout, animation, lighting, and post-production workflows • Image/Media handling, including conversion, manipulation, quality control, and playback for visual reviews • Render troubleshooting and queue management • Data management, including monitoring/cleanup of disk space usage, file transfer, and quality assurance Education, Experience and Skills: • Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired. • Proven knowledge of and experience with Windows and UNIX/Linux operating systems. • 1-2 years professional experience programming (i.e. C/C++) and MEL scripting language experience (i.e. Python, Perl) a must. • Knowledge of, and experience with, 3D modeling/animation software (i.e. Maya) highly desired.

Please visit our job website and apply directly at We regret to inform only short-listed candidates will be notified. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore B.V does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward any unsolicited resumes to Lucasfilm Animation Singapore B.V job websites or employees. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore B.V is not be responsible for any agency fees.

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