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Associate Director - Head of Shipping Recruitment, Singapore

The Opportunity

The Faststream Recruitment Group, established in 1999, employs over 100 people and specializes in Shipping, Maritime, and Energy recruitment globally. Operating in key maritime locations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and the Americas, we deliver to clients and candidates worldwide.

Due to significant market growth and continued success, this newly created role offers a unique opportunity to partner with senior stakeholders within Faststream and work in a high-performing business. As Associate Director for Shipping, you will expand our Maritime recruitment brand throughout Asia Pacific, partnering with world-leading brands across our established Technical Shipping and Commercial Shipping teams.

Salary, Benefits & Rewards:

This unique opportunity is backed by a globally leading brand, best-in-class training, a winning team culture, a collaborative management team, and modern offices. The package includes:

  • Executive Remuneration Package

  • Uncapped commission and team-related bonus

  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays

  • Full medical cover and wellness allowance

  • Performance-related incentives & rewards

  • Exposure to global business and international travel

What do we look for in an Associate Director?

We seek someone highly entrepreneurial with strategic vision and ideas. You should have proven experience in building teams and business, and leading in a recruitment or commercial maritime environment. You will be attending and speaking at key maritime events such as Singapore Maritime Week, Sea Asia, and Singapore Shipping Association, and a flair for networking and developing senior-level relationships is important for this role.  

Key Competencies:

  • Exceptional communication at the senior level.

  • Strong market presence and visibility, capable of making decisions under pressure and managing risks.

  • Evaluates information and trends to achieve the best outcomes, using advanced selection techniques for senior roles.

  • Trusted advisor and recruitment specialist to senior-level executives.

  • Successful negotiator of high-value outcomes at a senior levels.

  • Manages business performance and motivates teams to meet goals.

  • Proactive implementor of continuous improvement.

  • Financially savvy, establishing clear revenue target strategies.

If you would like to find out more or request a candidate pack, please contact Max Nicholas directly via email: