Deputy Director

Job Title: Deputy Director
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 203505_1591839430
Contact Name: Maricris Fermin
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2020 09:37

Job Description

Deputy Director

  • 6-12 months project role aimed to transform and reinvent one of Asia's most recognised brands
  • Competitive compensation package

Our Client

  • A Fortune Global 500 company

The Opportunity

Our client is revamping their Learning & Development program at a regional level, impacting more than 12 countries. They're making fundamental shifts from training their employees to empowering them; from death-by-PowerPoint trainings to experiential, activity-based ones; and from simply focusing on knowledge and skills to intentionally shaping desired behaviours.

We're looking for someone to lead a group of smart, talented creatives, designers and changemakers who want to do great work with awesome people. In exchange for the uncertainty, our client pledges to make for a meaningful experience and offer an attractive package.

This job is as much about doing as it is about leading. We need someone who's unafraid to roll up their sleeves and do some nitty gritty work. We need someone to discover and understand our client's context quickly so that they can turn their superpowers to bringing our client's L&D Manifesto alive. If you're okay with that, then here's a sense of what our client would ask of you -

+ Build and launch learning products. Our client is building an entirely new curriculum for their learners, with learning solutions that comprise digital, instructor-led, and work-based experiences. These solutions must be holistic, immersive, and designed to drive desired behaviors, outcomes, and ROI.

+ Build and rally the team. Our client is passionate about hiring top calibre talents and cultivating a purpose-led, performance-based culture. It also means taking care of their people, especially since the team will be working hard.

+ Work with and manage vendors. While the team you will be joining will design and develop content in-house, it must also seek to leverage crowdsourcing platforms, remote teams, and local vendors to achieve additional capacity and capability.

+ Do the odd job here and there. This will be a scrappy team, and even the big bosses will have to roll up their sleeves from time to time. Examples might include scheduling meetings, planning conferences, onboarding vendors, tracking down invoices, getting IT permissions, etc.

Your Background

Our client is considering candidates from all backgrounds with a mix of these talents:

+ Designer. You're a creative. You have good taste. You have no qualms sketching or doodling, and you enjoy telling an engaging and convincing story.

+ Synthesizer. You can tame complexity. You have a love-hate relationship with ambiguity. You can turn disparate data into themes, patterns, and insights.

+ Writer. You can write. Full stop. Okay, perhaps we should say more: articulating thoughts and concepts in written form with impeccable style is second nature to you.

+ Futurist. You know your way around technology. You can readily conceptualize applications for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented/virtual reality to reinvent learning.

+ Conductor. You can get an orchestra to play, even if it doesn't want to. You can marshal the essential functions of bureaucracy - and its cast of characters - to deliver results.

Look, we're realistic. Unicorns are hard to come by. Please apply even if you've not achieved mastery across the board … so long as you're intrigued by the prospect of reimagining corporate learning.

There's no minimum length of experience required, as we'll assess your candidacy more on what you've done and have the potential to do, and less on your years of experience.

Finally, you must be a bit quirky and have a sense of humour!

Interested candidates can send their resume to or apply online.

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