5 Asian startups on their hiring practices early on - BestTop Career

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BestTop Career, at the booth in Tech in Asia’s Bootstrap Alley.
As a talent-mapping platform, we felt that our concept resonated with BestTop’s tagline of “Customised Career Advice”, so we approached the bespectacled Founder, and CEO of BestTop, to find out more.
“BestTop is a platform to facilitate the process of people looking to connect industry mentors. You can select the mentor that you’re interested in, and talk to them. You pay them hourly rates, depending on the mentor,” the CEO explained. The platform offers two main services: Individual Career Coaching and Group Sharing Session; the former allows students to receive one-to-one coaching with their mentor, and the latter works as a networking group for students of similar goals, with one mentor.
The one-and-a-half-year-old company is made up of two full-timers and two part-timers. The former being none other than the two founders, of course. “My co-founder mostly manages the financing, and I handle everything else,” he shared. As they are still relatively young, they are not able to afford full-timers, so the founders enlisted the help of their friends as part-timers. “You have to have the passion, and be reliable. Personally, I prefer reliability over competence. In young start ups, you have to literally do everything. Everything is on-the-job training and everything is a learning process, so, the person must be willing to learn,” he explained.
The company is looking for summer interns. “For us, we have our platform. Our user base is mostly students and they are looking for jobs. We also have our social media channels, so looking for candidates is not really a problem for us.”
Credit: Tech in Asia. https://www.techinasia.com/talk/asian-startups-hiring-practices-early-on

Internship – Mercer (posted on 03 MAY 2016)

Company
Mercer
Industry
HR Consulting Firm
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
03 MAY 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm. Headquartered in New York City, Mercer has more than 20,500 employees, is based in more than 40 countries, and operates internationally in more than 130 countries. Mercer is a subsidiary of global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan.

Responsibilities
  • Data manipulation and analysis
  • Participating in process improvement/re-engineering initiatives
  • Preparing of benchmarking reports and internal/external publications of survey tools/results
  • Conducting research on legislation changes related to employee health and benefits in APAC
  • Handling ad-hoc special projects as required 
Qualifications
  • Strong command of MS Excel (including knowledge of VBA programming and formulae)
  • Good analytical and mathematical skills
  • Proficiency with other MS Office Suites (Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under deadlines with minimum supervision 
Application link

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Internship – Data Management and Analysis - Isentia Brandtology (posted on 29 APRIL 2016)

Company
Isentia Brandtology
Industry
Media Intelligence
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
29 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Isentia is Asia-Pacific’s leading media intelligence company, providing over 5,000 clients with information, analysis and advice 24/7/365. Isentia has more than 1,100 employees across 15 countries filtering information from over 5,500 print, radio and television media outlets and over 250 million online conversations per month. Our talented people, innovative search technology, comprehensive coverage and expert research provides the tools and insight to allow our clients to manage media relationships effectively, track and analyze issues of interest across all media, and discover and share valuable insights that drive smarter decisions.

Responsibilities
Data Cleaning
  • Support the conversion of raw data to analysis ready data.
  • Handle text and numeric data cleaning 
Data Preparation
  • Help out in manual tagging when necessary.
  • Support in making the data - analysis ready. This includes creating the training datasets and validation datasets 
Data Analysis
  • Help out on advanced solutions like social media segmentation and predictive modeling.
  • Help out in building text analysis models and NLP.
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the raw datasets 
Data Crawling (if necessary)
  • Web scraping 
Reporting:
  • Help out in report writing based on the data analysis
  • Create dynamic visualizations on the datasets 
Qualifications
  • Exposure to real world social media data – by analyzing the vast data for real clients with real needs.
  • Hands on experience in developing supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms.
  • Explore Career Opportunities - by working in the field you have chosen, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path.
  • Network - meet a variety of people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future.
  • Find Mentors - certain individuals can help guide you through your internship and expose you to opportunities to which you can aspire. 
Application link
Please send your resumes to evelyn.kwong@isentia.com


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Management Trainee – Retail Business – Nestle (posted on 28 APRIL 2016)

Company
Nestle
Industry
F&B Company
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
28 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss transnational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues, and ranked #72 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2014.

Responsibilities
Your role is to lead the channel thinking of the commercial team, helping to develop and implement channel strategies with a horizon of 6 - 18 months. You will need to provide CCSD, Sales and Marketing teams with accurate and timely Channel and Category reports by interpreting and analyzing both commercial and market research data. Also in assisting to develop relevant Point of Purchase material through path of purchases strategies and standards for each Channel Category, incorporating the four POP Drivers. This role also needs to understand Shopper Ownership through route to market. This role will also need to have an eye of details to provide analysis of category to identify commercial opportunities.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Marketing or any business related courses
  • Fresh Graduate from University are welcome to apply
  • Analytical mindset and aptitude
  • Positive attitude to learn, self-motivated professional, proactive and able to manage multiple priorities with organizational and effective time management skills.
  • Strong in Communication & Presentation Skills 
Application link

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Internship - Sales/Market Strategy & Planning P&G Chemicals– P&G (posted on 27 APRIL 2016)


Company
P&G
Industry
FMCG
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
27 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Procter & Gamble Co., also known as P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, founded by William Procter and James Gamble, both from the United Kingdom. Its products include cleaning agents, and personal care products. Prior to the sale of Pringles to the Kellogg Company, its product line also included foods and beverages.

Responsibilities
The internship program in our commercial organization is designed to give participants ownership of key projects linked to the goals of the sales & market strategy team. Interns will acquire knowledge of sales concepts, product branding and go-to-market strategies & tools that drive sales effectiveness in the B-2-B space of the chemical (oleo) industry.

The internship provides practical on the job learning, like any full time employee at P&G, with the assignments requiring the candidate to acquaint oneself with the inner workings of our commercial organization. Intern’s job scope will link directly with P&G Chemical’s business goals. Intern is expected to strongly collaborate with multi-functional teams to maximize productivity and drive results. The internship will help candidates develop competencies such as business acumen, creating tailored value & benefits, building customer credibility & persuasion along with leadership, operational excellence & agility.

The internship program at P&G is structured to enable the intern to understand and own their key deliverables from day one itself. Interns will be imparted trainings and provided access to resources and support to deliver on the expectations. They will work under the direction of a Regional Sales or Market Strategy Manager and be assigned a mentor cum buddy for help along the way. Additional coaching and feedback will be provided by the line manager and mentor to help the intern learn, grow, and develop their skills.

A basic understanding of organic chemistry is preferred, as the intern will be developing B-2-B business for oleo chemicals like fatty alcohols, methyl esters and glycerin which find applicability in a wide range of industries spanning from personal care, pharma & food to agriculture, lubricants & plasticizers.

Qualifications
  • Are still in their course of study upon completion of this internship. Preferred disciplines include; Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry major
  • Are excellent in cognitive thought and problem solving
  • Have demonstrated strong leadership ability through active participation in extra-curricular activities in the course of their studies
  • Are creative and innovative
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Candidates graduating from Singapore Universities in December 2016 or June 2017, apply now. 
Application link

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Graduate Development Program – CapitaLand (posted on 25 APRIL 2016)


Company
CapitaLand
Industry
Financial Services/Real Estate
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
25 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
CapitaLand Limited is a Singapore based real estate company. Formed on November 2000, as a result of a merger of DBS Land and Pidemco Land,[4] it is one of Asia's largest real estate companies. The company's core businesses are real estate development, hospitality and real estate financial services. The geographic focus of the business is Singapore and the mainland of China, but the company is also engaged in Australia, Europe and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. CapitaLand Limited is the parent company of The Ascott Limited.

Responsibilities
The CapitaLand Graduate Development Program (which lasts for 12 – 15 months) aims to nurture high-calibre, young graduates for future management positions within the CapitaLand Group of companies. New hires embark on a holistic program replete with prospects for personal growth and development, a comprehensive learning roadmap and opportunities to interact with Senior Management.

You will take on varied responsibilities in Singapore, or in one of the CapitaLand's many businesses abroad, with the objectives of wider exposure to the numerous markets and cultural environments in which the company operates. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will be posted to one of our business units.

Qualifications
  • Consistently outstanding academic results from a recognized university
  • Good track record of leadership roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess a passion for the real estate business
  • Geographically mobile 
Application link





Graduate Associate – Information Protection & Business Resilience (Management Consulting) – KPMG (posted on 25 APRIL 2016)

Company
KPMG
Industry
Finance/Consulting
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
25 April 2016
Closing Date
30 May 2016

Employer Description
KPMG Information Protection & Business Resiliency (IPBR) professionals assist clients to address their concerns around Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability and Privacy of their technology, business systems, and information assets.

Responsibilities
Successful candidates will get to rotate across the three IPBR disciplines before specialising: 
  • Technology Risk and Outsourcing Governance - this discipline covers IT-Business related consulting over how an organisation manages technology risk and governs its outsourcing. This involves review, re-design and implementation controls over the organisation`s IT environment. Topics include system development, project management, business or IT outsourcing, business continuity management, information security, incident management, user access management. 
  • Cybersecurity - this discipline covers designing and implementing Cybersecurity frameworks; Cyber maturity assessments; organisational design for Information Security; design and rollout of information security processes such as Incident Management, Intrusion Detection, and Security Monitoring. 
  • Ethical Hacking - this discipline covers vulnerability assessment, application and network penetration testing, wireless security, mobile security, and system security testing.
Qualifications
  • Any degree in technology, engineering, or business studies with information systems major/minor along with deep interest in technology risk, security and IT governance will be considered
  • Client-centric with good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team, and at the same time being an independent self-starter
  • Driven to learn new things and share knowledge with your clients and colleagues
  • Flexible working style to work in a dynamic environment
  • Work experience such as internships, leadership positions in clubs, associations, or part-time jobs will be viewed positively 
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Internship - Petroleum and Chemicals – Cargill (posted on 21 APRIL 2016)

Company
Cargill
Industry
Engineering
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
21 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Cargill, Inc. is an American privately held global corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2015, number 12 on the Fortune 500, behind McKesson and ahead of AT&T.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in research and analysis on oil markets across geographies
  • Consolidate and interpret import/export data across countries/region
  • Assist maintain/ build forecasting models
  • Perform analysis for Traders/Analytics/Investment team
  • This internship position is 6 months fulltime internship starting from May/June 
Qualifications
  • Penultimate or Final year students majoring in Engineering, Statistic/Mathematics, Science, Finance or Economics
  • Strong analytical and quantitative capabilities
  • Proactive, independent and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good presentation skills as this role may be required to present information in a variety of settings for different stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong excel skills (VBA coding a plus) with learning capability on new tools
  • Attention to details and meticulous 
Application link



Graduate Program - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering – ExxonMobil (posted on 20 APRIL 2016)

Company
ExxonMobile
Industry
Oil and Gas
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
20 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
The world's 8th largest company by revenue, ExxonMobil is also the third largest publicly traded company by market capitalization.[4][5] The company was ranked No. 6 globally in Forbes Global 2000 list in 2014.

With 37 oil refineries in 21 countries constituting a combined daily refining capacity of 6.3 million barrels (1,000,000 m3), ExxonMobil is the largest refiner in the world.

Responsibilities
Engineers work with operating units to maximise profit by improving efficiencies and ensuring plants operate at desired target levels. An integral part of the work would involve new technology development and implementation as well as plant consulting. Additionally, engineering assignments also cover process basis setting and process design for capital projects as well as construction and start-up activities. Material inventory management and service agreement negotiations are other examples of work assignments.

Qualifications
If you are a Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate who will be graduating in end 2016/ mid 2017, and are interested in joining ExxonMobil Singapore for a long-term career upon your graduation, please complete the on-line application under this category. Some possible openings will be as follow: Technical Roles- Contact Engineer, Process Engineer, Applications Engineer Commercial Roles-Territory Manager, Sales Engineer, Business Analyst

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Internship – Global Technology – Bank of America (posted on 19 APRIL 2016)

Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
19 April 2016
Closing Date
4 September 2016

Employer Description
Bank of America's Information Technology group couples technological expertise with the bank's strategic vision to keep Bank of America at the forefront of the world's financial markets. Delivering market-leading technology drives our business forward.

Information Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch is divided into departments that are aligned to the specific lines of business that they support. Through operations in more than 40 countries, Information Technology also provides end-to-end technology and fulfillment to consumer households, small businesses, corporate and institutional relationships and wealth and investment management clients. The Technology Infrastructure group supports the hardware technology needs across all departments.

Responsibilities
  • 11 weeks (starting in November 2016)
  • The 11 weeks program in Singapore is providing a unique opportunity to gain an exposure to life at BofAML and also making significant contributions to the team with which the Interns are placed. The program begins with an orientation and induction to the firm. Interns are given a true associate experience, as assignments mirror full-time responsibility and include goal-setting and a formal review process.
Qualifications
  • Penultimate year undergraduate student
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Major in computer engineering, computer science, information systems or related area
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Internship - Administration – SAP (posted on 19 APRIL 2016)


Company
SAP
Industry
Business Software Solution
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
19 April 2016
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
SAP AG together with its subsidiaries (SAP) is engaged in developing and licensing business software solutions. SAP also sells support, consulting, training and other services associated with its software products. As of December 31, 2007, it had 46,100 customers in over 120 countries. SAP consisted of SAP AG and its network of 139 operating subsidiaries. The Company has three segments: product, consulting and training. The Company’s solutions serve the customers in six industry sectors: process, discrete, consumer, service, financial services and public services.

Responsibilities
The SEA Services Sales Intern (SSI) is responsible for providing proactive and programmatic coverage of the SAP installed based to identify up-sell, cross-sell and new customer opportunities. Ensuring maximum coverage of the account space, working in conjunction with the Client Partners of services where necessary. SSI must exhibit the following competencies areas: 
  • Establish relationships
  • Demonstrate Commercial Acumen
  • Orchestrate activities
  • Facilitate closure of deals/contracts 
Qualifications
  • Business level English: Fluent
  • Master equivalent: yes, preferred 
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*BestTop Exclusive* - Business Analyst (Portfolio Management Application) – Accenture (posted on 16 APRIL 2016)

Company
Accenture
Industry
Consulting
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Permanent (Full time)
Post Date
16 April 2016
Closing Date
22 April 2016

General Description
Accenture is a multinational management consulting services company. In 2015, Fortune magazine named it as the world's most admired Information Technology Services company. It is the world's largest consulting firm as measured by revenues and is a Fortune Global 500 company. As of 2015, the company reported net revenues of $31.0 billion, with more than 373,000 employees serving clients in more than 200 cities in 120 countries. Accenture's current clients include 94 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.

Responsibilities
The candidate will be involved in system implementation projects in the wealth and asset management industry, primarily focusing on detailed analysis, design and configuration of portfolio management software packages such as Triple A from Temenos.

Responsibilities include the creation of Detailed Analysis and Design documents for the configuration of the application, data mapping to assist with integration into an existing system landscape, and support of migration activities such as Migration Analysis and Design. 
  • Creation of Detailed Analysis and Design documents for the configuration of portfolio management applications
  • Work closely with Integration Teams, assisting with data mapping to support the integration into an existing system landscape
  • Work closely with Data Migration Teams, support activities such as the migration analysis and design
  • Leverage prior knowledge to inject leading practices around portfolio management and performance calculation 
Required Technology Experience
  • Knowledge of a leading wealth management software package, such as Temenos Wealth Suite or the Avaloq Wealth Platform
  • Expertise in the Wealth Management domain, specifically in portfolio management
  • Experience in system implementation projects from analysis through to deployment
  • Strong analytical skills, organized, process driven and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication and client management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly synthesize new subject matters
  • Ability to work both independently and lead a team to drive desired results
Application
Send resume to: Contact@BestTopCareer.com
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