Corporate intelligence


Who we are

S-RM is a global intelligence and cyber security consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have 250+ practitioners spanning seven international offices, serving clients across all regions and major sectors.

We support our clients by providing intelligence that informs critical decision-making and strategies, from investments and partnerships through to disputes; by helping organisations build resilience to cyber security threats; and by responding to cyber-attacks and organisational crises.

Client focus is at the heart of what we do. Our advice is direct, honest and objective, and we deliver actionable results by bringing together the best talent and creating teams designed to address unique problems and complex challenges.

The role

The successful candidate for the Associate role will play an important part in the development of S-RM’s fast-growing Asia Pacific team.

The candidate will be involved in numerous areas of the management of the team personnel and casework. You will be expected to promote best practice relating to research, assessment and methodology and ensure delivery aligns with the high expectations of our clients.

Good teamwork and clear communication are integral to success at S-RM. We work together to address multi-faceted intelligence challenges in order to provide our clients with well-sourced, objective reporting on sometimes contentious and complex issues. Senior associates and on occasion, experienced associates, attend business development and client management meetings, which may include travel to expand our human source network in their region of specialism.

S-RM provides a mixture of internal and external training to promote your development, in addition to providing ongoing mentoring and support in your career.

We expect that the successful candidate will likely be involved with some or all of the following:

  • Managing open source and human source-led due diligence investigations;
  • Writing regionally-focused reports on companies and individuals;
  • Editing reports and providing constructive feedback;
  • Training, development and line management of more junior members of the team;
  • Preparing proposals for new business;
  • Analysing human source material and supporting the development of S-RM’s human source network; and;
  • Presenting to clients.

The role will be based in our Singapore office; however we have flexible working arrangements available.

What we're looking for

Candidates with the following skills and experience are likely to succeed as an Associate or Senior Associate at S-RM. That said, if you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply.

Nobody checks every box—we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas and have some interest and capabilities in others.

We’re looking for someone with some or all of these skills who can adapt to change and work comfortably in a fast-paced environment:

  • A high working proficiency in written and spoken English is required;
  • As a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) or equivalent experience;
  • Extensive experience working in a relevant industry;
  • A working proficiency in Bahsa and
  • Malay is preferrable;
  • Experience interacting with clients;
  • Excellent research and investigative skills;
  • Experience planning and organising projects;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Experience contributing to pitches and business development activities is desirable;
  • Relevant experience managing others; and,
  • A working knowledge of financial and commercial concepts.

The individual will need to have the following key personal skills and attributes to perform successfully in this role:

  • A clear interest in regional political and business affairs;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • A proactive mindset and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required; and,
  • An ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in Singapore by the start of their employment.

Our benefits

We offer thoughtful rewards and support to help our people achieve a great balance in their professional and personal lives, including:

  • Holiday – 20 days per year increasing to 25 days (+1 day for every year you worked at S-RM, up to a maximum of 5 days) in addition to bank holidays;
  • Life Insurance at 4x annual salary;
  • CPF (Central Provident Fund) – starting from 17% employer and 20% employee. Options can be discussed one-to-one;

Parental Support:

  • Maternity leave- 26 weeks of full pay followed by 13 weeks of half pay;
  • Paternity leave- 6 weeks of full pay;
  • Fertility treatment leave – 5 days of leave per cycle of treatment per year.

Various Health and Medical Benefits:

  • Private medical healthcare with Great Eastern including clinical, hospital and dental cover. Offered to you, your partner, and children;
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) for employee and immediate family, including counselling sessions;
  • Seasonal flu vaccinations;
  • Eye tests and glasses reimbursement up to certain cost on an annual basis;
  • Free access to the world-famous mindfulness app Headspace.

The application process

We want to get to know you, and for you to get to know us, to see if we’d be a good fit.  We are responsive and respectful of people’s time throughout our hiring process.

The easiest way to get your details to us is to send a CV and cover letter to

We expect the interview process will consist of the following steps:

A preliminary call which will be a chance for you to find out more about S-RM and the role.

  1. A research and writing task to do in your own time. This will assess your analytical and writing skills and give you a better sense of the work we do.
  2. One interview discussing the research task and your technical skills.
  3. One interview discussing your previous experience, broader competencies, and suitability for the role.

And that’s it.

S-RM nurtures a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion and we are dedicated to developing a workforce that displays a variety of talents, experiences and perspectives.