Location Singapore
Job-type Permanent
Salary Share Options + Pension + Bonus
Reference 15267
Category EUR

Acre is the leading global, recruitment and search business focused on Sustainability and ESG roles across all sectors.

We want brighter futures for all; society, the environment and all our stakeholders. We want a world that's safe, ethical, inclusive and sustainable. From time to time, people hear that and say, "that sounds like a nice ambition." But what we do and what we stand for isn't nice; it's urgent and it's important.

After all, sustainability and climate change are at the forefront of everyone's mind. Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough are amplifying the message to the masses: The planet urgently needs us to change our ways. How are we going to fix it without the right people finding the right solutions?

Heightened governmental and consumer pressure means that businesses need to make big changes. So, more and more, organisations require sustainability-minded employees, for every role, in each department and skill set.

We live our ambitions by specialising in finding those people - those who will go on to empower their organisations to meet net zero, mitigate their environmental impacts, finance essential projects and build a brighter future for us all.

Right now, we're experiencing incredible levels of growth. As you'd expect in these circumstances, the volume of roles we're working on is growing exponentially.

To capitalise on this opportunity, we have successfully established two regional offices beyond our original London home over the past three years - in New York, and Amsterdam - both of which are thriving. Our ambition now takes us to the Asia Pacific region.

To help us deliver, we're hiring a Managing Director to lead our expansion into this region.

So, what about you - what are your ambitions?

If you have led a recruitment business or a large team within one, and have experience in Asia-Pacific, we would like to talk to you.

Experience in a start-up phase of business will also be advantageous - this will be a new regional hub for Acre (our fourth), but we will scale quickly so you will have to deploy a range of skills and be highly adaptable.

Experience from many other recruitment sectors can map across well - Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing and Energy to name a few. But your sectoral background is less important than your passion for sustainable impact - your default approach will be to create a values-driven culture which focusses on providing maximum value to clients.

In terms of your role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Spearheading the development and growth of the Asia-Pacific region: You'll execute an expansion strategy that minimises the complexities of operating across different businesses, geographies and cultures. You'll be an ambassador of our core values - courage, collaboration, integrity and innovation - you'll embody them at every opportunity.

  • Joining Acre's Global Board of Directors: You'll lead on and participate in company-wide strategic projects that impact Acre's wider growth. You'll establish an approach that leverages Acre's wider business model, but that is finely tuned to the needs of the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Developing & delivering a robust regional strategy: You'll create a compelling vision and ambitious strategy for your region in partnership with your senior team. You'll take ultimate accountability for the execution and delivery of this strategy.

  • Creating and owning a comprehensive annual budget: You'll work closely with Acre's Finance Director and your senior team to develop an annual budget that outlines clear revenue and headcount targets against which you will deliver.

  • Building a regional brand that delivers impact: You'll partner with Acre's Head of Marketing to ensure your region deploys a best-in-class marketing approach to build a strong commercial and employer brand.

  • Leading a high performing team: With the support of Acre's Performance Team, you'll lead and develop those in your region to support business growth. You'll serve as a trusted thinking partner and mentor and will work closely with your senior team to drive continuous improvement.

  • Influencing the strategic direction of the wider Acre group: You'll provide an objective and strategic view of the wider Acre operations, providing critical insight into how Acre meets its ambitious growth plans whilst also delivering against a triple bottom line, serving people, planet and commercial success

  • Developing internal strategic partnerships: You'll work closely with your peers in other regions and within Acre's central function to share best practice, learnings and to challenge all areas of the business with the intention of enabling growth.


What will you get in return?

You're a valued partner here

As the only search firm in the world with the depth of experience to tackle some of the planet's biggest issues, we operate as a trusted advisor to our clients, not just a recruiter. The value you'll add to our clients runs much deeper than getting a person in a seat. Our team is built on passion and integrity, not KPIs, and the value you'll add goes far beyond numbers.

You'll grow with us

There's never been a more exciting time to be here. We're seeing exponential growth, which means new offices across the globe, and revenues and headcount which have doubled over the past year. What this means to you is that the potential to be successful here is huge; we need great people to help us build and have a generous share options scheme to recognise that. 20% of our business equity is in the hands of our team.

You'll be set up for success

We set you up for success and invest in mechanisms, be those in-house support functions or technology solutions, which have the same goal: to support you to be more efficient, leaving you more time to do what you do best.

If you're ambitious to be both commercially successful and to create an inspiring legacy; you're in the right place. Perhaps that's not a place you thought a career in recruitment could take you - to a place where you can prosper and drive real, meaningful change - but at Acre, that's our purpose.

So, do our ambitions align?

Let's create change, together. Apply directly below or get in touch with Acre's Founder, Andy Cartland, at ac@acre.com.