Associate Director, Technology & Transformation

Our client is a global recruitment consultancy with just under 1,000 employees globally and we’ve been asked to search for an Associate Director to join their team in Singapore (open to candidates based in Singapore or open to relocating).

The role would start by getting familiar with the desk, whilst building up trust and taking over reporting lines from the existing team who sit within Infrastructure & Data. The objective would be to inherit the perm team, scale the team across all functions with a career path to overseeing both perm & contracting. In this role, you’d also spearhead BD efforts and act as the face of Technology for the agency. Experience in contracting would be highly valued as well.

The agency is pre-IPO and preparing for exit in a couple of years. A major part of their strategy to increase their valuation is to drive the expansion of their Tech team significantly, so they’re looking for a leader to oversee that. Directors also get equity in the business, so it could be quite lucrative during the exit event.


  • Be responsible for leading the business development efforts as a leader of a team of 360 recruiters
  • Work as a billing manager covering 360 recruitment about 70% of the time and managing / scaling about 30% of the time. This split will shift more towards management as the team grows
  • Train, mentor, coach and develop the existing and new team members that you hire
  • Manage the perm team initially with potential to build and grow the contracting business as well


  • 360 recruitment experience as an individual, with personal billings ideally reaching a range of between SGD 400k at a minimum up towards 700k
  • Track record hiring, managing and coaching a team, it could be a smaller team of 2 recruiters or a larger team of 8 recruiters
  • Ambition to be a biller, not just a manager and lead from the front

If you’re interested to learn more about the company, please contact me on LinkedIn.

Roger Smart

As Executive Director & Co-Founder at Vocay, Roger brings to the table over 30 years of recruitment experience having started, scaled and exited multiple recruitment businesses.

Roger commenced his recruitment career in 1995 where he founded a business called Robertson Smart which eventually morphed into today’s Charterhouse Partnership.

As CEO of Charterhouse, he instigated and led the opening of 5 international offices, identified, appointed and managed country MDs in all locations. Charterhouse is a business that now employees over 150 staff members globally.

Roger’s focus in recent years has been on senior level Rec2Rec assignments, as well as advisory work for Vocay and recruitment businesses he has an invested interest in.

Cameron Smart

As a Co-Founder & Director at Vocay, Cameron specialises in senior Rec2Rec assignments with a focus on the Singapore, Hong Kong & APAC regions.

Graduating from the University of Manchester in 2016 with a BSc in International Business, Finance & Economics, Cameron has over 8 years of headhunting experience, supporting businesses ranging from new entrants into the Asia market to globally listed companies.