Opportunities

The Company: TRPC

TRPC is a boutique consulting and research firm based in Singapore. We specialize in advisory, research, and training services, with a focus on industry regulatory and strategic business issues.

With over 25 years’ experience in the Asia-Pacific, we possess an extensive network of industry experts and professionals throughout the region. Past clients include multi-national private sector companies, government bodies, and international development agencies.

Our most recent work covers a range of up-and-coming areas such as broadband wireless access, mobile banking, mobile payments, and cloud computing, among other things.

Currently we are looking for:

Research Director

Senior Analysts – Thought Leadership Project Management


The Role: Research Director

We are seeking a Research and Consulting Director with 10+ years’ experience who will be responsible for client service, project planning, resourcing, account management, business development, and team development at TRPC Pte Ltd.

As a senior member of the research team you will be responsible for:

1. Managing Client Accounts

  • Be senior presence at key client interface situations with ultimate responsibility for the quality of service provided and business developed on allocated accounts
  • Add value to the client experience and research by providing advice, consultancy and a high level of interpretation and direction, where appropriate
  • The promotion of all TRPC proprietary methodologies to all potential customers within accounts
  • The delivery of an agreed value of business from existing and new clients in line with overhead recovery and net profitability targets

 

2. Project Planning

  • Ensure that all projects are sufficiently and appropriately resourced across TRPC Inc and that our recommended project management and analysis approaches are being adhered to
  • To assign teams for every project, taking into consideration:
    • existing client teams and continuity
    • skills required for the project (e.g. specialist techniques etc.)
    • current workloads
    • team dynamics/interpersonal skills
  • Monitor on a day to day basis, resources for live projects, supplementing/modifying teams as required, and generally acting in the role of trouble-shooter and lead to ensure smooth progress of all projects
  • Take an overview of the management of all live projects, ensuring that relevant meetings take place – initiation, mid-project update, product handling, field, data processing and data analysis briefings, debrief planning and post-mortems
  • Scrutinise proposed timings for projects and discuss them with the key departments to ensure that clients needs are met
  • Promote and monitor implementation of correct procedures throughout the Research team
  • Keep abreast of outstanding proposals to foresee and plan workload levels
  • Provision of internal consultancy, to sign off and manage the costing of all proposals and ensure that overhead recovery targets are monitored and advise the CEO on a regular basis as to actual results against target
  • Help with the identification and implementation of organisational efficiency improvements including ways of reducing direct costs

 

3. Resourcing

  • To line manage all Research staff within TRPC, planning their career development, identifying training needs, supporting them with their own line management responsibilities, conducting appraisals
  • To identify future resource needs within the Research Team and submit proposals with costs for consideration within the budget
  • Ensure that the research team recognise the need for growth and for change and given sufficient opportunities to develop and succeed within the business
  • Coach and mentor the research team to help realise their developmental potential

 

4. Business Development

  • The generation of New Business through leads generated by TRPC and from personal contacts
  • The generation of leads through promoting awareness of TRPC amongst potential clients and contacts
  • The identification of business risk and development opportunities within accounts and the implementation of appropriate solutions

 

5. Team Development

  • Take a lead role in establishing development plans for the more junior members of the team
  • Act as a mentor for the team

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Graduate level degree in business or related field required, Master’s preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a public policy, NGO and/or communications-related field
  • Must have a passion for research, with proven experience in research and in writing reports
  • Proven record in managing projects on time and on budget
  • Solid understanding of business and marketing concepts; genuine interest in ICT research issues
  • Superior relationship-building skills; ability to establish credibility with senior academics and executives, and to work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to conduct substantive content discussions with senior-level contacts

 

In terms of personal attributes, you are:

  • Tenacious and persistent
  • Flexible with firm leadership, having a strong sense of discipline, accountability and delivery
    • Both written and verbal as this role interacts with executives at the most senior level
  • Able to rapidly absorb a wide range of complex business and policy issues; strong interest in knowledge development and dissemination; ability to synthesize and translate academic research into managerial terms
    • Self-motivation and entrepreneurship, with an appetite for working in a low-structure environment
  • Superb in communication and comprehension skills
  • Team oriented, with a strong commitment to team members and client impact
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and online search technologies
  • Not afraid to work in a start-up environment.

 

Please send your cover letter and CV to careers@trpc.biz


 The Role: Senior Analyst – Thought Leadership Project Management

We are seeking a Senior Analyst with 5-7+ years experience to help manage Thought Leadership initiatives and contribute to research and publication development. This is a position that encompasses both research (in particular, work with ICT for development research) and overall project management/ event execution.

As a key member of the research team you will be responsible for:

1. Management of thought leadership initiatives

  1. Plan and execute a mix of client events, including local and regional forums, policy roundtables, and other events hosted jointly with third party organizations, including but not limited to drafting of agendas, meeting scheduling, travel and vendor management
  2. Coordinate and implement both online and offline outreach and support programs in the region. This will include web and social media content and execution, liaising with external parties (including clients), partners and media, managing of contact databases and on-site event management
  3. Support in creation of press releases, proposals, project reports and client-facing presentations

2. Contribution to research publications developed by TRPC, including contributing to a regional Monthly Report technology market and policy brief

  • Contribute in defining/designing research objectives, methodology, hypothesis and questionnaires
  • Apply a variety of research techniques to gather relevant information, including desktop research, document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews (face-to-face, telephone and/or online)
  • Ability to analyse, interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data and visually represent findings
  • Provide research assistance on a variety of projects, including:
      • Tender preparation for research projects being applied for
      • Supporting end-to-end execution of research projects
      • Following up on consulting opportunities, developing and writing opinion editorials and short articles, etc.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

You will have a:

  • Proven record in managing projects on time and on budget
  • Experience in research and in writing reports, and a
  • Credible background in a public policy, NGO and/or communications-related field

Your event management skills will include being able to:

  • Coordinate the planning and executing all aspects of roundtables and conferences aimed at senior business and government audiences
  • Ability to create a solid internal and external network to ensure successful execution of events and other activities

Your project management skills will include being able to:

  • Manage teams and conduct related formalities e.g. update meetings
  • Coordinate and manage the planning, execution and control for multiple projects
  • Provide planning for and execution coordination before, during and after projects
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency

In terms of personal attributes you are:

  • Superb in communication and comprehension skills;
  • Flexible with firm leadership, having a strong sense of discipline, accountability and delivery;
  • Tenacious and persistent;
    • Both written and verbal as this role interacts with executives at the most senior level
  • Able to rapidly absorb a wide range of complex business and policy issues; strong interest in knowledge development and dissemination;
  • Team oriented, with a strong commitment to team members and client impact;
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and online search technologies; and
  • Not afraid to work in a start-up environment
  • Self-motivation and entrepreneurship, with an appetite for working in a low-structure environment

 

Please send your cover letter and CV to careers@trpc.biz


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