Executive Headhunting in Malaysia

Source the right executive talent to help your organisation grow and thrive.

Organisations can only rise to the top, and stay there, by engaging the right leadership. Assembling this team can challenging at the best of times, and a significant barrier to organisational performance when pursuing growth targets.

Monroe Consulting Malaysia brings our proven executive headhunting and selection capability to our clients to relieve the pressure of sourcing and selecting these candidates. Our specialised executive headhunting consultants understand the requirements and pressures to deliver results at this level, and will provide the right candidates, on time.

We help you determine which executive talent have the best fit with the requirements and expertise of the role, as well as culture and people fit. This is achieved by closely consulting with you and gaining intimate knowledge of the goals and pressures in your organisation.

Contact us today for an obligation-free discussion about your headhunting needs. Or if you are a professional in search of exciting job opportunities, you can apply here.

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Avinash Kumar Manoharan
Managing Director
Monroe Consulting Malaysia

+603 2771 0310

Avinash is a trained engineer who developed a passion for recruitment. Under his leadership, Monroe Consulting Malaysia has positioned as one of the top, award-winning headhunting agencies in the region. He is a regular influencer in the business community, discussing on recruitment and talent management consulting on platforms such BFM89.9, LinkedIn and others.

Executive Headhunting and Selection

Simply put – we find people with the right skills, experience, and psychological profile to take leadership roles in companies. We do this by working with you to develop a deep understanding of what type of person would be successful in the role and identifying the core competencies and skills that the role requires.

With this knowledge, we tap into our global networks to identify individuals that suit the ideal profile. Our headhunting service extends over the recruitment lifecycle from requisition management, screening candidates, to onboarding and post-performance management. The goal of our dedicated headhunting consultants is to consistently exceed expectations using our broad global candidate pool and professional networks.

Through our focus on understanding your specific requirements and having researched the ability of suitable candidates, we act as a mediator, confidentially reaching out to talent. Our commitment to confidentiality throughout our headhunting process during times of change at an executive level is an essential factor in ensuring your business and potential candidates remain protected.

The result of this process is the consistent delivery of exceptional executive talent to our clients.

About Monroe Consulting Malaysia Headhunting

Monroe Consulting Malaysia is headhunting firm established in 2002. We are boutique search firm that’s large enough to deliver exceptional candidates, and small enough to provide personalised service.

Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced headhunting consultants who have established track records of delivering the right candidates, on time. Monroe Consulting Malaysia is supported by our sister offices throughout Asia, as well as the Empresaria Group which comprises of over 20 staffing brands. This gives us access to a global network of recruitment resources, 24 hours a day, all around the globe.

Our extensive headhunting and recruitment resource, expertise, and global reach means we leave nothing to chance when performing search services for your organisation.  

Monroe Consulting Malaysia Headhunting Awards

Our proven track record and industry recognition ranks us among the top headhunting firms in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific.

  • 2019 Human Resources Asia Awards Malaysia, Recruitment Agency of the Year (Silver)

  • 2018 Human Resources Asia Awards Malaysia, Best Candidate Experience by a Recruitment Solution Provider (Gold)

  • 2018 Human Resources Asia Awards Malaysia, Best Newcomer (Silver)

  • 2018 Human Resources Asia Awards Malaysia, Best Client Experience by a Recruitment Solution Provider (Silver)

  • 2018 Human Resources Asia Awards Malaysia, Recruitment Agency of the Year (Silver)

  • 2017 Human Resources Asia Awards - Best Newcomer Malaysia (Gold)

  • 2017 Human Resources Asia Awards - Best Candidate Experience Malaysia (Bronze)

Headhunting Malaysia Testimonials

  • ​It was a real pleasure to work with Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia. We worked with Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia on selecting a profile for a relevant position in our company. We are ver satisfied with the level of support that we received from Monroe. The Executive Recruitment Consultant has made communication very easy and managed the process in a very efficient, straightforward and collaborative manager. The support we received from Monroe helped us find the best candidates and make the best decision.


  • ​It has been a very good experience working with Monroe Malaysia team. The team is very quick and prompt in their responses. They have always been ready to modify search according to our requirements. As we both work in different time zones the comfort was always maintained by the team. The Consultant is energetic and is always on his toes to take on challenging roles and always come up with unique requirements.


  • ​The most important aspect of our recruitment is the understanding of the role. The consultants are very attentive to our explanations of what the role/roles required. Our industry is very niche and we also understand some of the difficulties involved in our recruitment process; and can be quite challenging for them. Despite of these challenges, they have delivered according to our expectations. Communication is excellent.


  • ​I've had dealings with a fair few recruitment agencies in the past, but Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia is the next level! The consultants have deep knowledge of the industrial sector and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals across a range of job disciplines. What I value the most is that they always listens but is never afraid to push back when they feel that someone is the right fit for our business. Having a partnership with Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia has significantly improved our time-to-hire on several key roles over the past one year.


  • ​Working with Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia was a true pleasure. We collaborated with Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia to select a profile for a relevant position within our organization. We are very pleased with the level of assistance provided by Monroe. The Executive Recruitment Consultant ensured that communication was clear and that the process was managed in an efficient, straightforward, and collaborative manner. Monroe's assistance enabled us to find the best candidates and make the best decision.


Headhunting Jobs in Malaysia

Chief Engineer

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group's Industrial Division is partnered with a growing organization who is well established in the hospitality with on-going new project developments. Job summary The Chief Engineer will be responsible for the overall management of the engineering department and ensuring the optimal performance of the hotel's infrastructure. This role involves maintaining the highest standards of guest satisfaction by ensuring all facilities are in excellent condition, planning and implementing maintenance programs, and managing a team of skilled professionals. Job Responsibilities: Leadership and Management: Conduct daily morning meetings with the General Manager to discuss ongoing projects, issues, and plans. Lead, manage, and motivate the engineering team to achieve departmental goals. Prepare and present weekly and monthly operational and maintenance reports to senior management. Facility Operation and Maintenance: Oversee the daily operations and maintenance of the hotel's physical assets, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and other systems. Implement preventive maintenance schedules to minimize downtime and ensure longevity of equipment. Conduct periodic inspections of the property to assess and address any maintenance needs. Budget and Financial Management: Prepare the annual maintenance budget and manage expenses within the approved budget. Monitor actual expenses, analyze variances, and implement corrective actions to ensure budget compliance. Develop and implement energy-saving and cost-reduction initiatives, preparing relevant reports for management review. Compliance and Safety: Ensure all engineering activities comply with local regulations and hotel policies, including health and safety standards. Liaise with government authorities (e.g., BOMBA, DOSH, Suruhanjaya Tenaga) to secure necessary licenses and permits. Participate in the hotel's Emergency Response Team (ERT) and lead fire safety initiatives. Project Management: Coordinate with outside contractors for installation and repair works, ensuring minimal disruption to hotel operations. Consult and negotiate with clients and stakeholders to finalize engineering project specifications. Manage the renewal of service contracts and agreements, liaising with service providers as needed. Guest and Resident Relations: Address and resolve maintenance-related guest complaints promptly and effectively. Cooperate with Joint Management Body (JMB) on activities such as utility monitoring, contract renewals, and event venue rental. Inventory and Work Order Management: Establish and maintain proper work performance records, inventory controls, and work order procedures. Allocate work assignments effectively to ensure timely and efficient completion of tasks. Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with industry trends and advancements in engineering practices. Implement innovative solutions to enhance the hotel's operational efficiency and guest satisfaction. Job Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil) or a related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering management, preferably in the hospitality industry. Proven track record in managing large-scale facilities and leading engineering teams. Strong knowledge of building systems, maintenance procedures, and regulatory compliance. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Malaysia
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Commissioning Engineer

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group is exclusively recruiting on behalf of a European multinational leader in Design and Manufacturing of Technologies for the Vegetable Oil and Oleochemical industries. Our client is seeking a commissioning engineer, with 8 years' experience in plant commissioning. Job summary The ideal candidate will be responsible to participate in walk down inspections, punch listing and testing including trouble shooting of mechanical, electrical & instrument component issues that can arise on the project. Work collaboratively within the Project team and with Client to maintain positive relationships. Job Responsibilities: Operating & Maintenance Manuals development. Commissioning and Start-up development. Oversee the installation of equipment, piping, and instruments as per the specified design requirements; PIDs, 3D models, etc. Identify and rectify any instances of non-compliance, offering on-site guidance to the customer when necessary. Efficiently carry out the commissioning of equipment and processes, aiming for cost-effectiveness and a swift timeframe. Administer performance tests and deliver training to operators. Address and resolve commissioning issues, closely collaborating with the project engineering team for any lingering on-site challenges. Operate in a systematic manner, adhering to safety and quality standards. Generate punch lists and progress reports for tasks related to installation supervision and commissioning. Follow through on commissioning issues until they are fully resolved and closed, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning and Performance Test. Support the achievement of project deliverables by adhering to specifications and enhancing competitiveness through standardization, P&ID reviews, and layout assessments. Take part in Factory Acceptance Tests and openings of equipment boxes. Conduct site audits and suggest improvements to the client. Coordinates activities with other engineers in the commissioning team.

  • Malaysia
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Head of Transformation, Asia Pacific

Executive Recruitment Firm, Monroe Consulting Group is working with an esteemed financial services company to onboard their Head of Transformation, Asia to spearhead their projects with the latest technologies. ( Note: Candidates must come from an Insurance background) Job Responsibilities: Completion of "Gearshift 2.0" for residual Asia OEs. Consolidating IT Services into RDC Malaysia and outsourcing to the chosen partner as appropriate. Ensure RDC Malaysia and regional TOM is fully operationalized including Commercial operations. Establish an appropriate vendor governance model for the Transformation key Partner for the region both during the transformation and for future steady-state runs. Develop and implement a transformation roadmap for the Operating Entities in the region covering both regional and global initiatives (e.g., Asia Regional applications, Enhanced Regulatory, AZT Speed to Value). Support the annual budget planning process in partnership with Account management, Portfolio management, finance teams and the company's customers Support other key regional transformation initiatives as needed e.g., M&A. Create a culture of ownership, customer focus, and a "one Asia team" within the CTO3 and the company Job Requirements: 15+ years relevant experience in multi-national organizations with experience leading complex transformation. Insurance company Operations and Technology. IT Shared services experience a plus. 10+ years of Commercial model and Finance Transformation experience with a deep understanding of Financial Planning and Analysis, Restructuring and Financial operations. 10+ years of scale program management experience managing project financials, demand management, change management, KPI tracking, and reporting alignment within a complex matrix organization. Experience with bid/proposal preparation and the ability to negotiate and manage multi million Euro service contracts is a must. Experience in Asia markets. Work cultural and Financial Regulatory environments. Excels working in a matrix organization, leading by influence and with a strong track record of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Tolerance for ambiguity and strong resilience. Current and solid understanding of current Technology topics and of AGILE and software delivery models. Knowledge of Life and P&C business models. Products, Distribution and Systems Demonstrated success in providing innovative solutions to key challenges with the ability to syndicate ideas through senior stakeholder approval. Goal-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experienced in managing multi-cultural and geographically dispersed teams. Customer-centric mindset; transparent & fact-based. Able to work from the Board level and to lead junior teams. Fluent in English.

  • Malaysia
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Finance & HR Manager

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia's Finance & Accounting Division is recruiting on behalf of a leading Singapore entertainment company. Our client is seeking an experienced and strategic-minded Finance & HR Manager, with more than 3 years of relevant experience in finance and human resources operations. The job is based in KL. Job Summary The winning candidate will oversee all financial and human resources operations in Malaysia. Responsible for financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and reporting, as well as managing recruitment, employee relations, and performance management. This role requires strong leadership skills, financial acumen, and the ability to provide strategic insights to support business decisions. Job Responsibilities: Produce financial reports related to budgets, account payable, account receivable, expenses, etc. Liaise with external auditors and tax agents. Look into strengthening current internal control and process improvement. Responsible for the full spectrum of Finance/Accounting functions and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the finance team. Prepare monthly cash flow/quarterly rolling-forecast/annual budget. Implement finance policies and procedures and ensure that they are being consistently followed - including customer and supplier contracts, purchase orders, credit control, and ensure timely invoicing. Provide financial advice to the Management team. Ensure timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and management reports. Handle full spectrum of HR function including payroll process. Administer the recruitment process, including job postings, sourcing, screening. Administer the onboarding process to ensure new employees have a smooth transition into the company and oversee the offboarding process to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures for departing staff. Create, maintain, and update all leave records. Establish and constantly review HR policies to ensure policies comply with regulations. Handle administrative duties. Undertake & execute any other tasks assigned by the supervisor. Job Requirements: Bachelor's degree/Diploma in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, HR Management or a related field. Professional qualification like ACCA, CPA & etc will be an added advantage. At least 3 years of relevant experience. Certification in HRM or related field is an advantage. Strong knowledge and understanding of Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards. Experienced in liaison with external auditors and management of an annual audit process. Good communication skills and able to interact well across departments and management team. Able to work independently and effectively under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Meticulous, focused and a good team player with a high level of enthusiasm, drive, initiative, and commitment. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Proficient in Xero Accounting System.

  • Malaysia
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Director of Finance

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia's Finance & Accounting Division is recruiting on behalf of a leading and prestigious Malaysian hospitality company. Our client is seeking a professional, with more than 8 years of experience in leading the accounting and finance operation to be their Director of Finance. The job is based in Klang Valley. Job Summary The winning candidate will oversee all financial activities of the hotel, ensuring the integrity of financial reporting, effective budget management, and strategic financial planning. This role involves leading the finance team, optimizing financial performance, and providing key insights to support the hotel's overall business strategy. Job Responsibilities: 1. Financial Planning and Analysis: * Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the hotel's business objectives. * Prepare and present comprehensive financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements. * Conduct financial analysis and provide insights to support decision-making and improve financial performance. 2. Budget Management: * Lead the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads to develop accurate and achievable budgets. * Monitor budget performance, analyze variances, and implement corrective actions as needed. * Ensure all expenditures are within the approved budget and identify opportunities for cost savings. 3. Financial Reporting and Compliance: * Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements in accordance with applicable accounting standards. * Oversee compliance with local and international financial regulations, tax laws, and hotel policies. * Liaise with external auditors and regulatory authorities to ensure compliance and address any issues that arise. 4. Cash Flow Management: * Monitor and manage the hotel's cash flow to ensure sufficient liquidity for operational needs. * Develop and maintain cash flow forecasts and strategies to optimize cash reserves. * Oversee accounts receivable and payable to ensure timely collections and payments. 5. Internal Controls and Risk Management: * Establish and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard the hotel's assets and ensure the accuracy of financial records. * Identify and mitigate financial risks, implementing policies and procedures to minimize exposure. * Conduct regular risk assessments and update risk management plans as necessary. 6. Team Leadership and Development: * Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing finance team. * Foster a collaborative and results-oriented work environment, encouraging professional growth and development. * Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to team members. 7. Strategic Financial Initiatives: * Partner with the General Manager and senior leadership team to drive strategic financial initiatives. * Evaluate and recommend financial strategies to support new business opportunities and expansion plans. * Provide financial insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making. 8. Vendor and Contract Management: * Negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers and service providers, ensuring favorable terms and conditions. * Oversee the procurement process to ensure cost-effective purchasing practices. * Monitor and evaluate vendor performance to ensure compliance with contract terms. Job Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. * Minimum of 8 years of experience in finance management, with at least 3 years in a leadership role, preferably within the hospitality industry. * Professional qualification like ACCA, CIMA & etc will be an added advantage. * Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and budgeting. * Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. * Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite. * Strong leadership and team management skills. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. * High level of integrity and confidentiality.

  • Malaysia
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

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Don't let the perfect candidate slip through your fingers - contact Monroe Consulting Malaysia today. Let us be your trusted partner in building a team that will drive your success.

Headhunting Outlook in Malaysia

For over 20 years Monroe Consulting Malaysia has been at the forefront of executive headhunting. We are experts finding experts – embedded in the talent market and up to date with the latest trends.

The fourth largest economy in Asia has struggled in the early 2020’s, with a shrinking pool of top talent who have an increasingly wider range of career opportunities to choose from within the region.

Malaysia’s technology sector is a driving force behind the need for comprehensive executive headhunting programs. The rollout of the long-awaited 5G network and digital infrastructure, along with the approval of banking licenses by the Ministry of Finance is expected to fuel growth in tech hiring. For organisations operating in the space, the ability to headhunt experienced executives with the right skill sets drive their growth ambitions will be critical.

An increased demand in tech talent will also place strain on other industries, as executives with transferable skills may move to similar roles in tech where high growth is expected. Building a strategy for attracting local and international executives will place forward-thinking organisations at the forefront of growth in Malaysia as its recovery picks up pace.

There is plenty to be optimistic about regarding the future of Malaysia and the economy, and at Monroe Consulting Malaysia we are committed to helping our clients be part of that success through finding exceptional talent to lead them there.

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