Associate Director / Account Director, Singapore, Sandpiper

Associate Director/ Account Director – Transactions and Financial & Professional Services Practices – Singapore, Sandpiper

Sandpiper, one of the fastest growing reputation and policy management consultancies in the world, is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial individual to join our Transactions and Financial & Professional Services practices.  The successful candidate will be based in Singapore but will work for our clients across the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Sandpiper is one of the fastest growing PR firms in the world.  We are a multi-award-winning agency which in 2023 was named Asia Pacific Large Consultancy of the Year by both PR Week and the PRCA, Medium Sized Consultancy of the Year by PRovoke and a Best Place to Work.  Our public affairs and government relations team in Beijing is the largest in China. 

We are trusted advisors to industry leaders and market disruptors. We combine strong regional market and industry understanding with global perspectives.  Our expertise spans corporate communications, healthcare, financial services, corporate transactions and capital markets communications, professional services, ESG and sustainability, brand PR, media relations, public affairs and public policy, and technology.

Operating with one global P&L, we harness new technologies to deliver advice backed by rigorous research and deep insights, and to meet the evolving needs of our clients quickly and effectively wherever they are in the world.  Our data science and research capabilities are used by our clients globally.

Our firm is built around a simple proposition: by hiring the right people to do smart thinking, and equipping them with the right technologies and tools, we deliver results and business benefits for our clients. Our clients are diverse, ranging from the world’s leading financial institutions to disruptive technology firms that are reshaping the way we live.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for energetic and creative professionals with experience advising on financial transactions, together with proven financial and professional services expertise.

The ideal candidate should have six to ten years’ experience and have worked in an international consultancy or multinational corporation.  You will be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced highly empowered environment.

We want all our colleagues to participate in shaping client strategies and contributing to the growth and management of our business, and we highly value fresh thinking and fresh ideas!

You will work with our multinational team of senior advisers combining local knowledge with a global perspective. We believe a deep understanding of the sectors in which our clients operate is a prerequisite of strategic counsel and campaigns that make our clients stand out.


  • Experience advising on complex financial transactions and a proven track record advising clients in the financial and professional services sectors
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience managing a team and capable of driving new business pitches
  • Capable of multi-tasking on multiple projects – managing priorities and meeting deadlines, while maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Collegiate, team player
  • Creative thinker
  • Entrepreneurial with strong business acumen
  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum (a plus if it is in related fields such as communications, English, journalism, politics, economics, or business)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be a senior member of Sandpiper’s financial transactions practice and work extensively with financial and professional services clients across Greater China. Reporting into the regional practice leads, your role will include:

  • Ensuring a high level of client service and leading on client accounts as required.
  • Maintaining a good understanding of clients’ business objectives, and the issues in their sector.
  • Building strong and trusted relationships with clients and key business stakeholders.
  • Leading the development of communications and stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Providing support and leadership on issues and crisis management.
  • Supporting and leading new business pitches and marketing activities in partnership with other senior team members.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest social media trends.

What we offer

An opportunity to work at a fast-growing agency where you can have genuine responsibility and if you chose, autonomy to create new products and services that are aligned with the evolution of the communications industry and changing client needs.

At Sandpiper, we offer a collaborative and stimulating work environment as well as attractive remuneration and benefits.  We also offer opportunities for secondments to different offices.

If you want to work for the agency of the future, not the past; are bored doing the same thing every day and want to have more influence over your career – then come and join us! Send your CV and cover letter to