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.


Assistant Patent Executive

Responsibilities:

  • Filing and prosecuting up to grant and renewal of patents in Malaysia and industrial designs in all countries
  • Re-registration of patent in Brunei
  • 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.

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.

Secretary, Real Estate

Responsibilities: 

  • Secretarial duties.
  • Handling conveyancing and real estate matters.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum an ‘O’ level / ‘A’ level / Diploma in any discipline.
  • At least 4 years of working experience in conveyancing work.
  • 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.

Accounts Assistant

Responsibilities: 

  • Handle accounts receivables, billings, payments and/or other functions for client's accounts.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Preferably with Professional certificate/NITEC/Higher NITEC/LCCI Level 2 & above in Accounting.
  • 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 communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS applications.  

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.
Note: Temporary positions are also available for candidates who are able to work immediately till end Jun 2019.


Patent Clerk (Temporary) - Based in Kuala Lumpur

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and filing and New Design/ Patent or Divisional applications
  • Filing of Substantive/ Modified Substantive Examination (Form 5/5A)
  • Responses to Examiner's Adverse Report, Extension of time (F.21), Assignment and Renewal
  • Other duties involves keeping deadlines, sending reports of all filings done, preparing invoices, filings and alerting Drew & Napier of any deadlines involved
  • Any other matters / projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Minimum SPM with good credit in English or Diploma in any discipline
  • Minimum 2 years 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
  • Able to commit to work from mid of April 2019 till end Jun 2019


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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