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Business Support Vacancies

World-class advice is simply not possible without world-class support. We are looking for candidates to fill the following roles:  

Patent Agent / Patent Attorney

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting patents, filing and prosecuting patent applications.
  • Conducting prior art / freedom to operate searches.
  • Advising on Singapore's patent laws and procedures.
  • Reviewing specifications, search and examination reports.
  • Assisting lawyers with patent litigation.
  • Advising on strategies and courses of actions available to clients.
  • Training of executives.
  • Any other matters / projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Registered Patent Agent / Patent Attorney Qualification in Singapore (Candidates qualified in other jurisdictions such as UK, Europe, US, Australia or New Zealand may also be considered).
  • Degree in Life Sciences (Biotechnology / relevant field) OR Degree in Computer Technology (Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Physics / Computer Engineering / relevant field).
  • Postgraduate study, and other qualifications such as a law degree or industry experience will be well regarded but are not essential.
  • Strong command in verbal & written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential. Patent Executive 

Patent Executive 

Responsibilities:

  • Filing and prosecuting patent applications up to grant.
  • Calculate, docketing and monitoring deadlines.
  • Communicating and advising clients on Singapore's patent laws and procedures.
  • Reviewing specifications, search and examination reports.
  • Advising on strategies and courses of actions available to clients.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.  

Requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry / Computer Science / Life Science / LLB.
  • Strong command in verbal & written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential. 

Trade Mark Executive 

Responsibilities:

  • This position is a trade marks focused paralegal role within the Intellectual Property Department.
  • The person will support lawyers in taking care of the trade mark portfolios of our clients.  
  • In addition to the preparation and filing of applications, prosecution and maintenance of national and international trade marks, the work will include advising on multi-jurisdictional trade mark registrability, use and protection strategy.
  • From time to time, the person can expect to participate in due diligence and other trademark related (licensing, assignment, enforcement) projects.
  • The person is expected to support lawyers in liasing with Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and trade mark agents in other countries.
  • The role demands a good eye for detail and being able to work effectively on a variety of matters at the same time;
  • Other ad-hoc matters/projects that may require assistance. 

Requirements:

  • Degree in any discipline, or Diploma in Law;
  • Excellent command in verbal & written English
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisation skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential

Assistant Patent Executive

Responsibilities:

  • Filing and prosecuting up to grant and renewal of patents in Malaysia and industrial designs in all countries.
  • Calculating, docketing and monitoring deadlines.
  • Communicating and advising clients on designs (all countries), Malaysian patent laws and procedures.
  • Reviewing specifications and search examination reports.
  • Advising on strategies and courses of actions available to clients.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry / Computer Science / Life Science or GCE 'A' level.
  • Strong in verbal & written English.
  • Good working attitude.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude.
  • Experience is not essential.

Paralegal

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting of quotes & engagement papers, notes of clients' instructions, witness statements and pleadings.
  • Basic research and electronic filing of court documents.
  • Compiling of litigation & arbitration papers, bundles, authorities, statements & submissions and attendances in court with lawyers.
  • Taking of notes for hearings and trials.
  • Management of time-tables.
  • General support for all aspects of dispute resolution work.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Preferably a diploma holder with relevant work experience.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English language is a pre-requisite.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude.

Accounts Assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for month-end closing activities and GST submission
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations and balance sheet schedules
  • Maintain fixed assets register for an overseas subsidiary
  • Able to handle partial or full set of accounts
  • Assist in year end audit
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time

Requirements:

  • NITEC/Higher NITEC/Preferably with LCCI Higher Accounting or equivalent.
  • Those without the relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • A team player who is analytical, independent, meticulous and resourceful.

Human Resource Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of HR information system including file management, leave and door access system.
  • Assists in recruitment including preparation of orientation kits, applications of work pass and insurances.
  • Administer staff benefits and processing claims for hospitalization & surgical, dental, specialist, gym, Government paid leave schemes, etc.
  • Prepare & administer daily HR records for various monthly HR reports. 
  • Organize and participate in Company-wide events.
  • Assists in covering receptionist duty.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Diploma / Degree in Business Admin or Human Resource.
  • 1 to 2 years working experience in HR related field.
  • Diligent, meticulous, organized and resourceful.
  • Good team player and possess strong interpersonal and comunication skills.
  • Proficient in MS applications.

Admin Assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Process payment vouchers.
  • Order, maintain and update inventory office supplies.
  • Handle general administrative work.
  • Cover reception duty when required.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Minimum GCE ‘O’ level with good command of written and spoken English.
  • 2 to 3 years working experience in a related field.
  • Diligent, meticulous, organized and resourceful.
  • Good team player and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work on weekends when required.
  • Computer literate. 

Secretary

Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment and be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to lawyers.
  • Scheduling of meetings/appointments, handling calls and answering requests, etc.
  • Filing of documents, preparation of meeting materials and documents for court hearings and service of documents.
  • Perform secretarial and general administrative duties including updating various records & replying to correspondence / mails / faxes / billings, etc.
  • Manage calendar schedules, meetings, conference calls and assist to record and monitor court hearing dates.
  • Make overseas travel and hotel arrangements for lawyers.
  • Provide administrative support on day-to-day matters such as keying in daily time sheets and putting up payment vouchers for lawyers.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time

Requirements:

  • Minimum an ‘O’ level or Diploma in Business Admin or LCCI Private Secretary Certificate.
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of secretarial working experience.
  • Working experience in a corporate secretarial or law firm will be an added advantage.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good work attitude and team player.
  • IT savvy, proficient in MS Office, with good typing speed.

Patent Clerk

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of official forms for the filing of new applications.
  • Opening of physical files.
  • Creating data and updating records in the systems.
  • Monitoring of deadlines.
  • Preparing reminder letters to the clients on upcoming deadlines.
  • Billings and general administrative duties, including photocopying, faxing and dispatch.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • GCE 'O' level or 'A' level or Diploma in any discipline.
  • Minimum 1 year of clerical or administrative experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • IT savvy and proficient in MS Office.

Litigation Support Assistant

Responsibilities: 

  • Drafting and electronic filing of court documents
  • Assist lawyers on procedural matters
  • Assist the Litigation Support Department by helping to review and prepare SOPs
  • Prepare training and seminar materials for internal training and briefings to lawyers
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time

Requirements:

  • Preferably a diploma holder with relevant work experience
  • Diploma in Law and Management
  • Good command of both written and spoken English language is a pre-requisite
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • A good team player with positive working attitude

Applications

Kindly forward your detailed resume in MS Word format only, stating full details of qualifications, experience, current and expected salaries, and a recent photograph to:

The Human Resource Manager
Drew & Napier LLC
10 Collyer Quay #10-01
Ocean Financial Centre Singapore 049315
Email: hrrecruit@drewnapier.com

(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.)

By submitting your application, you consent that Drew & Napier LLC may collect, use and/or disclose the information / personal data contained in your application for the purpose of processing your application. Where your application contains the personal data of third parties, you confirm that you have obtained all necessary consents to provide us with such personal data and that we may collect, use and/or disclose such personal data in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.