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) 
  • 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 

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.

Senior Executive, Marketing & Business Development

Responsibilities:

  • Legal publications - Draft/edit submissions in consultation with directors, organise interviews, advise directors, build relationships with researchers. (Training provided)
  • Business development - Assist directors with BD activities including pitches, reports, presentations, events, research and feedback sessions.
  • Strategy - Work with directors and managers on BD and marketing strategy. Recommend and facilitate measures.
  • Assessment of opportunities - Assess the value of advertising, speaking and writing opportunities in line with firm strategy, make recommendation, and oversee implementation.
  • Events – Recommend, plan and organise seminars, conferences, and VIP events.
  • Media management - Draft press releases, handle queries, build relationships, track media.
  • Marketing collaterals - Write and design materials. (ads, posters, banners, corporate profiles for external use)
  • Corporate communications - Draft, gain approval and disseminate announcements.
  • Website/ Social media - Continuously update and improve content.
  • Alumni relations – Grow alumni database, propose initiatives to cultivate relations.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Degree in business, marketing, mass communications, new media from a reputable university – or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in business development, strategy, client management or marketing, preferably in a professional services environment (e.g. law, accounting, or consulting).
  • Detail-oriented and focused. Able to prioritise under tight deadlines.
  • Proactive, driven, confident and tenacious.
  • Resourceful and creative in proposing new ideas/ solutions.
  • Good command of English both oral and written.
  • Able to work independently to lead projects and also be a supportive team player.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including pleasant nature and ability to influence others.
  • Application submitted should include writing samples, if any.

Accounts Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • To lead and supervise a team in handling the accounts receivable.
  • To ensure that all receipts are collected and recorded in accordance with the company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Able to follow up and liaise with both internal and external clients and shareholders on matters relating to collections.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Accountancy or equivalent.
  • At least two years of related experience handling accounts receivable.
  • Meticulous, possesses strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Software Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of in-house software applications and databases, predominantly in .NET technologies.
  • Participate in full software development life cycle – requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deployment, user training and documentation.
  • Migration of legacy .NET 1.1 applications to latest .NET framework.
  • Provide day-to-day software application support and related technical advice.
  • Any other matters / projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time. 

Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years of working experience in similar capacity preferred. Applicants without working experience may also apply.
  • Knowledge of MS SQL Server, ASP.NET, Web Forms, C#, VB, and software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint, MVC, Crystal reports, Oracle, Kentico CMS would be advantageous.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.

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.

Trademark Clerk

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Executives and Lawyers with the filing/prosecution/renewal of trademarks.
  • Prepare official forms for filing new applications in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and other countries.
  • Inform the registrar for any errors lodged, check and forward advertisement, bills and certificates to clients.
  • Responsibilities will include full administrative support such as preparation of correspondence, drafting/preparing reminders to clients, generate file number, data entry, opening physical files, filing, record keeping, monitoring deadlines, and invoice preparation.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Diploma / 'A' level / 'O' level / Nitec in Office Skills.
  • Min 1 year of clerical or administrative experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-pace environment.
  • IT savvy and proficient in MS Office.

Patent Clerk

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare large volume of letters for reporting to clients, i.e. Certification of Grant, Registration, Extension and all other reporting.
  • Prepare renewal reminder emails to clients.
  • Docket & update deadlines in Hypermark & DMS.
  • Prepare invoices to clients, payment vouchers & memos to accounts.
  • General administrative duties, including photocopying, faxing and dispatch.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in any discipline/ GCE 'A' level/ GCE 'O' level/ GCE ‘N’ level/ Higher Nitec in Office Skills.
  • 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.


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.)

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