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Say Yes to Contracting

Singapore’s successful positioning as an attractive destination has led numerous international banks to base their operations and IT infrastructure here. More often than not, an organisation’s strategy to set up its new team would include hiring permanent resources, as well as outsourcing specific operations to various IT services companies and independent contractors. A contractor is a specialist in a specific area who is hired for a fixed term to complete an allocated task. Because these people are professionals in their area of expertise, they are typically paid a premium salary. continues on page 12


System Engineer - ASEAN

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Manager, Global Treasury Page 07

IPS Search PTE Ltd has been established to provide IPS's international & local insurance clients with a broad range of human capital-related services in the expanding markets of Asia & the Middle East. Complementing offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, IPS Search PTE Ltd has adopted a wide and flexible business model to provide genuinely regional recruitment & HR solutions in an increasingly competitive and complex talent market. For bespoke search and/or contingent recruitment advice you will find experienced consultants of both life insurance and general insurance backgrounds on hand to help.

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VP, BUSINESS ANALYST – REFERENCE DATA CENTRALISE & STREAMLINE DATA Singapore based. Competitive salary package. This global investment bank has a vacancy for a Business Analyst to centralise and streamline the collection and distribution of reference data within their organisation. The main focus of this project is to assist in delivering this strategy for the APAC change team across operational, process and system components globally. You will be responsible for developing and implementing client and account strategy and be required to liaise with key areas of the business at all levels, building and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders, global business units and IT delivery teams. This organisation requires experienced BAs or Project Managers with a minimum of four years handling reference, client or product data, as well as a solid understanding of six sigma or similar methodologies. Contact Christian Fischbach at or +65 6303 0151.

PRODUCT CONTROLLER (VP) – COMMODITES DRIVE ASIAN EXPANSION Singapore based. $200k - $240k. This leading name in the global world of financial services has offices in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong as well as Singapore. They are well positioned to continue their dominance in the industry. Due to resurgence in their commodities trading unit, there is now a vacancy for an experience Product Controller to join their finance team. Reporting to the Head of Product Control, you will manage both the exotics and flow middle office team as well as be the product control lead for commodities in Asia. You will also be required to form a close working relationship with the trading desks and other areas in order to focus on providing high quality control, service and reporting. As this is an important and high level position with the team, you will need at least eight years product control experience and a good understanding of derivatives. Commodities exposure is beneficial. Contact Grant Torrens at or +65 6303 0150.


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Say Yes to Contracting IPS Search Hays Recruitment Kelly Selection Kelly IT Resources Hydrogen

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State Bank of India IPS Group Randstad Awaits You The GMP Group Robert Walters

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Gate Gourmet Executive Education Guide Say Yes to Contracting AYP Associates Search Network Capita Group

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Career Expert TBC HR Consulting Drake Step into a new career REED Citi

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ECOMMERCE FOCUSED PROJECT MANAGER DELIVER COMPLEX RATES SYSTEMS Singapore based. Senior management position. Competitive salary package based on experience. With a presence across approximately 70 countries worldwide this leading banking organisation has operations ranging from wholesale, investment and retail banking services. Through continued growth and investment in IT they are gaining competitive advantage and an increase in market share across their product offerings. Competitive edge requires state of the art technology. An eCommerce Project Manager will provide a delivery focus across a strategic programme of work that has global visibility within the organisation. You’ll provide proprietary solutions ranging from API/ point to point connectivity and functionality for multi-dealer platforms. We are looking for an experienced Project Manager who has demonstrable experience with fixed income project and in particular bonds and IRS. An ability to manage demanding stakeholders and an understanding of product workflow across front, middle and back offices of investment banks is desirable. Successfully deliver complex global projects across the fixed income space around eCommerce initiatives whilst working within a fast paced, multi faceted global organisation. Contact Jon Hampson at or +65 6303 0154.

VP HR GENERALIST DELIVER SEAMLESS HR SERVICES Leading foreign bank. Opportunity to progress. Aligned to a challenging business function. A major player in financial services engaged in global retail, corporate, investment banking and wealth management are seeking a HR Generalist to the business infrastructure team. This role will be directly aligned to the businesses finance, operations, technology, legal and global risk teams. With a direct reporting line to the Asia Pacific infrastructure and a dotted lined to Hong Kong, this function will be supporting the Singapore hub where you will be based. Working in conjunction with their global counterparts in the UK and US you’ll deliver seamless HR services to the business. You’ll be working closely in an advisory capacity with a portfolio of clients interfacing with the HR specialist teams ensuring the delivery of HR products and services to the business. Handling the recruitment function as well as dealing with everyday employment relations issues for example disciplinary issues and addressing any poor performance issues. Ideally you will be someone who isn’t shy about liaising with senior managers with an ability to share views and communicate as a business partner. Being an individual contributor position you’ll be working alone 90 per cent of the time managing this remit of departments HR issues. This is a progressive opportunity for the right candidate. This organisation is a true believer in talent management and succession planning. Contact Mamta Shukla at or +65 6303 0721.



Excellent career growth. Regional exposure. Competitive remuneration package. This leading MNC provider of document management, content management to knowledge management solutions is increasing sales for its global clients and is looking to hire a dynamic sales specialist with expertise in handling financial clients. You will be engaging with C level and senior executives within the financial industry to consult and sell the solutions. Responsible for achieving revenue and profitability objectives, you will implement strategies to meet sales targets. You will be closely liaising with IT and businesses and will be involved in strategic planning and cost analysis for new projects. You will be handling regional accounts and will grow your team. You should have well developed analytical and logical ability with great negotiation and interpersonal skills. If you have an excellent track record in regional sales selling document management/ content management solutions and are looking to expand your career please contact the consultant below. Contact Monika Bakshi at or +65 6303 0158.

Market Leader. US MNC. Great Career Advancement. This premier manufacturer and distributor of highly engineered packaging components and solutions is headquartered in North America. Comprising of three strategic business units, they are the market leaders in the industry, enjoying an impressive reputation for a high level of excellence. The burgeoning business in Asia requires a self starting Account Manager to take it to the next level. Reporting to the Global VP of Sales, you will develop and implement strategies for maintaining key accounts and building new business for the region. Acting as the key contact for clients, you will manage the pricing strategy and project manage the full phase of the cycle from planning and design, through to integration and installation. You will ensure that there is regular seamless communication between clients and the internal support team, and will know firsthand potential issues or opportunities. Through participation in regular industry and trade events, you will represent the company on all technical and product matters, and act as the voice of Asia on trends and developments back to headquarters. You are required to have experience in selling into the life science industry, with exposure to key Asia markets. You possess a track record of building a business from scratch and managing sophisticated multinational accounts. A self starter, strong leader and highly driven individual with an entrepreneurial edge will excel in this role. Contact Audrey Lim at or +65 6303 0720.


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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 recruits across the professional disciplines of Finance & Accounting, Business Transformation & Technology, Legal, Oil & Gas and Power. 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

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2 year fixed-term contract USD $10,000-15,000 / month Kuala Lumpur

A leading global bank is looking for a strong credit risk architect to join their multiyear, strategic risk platform initiative. You will be responsible for the layout of enterprise-wide architecture strategies in forming business and technology roadmaps. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a fast-paced environment of architecture teams, all working towards one view of credit risk across the bank. Requirements: • Strong investment banking experience with deep knowledge of credit and market risk technology • Ability to create and more importantly execute IT Strategy / Enterprise Architecture • Expertise in application interfaces and multi platform technologies • Prior experience in architecture governance is preferred Vacancy reference number: PP428059 For further information please contact: Adam Solomons +65 6232 2954 or

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Our client is a multinational of choice for a number of the worlds leading Geoscience specialists in the Malaysian Exploration and Production industry. With a wide portfolio of international assets, a need has arisen for Geoscientists in a number of specialist areas to be based in Malaysia. The scope of the role includes: Prospect generation and maturation, 2D and 3Dseismic interpretation, AVO, inversion and attribute analysis study and Geophysical studies including acquisition and processing. Requirements: • 10+ years Development Geology or Geophysics experience • Strong technical background in seismic interpretation • Proficient with interpretation software (Petrel, Geoprobe) • Experience working on Malaysian offshore basins would be advantageous Vacancy reference number: PP428471 For further information please contact: Adam Carabetta in London +44 (0)20 7002 0051 or

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SGD $176,000 - $200,000 • Singapore

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A top tier, global investment bank is looking for a Technical Murex Business Analyst to play a vital role on a large Implementation programme. You will be sitting within the front office treasury department, acting as a link between business and technology for all Murex related matters. This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain high level ownership over your work streams. As a techno-functional Murex subject matter expert, you will be key to this high profile programme of work.

This exciting role within a leading European Bank is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing organisation. You would be responsible for liaising with senior stakeholders for finance, IT and risk to implement programmes of change across finance. The role offers exposure to the key decision makers in the bank and a chance to take ownership of important regional change projects.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Futures and Options Project Manager to join one of the world's leading investment banks, as part of the Exchange Traded Derivatives Team. This is a unique opportunity to lead change management initiatives in relation to the delivery of front-to-back, trade lifecycle, straight-through processing. You will be responsible for managing global process re-engineering and establishing project management credentials.

Requirements: • 5+ years SME/ Murex Business Analysis experience • Strong technical skills/ development background • Exposure of working within front to back office • Treasury experience • Murex implementation/ upgrade experience Vacancy reference number: PP428546 For further information please contact: Courtney Geldart +65 6232 2962 or

Requirements: • 8-10 years experience within finance change • Experience in leading projects and initiating change in an investment bank • Strong knowledge of investment banking products, preferably fixed income • Accountancy background with experience in product/ financial control is preferred

Requirements • 5+ years Futures and Options product knowledge • Proven expertise managing the full lifecycle of software development • Derivatives market knowledge • Proven experience with Rolfe and Nolan • Knowledge of SunGard Clearvision and GMI suite

Vacancy reference number: PP428491 For further information please contact: John Spackman +65 6232 2953 or

Vacancy reference number: PP325522 For further information please contact: Ross Gregory +65 6232 2957 or

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Leading Life Insurer requires an underwriter with experience in Accident & Health lines of business. The ideal candidate will have dealt with various channels of distribution including brokers, banks and agencies as well as demonstrating business development skills. Great opportunity for candidates looking to learn and gain more experience in the A&H field with opportunities to progress into management. Insurance qualifications would be beneficial.




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true talent shapes business true knowledge finds it Construction, Property & Engineering (CPE) industry focus The Construction, Property & Engineering consulting team at Randstad are industry specialists. They work with some of the most sought-after companies on leading projects, both in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific Region. Specialising in senior and managerial roles within Rail, Oil & Gas, Architecture & Design, R&D and Construction, and with a total-project approach, they focus on building the careers of industry leaders right across the sector. With constant access to the best career opportunities available in the market, the Randstad CPE team understands your career goals, knows your market and will assist you in getting where you want to be. To partner with specialists who understand your true talent, visit or call 6510 1350.

global sales manager

process auditor

snr network engineer

HR solution sales $100K p.a (plus $20K additional OTE)

Salary to $84K p.a 30–50% APAC regional travel

Salary to $78K p.a Singapore East location

This leading HR services company is seeking a dynamic and presentable Global Sales Manager to build its portfolio of international key accounts, and help promote and grow the existing business in Korea and the APAC regions. The ability to confidently build relationships with internal and external senior clients is essential, as is your demonstrated capability to manage large, complex sales cycles and to achieve the KPI targets set for the role.

Our client is one of the top integrated professional service and solution providers. They are seeking an experienced Process Auditor to be responsible for the audit process (planning & execution) across all APAC offices, and ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures within the SOX & SAS 70 controls.

A leading US IT MNC is seeking an experienced Senior Network Engineer for their rapidly expanding team.

You will be degree qualified with at least 7-10 years experience in software solution selling and good working knowledge in human resource practices. The ability to speak Korean will be a definite advantage. For further information, please contact Jaya Dass on 6309 3286 and email

You will be a degree qualified CPA/CIA with a minimum of 7 years of internal/external audit experience, ideally within a US MNC or Big 4 public accounting firm. You need to have working experience in SOX and SAS 70 and be open to regional travel. For further information, please contact Chiam Chung Hong on 6510 1354 and email

The successful candidate will hold CCNP, CCIP certification and a degree in computer science. With 4-6 years network architecture engineering experience, ideally within a data center environment, your responsibilities will include configuring and managing routers and switches, firewalls, and load-balancers from vendors like Cisco, F5, Juniper and Citrix etc. You will be well-versed in production support, design, planning, implementation and troubleshooting, together with possessing a strong working knowledge of networking protocols and server load balancing technologies. For further information, please contact Yvonne Tang on 6510 1461 and email

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APAC chief financial officer

APAC supply chain & planning manager

Newly created role $80–$120K p.a

Comprehensive package with stock option

Pivotal role with a global focus $100K p.a (plus bonus)

A leading real estate investment firm in Asia is expanding and currently looking for two Investment Managers for one of their funds. The roles will report to the Director and be responsible for identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, in addition to divestment of real estate projects. Previous experience in the execution, due diligence and negotiation of deals, together with solid experience with financial modelling are essential. You will hold a degree in real estate with 5-8 years relevant investment experience. These roles involve APAC travel and the successful candidate will be bilingual in Mandarin and English. For further information, please contact Megha Goyal on 6510 1466 or email

banking & finance

A well-known advertising MNC is seeking an APAC CFO. As a member of the executive board, you will have 10 direct reports and manage the financial and commercial operations in APAC. As a strong leader, you will enhance and develop the current financial function to ensure ongoing financial performance and compliance. Dynamic and forward thinking, you will maintain and develop long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders. You will be a degree qualified CPA/CA with over 10 years regional financial and management experience within a public listed company. The ability to travel whilst also adhering to deadlines will make you a successful applicant. For further information, please contact Richard Cornish on 6510 1359 or email

An international organisation is looking for an experienced APAC Supply Chain and Planning Manager. This key position requires the successful candidate to negotiate and influence internal stakeholders, and manage a team of people throughout the APAC region. You will be responsible for the planning of supply by liaising with manufacturing and sales to maximise the fulfillment of customer orders throughout the APAC region, and ensure that the management of supply and demand is running at optimal capacity. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years experience in supply chain management in either chemical, petrochemical and/or oil & gas industries. For further information, please contact Richard Cornish on 6510 1359 or email




Financial Analyst Symantec Responsibilities: • Analyze and interpret financial information to propose forecasts for use in business management. • Perform analysis of actual vs budget. Investigate variances and rectify incorrect postings. Propose preventive measures to incorrect postings. • Develop and refine processes to increase capacity. • Forecast Management: Assist business management with annual planning and monthly forecast. • Report and analyze revenue bookings and billings including processing adjustments. • Responsible for monthly & quarterly payments based on compensation plans. • Responsible for AR collections and clearance, accruals, recharges, intra-entity transactions and allocations. • Ad-hoc project analysis and reporting as required. Requirements: • At least 3 years of Business/Financial Analysis. • Degree in finance / accounting. • Able to articulate budget/actual directions and manage expectations of stakeholders across all functions. • Pleasant personality and collaborate well across functions and hierarchy. • Comfortable with large amounts of data. • Ability to adapt at changing demands and adjust priorities as needed.

Human Resources Director/Senior Manager (MNC) CA Search Responsibilities: • Provide leadership to the HR team • Maintain and develop HR programs with alignment to Corporate and Regional strategies of attracting, motivating and retaining qualified staff • Promote employees’ commitment towards achieving the company’s goals and objectives • Plan and direct training and development programs with talent management in mind • Lead and initiate new and innovative HR practices to spur high performance teams • Improve efficiency of HR services by assessing and bridging gaps throughout the organization Pre-requisites: • Degree with 10 to 15 years’ HR Generalist exp • MNC or international exp an advantage • Excellent in HR, strategic mindset, proactive and resourceful, able to plan and orchestrate implementation

Business Development Manager (Based in Singapore) PCI Responsibilities: • Reporting to Senior Business Manager • Main person to bring in business to the organization • Develop business from new and existing customers to meet corporate objectives • Able to build a good rapport with customers • Areas of coverage include USA, Europe and Asia • Able to manage RFQ, contracts and all commercial aspects of New Product Introduction (NPI) activities Requirements: • Degree holder preferably majoring in Engineering, with some technical knowledge • Minimum of 3 years of Sales or NPI experience in Electronic Manufacturing Services • Class 3 License with own vehicle is required • A team player • A good command of English with good presentation skills • Able to travel overseas when required The successful applicant should be ready to work in the Jurong/Tuas area. For more information, please access our website:

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APJ Regional Government Relations Manager Symantec Responsibilities: • Serve as Symantec’s primary government representative and driver of the company’s public policy agenda in the Asia Pacific & Japan Region (APJ). • Develop in concert with corporate government relations, including input from the company’s regional leadership, Symantec’s Public Policy agenda and federal government strategy for Asia Pacific region. Efforts will target the largest markets in the region. • Main focus will be on software pricing, standards and certifications policy issues. • Manage Asia Pacific public policy relationship with Business Software Alliance (BSA), and other trade a sociations. • Develop relations with key elected and appointed government officials and staff. • Work with appropriate Symantec regional leadership including public sector sales, public relations and marketing staff to enhance the company’s presence among the various federal governments, to leverage potential revenue opportunities with federal agencies through events, meetings, etc. • Support Symantec’s effort to be positioned as the information security leader among APJ governments. Qualification: • Candidate must have a solid working knowledge of government and public policy issues. • Knowledge of information security issues a plus. • University degree plus 5-7 years work experience with APJ governments or trade associations is required.

VP, Syndicated Loans CA Search Responsibilities: • Support the Head of Shipping with respect to the planning, management and implementation of the activities and all aspects to Shipping & Oil Services’ syndicated loans • Give support to the SRMs/RMs in identifying and presenting new opportunities and solutions for the customer with regards to syndicated loan product(Origination) • Involved and give support to the sale of syndicated loans to other financial institutions including the preparation of all marketing material, setting up of bank meetings and follow-up of prospective lenders (Distribution/Syndication) Pre-requisites: • Degree holder with 5 to 8 years of relevant banking and financial exp • Strong influencing and negotiation skills to drive results • Excellent written and communication skills • Proficient in MS-Office applications

Manager, Global Treasury Goodpack Limited Goodpack Limited is a market leading business in the logistics industry. We provide returnable packaging solutions through the management and leasing of multi-modal, returnable IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) designed for packaging, transportation and storage of solid and liquid bulk cargo. Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange with business spanning over 68 countries globally, we are strategically and rapidly expanding. We invite a self-starting and high-achieving Global Treasury, Cash and Tax Management specialist to grow your career with us in the following position located in our global headoffice in Singapore: Requirements: • Degree or MBA in Finance, Accounts, Financial Management and CPA qualified • 10-15 years in-depth experience in Treasury/Cash/Tax Management in similar roles in a global multi-national company, preferably with prior consulting background in global top five accounting firms • Specialist know-how in Global Financial Accounting Standards • Specialist know-how in stock markets, money markets, fixed-income securities markets, foreign exchange rates, interest rates, derivatives and taxation • Knowledge of Singapore Stock Exchange requirements • Strong business financial acumen • Strong presentation and communications skills • Dynamic and creative individual with leadership and management skills

Interested applicants, please email detailed resume and photograph, stating your current and expected salary and contact number to Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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Head of IT (Ref: 104873)

Finance Manager, Regional Consolidations (Ref: 104667)

Responsibilities: • Oversee the Company’s IT infrastructure, policy, security, strategy and compliance as well as implementation of network security at the corporate level • Work with other teams to improve the company’s IT infrastructure, operation efficiency and control • Provide advice on the choice of the IT architecture, hardware and software • Manage all IT-related purchasing and budget usage and work with the accounting dept to develop budgets • Capacity planning and scheduling vendor negotiations related to IT

Responsibilities: • Assist Head of Finance Department to review, propose and implement the accounting system to MER mapping • Assist to review, propose, setup and prepare a manual on monthly reporting and consolidation procedures as well as appraise and approve GST returns • Review company level financials (i.e. payment vouchers, journal vouchers, bank reconciliations and schedules) to ensure accurate reporting of performance of entity • Involved in the financial management matters of the other operating entities in Singapore and overseas entities and lead Accountants in day-to-day functions

Requirements: • 8-10 years’ experience in the same capacity and technically strong in IT administration and management • Good knowledge of IT architecture (infrastructure, servers, networks, database) • Well-versed in System Architecture (Unix/ Linux/ Windows server and desktop environments) as well as Network Architecture and Administration (Firewalls, Routers, Switches) • Able to work with different nationalities and a multi-cultural environment

Requirements: • Degree in Accountancy/ Finance with at least 10 years’ working experience • Relevant experience in financial accounting and hands-on in regional group consolidations • Highly dependable and committed to meeting multiple timelines • Hands on with a passion for building support for key change initiatives For more details, contact Ms Jeslyn Xie at (65) 6372 1608.

For more details, contact Mr Christopher Wong at (65) 6735 5554.

Senior IT Consultant, Financial Services (Ref: 104085) Responsibilities: • Conceptualise, develop and drive IT projects in the financial services sector, in partnership with other government agencies, industry players and industry associations • Work with the financial services sector to identify and exploit suitable technologies to meet industry’s needs • Value-add to the industry by providing advice on best practices in exploiting appropriate technology Requirements: • Honours Degree in Computer/ Computer Science or Engineering or Business or equivalent • 5-6 years’ relevant experience in IT consulting/ project management in the financial services sector, e.g in the areas of contactless payment systems and financial operations • Strong IT consulting / project management and people management skills • Strong understanding of operations and processes in the financial sector; good knowledge of or experience in the electronic or mobile payments market advantageous • Excellent written, verbal communication, presentation and negotiation skills For more details, contact Ms Tang Lee Ling at (65) 6735 5554.

Supplier Quality Assurance Manager (Ref: 104673) Responsibilities: • Manage the implementation of divisional standard supplier improvement processes across the region to meet regional Supplier Quality Objectives • Deploy and manage supplier Quality Improvement processes ensuring these are understood and addressed in supplier’s internal quality systems • Consolidate supplier quality reports within the region, communicate to suppliers and division as required and appropriate and ensure execution of corrective action plans • Provide regional SQA support and programme interface to other regions/facilities • Manage a Regional Product qualification plan including APQP, PPAP, Safe Launch and audits verifying process conformance Requirements: • Bachelors Degree in technical fields or of equivalent experience • 3-5 years’ experience in a Supplier Quality or Quality field as well as minimum 1-3 years’ quality auditing experience with ISO/ TS16949 Standard • Working knowledge of Quality Improvement tools, SQA, Quality Processes, Automotive Products, Statistical Process Control and analysis techniques • 5 years’ Engineering/Industrial Manufacturing experience

Purchasing Manager (Ref: 104822)

For more details, contact Ms Tricia Hoy at (65) 6735 5344.

Responsibilities: • Lead and manage a team of Buyer(s), Lead Buyer(s) and Senior Buyer(s) to actively source, negotiate and contract; execute high value job tender; and manage risk relating to the supply base and supplier performance to support operational requirements • Negotiate prices, delivery terms, payment terms, warranties, service levels and other purchase terms and conditions • Implement supplier programs and work with relevant cross-functional groups for continuous improvement on supplier quality, cost, inventory, and delivery/service • Support the equipment commodity team and work with them to qualify the right type of equipment and services at competitive pricing

Quality Engineering Manager (Ref: 104895) Responsibilities: • Provide technical leadership in validations, root cause investigations, product quality, process engineering, FMEAs, supplier quality, applied statistics, and change controls • Review/ approve validation protocols, reports, technical summaries, Engineering Change Requests (ECRs), supplier quality, preventive maintenance activities, workmanship standards, and other technical documents • Support CAPA management, metrology services, preventive maintenance program, Exception Work Order (EWO) and plant shutdown/startup activities • Provide technical training and mentorship of Quality Engineers through hands-on facilitation

Requirements: • A recognised university degree or diploma, preferably in Business Administration/ Supply Chain/ Purchasing required • Minimum 8 years’ working experience in purchasing, preferably in the Semiconductor/ Electronics sector • Experience in SAP system is advantageous

Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field (manufacturing, mechanical, chemical, & biomedical) or scientific discipline is required; Master’s in a scientific or engineering discipline highly preferred • Min 5-6 years’ direct quality engineering experiences in the medical device industry needed • Certified Six-Sigma Engineer is highly preferred

For more details, contact Ms Rufina Lee at (65) 6260 1221.

For more details, contact Ms Tricia Hoy at (65) 6735 5344.


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Global Telecommunications Company Exciting Contract Opportunity


This leading international communications company specialises in providing critical communication networks and services globally. It works with large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers to provide a range of high quality managed voice, data and IP-based services and applications across the globe.


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Interested applicants should email their CV to Ellen Lee at or call (65) 6228 0293 quoting Ref. No. 386060

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Interested applicants should email their CV to Mathew Greatorex at or call (65) 6228 0200 quoting Ref. No. 389150



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executive Gate Gourmet, a member of gategroup companies ( is the world’s largest independent provider of airline catering and provisioning services. We are dedicated to culinary excellence, superior service and technological expertise, which we deliver daily on a global basis to more than 250 airline customers. We are now looking for a high-calibre candidate to join us as a member with FICO – Business Process Improvement team. Position Summary: • Lead business processes redesign effort to be implemented at the field units, specifically relating to Finance and Controlling. • Take current Finance process, Controlling and Costing and re-design the business processes in an ERP (SAP and any other add-ons or enhancements) environment in accordance to SAP Business Blueprints. • Take ownership of a FICO module and work to convert current processes into processes set out by Function Champions using SAP and any other add-ons or enhancements. • Responsible for the implementation and training of the new SSC processes in the filed units. • Bridge the gaps between old and new process with IT team to ensure smooth implementation and user friendly process. • Support the development of training materials and train field units in the new processes. • Responsible for a smooth transition in the field units when they “go live”. • Provide end-user support after implementation wherever required to ensure that SAP integrity is maintained and SAP is properly utilized.

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Requirements: • A diploma/university degree with at least 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing business working in both accounting and costing. • Good understanding of SAP FICO • Experience in financial data and operational data analyses. • Strong leadership skills to lead and execute process changes. • Proficient in English & Mandarin. Those able to converse in Cantonese and Japanese will have an added advantage • Require 50% travel Those interested, please send your detailed resume to stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. To advertise, please contact HeadHunt at 63344771.

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current buoyant job market facing a limited supply of skilled labour.

An individual specialising in a technical field has two career choices— to take on the managerial career route, or to become an expert individual contributor. Contracting is a very popular career path in western countries such as Europe, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. This is due to the flexibility it provides to an individual’s lifestyle— contracting professionals often make use of the breaks in-between contracts to pursue hobbies or travel plans.

Contracting in Asia has the potential to mature into two different models:

A majority of IT professionals generally have a high preference for specialising in a niche area whilst moving on from one organisation to another. This allows them an opportunity to gain exposure to new environments, technologies and projects which contribute to their knowledge and expertise. Based on the types of projects they are exposed to, they are often able to increase their rates after garnering adequate experience in various areas of expertise. From an organisational perspective, there are many benefits of hiring talents on contract: • Completing a six-month task in three months by employing an expert provides a more costeffective solution to an organisation. • Having a pool of contractors offers more flexibility in maintaining the work-force balance in times of downturn. • Contracting offers an initial insight into new markets which will help in making manpower decisions in countries with stricter labour laws. • Headcount issues can be easily managed by hiring talents on contract and passing on the responsibility of HR administration to professional organisations instead. • Organisations have the flexibility to transfer talents from one project to another based on appropriate skills-sets required for different projects. Contracting in Asia Before the global IT revolution, the working culture in Asia has generally been skewed towards job longevity and stability, thus resulting in the contracting option being a less popular method of hiring or working in Asia. In comparison with current dynamics revolving from what was once the famous Japanese working style of “one company, one career, one life” in older times, to the current infamous software engineers in India following a “one year, one company” lifestyle, Asia has seen a complete turnaround to the other side of the coin. Contracting offers a middle path solution for the budding software professional who is hungry for exposure to new projects, more attractive compensation packages and new environments, as well as the employer on the lookout for expert talents to take on high–profile projects without having to commit to progressive career growth or an investment in long-term permanent headcount. The challenge in Asia, however, seems to come from both sides. Employers in the banking world are attracted to Asia in terms of its lower labour cost and are thus not encouraged to pay a premium to hire a contractor. As a result, many organisations are not entirely open to adopting the contracting resource option as it brings about the uncertainty of income and employment beyond the contractual period. A person who is employed on a contract could constantly be on the lookout for his/her next assignment and/or a permanent job. In actual fact, there is a high percentage of people preferring to switch jobs approximately every couple of years given the

Alternate long-term hiring: Many global hiring organisations find it a challenge to obtain headcount approvals for permanent positions in offshore locations, in comparison with positions on six-month to one-year contracts. Thus, candidates are sometimes hired as a solution to bypass the headcount approval process and then gradually given the option to convert to a permanent headcount in the event of good performance and/or strong business case to justify the existing role. Expertise-based hiring: A fixed-term contract hire comprises of hiring an expert to complete an integral part of the project, or sometimes to run a very strategic and high visibility project. The expertise developed in this case can often lead to a premium being charged. There are various other reasons for hiring on contract; however, from a job seeker’s perspective, this is an option with opportunities galore as the market gradually matures with time. Contracting is here to stay, regardless if it is a challenging or booming market. There are definitely more options out there in the job market when one keeps an open mind to consider contract work. Here are more reasons why the job seeker should say “yes” to contracting: • It opens the door to a new industry or a new profile. • It is a stopgap arrangement for those in-between jobs. • It helps to increase your cash-in-hand by clubbing in the bonus as a guaranteed income. • It gives you the opportunity to try out a role before deciding to move long-term into a similar position, without having to commit to your employer. • You gain exposure to new technologies and projects across the industry in a much shorter time span. • You are provided with the opportunity to list additional knowledge and value to your CV with every new project undertaken. • You are provided with the opportunity to prove yourself in a large MNC environment and get recognised for better roles. • There is a lower risk of losing your job since the cost of hiring a contractor is relatively lower in comparison with a permanent headcount and organisations are thus less likely to hire and fire. • You have the opportunity to experience salary increments from one contract to another instead of having to wait for annual increments. • From a lifestyle perspective, it provides you with more freedom to plan longer holidays in-between contracts or to invest your time in trainings and courses to upgrade yourself and gain more skills. In short, contracting definitely provides you with a more flexible lifestyle whilst broadening the limits and horizons for a professional, well-rounded and exponential career path.

This article is writtenby: Ms. Niharika Chaturvedi Senior Consultant (IT Banking Contract division)


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Voted Top 10 Preferred HR Vendor of Year 2009!

Our client is one of Asia’s leading providers of integrated information technology solutions and services, with more than 2,000 IT professionals delivering comprehensive, integrated solutions and services designed to meet the needs of enterprise customers in every industry sector such as banking & finance, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, services, education, government ministries and statutory boards.

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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

Job Responsibilities: • Reporting to the Director and be responsible for specific customer segment(s) • Recruitment and Development of Account Mangers to meet team objectives • Development of strategies and execution of plans for meeting of KPIs • Planning and assigning of business opportunities to team members • Building and maintaining healthy Sales Pipelines at all times Requirements: • Diploma/Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or IT-related studies • Minimum 2 years’ sales experience in leading a group of sales staff, with a focus in IT infrastructure, system integration or services sales • Self-motivated with a strong drive to succeed • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, supported by a strong command of the English language

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 planning activities.

If you think that you fit the role, please email your CV in MS Word format to or call 6536 8060 for further details.

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HR Training Manager

Revenue Assurance Analyst

Infocomm Industry Policy Planning Experience

Well-established Industry Leader Supporting APAC region on all revenue-related matters pertaining to US GAAP

Responsibilities: • Conceptualise, develop, manage and execute programmes & projects for professional development • Work with private sector companies, industry associations and government agencies to plan and execute required programmes to meet objectives • Manage and track programme outcomes, budget and timeline to ensure compliance with programme plans • Conduct post programme review to identify areas for improvement

Responsibilities: • Be the key contact point in APAC for all revenue-related issues/queries. • Responsibility as the subject matter expert to provide technical advice on revenue recognition, in order to influence deal structures to maximize revenue for the company. • Review software and other contractual arrangements in accordance with US GAAP, to identify non-standard revenue recognition clauses that may require the relevant accounting treatment. • Work closely with Legal, Sales and Local Finance Controllers, Operations groups (Order Processing, Contract Admin) to understand and resolve issues identified in the agreement reviews. • Implement initiatives as needed to enhance control compliance with US GAAP. • Conduct training sessions to propagate revenue recognition and its importance to stakeholders/ business partners. • Perform quarterly VSOE testing on maintenance renewals and service revenue for the region and publish results of such testing activities.

Requirements: • Degree in HR / Infocomm or relevant disciplines • Preferably 3 - 5 years of working experience in policy and planning, project management or infocomm training management • Good knowledge and understanding of infocomm industry, technologies and training areas • Ability to think strategically, work independently and possess strong presentation and written skills • Resulted-oriented, with energy and able to deliver in a very fast-paced environment • Good written, verbal communication, presentation and negotiation skills To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-CSL-HRT in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8003 for more details.

Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting • 3-5 years of related work experience in a IT/software MNC or Public Accounting Firm, with at least 2 years direct experience in US GAAP • Strong US GAAP knowledge particularly in SOP 97-2 would be preferred though not necessary. • Willingness to learn and research in new areas of revenue recognition and SOP 97-2 is required • Able to work independently, anticipate and adaptable to changing business situations • Strong communication skills, effective in communicating revenue issues and implications to key stak holders To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-EN-RAA in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8003 for more details.

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CAREER EXPERT Dear Chris, I use Facebook to keep in touch with my friends. I’ve just heard that many employers are using this and other social networking sites to find out more information about candidates. Is this true? How do I keep this only for private use? Thanks, Pearline Dear Pearline, Thank you for your letter and a very interesting question. Social media is certainly a hot topic and over the past 18 months we have conducted various surveys to find out more about its use in relation to employment.

Of course, you can also make cyberspace work for you to enhance a potential employer’s perception of you. For example, you can leverage the LinkedIn network or show your passion for your particular specialisation by blogging about latest trends. This last point in particular can highlight your expertise to a potential employer and show them what you could bring to the company, which can be very powerful.

Most recently we asked jobseekers if they think employers use social networking profiles to help vet applications. Not surprisingly the majority feel that their personal life is their personal life, and their social media profile should not be used as part of the decision making process.

So be aware of your digital footprint. Everything that is posted online serves to represent who you are and employers can judge this information.So ensure your communications remain professional because you don’t know who could read what your status updates!

The opposing argument says any actions that take place in the public domain are open to public scrutiny and assessment. From this position some might say reviewing a candidate’s social media profile is not that different to conducting a security check - although consent is required for the latter. So is a social media profile really any different from any other publicly available data?

Regards, Chris Mead General Manager HAYS Singapore

In our experience, most employers do not leap to check a candidate’s online profile. It is far more common that an employer will extend their vetting process to include social media only if they feel a candidate might not be what they are portraying themselves to be in their face-to-face interview. In such cases, a Facebook profile with a public setting may reveal content that could make an interviewer see you in a different light. So if you are job searching, it would be wise to change your privacy settings so that you do not share all your posted content with everyone. But don’t just restrict your focus to pure social sites like Facebook or Twitter. What about content on video-sharing sites, online forums or blogs? What about comments you’ve made on social bookmarking sites? A potential employer who is using cyberspace to gather information about you will not stop at Facebook, so neither should you when editing your social media profile. It is estimated that combined there are now over 200 sites available.

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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Clients from vast industries have turned to TBC HR Consulting as their first choice for their recruiting needs. Backed by a impressive network, TBC has become one of the few top recruitment service providers it is today. Our extensive knowledge of the recruiting industry has helped us recruit for organizations of all scales, from business enterprises to major MNC’s. Visit us at Our Vision: To extend our proven track record and be the preferred choice in staffing services in both local and international industries. Our Mission: To deliver relevant, reliable and cost-effective services to every client Our Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Dependability

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Business Development Manager

Senior / Sales Manager

- Global MNC in the Logistics Industry

- IT Solution Provider - Up to S$100k per annum on OTE

Job Description: • He/she will be responsible to strengthen communications, create awareness and develop longterm business relationships with existing customers • In the business development of Aero Parts vertical market, you will promote the Air Freight, Ocean Freight and the Contract Logistics businesses of the Company • Follow sales leads for new accounts and to respond to tender proactively • Maintain a high awareness of the industry trends and competitor activities so as to devise means on how these can benefit the customers both locally and globally Qualifications: • Possess a Degree with at least 5 years of relevant industry experience, preferably Aviation or Aerospace industry • Strong communication skills and being a good team-player • Self motivated and be able to perform in a fast-paced environment

Head of Department Warehousing and Logistics Distribution - International MNC - Leading company in 3PL - Up to $120k per annum Job Description: • Accountable for Project and Solution Implementation, Warehouse Optimization, Process Improvements • Work alongside Country Manager to formulate business development strategy • Involved in sales activities and conduct sales training to Sales/Account Management team • To provide oversight on pricing, scoping, warehouse designing at pre-sales stage • Develops a local supplier/vendor base to ensure flexibility in service offerings • Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with all customers • Focus on customer service, sales and retention • Provide guidance to address the training needs of the individuals within the department Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Business, Logistics/ Supply Chain Management • Minimum 8 years of working experiences in a similar capacity • A comprehensive knowledge of warehouse operations is necessary

Job Description: • Generate sales in an enterprise customer environment • Manage customer relationships in medium to large customer accounts • Prepare accurate quotations and proposals, conduct sales presentations • Experience in selling IBM Enterprise Systems & Storage solution • Good understanding of the IT industry and its trends Qualifications: • 4 to 5 years extensive enterprise sales management in the IT industry • Possess existing customer relationships • Adequate understanding of IT in an enterprise environment • Possess initiative, dynamic & aggressive personality • Degree is preferred

Retail Store Manager - Significant player in the Retail industry - Dynamic environment - Up to $80k per annum Job Description: Working closely with the Area Sales Manager, the incumbent will manage and lead a team of dynamic Retail Associates to • Drive the store’s sales and profit • Focus on key business initiatives, store presentation & marketing execution • Ensure effective merchandise/inventory management and that store’s visual display is executed as per brand guidelines. • Maintain awareness of market trends in the retail industry, understanding forthcoming customer initiatives, and monitoring what local competitors are doing • Consistent review of cost Qualifications: • Candidates should possess at least 5 to 7 years of relevant experiences • Proven track record leading retail development & operation with strong business acumen • Excellent interpersonal skills with excellent customer service mindset and attitude

To apply for the above jobs, please send your resume to


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Subsidiary Manager Based in Singapore or KL, this world leading French MNC that specializes in paint production equipment is currently seeking the talents of a Subsidiary Manager. As the Subsidiary Manager, you would be responsible for supporting and managing the sales and marketing activities in the ASEAN region, Customer Service & Relationship Management and vendor management. You would also be responsible for managing the Kuala Lumpur Office and increasing revenue through Account & Relationship Management. Ideally you will have the following: • Be diploma qualified in Business • Demonstrated experience in the pain industry, after sales car business or business to business distribution • Working knowledge of Chinese culture • Be sales orientated with a technical background • Possess demonstrated Relationship & Account Management experience • Possess excellent skills English, both written & verbal. This role involves 40 – 50% travel including annual trips France and be located in either the Singapore office or the Kuala Lumpur office. To register your interest, please contact William Broughton at +65 6531 0512, or visit www. and apply to job reference SG1069WB000018 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

Area Sales Manager – Malaysia/Indonesia (Pump Industry) We are representing one of the world’s largest provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions with customers from industrial, commercial and residential. The company specializes in the fluid handling equipments and related product for treating and recycling wastewater. A US Multi-National Company, with over 30 subsidiaries worldwide. As the Area Sales Manager for Malaysia & Indonesia, you will be expected to penetrate and secure new business in these two regions resulting to increased market share. An individual contributor role, your Sales Target will be approximately USD2.5M / year. You will manage the frontline client relationships and expand all existing accounts. Aside from market research on competitors and market trends, you will also conduct product demonstration thus strong background in the Pump Industry is highly required for this role. Minimum requirements: • Minimum Diploma or Degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering • Minimum 5 years solid experience in the Pump Industry, Commercial & Residential Water sector experience an advantage • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • Strong Sales presentation and training skills • Customer focused • Malaysian, Singaporean or PR only • Position based in KL Malaysia To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit www. and apply to job reference SG1070RT000031 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

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Business Manager, Process Automation

Logistics Supervisor

Our client is a reputable MNC in providing products and solutions to the Industrial and Process automation industry. We are seeking on their behalf, the talent of a Business Manager who is also a Sales Leader for Asia Pacific to lead the region countries in meeting the annual revenue target.

Our client is a MNC providing logistics solutions. This position will be based in the distribution Hub located in Airport cargo complex, managing the Inbound and Outbound shipments processing and clearance. You will be responsible for:

• You will ensure alignment with Global process solutions performance and growth focus • Engage the business units and regional sales teams to identify strategic process business opportunities and meeting revenue targets. • Collaborate with product and marketing teams to define commercial marketing plans and execution of such plans • Lead and manage the in-country process teams to help them drive business development efforts in their geographic territories. • Liaise with Asia Pacific team on market, product & competitive feedback and issues such as applications, product enhancement, solutions delivery and services. • Manage relationship with key alliances and identify possible areas for collaboration and ensuring countries execute on joint plans. To be successful in this position, you need to have a recognized degree in Engineering or Marketing with minimum 10 years experience in Process Solutions business, exposure in International business development, ability to work in a matrix environment and leadership skills to manage a team spread across the Asia Pacific region. To register your interest, please contact Jeannie Tan at +65 6531 0516 or visit www. and apply to reference SG1069JT000009 indicating your current, expected remuneration and earliest date available.

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Ensuring all export shipments are processed in a timely and accurate manner Making sure that import shipments are cleared on time. Ensuring work procedures are in compliance to ISO requirements Investigating service failures and implement corrective actions Verifying damaged shipments Ensuring that the Hub meets the health, safety and security requirements Planning, scheduling and deployment of manpower Monitoring staff productivity, lead and motivate the operation personnel Planning and reviewing staff training programs

To be successful in this role, you must have minimum 3 years of supervisory experience as a Team Leader in a warehouse environment, good communication skills and computer literacy is a must. Willing to work long hours, shifts, weekends and public holidays. To register your interest, please contact Jeannie Tan at +65 6531 0516 or visit www.drakejobs. and apply to job reference SG1069JT000010 indicating your current, expected remuneration and earliest date available.

Drake International (S) Ltd • 1 Raffles Place #20-01 One Raffles Place Singapore 048616 • Tel: (65) 6225 5809 Fax: (65) 6227 0071


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DRAKE INTERNATIONAL Passionate People Fresh Solutions

Regional Project Manager – Oil & Gas

Multiple Oil & Gas Positions

A major group of specialist engineering companies serving the global offshore oil and gas industry is seeking a Project Manager to be the focal point for all project interfaces. This will include the oversight and monitoring of all project activities performed by internal and external subcontractors, coordinating work of different trades so that there are no stoppages or delays in performance of project scopes.

With offices spread across the world, this leading Norwegian oil services company that is highly recognized for increasing their clients Oil and Gas production is currently seeking a number of talented and committed people for their Singapore office. Due to expansion plans and project requirements, numerous Engineering and Design roles from Junior to Senior levels in the following disciplines are available:

In addition, you will establish the work schedule that stays within guidelines specified in subcontract document, update all project schedules established and report progress to the GM maintaining excellent relationships with subcontractors and client representatives.

• Electrical • Process



• Construction or Engineering degree with a minimum of 10 years experience. • Subsea, Intervention and pipeline EPC projects experience. • Shallow and deep water experience within the subsea industry.

• Degree in Engineering for Engineer positions and a Diploma in Engineering for the Designer roles • For Junior to Mid positions - Minimum 3 years experience in the OGP Industry and discipline engineering experience that includes large scale projects • For the Senior positions - Minimum 8 to 10 years experience in the OGP industry and discipline engineering experience that includes large scale projects • For Lead positions - Minimum 12 – 15 years experience in the OGP industry and discipline engineering experience that includes large scale projects • All candidates must possess a good knowledge of international regulations, codes and standards and be well versed in the standard engineering tools in the OGP industry • For Design roles, be well versed in the standard 2D & 3D drafting tools such as PDMS/PDS

To register your interest, please contact Andrew Dodd at +65 6531 0520 or visit www. and apply to job reference SG1069AD000022 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

• Instrumentation • Project/Planning

• Mechanical • Structural

• Piping • Technical safety

To register your interest, please contact William Broughton at +65 6531 0512, or visit www. and apply to job reference SG1069WB000013 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

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Regional Commercial and Business Development Manager Working closely with this major engineering company servicing the global offshore oil and gas industry, we are currently seeking a Business Development Manager to be the focal point of all new business activities and to oversee and monitor all tenders and BD activities relating to offshore construction activities performed by internal and external subcontractors. This position effectively manages and coordinates commercial tenders and business development activities in multiple regions as and when required so that there are no stoppages or delays in performance relating to client requirements.

Shipmanagement Purchaser Headquartered in the Mediterranean and founded in the 1970s, this organisation has been in Singapore for over 10 years. Due to continued growth and expansion of its products and services, the opportunity now exists for a Purchaser to come on board to join the current Purchasing team. Reporting to the Technical Superintendent, you will be in charge of the entire purchasing cycle for the organisation. In addition to liaising with the Accounts department regarding costs and accruals, you are also required to ensure regular contact with the vessel’s Captains and Engineers and be responsible for the arranging of class surveys. To excel in this role, you must have:

Requirements: • Construction or Engienering degree with a minimum of 10 years experience. • You should have good technical understanding of Marine, Subsea coiled tubing installation. To register your interest, please contact Andrew Dodd at +65 6531 0520, or visit www. and apply to job reference SG1069AD000023 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

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At least 3 years of relevant experience in the Shipping industry Relevant supervisory experience Strong command of English Be meticulous and have initiative with strong analytical skills Mature about able to work independently

To register your interest, please contact Nina Hendriks at +65 6531 0513 or visit www. and submit your CV to job reference SG2425NH000019 stating your current and expected remuneration and notice period.

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Purchasing Executive / Manager

Occupancy Planner

Lapp Logistics

Project68 Property Recruitment

Job Description: • To manage and update the appropriate system parameters promptly according to material movements, as well as maintaining inventory level within responsible areas (supplier) to meet company objectives in terms of inventory level. • To ensure timely delivery to customers by ensuring proper stock availability according sales trend and forecast as well as prompt delivery by suppliers. • To develop good rapport with suppliers in order to cultivate a good working relationship and cooperation to obtain reliable supply. • Evaluate suppliers and negotiate framework agreements with them respectively. • To facilitate communication between supplier, customer and Customer Service Team to ensure all details of order requirements e.g. delivery / technical specifications / shipment mode etc. are clear and comply with customer’s requirements.

Our client is a leading financial institution with rapid expansion plans in Asia. They are currently seeking an Occupancy Planner to be based in Singapore with overall responsibility for their expansion program in South East Asia.

Job Requirements: • Preferred: Diploma in Supply Chain / Logistics / Purchasing / Materials Management • Min. 2 years experience in Purchasing; for Managerial position, 5 years of experience • Experience of material planning and good understanding of MRP forecasting concept are an advantage • Proficient in MS Office especially Excel and a ERP system, preferably SAP R/3 MM Module • Cost conscious, meticulous, self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision • Moreover, applicant should have a sincere interest in technical & electrical specifications and applications.

Specific duties will include: • Working with business leaders in the development of real estate strategies that support CRE directives. • Assembling, collating and analysing data required to support all planning activities in the region. • Devising workplace related strategies and collating occupancy plans. • Working with the Head of Planning to provide analysis for major projects including understanding key business initiatives and market drivers. • Tracking the performance of planning activity, forecast accuracy, utilisation, vacancy rates and churn. • Identifying space optimization opportunities to reduce volume and occupancy expenses. • Supporting annual occupancy and capital planning processes for Asia and working with all business lines to devise forecast space requirements by capturing business headcount projections. Successful candidates will have a previous experience working within a Corporate Real Estate team as a Work Space / Occupancy planner or for an Architectural Planning team or Real Estate Service provider. Strong analytical skills are required as is; Knowledge of Corporate Real Estate industry working methods Knowledge of AutoCAD. Detailed analytical approach when reviewing real estate, occupancy & planning data

Business Development Manager

Project Director (Hotel) - China

Project68 Property Recruitment

Project68 Property Recruitment

Duties: • Act as an additional contact during project execution to ensure client relations are maintained to a superior level • Work in conjunction with the PM team to improve market share, clarify product offering • Identify specific opportunities and trends affecting the demand for project management services • Qualify and quantify market opportunities • Maintain excellent working relationships internally within the business to ensure all referral business opportunities are captured, evaluated and acted upon • Ensure all Business Development activities within Southeast Asia are strictly co-ordinated • Work in cooperation with the Marketing team, to support efforts to make the Projects team visible and prominent. • Provide input to materials used in marketing and sales including brochures, capability statements, white vpapers and presentations.

Key Tasks • To head up the Project Management team, managing appointed consultants and contractors, to ensure the project is delivered within time and budget and to provide regular reporting to the board and investors. • Demonstrate strong leadership, being responsible for the planning, design progress and construction for all project activities. • Ability to co-operate with local government departments and officials • Acting as a Board Executive, to provide investment advice or Project Direction to the CEO.

Successful candidates are likely to come from a real estate background and may be working in-house for an Architecture / Interior Design or Engineering firm. This role would suit a well presented, articulate and forward thinking business development manager wishing to join a market leader and take their career to the next level.

Core Skills: • At least 15 years of Project Management experience with mixed used development, hotel experience would be an advantage. • Must have experience of at least one full cycle of a successful development project in China • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, preference trilingual (English, Mandarin and Cantonese) • Strong people management skills • High attention to detail – this is a first class project, working with the International design firms and consultancies • University degree in engineering, architecture or related discipline. • Local experience essential.

Asst / Brand Manager AYP Associates Our client is an established Listed Group and they are looking for suitable candidates for the following position:

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Job Requirements: • Degree majoring in Marketing, Events or Public Relations or equivalent • Min 2-3 years of relevant working experiences in F&B, Retail, FMCG, Consultancy or Media industry, having exposure in Brand Management • You should preferably have design background or visual merchandising experience and must be able to interface, communicate, negotiate and delegate extremely well. • Independent and resourcefulness are key characteristics that are highly valued in the role. Job Scope: • Involved in strategic brand-building activities, and synergize brand building efforts with the Franchisee Brand Teams and HQ • Plan and execute tactical and festive promotions and activities, including garnering media support and publicity with press releases, publicity campaigns and marketing strategies • Review creative concepts in store display and marketing collateral to improve the quality and standard of retail point of sales (POS) material • Conceptualise displays and execute the necessary set up at stores for new set up and festive occasions • Drive and support promotional campaigns with creative designs, printing materials and liaison with suppliers • Manage day to day planning and execution of promotional campaigns and activities • Keep track of budgets and timelines in project execution - Work with Operations team to ensure that outlet requirements are anticipated and fulfilled

Product Manager AYP Associates Our client is an established Listed MNC Group and they are looking for suitable candidates for the following position: Job Requirements: • Degree majoring in Logistics / Business or equivalent • Min 1-2 years of relevant working experiences in Product management/ Knowledge of Logistics or transportation will have distinct advantage. • Good interpersonal skills and able to interact well with other people. Computer-literate. • Good communication, presentation and diplomacy skills. • Strong project management, priorization and problem-solving skills. • Ability to thrive in a high-performance, professional environment. Job Scope: • To assist in the product development of organisation’s logistics business. • Research market developments and competitive framework to propose product enhancements and new developments • Conceptualize, develop and implement marketing strategies • Review implementations and track performance in relation to planned targets • Campaign marketing, event and seminar management, and managing websites and marketing collaterals • Conduct market research activities and development of research surveys • Execute new product launches and develop go-to-market strategies to encourage revenue growth in both B2B & B2C segments • Work closely with internal departments including Corporate Sales, A&P, Legal, Operations • Prepare and conduct product training to stakeholders for all marketing campaigns and new developments • Analyse monthly product performance and development reports.

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12 August - 25 August 2010 (Issue 61)

The journey starts here Regional Sales Manager – APAC Subsea / Offshore Oil & Gas Ref: 19210324

Our client, a $12 Billion Global Engineering and Manufacturing company, is expanding their Subsea Business in APAC. We offer you this outstanding opportunity to join one of the top Subsea Equipment Manufacturers in the World, to head their APAC business as a Regional Sales Manager. Selling mainly to the Offshore sector including Drilling companies and Oil Majors, the ideal candidate will have a Degree/Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. We are interested in Leaders with exceptional Direct and Channel Sales Skills. Reporting to the Global Sales Director, you will not

only head the Sales Team in APAC but also act as a pillar to their global business. Existing networks and substantial sales experience (10 to 15 years) to the Offshore/ Drilling industry in APAC Region is a must. Based in Singapore, this position welcomes expats, willing to work on a local package. Annual remuneration will range from SGD120,000 to SGD 200,000.

Project Managers Ref: 19240174

The role provides an excellent opportunity to work with some of the senior stakeholders of an international bank. The successful candidate will be responsible to drive the development and delivery of one or more complex projects in the region. He/ she will be managing both vendor and stakeholders relations across different business units in the bank while growing and managing internal teams.

and communication skills. Practical experience in the software development and delivery of large enterprisewide systems is required. Experience in payments and cash management or electronic banking systems is advantageous. Change management and process improvement experience is a plus.

To qualify for the role, you should be a degree holder with at least five years proven experience managing complex IT banking projects. You will need to have strong leadership as well as excellent interpersonal

Finance Manager (Japanese Speaking / Native Japanese) Ref: 19240164

Reporting to the CFO and FC, you will assist in the upcoming IPO and manage all statutory reporting and compliance requirements as well as preparation of consolidated financial statements that comply with SGX and IFRS requirements and standards. You will be responsible for the monthly and yearly closing of the Company’s books of accounts in accordance with the corporate reporting timeline. You will take full charge of full set accounting for dormant subsidiaries and work closely with Japanese subsidiaries/ management.

possess a Degree in Accountancy with a CPA accreditation and at least four years accounting or audit experience in a Singapore public listed company. You should have hands-on experience in Consolidation, SGX reporting, IFRS/ JGAAP and IPO experience. Candidates from the Big 4 who are able to converse in Japanese and have relevant experience will be at an added advantage.

To be highly considered for this role, you should

Divisonal HR Manager - Retail Ref No: 4022886

Our client is a forward thinking retail organisation listed on the Singapore Exchange which puts people at core of their business plan. They are currently seeking a Divisional HR Manager to further enhance the team. Reporting into the MD and managing a small HR Team you will be responsible for partnering with the business to develop and implement a HR strategy to assist them meeting their business goals. This is a true generalist position where you will work on an operational and strategic level

You should be Degree qualified with at least seven years HR experience within a retail, hospitality or service industry. With a proven track record in managing an HR team you will be a generalist with experience in recruiting, managing and developing talent. You will have strong influencing and stakeholder management skills and will be used to working at a senior management level looking for a challenge in a fast paced commercial environment.

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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12 August - 25 August 2010 (Issue 61)

Your goals.

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Citi is today’s pre-eminent financial services company, with some 200 million customer accounts in more than 140 countries. Citi has been in Singapore since 1902 and is deeply embedded in Singapore’s financial services sector. Represented in nearly every asset class through our Institutional Clients Group, Global Consumer Group, Citi Private Bank and International Personal Bank, Citi is the largest banking employer in Singapore with a diversified workforce of about 8,200 employees. Singapore is Citi’s South East Asia Pacific headquarters and is also the international headquarters for our Citi Private Bank business. Citi has received numerous awards that stand as testimonials to our accomplishments here. In 2010, these awards include “Best Foreign Commercial Bank in Singapore” (14 years in a row) by FinanceAsia, “Best Foreign Bank in Singapore” by Alpha SEA, “ and Best Foreign Commercial Bank in Singapore” by The Banker.

Assistant Vice President, Learning & Development (10019805)

Human Resource Generalist (10022974)

The role will drive and complement Citi’s talent and leadership development strategy by developing and delivering learning interventions in alignment with our business priorities.

The successful candidate will be a strategic business partner and advisor to the business.

Key Responsibilities: • Create and produce desired trainings to meet their business needs • Assist Leadership & Development Head with bank-wide training needs analysis • Plan, design, organize and/or conduct the relevant trainings via both internal resources and external vendors • Review existing training programs, method of delivery and vendors periodically to ensure quality and effectiveness • Implement global/regional leadership training programs at country/business level • Deliver both virtual and classroom training programs • Drive e-learning usage for the Singapore franchise

Key Responsibilities: • Understand business requirements and adapt human resource strategy to meet business requirements • Recruit, motivate and retain human capital to maintain “Employer of Choice” status • Drive the talent management and development process and programs and partner the business to develop its workforce • Work closely with Comp/Benefits specialists to design and implement appropriate rewards and recognition programs • Work closely with line managers to promote positive work environment and generate ideas and programs to enhance employee satisfaction and productivity • Ensure adherence to HR risk, control and compliance policies and procedures

Pre-requisites: • Bachelor’s Degree with min 6 years experience as a L&D practitioner, with at least 2 years experience delivering leadership programs • Excellent Communication and Inter-personal skills • Excellent facilitation skills • Good consulting skills and coaching skills • Experience in project management & line management • Experience in designing and developing training programs

Pre-requisites: • Degree holder with 8 years’ Human Resources experience, preferably from a Financial Institution • Ability to grasp the intricacies of the business organization and strategies and key HR issues • Ability to align organizational capability with thorough knowledge and practical application of all HR disciplines: employee relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits, manpower planning, organizational development and training • Proficiency in Microsoft applications and PeopleSoft

For application and further information, please visit Job reference ID: 10019805

For application and further information, please visit Job reference ID: 10022974

Management Associate (10018467)

Business Development Managers, Commercial Bank SME (10023170)

The Citi Management Associate Programme in Singapore is a cross-franchise Programme which allows Management Associates to gain a broad exposure of our businesses. Singapore is the first country in Asia Pacific and second in the world to have a cross-franchise Management Associate Programme in Citi. This provides opportunities for job rotations across businesses in the Institutional Clients Group, Global Consumer Group and Corporate Functions. Over a period of 36 months, the Management Associates will undergo: • Two six-month rotations in the first year where they will be exposed to front, middle and back office operations • Twelve-month placements in the second and third year that will provide opportunities for the Management Associates to take up greater responsibilities and gain depth in different areas of specialisations Citi Management Associate Programme is not just another Management Training Programme. Since pioneering this prestigious Programme more than 40 years ago, Citi has developed its Management Associate Programme into the most established leadership development Programme in the industry today. This Programme has been specially designed to place Management Associates on the fast track to leadership positions in the world’s largest financial services organisation by providing them with a platform for an accelerated career development. To be considered for the Management Associate Programme, candidates must have: • Minimum 2nd Upper Honours degree or Masters degree • Maximum 3 years of working experience • Displayed consistent and outstanding leadership ability • Genuine interest in the financial services sector • Strong analytical and quantitative skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills To apply, log on to

Key Responsibilities: Commercial Bank SME provides a full range of banking services to small to medium-sized enterprises in Singapore. We are seeking Business Development Managers who are highly driven and independent as part of our aggressive expansion in a market segment positioned for continued growth. You will operate in a competitive banking environment where our professionals seek to deliver superior performance in the areas of new account relationship acquisition, client management, revenue growth, business advice and service. You will be dealing with all levels of an SME, owners as well as transactors. Your principal responsibilities include acquiring business clients with cross-sell focus on areas of cash management, treasury, working capital loans and trade. You will also be exposed extensively to the local commercial markets with an array of marketing, product, pre- and post-sales support to help you succeed. While your sales targets will be aggressive, it will be financially rewarding when you meet and exceed them.

Pre-requisites: You should have a deep understanding of the SME market with 2 – 5 years’ proven sales experience in organizations dealing with SMEs or commercial banking segments. Candidates with more than 5 years’ proven sales leadership experience in organizations dealing with SMEs, personal banking or commercial banking segments will be considered for a Team Manager’s role. You should display a penchant for multi-product sales with an understanding of banking products (assets and liabilities). Ability to balance priorities between delivering sales targets and KYC/AML/credit requirements of the franchise is also essential. For application and further information, please visit Job reference ID: 10023170

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