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RESILIENT PROGRAMME MANAGER ENSURE DELIVERY OF AN INTEGRAL IT BANKING SYSTEM Top tier investment bank. Complex programme of work. VP level salary and benefits. This financial outfit has a reputation for being one the most prolific and committed in terms of delivering superior banking solutions. With the successful rollout of an integral IT banking system in Europe they are now ready to focus on Asia and are looking to engage a VP calibre Programme Manager. Reporting to a Global Director, you will manage all aspects of this complex IT programme from original concept through to final implementation and will have overall responsibility for ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of new and enhanced business capabilities. You will also partake in PMO responsibilities overseeing the project execution of a significant portfolio ensuring project adherence to governance processes, collection and analysis of data to produce management reporting and manage key stakeholder relationships. Success will be determined by your ability to monitor and manage the critical path, contingencies, scope changes and budget. Contact Kevin Immerman at or +65 6303 0154.

NEW PRODUCT INNOVATION LEAD (R&D) DEVELOP NEW NUTRITION CONCEPT Advance leading-edge science and technologies. Values diversity. Singapore based. Be part of a global, broad-based healthcare company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Their products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through to medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. Their comprehensive line of products encircles life itself addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years. You will be responsible for leading or managing the pre-clinical research for early stage development of new product concepts for their pediatrics and adult nutrition business units. You responsibility is to provide initial information regarding biochemistry/ nutritional efficacy on new food ingredients/nutraceuticals through the use of in-vivo or in-vitro assessment tools. We are looking for someone with a minimum PhD in Biological or Life Sciences with at least seven to eight years of industrial R&D experience in nutrition research (Nutragenomics). You will be very familiar with nutrition science and have a good understanding of chronic diseases. Contact Abigail Koh at or +65 6303 0157.


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BUSINESS PROJECT MANAGER MANAGE IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT LIFECYCLE Client facing role. Broad exposure to various financial products. Excellent career platform. Our client is one of the leading international service providers of information for business and professionals and has enjoyed tremendous success globally. They supply financial markets with information and trading products in market data, research, analytics and computer trading systems. To enable further expansion, they are seeking an energetic individual to be part of their project team based in Singapore. You will be supporting strategic growth and business management by providing the necessary business analysis and project management. Working closely with internal stakeholders, you’ll manage projects for new data from exchanges. You will be handling reporting process design, requirements gathering and specifications, testing and implementation over the full project lifecycle.

TECHNICAL SALES SPECIALIST DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS Consulting role. Singapore based. Circa $220k. This global organisation operates in more than 50 countries. It is a market leader in technology consulting across multiple industries and has a very strong presence across APAC. You will be someone who can win client trust and confidence which leads to winning new proposals in a manner that supports and reinforces business objectives. You must be familiar with the contractual requirements for your area of practice and be capable of drafting and reviewing responses to Requests for Information (RFI), responses to Requests for Proposal (RFP), contracts and statements of work. In this client-facing role there is a strong need to develop new opportunities. You will be an expert technical salesperson and demonstrate required proficiency levels for technical and sales skills. Your passion will be in business development of services proposals more frequently than client billable engagements.

Ideally, you hold a bachelor degree with at least five years of professional experience in roles concentrating on project, process and change management. You are familiar with market data and information productions with a strong understanding of how exchanges and market data vendors work. You are pro-active and possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at various levels to influence cooperation and present ideas and strategy.

Ideally you will have a well rounded consulting skills with strong architecture experience in the telco/natural resources/banking/healthcare/public sector focused in both application and infrastructure with at least 12 years of experience in technical sales and architecture experience for natural resources sector on large projects of applications with value of $5 million to $30 million.

Contact Madeline Goh at or +65 6303 0151.

Contact Wije Mookiah at or +65 6303 0158.



Singapore based. Forefront of the industry. Competitive package based on experience. This global financing solutions company caters to a broad spectrum of the global aerospace value chain, ranging from operators of commercial and business aircraft to manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace, defense and homeland security industries. You will be reviewing and assessing new and existing client portfolios and determine the potential risks to the business through in-depth business and financial analysis. Also, approve credit reviews and credit ratings for existing accounts. This position requires an enthusiastic individual with solid experience in big ticket credit analysis, excellent organisational and communication skills and attention to detail. You should be able to work independently, under pressure and be highly numerate. This is an interesting and challenging position, working in a fast-paced and vibrant environment. We are looking for a degree qualified professional with a minimum of five years relevant experience in a big ticket commercial finance/leasing environment with significant exposure in a credit assessment role. You should possess detailed knowledge of credit assessment techniques with good written and verbal command of English. Contact Pearly Ng at or +65 6303 0150.

Fortune 500 company. Multi-billion dollar revenue. Be part of the retail leader. Head in the right direction by joining one of the world’s leading retail brands with global presence and sales in more than 100 countries. As a refreshing and lively business, they are looking for a Regional Retail Financial Analyst reporting to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis. You will ensure accurate and timely country and regional reporting of results, prepare and consolidate the controlled retail quarterly business review, quarterly forecasts and annual plan and provide analysis for the channel. You will support management with controlled retail analysis (franchisee profitability, retail property board, channel profitability, store reporting). We are looking for someone with a Bachelor in Accounting or Finance or a related degree. MBA/CPA/equivalent will be an added advantage, with a minimum of five years experience in a financial analysis role. Preferably three – four years working experience in a retail organisation and/or in a retail analysis role at a regional level or commercial analyst with a proven record of delivering commercial support, for a multinational company. You must have strong analytical and data mining skills. Regional experience is advantageous but not necessary. Also, systems experience such as Essbase, SAP, BI/Data Warehouse are advantageous. Contact Suriani Norahim at or +65 6303 0150.

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true talent shapes business true knowledge finds it Randstad Executive The executive team at Randstad knows who’s who in the markets of Private Wealth Management, Corporate Banking, FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics & Shipping, IT/Telco and Finance. With access to many of the best ‘unadvertised’ senior leadership positions in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region, the Randstad Executive team may well have the right career opportunity for you now. Dedicated to the success of others and shaping their world of work, we take the time to listen, discuss and guide you on your next career move. Our knowledge and understanding of executive roles will ensure your talent shapes the future of the right business. Contact the Randstad Executive team for a confidential discussion. Visit or call 6510 1350.

head of transaction settlements To S$120K p.a. A renowned MNC within Singapore’s financial landscape is seeking a Head of Transaction Settlements to join their cards division. Managing a team of four, you will be integral in streamlining and monitoring collections related to settlements, reconciliation of incoming & outgoing funds, clearing of funds and the loading of payment transactions. You will have a strong grasp of SAP, excellent communication skills, with the ability to business partner with division heads at all levels. You will be dynamic and highly flexible in a fast-paced environment. A minimum of seven years relevant banking industry experience is required.

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To S$140K p.a.

To S$200K p.a. (+ bonus)

This Oil and Gas MNC is looking for a Demand Analyst to support the lubricants business. This position will be tasked to implement and manage functions relating to demand planning, improving the demand forecast and sales performance management process.

A well known banking institution has an exciting opening within their Singapore Risk Unit. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for the management of accounts, negotiations, formulating and presentation of strategy, including restricting repayment terms and maximising recoveries. Working closely with other Creditors, Legal, Financial, Technical and Tax consultants, you will also be required to review and complete legal documentation, prepare regular credit reviews and monitor compliance.

Supporting the Regional Integrator in developing the monthly meeting pack and consolidating data, you will also summarise key vulnerabilities and opportunities as well as the development of sales pipeline and variances. You will hold a degree, and possess a minimum of nine years experience in creating and managing the reporting process, at both a country and regional level. For further information, please contact Sash Naidu on 6510 1362 or email

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The successful candidate will have at least seven plus years experience in credit risk, in a bank environment. Broad experience across multiple industry sectors, geographies and capital market products, understanding credit risk and restructuring experience are essential. For further information, please contact Damien Damianos on 6510 1363 or email



senior specialist, Cisco IP support

VP/director, structured export finance

senior private banker — Russian or M.E. market

Biotech industry

Corporate & investment bank

This biotechnology leader is seeking a Senior Specialist to work within the global voice support team. You will support and administer Cisco IP Telephony systems and their associated components. You will also ensure service levels are met and provide 2nd level technical support for telephony incidents. You will also manage and maintain voice component inventory, coordinate and/or perform upgrades, deploy auxiliary IP Telephony systems and third party applications across the APAC region.

Our client is a global leading European corporate bank. Based in Singapore, you will work as a Senior Manager within the regional structured export finance team reporting into the Regional Head.

To S$350K p.a. (+ sign-on bonus & relocation package) ED/MD level

Your role will include financial contribution to the bank through origination and closing of visible transactions in a senior capacity. You will also be responsible for business development including, identification and nurturing of deal pipeline and maintain relationships with key partner institutions.

Technical training and five plus years hands-on experience in Telephony (Cisco IP, PBX, unified messaging, voicemail, call centre applications) and mobile telephony solutions. Experience working with external service providers (telecomm carriers) and in a call centre environment would be an advantage.

You must be competent in identification, origination, execution and monitoring. You will have demonstrated experience in identifying and nurturing commercially attractive transactions with a sound risk profile.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Tang on 6510 1461 or email

For further information, please contact Rajeev Kapur on 6510 1355 for a confidential conversation.

information technology

A European leader in private and investment banking, with growing presence in APAC, seeks a seasoned Senior Private Banker within the Middle Eastern and Russian market. You will draw on your strong personal network to build AUM maximising revenue returns. Partnering your clients, you will provide holistic wealth management solutions drawing on the expertise of the bank’s product advisory and investment strategy specialists. You must have a minimum of eight years experience successfully advising UHNW / HNW clients, with existing book and transferable assets, and a proven track record in client acquisition. For further information, please contact Daniel Jones on 6510 1356 for a confidential conversation.




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SGD 8,000+ per month

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A top tier commercial insurance broker is looking for a Regional Claims Manager to be based in their Singapore office to oversee both local and regional claims operations. Ideally you will have experience of working for a leading broking company in Asia with particular experience of claims management across a number of general insurance classes. Knowledge & understanding of both direct and reinsurance business (treaty) would be an advantage as would excellent communication skills, including written and spoken proficiency in both English & Mandarin.


Regional Casualty Broker

SGD 7,000 - 8,000 per month

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A multi-national insurance company is looking for a Casualty Underwriter to join their expanding Corporate Risks Division. You will have experience of technical underwriting of regional (Asia) casualty business including EL, GL, PI, D&O and/or financial institutions. With an established network and broker relation, you will be responsible for growing a profitable book throughout Asia. Industry recognised qualifications will be highly desirable.




Actuarial Director

Actuarial Associate

SGD 17,000+ per month

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A leading international general insurer requires an Actuarial Director to lead the actuarial team in the region in charge of reserves assessments, pricing and reporting as well as ensuring that the best technical teams and processes are in place. Through interacting with other departments and ensuring appropriate R&D you will provide strategic direction to deliver on robust growth of the business and enable the company to be at the forefront of actuarial practices. You will be a qualified actuary with extensive experience across pricing, reserving and CAT analysis. Knowledge of reinsurance is highly desirable.


SGD 12,000 - 14,000 per month

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A leading insurance broker is looking to hire a regionally based (Singapore) Casualty Broker who will establish and develop business throughout Asia Pacific. Ideally you will be someone with significant Asia experience and preferably already living in the region, although all candidates will be reviewed on merit. This person must have detailed knowledge of all casualty including GCL, D&O, E&O, Products Liability, Med Mal, etc. We will consider people with either a retail, reinsurance, broking or underwriting background, with extensive experience of specializing in this business line, as well as management and leadership skills.



Senior Compliance Manager

SGD 8,000+ per month

– Singapore

International reinsurer is looking for an Actuarial Associate to work as part of a team providing actuarial and financial modelling consulting services. You will need a good technical knowledge in reinsurance terms and conditions as well as understanding the basic assumptions underlying traditional reinsurance pricing methods and knowing when to use them. An undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science, Finance or related quantitative field, as well as relevant work experience is required.



SGD 8,000+ per month

– Singapore

A leading general insurer is looking for a Compliance Manager to develop the regulatory relationship with the MAS and maintain regular communication with it and all other relevant regulatory authorities. You will monitor all legislative developments, rules and regulations and all correspondence as well as ensure regulatory processes are in place across the organisation. You will need experience in a senior compliance role including regulatory relationship management and have extensive knowledge of the Singaporean insurance law, regulations and rules. Accounting and insurance qualifications as well as time spent in audit would be ideal.





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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:

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An actively growing, leading private bank, is seeking a Program Manager with a strong hybrid skill set between business and IT. You will be involved in an exciting ongoing initiative to replace the core banking system in Singapore and Hong Kong. You will be responsible for the end to end management of large scale projects and for ensuring the projects are aligned with established IT standards and strategies.

An international bank is looking for a strong mid-level lawyer to join their legal team in Singapore. You will be drafting and reviewing legal documents related to finance transactions and operational structure of the bank’s business. The role will also involve providing legal advice on all matters relating to the bank's day-to-day business, including all expansions and modifications.

Requirements: • 7+ years experience managing IT programmes and projects • PMI certification • Experience with T24 and core banking systems • IT risk management and planning exposure • Strong stakeholder management skills

Requirements: • Qualified lawyer with a strong background in banking and finance • 3+ years experience from a top tier law firm or leading financial institution • Working knowledge of banking products and financial services sector is preferred

Vacancy reference number: PP431899 For further information please contact: Pawan Kumar Lalchand +65 6597 5170 or

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A top-tier investment bank is seeking an experienced Business Analyst with OpenLink experience to join their Front Office Technology team. Working directly with the trading desk, the role will include gathering, analysing and translating requirements into use cases and functional specifications. Liaising with senior IT and business stakeholders, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the full system development lifecycle. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the most strategic and fastest growing commodities functions in Asia.

A top-tier private bank is seeking an experienced Technical Delivery Manager to be part of an exciting new initiative in Asia Pacific. You will be charged with defining the integration strategy and leading the design, development and delivery of application frameworks. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious replacement of the legacy core banking platform within the wealth management space.

A leading investment bank, who continues to expand their finance change team, has created a new role working with the APAC regional heads of the Finance Change the Bank (CTB) team. As Finance Change Manager, it will be your responsibility to ensure the effective initiation of projects, resource planning, and control of the complete finance change portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity for a hybrid business analyst who has a strong SME finance background; combining line experience and involvement in large scale change management initiatives.

Requirements: • 5+ years business analysis experience • 3+ years OpenLink experience • Experience delivering full lifecycle development within the front office • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills Vacancy reference number: PP431821 For further information please contact: Courtney Geldart +65 6597 5173 or

Requirements • Significant core banking experience, ideally with T24 • Strong private banking or wealth management experience • Proven ability to lead large teams (60 resources) • Experience in development and technical program management • Strong in defining integration strategy and conducting design reviews Vacancy reference number: PP431607 For further information please contact: Huzer Imram +65 6597 5183 or

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Requirements: • Professional accountancy qualification (CPA, CA, ACA, ACCA) • Strong business analyst skills • Knowledge of finance projects or change management initiatives • Exposure to product control or financial reporting in an investment bank is ideal Vacancy reference number: PP431891 For further information please contact: Oliver Pointon +65 6597 5175 or

In the news Compiled by Lisa Cheong

Is work making you fat? US - Gaining weight at work? A survey by claims that 44% of U.S. workers are piling on the pounds, citing a combination of stress and unhealthy eating habits. Approximately 4,800 Americans, at least 18 years old and employed in a non-government job, were polled online between February 10 to March 2. Unsurprisingly, 49% of those polled said that the weight gain was predominantly due to inactivity from sitting at their desks all day. Other common reasons were eating out frequently, snacking unhealthily during the day, and indulging in workplace celebrations. CareerBuilder suggests packing in a healthy lunch to work, starting exercise programmes with colleagues and setting proper eating schedules so that snacking doesn’t happen too often throughout the day.

Green collar jobs take off in Singapore Singapore - ‘Green collar’ jobs are expected to provide some 18,000 jobs by 2015, according to latest figures by the Economic Development Board (EDB). The clean technology industry, or ‘cleantech’, refers to green technologies such as solar or wind power which seek to minimise their environmental impact. Currently, the industry provides jobs for 8,000 workers with companies such as Vestas, Alpha Biofuels and Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (Seris) setting up businesses here. Speaking with local media, EDB’s director of cleantech, Goh Chee Kion, said that out of these 18,000 jobs, 3,000 will come from research and development. The rest of the jobs will comprise of manufacturing to skilled engineering positions, project managers and finance professionals.

“There is a distinct trend that we are hearing and sensing from younger Singaporeans that many of them would like to work in industries related to sustainability and climate change, and such a growing green collar workforce would fulfil that aspiration,” said Mr Goh. Apart from its contribution to Singapore’s gross domestic product, advances in clean technology will also help Singapore to be more competitive by enabling the economy to be more efficient, cutting down waste and helping businesses and individuals reduce cost.

Singaporeans lowering salary expectations Singapore - An increasing number of Singaporean workers are lowering their expectations for salary increments, and are more likely to stay at their current jobs than to switch for a better paying one. The Berkley Recruitment Group discovered from a recent third quarter survey conducted, that even though 80% feel that their companies are picking up from the financial crisis, only 30% are looking forward to a 5% or more pay rise in 2011. This was a fall of 7% from the 37% in a second quarter survey. The sentiments for job security have also increased. A majority of 85% of Singaporeans have said that they are not as concerned as they were a year ago. This was an increase from the 78% in the second quarter. In fact, 13% have stated job security as their primary motivating factor when switching jobs.

However, only 59% have stated that they are looking to change jobs in the next one to six months, a drop from 69% in Q2, and 71% in Q1; even though 77% believe that there are enough opportunities in the market for employment. Steve Greenwood, CEO of Berkley Group noted that previously, companies acceded to greater pay rises once the economy recovered as good employees were in higher demand. Now, he says that prospective candidates are more selective about their next employment due to this increased concern of job security.

New electronics training programme rolled out Singapore - With the boom in Singapore’s electronic industry, more companies are setting up high-value manufacturing and R&D facilities. As the industry upgrades, workers too need to keep up with changing demands. This is why the United Workers of Electronic and Electrical Industries (UWEEI) and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have teamed up to roll out four training programmes recently. These programmes are aimed at students and job seekers interested in a career in the electronics industry. ITE students will be given an industrial attachment and a new semiconductor technology programme, while National Servicemen nearing completion of their NS stint can sign up for thr Specialist Technician Programme. Meanwhile, job seekers can apply for the Electronics Apprenticeship Programme. The new training programmes are expected to train a total of 460 people next year.

A view from the

Top by Lisa Cheong

What are some of your personal traits which you think have led to your business success? Honesty, integrity and doing what I say I’ll do. I think these traits have helped me build trust and relationships with colleagues and business associates which I believe is the foundation for business success. Listening and being open to new ideas are also important as it takes a team to build a business. No one can be an expert in everything. Consulting and trusting my team‘s expertise and recommendations have helped me make many well-informed decisions. Challenging myself to always try something new, to keep up with changes and learn new things are also important factors in my success.

How do you develop your personal business and leadership skills? I sharpen my personal business and leadership skills everyday. Whenever I talk to people about the business, industry or organisational issues, there is always something new to learn. I also try something different every three to four years by taking on new roles and this helps me sharpen my skills as I’m always learning new things. Philips also has a very structured development programme, tailored for different executive levels. I have had the opportunity to be a mentor and coach to some of the future leaders in our high potential program over the years. Even as I guide them, I also learn from them and this has helped me to fine-tune my leadership skills. I also attend executive development programs organised by Philips.

How would you describe your style of leadership? I believe in challenging my team to set higher targets and in empowering them to make decisions. I am a believer in coaching and giving timely feedback. I make it a point to meet each of my direct reports 1-on-1 regularly to discuss with them about their current projects, work challenges and their development needs or aspirations. I adapt my leadership style according to situation and the staff I am dealing with.

How would you describe your company culture? Open communications, people and customer-centric. We openly share information with all employees as we believe that everyone in Philips can work together to achieve our goals only when we all understand the company’s direction. We also place a lot of emphasis on engagement and people development.

What is the one trait that you look out for in potential employees? Philips has a global presence - it is a very diverse organisation and we value diversity. In fact, there are 33 nationalities working in Philips Singapore. So a key trait we look for in potential employees is cultural agility - the ability to understand, appreciate and manage cultural differences in communication, style, mannerisms etc and (where it makes sense) adapt style and approach to get the maximum effectiveness out of an organisation.

Wong Lup Wai Country Manager Philips Electronics Singapore

We also look for traits that reflect our culture and ways of working to ensure there is a good fit. As a speaker at the 2010 Singapore Human Capital Summit, what is one challenge you see facing the Singapore workforce today? Today, there are four different generations that companies need to manage and a challenge is how do we then build an environment that caters to the different generations without becoming overly complex. This is my topic at the Summit where I share how Philips engage a multi-generational workforce and why this is important to us.

What was your most challenging business decision you’ve ever had to make? The most challenging, and toughest, decisions are projects to improve business efficiency and operational costs as sometimes, this means a decision has to be made to move plants or operations to another location.



Regional Head Auditor

Finance Manager

International merchant bank • Strong internal audit expertise within corporate banking sector

Healthcare provider • Group finance and analysis, IT savvy profile

Responsibilities: • Overall operation-in-charge of the regional internal audit department, including the management, coaching, evaluation and professional development of the audit department staff. • Coordinate the planning process on a yearly basis to ensure that the overall audit coverage is maintained through a combination of local staff, head office on-site assistance and out-source arrangements if necessary. • Manage as well as perform audit of all the regional BUs, and business and IT support activities. Perform internal audit coverage for all regional branches and representative offices as required by MAS. • Review, issue and approve issuances of internal audit reports. • Follow-up on implementation of internal and external recommendations generated from local internal audit reports, head office reports etc. • Deliver regular reporting to Management, Head Office Audit as required. • Manage the regional audit departmental relationship with regulatory bodies such as MAS to ensure ongoing cooperation and coordination of review work for optimum understanding and work efficiencies.

Responsibilities: • Manage financial related projects and support senior management in financial analysis for decision making. • Provide financial analysis for the Group’s financial and resource planning function.   • Support the finance operations of the corporate office and integration of financial systems and framework for the organization, to ensure its effective and smooth operations. • Interact and work closely with staff from other departments to gather information/data and present proposals and strategies - includes supporting the departments on project or other financial modelling techniques. • Coordinate the development of operating and capital budgets, plan and conduct periodic operations review; support the development of cost reduction programs, capital appropriation requests and capital reporting. • Competent with financial IT tools and software; an analytical mind, ensure continuous improvement of internal controls and uphold financial integrity. Requirements: • Min 5 years’ experience with financial economic and business analysis skills.  • Proficient in the use of financial systems in both mainframe and PC applications.

Requirements: • 7-10 years of internal audit experience with strong understanding of banking activities and risk management. • A value-creator and conflict manager with excellent leadership and influencing skills.

To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-CEY-FM in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8030 for more details.

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Tax Manager - Asia

Established brand name • Seeking Personal Bankers with strong existing customer base

European MNC manufacturer • Big 4 foundation with Asian tax commercial experience

Responsibilities: • Manage existing clients’ accounts and ensure their interest in new investments, equity-linked investments and treasury products. • Manage client requests in a timely, consistent manner - in line with internal and compliance requirements. • Achieve sales targets of acquiring new clients and accounts.

Responsibilities: • Review and validate tax reporting prepared by the Asia entities. • Assist the Asia entities in resolving and monitoring tax issues. • Evaluate all possible tax savings and planning related issues to minimize tax exposure and maximize tax savings. • Improving tax documentation for major transactions. • Coordinate and lead the Asia entities in tax-related projects initiated by the Corporate Tax Department. • Perform tax compliance audit for Asia entities and ensure compliance in the respective jurisdictions. • Assist Senior Regional Finance Manager in ad hoc projects and provide advice on tax implications of various deals and transactions including withholding taxes, treaty benefits, etc.

Requirements: • At least 3 years of personal / corporate banking sales experience from local/foreign banks. • Savvy knowledge of banking products, services and system, good understanding of MAS compliance and regulatory requirements.

Requirements: • 5 to 7 years of tax experience, min 3 years Big 4 / MNC corporate tax experience. • Experience in tax management in Asia is highly advantageous.

To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-CLC-RM in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8016 for more details.

To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-KAY-TMA in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6603-8017 for more details.

IT Planning Leader

Core Network Presales Manager

Leading manufacturing MNC • Global role with 10-20% travelling

Expanding technology company • Manage Fixed Network related products

Responsibilities: • Create an annual IT plan; develop 5 year horizon IT Strategy. • Working collaboratively with the IT leadership team and business leaders to develop the right set of priorities for the IT organization. • Measuring and monitoring planning KPI’s demonstrating successful delivery of the plan. • Working collaboratively to develop action plans to improve performance as required. • Acting as the central point of contact between the IT and finance team. • Functioning as liaison between the business leaders and the Information Technology organization as the primary planning point of contact.

Responsibilities: • Work with the Account Manager on planning of competitive strategies, including business and action plans. • Support pre-sales activities by responding promptly to RFI, RFQ and RFP. • Prepare and deliver technical presentations and demonstrations to customers. • Marketing of Company’s Switch & Access Network product, network concepts and solutions. • Support all Switch & Access Network product marketing related activities.

Requirements: • Master’s degree, Oracle ERP user, 8 to 10 Years of IT planning experience. • High level of demonstrated financial acumen (Financial Planning & Analysis) with as a global partner. To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-SHE-ITPL in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6318-9624 for more details.

Requirements: • Degree in Telecommunications/Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science. • Min 5 years’ experience managing Fixed Network related products coupled with in-depth experience in the areas of Switch & Access, Broadband or NGN. To apply, please email your CV to with HEADHUNT-JYL-CNPM in the subject. Do contact us at +65 6318-9616 for more details.

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CAREER EXPERT Dear Chris, After a career break of two years, I’ve returned to the workforce, but am finding it difficult to balance work and home life. I enjoy my new job, but the pressures of successfully managing my dual responsibilities are great – in your experience, is work/life balance really attainable? Thanks, Kim Dear Kim, Finding the balance between your work and personal life is not an easy task but it is definitely important to most people. In recent conversations with job seekers we’ve discovered that work/life balance has shot up the priority list, replacing job security. So is work/life balance really attainable? We asked the question in an online survey and 42.53 percent of Singaporeans think it is but say a flexible employer is key. A further 36.02 percent said work/life balance is attainable, but that it is up to them to make it work. 21.46 percent feel work/ life balance is not attainable. As these results show, most Singaporeans do believe work/life balance is achievable, provided they either find the right employer or they take matters into their own hands. The most common work/life balance approaches we see are compressed working weeks and part-time work. Job sharing and working from home are also becoming more common. But there is not a one-size-fits-all approach as the balance is different for everyone. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you should first determine what you need to achieve a work/life balance. Then research what policies are in place and try to find examples where they have been successfully applied. Then find a time to talk with your manager about your work arrangements. It is an investment but it’s worth the effort for both individuals and employers. Individuals who maintain a work/life balance: • Feel more fulfilment and are usually happier working for an employer that supports their right to make choices between work and home life • Are less stressed and as a result are usually healthier, both physically and mentally • Are more likely to feel in control of their life because they have choices as opposed to feeling as if they are being forced to sacrifice work or other priorities

Employers that offer a work/life balance: • Often say productivity has increased • Retain and attract high quality staff • Have higher levels of staff loyalty • Gain a good reputation in their industry • Will usually have lower employment costs associated to absenteeism Ultimately, we see flexible working policies as a positive move for both employers and employees and we hope to see continued improvements in this area. Best of luck finding your balance and should you need any further advice please go to or contact our office on +65 6223 4535. 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.

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Overall responsibility: You will oversee all the aspects of the business, ensuring the development and growth of its clients and staff. You will work with the management team to set the direction for the branch in accordance with the company’s goals and values.

by Median Monthly Gross Wage

A HR Communications Specialist Advertising Agency is currently looking for an innovative, creative and strong leader to assume the position of:

General Manager

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of management experience which includes fiscal responsibility • At least 5 years of experience in Recruitment Advertising or previous experience in the Human Resources or Advertising industry • Ability to mentor and delegate • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups • Ability to manage a geographically-diverse team and operate in a complex organization • Ability to build consensus, and accomplish objectives on time and on the budget, as well as lead with minimal direction • Ability to effectively communicate and manage change Please submit a recent photograph and your salary expectations, together with your CV via email to Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Essential Functions: • Provide input to and implement corporate business plans • Analyze staffing requirements, and ensure that the service, sales and quality standards are met • Build strong relationships with prospects for new business developments and assist in high level presentations • Ensure customer satisfaction and client retention • Achieve profit objectives with continuous improvement of operations • Monitor and oversee the Singapore budget, including financial responsibility for revenue and expenses • Maintain a positive and productive partnership with other internal business units that interface with the Client Development team • Maintain a positive attitude, display strong leadership skills and act as a mentor for staff • Manage Human Relations issues: coach and develop direct reports; oversee conflict resolution; ensure progressive discipline and employee retention; conduct performance appraisal/merit increase process and individual development strategies (including formal written performance evaluations); handle interviews and hire staff

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Monthly Gross Wage: This refers to the sum of basic wage, overtime payments, commissions, allowances, service points and other regular cash payments. However, it excludes employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments and payment-in-kind. Median Wage: This refers to the wage at which one half of the employees earn below or at that amount Notes: (1) Some detailed occupations are not listed to maintain confidentiality of information provided by respondents.

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Source: Report on Wages in Singapore, 2009. Manpower Research and Statistical Department, Ministry of Manpower


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A UK based Fixed Income brokerage house is seeking a fixed income trader to help expand its growing trading effort.



Our client, a leader in the Banking industry is looking for an outstanding individual to join them as:



Fixed Income Trader

Senior Audit Manager

Our client offers a collegial and meritocratic culture and the opportunity to learn from bright accomplished traders. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities: • Perform, support or lead where directed, the planning, fieldwork, and reporting of internal audit engagements • Establish and develop effective working relationships and communication channels with Management of business units • Provide non-assurance services to business units • To identify and escalate significant issues

This role is in a small set up but they are looking to expand their Debt Capital Market desk in Singapore by hiring an experienced person with trading experience in high yield and distressed assets. Looking for experienced people with a network of contacts with the traders and brokers active in Asian bonds including High Yield and Distressed assets. You would need to have knowledge of Asian corporate and banks, with substantial hands-on experience. The successful trader possesses 5 -8 years of fixed income trading experience with a solid understanding of credit, preferably in corporate. Excellent understanding of fixed income markets and securities.

Requirements: • Qualified CPA/CA with extensive exposure to wholesale banking activities. • Experience with a Big 4 Accounting firm or internal audit experience • Good knowledge of Global/Capital Markets, Wholesale/Corporate banking • Willingness to travel. (At least 40%) • Compensation for the above position will commensurate with experience and skills.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Christopher Leong at quoting the job title in the subject line.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Jane at quoting the job title in the subject line.

A global MNC and distributing company is currently looking to hire:



Our client, a leader in the Banking industry is looking for an outstanding individual to join them as:



Regional Head of Business Development (Merchant Services)

Business Project Manager for EBusiness

Responsibilities: • Identifying target prospects and bringing them through the entire sales cycle, from proposal, to pricing negotiation, through technical implementation, to generate and maintain revenue • Promoting Company at trade shows, seminars and other events in target industries • Advise management of developments and propose future strategic initiatives

Responsibilities: • Develop the use of internet/mobile banking channel through innovation of new / enhanced functionalities and value-adding services • Increase user base for online channels and grow adoption of usage by customers • Ensure smooth running of internet/mobile channel and good customer satisfaction • Manage Internet and mobile banking ITSR and enhancements

Requirements: • A significant contribution to our growth strategy by acquiring new clients, with strong client focus, ability to think in terms of client experience/ perspective • Highly result orientated, pro-active, self-starter (able to hit the ground running & add immediate value), independently driven • Proven networking & business development skills within the payment processing and or e-commerce industries

Requirements: • Deep understanding of the internet and mobile capabilities, web behaviour and consumer usage. • Strong project management skills and problem solving abilities to drive business initiatives from conceptualisation to launch. • Experience in web and mobile development, process improvement, service improvements • Strong business and analytical skills to drive the internet & mobile business

Interested applicants should email their CV to Vivian at quoting the job title in the subject line.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Benny at quoting the job title in the subject line.

Our client, a leader in the Banking industry is looking for an outstanding individual to join them as:



Our client, an international Asset Management firm is looking to hire:



Compliance Officer (Trade Surveillance, Monitoring)

VP – Marketing / Communications (Asset Management)

Responsibilities: • Assist in implementing trade surveillance programs across various business segments. • Conduct trade surveillance reviews across various business segments. • Conduct review of alert scenarios & recommend process improvements and best practices. • Conducting trade surveillance trainings during rollout of programs in various countries.

Responsibilities: • Partnering Asia Ex-Japan Marketing team to develop the firm’s Brand and Marketing strategy for Singapore & Southeast Asia. • Others include (i) ensuring consistent marketing messages (ii) production of marketing collaterals (iii) managing marketing budgets and tracking success (iv) partnering external agencies and vendors (v) compliance review (vi) advertisements and events

Requirements: • Knowledge and experience with Market, Sales & Suitability Abuses. • Able to perform data mining and trend analysis. • Work with stakeholders to investigate trade surveillance alerts and recommend improvements. • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) will be an advantage

Requirements: • Min. 8 years Marcom experience, familiar with Singapore and SEA media landscape. • Exposure in Asset Management, relating to Institutional, Retail and ETF businesses. • Ability to multi-task and work with different stakeholders across offices and timezones. • Comfortable working as part of a small team, with minimal supervision. • Outstanding oral and written skills; Fluency in English and Mandarin required.

Interested applicants should email their CV to Benny at quoting the job title in the subject line.

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


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District Controller (Drilling Company) Established in 2006, this fast growing Drilling company is looking at hiring a District Controller to direct the Financial affairs of the company in the newly operated branch in Singapore. Job Profile: Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer based overseas, you will be responsible for all financial affairs of the Singapore office and prepare financial analyses of operations. You will also be responsible for the local company’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices, the conduct of the company’s relations with local agencies and authorities, maintenance of fiscal records and preparation of statutory financial reports. Overall, the role would require you to supervise general accounting, property accounting, internal control compliance, tax compliance, cost accounting, tax and budgetary controls. Area of responsibilities: • Contract Administration • Tax & Legal • Banking & Cash Management • Auditing & Accounting • Payroll Administration • Human Resources • Information Systems • Risk Management

Requirements: • At least 10 years in the Drilling Industry with regional exposure, preferably from US Companies • Minimum degree in Business, Finance or Accounting • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills • Minimum 5 years on a managerial level • Proficient in using financial software and Microsoft office products • Ability to speak second language such as Spanish, Portuguese or French will be an added advantage • Familiar with US GAAP, FASB 52, Sarbanes-Oxley and other reporting requirements of US publicly traded companies. • Willing to perform other tasks required by operations • Strong decision making skills under pressure and always with integrity and good judgement

To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit and apply to job reference SG1069RT000017.

Sales Manager (HVAC) A leading distributor of HVAC spare parts in Asia Pacific is expanding and is looking for a Sales Manager to handle the Singapore market. As the Sales Manager for Singapore, you will be responsible for overall business direction, identify and develop market opportunities and development of strategic marketing plan and ensure successful implementation. You will be the point of contact for dealers, contractors and OEM customers to deliver and meet sales target. Requirements: • Minimum degree qualification in any field from reputable institution • At least 2 years contracting and project management experience in the similar industry • Minimum 6 years experience in Sales field in which 3 years are in Managerial capacity • Good command of spoken and written English • Possess own transport • Willing to travel occasionally overseas • Singaporean and PR only To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit and apply to job reference SG1069RT000016.

Finance Manager One of the world’s top ten marketing research agencies creating marketing solutions for Fortune 500 and global clients is looking for a Finance Manager to be based in Singapore to handle Singapore & Malaysia regions. The company has been established for 35 years with presence in over 50 countries globally and recognized as the leading marketing communications, media and advertising research firm. Responsibilities: • Manage the statutory, tax, registry and legal/ contracts • Review and consolidate of monthly reports & variance analysis to South East Asia finance team • Manage internal and external audits, ensure good and effective internal controls are in place • Manage company secretarial functions • Assist in the formulation of company policies and procedures, accounting procedures and ensure rollout and compliance • All other matters as required to facilitate smooth operations • Credit control and bad debt management Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting, ACCA or equivalent • Minimum 7 years of working experience preferably with mid-sized firms and MNCs including previous management experience. • Strong work commitment with the ability to work independently, be self driven and possess hands-on attitude • Able to provide business support and be a business partner in operations • Meticulous with an aptitude for figures and able to multitask effectively • Good analytical skills with the ability to think and plan ahead • Proficient in MS office applications • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Strong English skills essential. • Local market experience a must for this role To register your interest, please contact Regina Tecson at +65 6531 0515 or visit and apply to job reference SG1069RT000005.


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Senior Sales Manager, Asia Pacific - Process Automation Acting under the instruction of a highly recognisable global leader in the process-automation industry, we are currently inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position of Senior Sales Manager to be based in Singapore and oversee key accounts in Asia Pacific. A number of landmark projects undertaken by this company in the region demonstrate their ability to manage large and complex installations using innovative solutions and advanced technologies. Reporting to the Sales Director, the Senior Sales Manager in the process solutions division will be expected to provide and meet monthly booking forecast and financial commitments for Machine Health Monitoring Online, Performance Monitor / Advisor and Wireless Systems sales, managing a budget of approximately US$4m. As well as managing key clients, you will have to develop new sales channels, identifying and developing new business opportunities for South East Asia and Korea. Similarly, you will proactively take the lead in major project pursuits and develop project pursuit strategies. You must have sound technical knowledge in order to be able to deliver technical sales presentations and demo support for lead projects and to provide reports and feedback on competitive activities, market intelligence, including prices and products on a periodic basis. Requirements: • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and other related field. • 8 - 10 years of direct condition monitoring experience with 7 years in direct sales. • Minimum 5 years of experience in project pursuits with good track record of winning projects. • Good business acumen with intimate customer relationship in Power, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industry. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. To register your interest, please contact Andrew Dodd at 6531 0520, or visit and apply to job reference SG1069AD000037.

Assistant Credit Manager Our client is a construction equipment company from Europe who is expanding in the South East Asia region. The Assistant Credit Manager position newly created role due to expansion and the successful candidate can look forward to attractive career development plans and leadership development programs. Responsibilities: You will perform credit risk management, analyze and identify credit risks in the South East Asia region and provide advice on the analysis to the Credit Committee. Facilitate credit requests from the region countries, conduct credit risk evaluation and assessment to determine credit worthiness of dealers and/or customers and make credit recommendation. Perform financial health check on dealers on a monthly basis. You will be working closely with the Key Account Managers to finalize and review Chinese sales contract to ensure compliance with the credit policies and regulations. Requirements: You possess Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance from a reputable University and have at least 2 years experience in credit and contract review work with a MNC. Experience in credit analysis is important and experience in trade finance will be an added advantage. You must be effectively bi-lingual in English and Mandarin and are willing to travel when required. To register your interest, please contact Jeannie Tan at +65 6531 0516 or visit and apply to job reference SG1069JT000018.

Senior Customer Support Executive – Global Mining Company Acting exclusively on behalf of a European global leader in the mining and development of minerals, we are currently searching for a Senior Customer Support Executive to report to the Regional Supply Chain Manager for Asia Pacific. This is a newly created position to meet the growth in the Asia Pacific region in the trading operation of some of the rare minerals that this company mines, refines and produces, generating sales in excess of US$35m. Responsibilities: • Liaise with vendors on the supply plan, including monitor of inventory and shipment schedules. • Provide Finance team with monthly sales and forecast for financial reporting. • Attend business/conference calls in the evenings with North or South America on a needs basis. • Enhance the working relationship with the vendors, banks, and 3rd party logistics suppliers. • Process customers orders in a timely manner. • Manage the import and export documentation flow process for the traded products. • Support the sales & marketing team on sales forecast, customers credit control and debtors DSO. • Provide excellent support service to exceed customer satisfaction level. Requirements: • Bilingual ability in English and Mandarin • GCE “A” level or Diploma or equivalent in a business field • Minimum 3 years experience in a international trading environment • Customer service oriented with attention to details. • Knowledge of Lotus Notes, MS Office and ACCPAC is an added advantage • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills CBD based with excellent compensation & beneftis! This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading firm who truly values their staff; a place where you will get a clear and real career development path set out in front of you; one where you will be able to carve yourself a long and successful career! To register your interest, please contact Andrew Dodd at 6531 0520, or visit and apply to job reference SG1069AD000036.

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THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS. WE JUST PUT SUCCESS WITHIN REACH. With 19 years of experience in effective recruitment, we understand the importance of career longevity. That’s why our business is about helping you create a journey of success, filled with strategic opportunities where you can shine. For more career opportunities, visit today.

Interested applicants, please submit resumes by entering the job reference number under the Job Search section on

Financial Controller (Ref: 105945)

Operations Manager – Based In China (Ref: 106010)

Responsibilities: • Budgeting and forecasting as well as coordinating cost reduction activities • Setting cost targets with monitoring • Control, budgeting and controlling of investments • Setting local procedures and performing internal control to ensure compliance with company

Responsibilities: • Manage, direct and lead manufacturing operations • Formulate, recommend and implement manufacturing or production policies are in line with the overall business plan • Oversee management and set directions for purchasing, shipping and logistic, quality control and human resources. • Assist in developing and growing the business opportunities, both supporting the areas developed by Singapore head office, as well as indentifying new local opportunities • Report business and KPI review to Singapore office on regular basis

Requirements: • Degree in Accounting/ Finance or other similar qualification • Member of Accounting Professional Bodies, e.g. ACCA, CPA is an advantage • At least 10 years’ relevant Accounting and Finance experience • At least 5 years’ experience in managing a team • Experience within construction or similar industry involving long-term contracts is highly desirable For more details, please contact Ms Jeslyn Xie at (65) 6567 1233.

Knowledge Management Manager (Ref: 106009) Responsibilities: • Ensure all documentations conform to organisational standards • Participate in Quality Review meetings with external parties • Assist the centre management to implement and conduct Quality Assurance programme for the operation of the command centre • Conduct periodic checks and implement measures to align with the command centre operations • Prepare and conduct training to all personnel related to the centre operation on toolset used by the operation, e.g. ITSM tool. Requirements: • Degree in Computer Science/ IT/ Business or equivalent • Minimum of 8 to 10 years’ experience in Service Provider business with implementation of Customer Service and/ or Operations processes • Strong experience and knowledge of ITIL implementation principles and methodologies • Proven experience within an ITIL Operational environment with ITIL Service Manager/ Certification in ITIL Service Manager or Six Sigma Green or Black belt • Work experience in Quality Certifications such as ISO 20000, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

Requirements: • Preferably Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent • Min 3 years’ manufacturing experience in heavy equipment and PVC parts is advantageous • Mechanical background is a must • Prior China relevant working experience is essential • Good command of both written and spoken English and Mandarin is a must • Those who are available immediately will be given top priority For more details, please contact Ms Jane Yong at (65) 6735 5344.

VP, Bank Internal Audit (Ref: 106035) Responsibilities: • Responsible for conducting risk-based audit for the APAC region • Evaluate the reliability & integrity of the bank • Act as an advisory role in addressing the financial & operational risk for new processes/ products/ system Requirements: • Degree in Accounting/ CPA/ ACCA with at least 5 years’ relevant audit experience in Banks is preferred • Candidates in Big 4 accounting firms auditing banks or financial institutions is an added advantage • Good knowledge of operational risk/ banking products with strong analytical skills • 25% travelling will be expected For more details, please contact Ms Sarah Kuan at (65) 6323 1121.

For more details, please contact Mr Tan Wai Peng at (65) 6735 5554.

AVP/ VP/ FVP, Corporate Relationship (Ref: 105951) Network Engineer (Ref: 105919) Responsibilities: • Provide converged network design, pre-sales & post-sales consultancy • Lead a team in project management, assist in equipment installation and configuration • Provide basic training to internal/external customers Requirements: • Diploma/ Degree in Engineering/ Data Communications/ Computer Science or other equivalent qualifications • 2-5 years’ experience in technical implementation of network projects and has aspirations of technical path within the organisation • Have good leadership qualities and is able to manage a team • Good communication & interpersonal skills and written/ presentation skills • Highly motivated in learning and exploring networking technologies

Responsibilities: • Develop existing relationship • Support & maintain new business development • Provide high level of customer service • Perform credit analysis & monitoring of existing and new clients • Prepare credit application/ grading for clients Requirements: • Degree holder with at least 5 years’ or more relationship management experience in Corporate Banking is a must • Experience in dealing with large corporate clients • Excellent writing and communication skills • Strong Credit and Marketing skills • Team player For more details, please contact Ms Sarah Kuan at (65) 6323 1121.

For more details, please contact Mr Marcus Leong at (65) 6735 5554.


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Established in 1963, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) is the largest professional body that develops, supports and enhances the integrity, status and interests of the profession. Today, ICPAS has over 22,000  members and/or CPA Singapore  working and making their mark worldwide. ICPAS is looking for the following confident and highly motivated individuals to help grow the profession.



Responsibilities: • Introduce new and relevant CPE Programmes for members. • Planning and Portfolio Management. • Involve in the negotiation process and pricing of the programmes. • Plan and lead for non-profit courses such as Public Practice Programme etc. • Act as an advisor for workgroup. • Resolve customer disputes and see through process for service recovery.

ICPAS, in collaboration with the Tax Academy of Singapore, has set up an accreditation body, Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) Limited for local tax professionals.

Requirements: • CPA Singapore, with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. • Analytical, methodical and able to take initiative. • Able to work independently, as well as part of a team. • Relevant working experience in a training institute would be added advantage. • Excellent communication skills, resourceful, and independent.

Responsibilities: • Head the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) Limited. • Responsible for the strategic planning, marketing and operations of SIATP. • Review admission of members to SIATP and drive membership growth. • Work with internal and external partners to develop programs for the continuous professional development of members. • Provide support on recent developments in technical matters, particularly in the area of taxation. • Organise thought leadership events in the area of taxation for members. Requirements: • Degree Holder with at least 7 years of work experience in marketing and/or membership related work. • Good interpersonal skills and proficient in spoken and written English. • Able to work independently as well as in a team. • Possess good problem solving skills and enjoy working with details.

Interested candidates are invited to email their detailed resume with information on current and expected salaries, contact details to: Human Resource Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore 20 Aljunied Road #06-02 CPA House Singapore 389805 Email : Website: (only shortlisted candidates will be notified) The application closing date is 4th November 2010

Business Development Manager

Account Manager – Projects - Singapore



A Leading Global player in the Terminalling Industry

Our client is a global MNC with a substantial real estate portfolio in Asia. Owing to an internal restructure they are urgently seeking a senior level candidate who can run and manage their corporate real estate projects in Asia. Looking after a team of 8, the suitable candidate will be responsible for the management and delivery of fit-out projects in key countries within the region.

Key responsibilities include: • Identify opportunities, initiate and develop BD proposals, investment plans and budgets and post approval, manage and or participate in mergers and acquisitions, grass root projects, expansion projects in order to achieve the agreed BD project objectives • Prepare (JV) partner contracts including MOU’s and HOA’s; contribute to the negotiation and after management approval execution of the contract, in close cooperation with general, financial and commercial management, in order to have a clear understanding on the arrangements with the partner (s) in the BD process • Identify opportunities, initiate and develop BD proposals, investment plans and budgets and post approval, manage and or participate in mergers and acquisitions, grass root projects, expansion projects in order to achieve the agreed BD project objectives • Contribute to the development of the division business strategy and derived annual plan and budget • Execute business development activities according to the divisional plan and budget In order to be successful in the role the successful candidates will need to ensure that they possess: • Networking skills • Financial analysis • Proposal preparation • Negotiations • Degree in relevant technical or logistical field plus MBA desirable • 5 years commercial experience with good trade record demonstrated • Market analysis and lateral thinking • Experience in the Petrochemical industry

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This role would suit someone who has worked for a service provider, an Architectural practice, ID firm or consultancy in Singapore and is well versed in the management of corporate real estate fit out projects. Strong management skills are key, as is diplomacy and a high EQ. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to apply tact and diplomacy when needed are required. Role Summary: Overall accountability for Project results, including financial, risk, HS&E, project forecasting and capital budget management, staffing, training, employee management, as well as policy and procedure implementation for the region. Skills and Qualifications: • Organizational Leadership skills; 3-5 years in a medium to large sized company • Employee Management Experience; 5+ years of direct and indirect reporting relationships with multiple employees • Communication; excellent English verbal and non-verbal skills, including negotiation and presentation skills and experience is required. • Budget Management Experience; understanding of project budgeting as well as operational budgets is desired • Technical Experience; 1-3 years experience in project management or related field, in a corporate office environment • English Speaker must be fluent in speaking and writing, mutli-lingual is desired. • Manage relationship with strategic client partner, including continuous improvement and issue resolution.

Senior Engineer AYP Associates Requirements: • Minimum a Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering, with good knowledge in wafer fab CMOS 40nm – 90nm technology. • Min 5-8 years of relevant experience • Good isolation skills in data mining to be able to identify or localize failures. • Good in C++ or Pearl or scripting to develop tools for the purpose of generating data or processing data. • Familiarity with ATE test methodology Job Descriptions: • Respond to production line issues & provide real-time analysis, problem solving & decision making • Engage with wafer foundry to improve process and reduce defects to improve wafer test yield. • Optimized process flow & parameters to achieve specified yields & reliabilities to improve wafer yield. • Utilize diagnostics tools, yield analysis tools to localize faults and able to relate to foundry process steps.

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