Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Singapore Temporary
  • Own and develop your market, candidate network and domain knowledge
  • Work with the world's biggest brands

About Our Client

PageGroup is a leading professional recruitment consultancy specializing in the recruitment of permanent, contract and temporary positions for the world's top companies. Established in London in 1976, we've been bringing the world's best employers and brightest professionals together for over 35 years. More than 5,000 employees in 36 countries can be proud of their part in our global success, including giving something back to their local communities. An organically grown business, we are passionate about career progression and offer our people unrivalled talent development programmes. Rewarding success, having fun and working in a business that supports personal wellbeing is vital to the growth of our global team.

We proudly work to match the brightest professionals with some of the world's biggest multinational brands and industry leaders, as well as some of the most highly respected companies in Singapore. Our commitment to career development has made us one of a handful of companies where all of our directors and above in Asia have been promoted from within.

Job Description

Reporting to the Regional Director of the business, the key measures of success in this role will be (but not limited to):

Researching / Sourcing candidates for active job briefs:

  • To have a full knowledge of all aspects of Profile (our knowledge management system), Michael Page procedures and Best practice (including documentation and assignment administration.
  • Develops a solid understanding of the potential client/client's industry including specific information regarding the "value proposition" (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee headcount.
  • Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities and share information with consultants and knowledge management.
  • To provide support to consultants in business development, due diligence and the execution of research assignments, including carrying out initial research, identification of candidates, qualifying calls and verifying through switchboards.
  • Obtaining a detailed brief from operational consultant
  • Helping prepare for and attend pitches where appropriate
  • Attending client meetings at the request of operational consultants
  • Reviewing all possible sources of candidates (e.g. database, target & competitor companies, networking through existing contacts, relevant websites, etc) and speaking to / assessing as many appropriate candidates as possible
  • As a result of research work completed, producing long and/or short lists for operational consultants
    Producing accurate, timely, clear and thorough documentation for all assignments
  • Producing reports on work completed for consultants and clients, thus allowing work done to be re-billed to clients
  • Strengthen existing relationships and seek out new contacts in order to build networks in each market sector

Management of the database:

  • Registering candidates, even when we have no specific job ideas to discuss
  • Offering senior candidates support, career guidance and regular contact
  • Ensuring that completed search documents are updated on the database


  • Press monitoring within each market sector for relevant information and management moves
  • Market-mapping or salary benchmarking projects
  • Assisting consultants on business development projects as requested
  • Collating information on "Leads" and "Referrals" to the wider group.
  • Building internal relationships within the wider PageGroup

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for colleagues with:

  • Bachelors' Degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 3 years working experience, ideally in the technology industry in HR/recruitment/research etc.
  • Solid understanding of the tech landscape in Singapore / SEA
  • Independent and inquisitive learner
  • Good time management skills, ability to work on several projects at once and the ability to prioritise
  • Detailed and organised by nature
  • Good communication and presentation skills as role will be focused on executive candidates
  • Able to master a brief at short notice and become an instant expert in a new field several times a month.
  • Work as a team member, showing appropriate behaviours and respect to all our employees and work with a spirit of co-operation.
  • Knowledge of using excel

What's on Offer

We provide unlimited international career opportunity within our worldwide network of offices. You will receive development throughout your career and work with a dynamic team that are proud and passionate about what they do and enjoy having fun too!

  • 20 days annual leave, entitled to perm employee benefits
  • Flexible and remote work is possible most of the time
  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • World class training and development
  • A generous base salary with the opportunity for excellent bonuses
  • Global career opportunities
  • A dynamic and competitive work environment
  • Exposure to the world's biggest multinational brands and industry leaders
  • Recognition as an industry expert
  • The opportunity to develop and lead a team
Celeste Goh
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Phone number
+65 6416 9872

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Celeste Goh
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+65 6416 9872
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