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Wilmar International Limited
Assistant Research Officer
Wilmar International Limited   via Glassdoor

Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is today Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange.

Wilmar’s business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseed crushing, edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, manufacturing of consumer products, specialty fats, oleochemicals, biodiesel and fertilisers as well as flour and rice    Read more

milling. At the core of Wilmar’s strategy is an integrated agribusiness model that encompasses the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity business, from cultivation, processing, merchandising to manufacturing of a wide range of agricultural products. It has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. The Group has a multinational workforce of about 92,000 people.

We are currently recruiting a position for an assistant research officer to join Wilmar’s corporate lab (Wil@NUS). The potential candidate will be primarily involved in microbiome data analysis related to Wilmar’s products. The project objectives are to identify metagenome, transcriptomic and metabolomics markers related to specific phenotypes of interest to the lab, using marker-based and/or assembly based methods.

Job Responsibilities:

Quality control and analysis of complex next generation sequencing (genomic and transcriptomic), metagenomics and metabolomics data.

Summarize and visualize intermediate results to reveal data insights.

Creating and maintaining bioinformatics pipelines used for the lab.

Present results within the research group and collaborators.

Participate in seminars and research-in-progress meetings within the team and collaborators.

Job Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or equivalent

Excellent communication skills and a team player

Ability to work independently

Versatile in applying computational techniques to solve open problems

Regional Operations Director

Roles & Responsibilities

Position Purpose & Summary

Provides leadership and is accountable for strategic planning/alignment and tactical execution of all production/operating processes for multiple plants across a region with high degree of complexity. Overall oversight and direct accountability for meeting Business/Plant overall standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance. Responsible for the development of regional operational strategies and tactics to execute Business and functional business plans strategy, vision    Read more

and goals.

20 % Accountability Category #1:PRODUCTION SAFETY

Supports and ensures all production/operating facilities comply with Cargill food/feed safety program standards and goals. Accountable for establishing compliance with internal/external operating/regulatory procedures on employee/contractors safety and food/feed safety including development, and strategic operational oversight execution in alignment with Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Functions as well as government regulations.

Develops strong partnership with EHS/FSQR expert leaders to ensure the most effective risk mitigation plans and regulatory compliance strategies are in place:

Health & Safety: champions a culture of zero injury and illness.

Environmental: Reduces and proactively avoids environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

Food Safety: Accountable for eliminating risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.

Educates/trains workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.

Ensures overall oversight to EHS/FSQR incident data to identify risks and to recommend mitigation strategies (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, FSQR and FDA audits).

Supports strategic initiatives representing the business with external/internal regulatory authorities. Has overall accountability for maintaining good rapport with the local community and regulatory agencies.

Represents the region as principal spokesperson on significant operational matter. Develops/maintains relationships and contacts with Business customers, supplies and authorizes and actively supports community involvement activities.

20 % Accountability Category #2:CUSTOMER QUALITY / RELIABILITY

Ensures establishment of operational strategies to ensure tactical alignment for multiple plants across a region with high degree of complexity. Leads strategic planning and coordinates operations/quality management deliverables to ensure customer and product/quality standards requirements are met within specifications.

Provide leadership on strategic planning and collaborates with Logistics/Procurement/Sales/Supply Chain organizations to ensure availability of raw materials and ability to meet customer specifications and timelines.

Accountable for overseeing execution and delivery of production commitments based on agreed monthly and annual sales plans. Ensures overall customer satisfaction and that any inquiries, incidents and/or issues are resolved in a timely manner.

Ensures and supports strong Business customer relationships by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.

Develops and oversees tactical implementation of performance metrics for capturing, monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of corporate quality management activities and programs at the regional level.

Provides leadership and collaborates with internal/external stakeholders (i.e. customers, Engineering, FSQR, Sales, Technology) to define, adopt and deploy performance indicators to identify/measure quality performance in areas that impact the customers and recommend areas of improvement and innovation.

Monitors overall manufacturing operational results (i.e. yields, consumables, efficiencies and cost figures) and takes appropriate action to stay on track with budgets and other agreed targets.

Champions and directly supports technology innovation by implementing strategic operational plans and by overseen execution. Partners with Business/Technology/Engineering COEs organizations to identify emerging trends and translate into strategic medium-short term operational goals and deliverables across defined region.

Ensures Cargill Intellectual Property (IP) materials, processes and knowledge are protected and maintained.


Responsible for management and compliance of capital and operating budgets for multiple plants across a region with high degree of complexity to achieve medium-short term financial performance objectives set by the Business/Operations Function. Ensures and holds direct reports accountable for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets.

Responsible the strategic planning, alignment and tactical execution of manufacturing P&L, G&A, variable and fixed budgets as well as establishes metrics to understand how production expenditure/costs impacts the overall businesses margins and pricing.

Supports procurement/sales departments to establish best sourcing/pricing practices to forecast overall volume of orders and inventory turns/costs.

Accountable for overseen and managing base and non-base capital investments projects and spending for multiple plants across a region with high degree of complexity.

Partners and collaborates with Global/Functional Leader, Business leaders as well as with appropriate COEs (i.e. engineering/technology SMEs, Procurement, Business commercial/general managers) to establish long-medium term businesses strategic goals and deliverables in the development of plant capital investment strategies. Ensures capital projects objectives and scope are consistent with business strategy and technology strategy.

May directly oversees implementation/execution of all base and non-base capital investments projects in accordance to pre-approved budgets and by using proper project management tools/practices (i.e. Project Delivery Process, Portfolio Project Management, and build template)

20 % Accountability Category #4:PRODUCTIVITY EFFICIENCY

Responsible supporting and overseeing the overall operational management for multiple plants across a region with high degree of complexity. Supports planning and provides delivery oversight to the manufacturing annual business plan.

Leads and champions a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operational sound, safe and efficient. Leverages and enforces leading operational practices and aggressively raises the performance of poor plants by monitoring key performance indicators (i.e. yield optimization, energy/water usage reductions, operator safety indexes, etc).

Leads and supports strategic implementation ofoperational efficiency programs which may include, but are not limited to, standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, process safety management, reliability excellence, operators best practices, internal operational excellence award programs such as (i.e. Best Plant Award, EHS president award and Business Excellence programs) as well as external certification programs (i.e. ISO certification).

Responsible for planning overall workforce needed resources, with direct coordination/support from Human Resources and Plant Managers, to execute against short/medium-term tactical strategies and for meeting strategic operations goals in accordance with Business objectives.

Leads Reliability Excellence processes for all plants in scope for the region and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations. Provides implementation supporton common reliability processes, standards and metrics (i.e. focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc) to achieve targeted results from continuous improvement practices, and validates the importance of Reliability Excellence through key successes measurements (i.e. scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, total cost of ownership, monthly review of compliance audits, etc).

20 % Accountability Category #5:PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Provides leadership and oversees general workforce administration policies and programs in the areas of communications, staffing, training, evaluations, disciplinary actions and safety. Develops planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees for multiple plants across a region with high degree of complexity.

Directly or jointly with Operations/General Managers, leads, develops and engages plant manufacturing leads and location leadership team members including coaching Cargill’s core values and guiding principles.

Responsible for developing strong leaders/managers/supervisors (at all levels) and a more diverse workforce by seeking multiple approaches to source/attract diverse talent. Incorporates diversity in succession planning and job fulfillment.

Overall responsibility for the plants workforce planning and accountable for successful training and on boarding of new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching.

Supports Plant/Business operational/reliability/safety training programs and provides oversight on employee performance records on a quarterly/annual basis.

Provides leadership and leads the implementation of systems and processes to maintain a highly engaged workforce. Holds direct reports accountable for actively addressing engagement issues and identifies/leverages best practices in engagement.

Supports and oversees Performance Measurement Plans (PMP) and establishes development goals aligned business and operational strategy. Identifies and develops key talent to support future business needs.


Minimum Required Qualifications

Degree on Engineering, Food Technology or plant operations related

15 years in leading roles in operations landscape

Historical solid performance on leading teams and managing complex site operation

Strong on leading teams, multi task and generalist field (EHS, FSQR, Production, M&R, CI, Projects)

Preferred Qualifications

Black belt and Project Management certified

Experience managing different roles in BOSC areas

Wilmar International Limited
Senior Food Technologist
Wilmar International Limited   via JobsCentral

Roles & Responsibilities

The Senior Food Technologist will initiate and lead a group of food technologists in the development, modification and production of nutritional food products and processes. The individual should be creative and forward-thinking, be able to generate new product ideas and recipes as a “future food” based on understanding of food industry trends and development in the field of health & nutrition.The candidate will also have a    Read more

unique opportunity in contributing to the future research direction of Wilmar. The position offers exciting career development and opportunities for the right person.

The Senior Food Technologist will also oversee and interact with junior researchers. Responsibilities will include liaison with scientists to provide technical advice and interaction with the food industries. The individual should also play a strategic role in capacity building and enhancement of the food technology capabilities of the food innovation group.


MSc / PhD in related field (Food Science/Technology) with 10-15 years working experience in bakery, culinary, confectionery and dairy

Minimum 5 years of experience in an R&D supervisory or equivalent role; prior experience in cross-disciplinary team management

Proven track record on product innovation and commercialization with an in-depth knowledge from conceptualization in the lab to technology transfer in the production scale

Able to conceptualize new innovative products based on industry trends and customer needs (e.g. gluten-free, reduced-sugar, plant-protein concepts)

Extensive experience in food project initiation, planning, control & management

High proficiency in leading various innovation projects across different facets of food technology and nutrition – dairy, confectionery, bakery and culinary

Extensive hands-on experiences with fundamental knowledge in ingredient applications (e.g. flour, oils and fats, proteins)

Has a strong business acumen; able to make sound judgements and create business strategies for Wilmar

Leadership qualities or supervision of researchers

Able to make sound technical decisions from scientific basis and be persuasive

Good verbal and written communication skills

An inspirational and influential leader with substantial industrial experience

Global Mobility Tax Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities

Position Purpose & Summary

Ensure assignees’ expatriate compensation and expenses are reported accurately to meet Cargill’s reporting requirements for AP region

Ensure optimum effectiveness of assignees’ individual income tax in AP region

Ensure consistent application of Cargill’s Tax Equalisation Policy

Ensure Assignees’ tax cost estimates and hypothetical tax calculations are accurate

Ensure payment of bonus to maximise tax efficiency and correct reporting of bonus

Ensure assignees’ recharges are charged correctly to minimize    Read more

risk for Cargill and also to maximize the use of treaty exemptions for short term assignees

On-going coaching & training to AP Global Mobility Consultants, designated Tax Provider, Relocation Management Company, Business Services (Payroll, Finance and Compensation Accummulation teams) and others to ensure understanding of Cargill Tax Policy and Standard Operating Procedures

Build strong partnership with Business HR Leaders, Global Mobility Consultants and Tax Team, HR Operations local teams in AP, Finance Function and Corporate Tax

Principal Accountabilities

Management of Individual Income Tax Compliance

Review & Confirm authorisation list for AP region

Review and agree Tax Positions with Tax Provider to ensure it reflect the most recent changes for all countries in the AP region.

As part of the global monitoring/compliance audit, review Tax Compliance process and Tax Returns prepared to ensure the completeness and accuracy of returns

Work with Tax providers to provide direction and instructions

Arrange for sign-off and/or work with appropriate country representative for sign-off of tax returns and other statutory documents, and tax payments as required

Represent Cargill in coordination with Corporate Tax in the specific country where needed, to external parties example: Tax Authorities, etc.

Point of contact for assignees, business HR, local HR teams and others for all Tax Compliance related matters

Resolve and provide solutions for all Tax Compliance related issues

Management of Tax Equalisation [TEQ]

Review and confirm TEQ authorisation list

Review and agree Hypo Tax Position to ensure it reflects the most recent changes and in line with our policies

As part of the global monitoring/compliance audit, review TEQ process and TEQ calculations prepared to ensure accuracy

Partner with relevant teams to ensure that tax settlements between Cargill and assignees take place and updated in the relevant database, including accounting, tracking and resolution.

Management of Bonus and Equity

To be involved in the analysis and recommendations of payment arrangements for tax efficiency

To be involved in advising on social security requirements on bonus amounts

Work with Tax Provider, local HR teams & Payroll to ensure correct reporting of bonus amounts

To assist in resolution of bonus and equity related issues

Cost Estimates and Hypo Tax

To assist in the review Hypo Tax Matrix in system to ensure that the tax calculations for cost estimates and hypo tax calculations in compensation worksheets are accurate and updated

Respond to all queries on tax cost estimates & Hypo Tax Calculations

Co-ordination with Corporate Tax on management of company recharges

Coordinate with Corporate Tax to determine appropriate service level/transfer of personnel agreements for assignments

Work with Corporate Tax to minimize PE and TP risks

Work with Tax provider to review and determine efficient individual income tax reporting for short term assignees

Other Duties

Individual Tax and related processes training and coaching to GM Consultants, Compensation Business Services teams, Finance, Tax Provider, etc.

To provide tax advisory and support to tax related queries on local employees

To analyse impact of any Tax Changes & Alerts and prepare communication

Any other projects – ad hoc


Education, Experience, Skills

Required Qualifications:

Higher Education in Finance/Accounting/Tax

At least 5 years experience in handling regional Expatriate Individual Income Tax Matters

Experience in any of the Big 4 Professional Accounting Firm

Working experience in the administration of an expatriate population in AP region

Proficient with Excel

Numerically inclined

Proven ability to handle complex analytical calculations

Possess knowledge of the end to end process of an assignment

Process driven and ability to link the various assignment milestones together and create/identify gaps in processes

Have strong Tax Technical Knowledge of different AP countries

Basic knowledge of Corporate Tax implications

Ability to be flexible in changing environment and interface effectively within an cross-functionality in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluent written and spoken English. Chinese proficiency is an advantage due to the intensive working relationship with Chinese counterparts

Strong cross-cultural communication skills and multi-lingual ability helpful

Ability to embrace cultural differences and build relationships and network

Strong communication skills – ability to prepare and present management reports

Global Mindset

Awareness of issues surrounding AP expatriate assignments

Be inquisitive which is necessary in providing tax advice

Business and service orientation

Attention to detail and accuracy

Good analytical skills

Must be willing to dive into details

Activation Lab
Junior Art Director
Activation Lab   via InternSG

Looking for a Junior Art Director with a passion for advertising and design. Must be a team-player, but also able to work independently. You will have the opportunity to work on through-the-line campaigns, and you will be given the freedom to create. You must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Working knowledge of Premier Pro and After Effects would be advantageous. The team is young and fun,    Read more

and the agency consists of people from different parts of the world. We're not all work and no play. We have regulars sports days, trainings and company activities to make work fun.