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New year, new job: 22 well-known companies in M’sia hiring for skilled roles in 2022

For some Malaysians, a new year means looking for a new job for the possibility of better growth opportunities in their respective fields, or a career shift.

Whether you’re a student or a working professional who can relate to the above, we’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of well-known companies in Malaysia that are hiring in 2022.

The jobs listed below consist of household names that are looking for skilled workers to perform office jobs, or more technical professions that require specific industry knowledge to execute.

1. AirAsia Digital

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The newest member to Malaysia’s unicorn club, AirAsia Digital, is the digital venture arm of AirAsia Group

Known for its low cost airline, it embarked on its journey in 2018 to offer more than just flights, with the inclusion of hotels, holidays, activities, and online shopping on the airasia superapp.

The company has its own integrated logistics, including last mile deliveries through Teleport, and digital financial service via its money app, BigPay. 

Spurred on by the pandemic, the app branched out to also offer food and grocery delivery services, ride hailing, road tax and car insurance renewals, and more.

Some current job openings offered include:

  • Senior Manager, Rewards
  • Manager, Corporate & Treasury
  • Senior Executive, Multimedia Artist

Check them out and get hired here.

2. Axiata Group

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Parent company to brands Celcom and Boost e-wallet, Axiata Group entered the market as a telecommunications business in 1992. It is now on the move to become a fully digital company.

Through Celcom, Axiata Group announced in 2021 that it will be merging with another telco business, DiGi. 

If the move succeeds, the merged companies intend to strengthen their foundations to offer high-quality broadband, improve 4G connectivity, and subsequently support the acceleration of 5G rollout.

As of November 2021, the merger application has been submitted to The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Open positions listed are:

  • Associate Account Director
  • Enterprise Strategy & Business Performance
  • Human Resource and Payroll Specialist

Check them out and get hired here.

3. Carsome

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Crowned as Malaysia’s first unicorn, Carsome began in 2015 as a platform to discover and compare the best prices for different cars from various dealers. 

It wasn’t long before the company pivoted to address the used car market, providing customers with a hassle-free experience in buying and selling preloved cars.

By 2020, Carsome launched its own flagship store for prospective buyers to test drive their used cars of interest. In 2021, it founded Carsome Academy, a training centre offering Malaysian youths technical education and guaranteed career opportunities.

The company is looking to hire:

  • Vehicle Inspector / Technician
  • Specialist, Payroll
  • Senior Executive/Executive, HQ Operation (B2C)

Check them out and get hired here.

4. CIMB

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Headquartered in KL, CIMB Group Holdings Berhad is also operational in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and more ASEAN countries.

The bank offers services including consumer, commercial, investment, and Islamic banking along with asset management products and services. 

Some open positions include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Project Manager / Business Analyst
  • Personal Financial Consultant

Check them out and get hired here.

5. Ernst & Young (EY)

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Primarily known as EY, Ernst & Young Global Limited is considered as one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Operational in 150 countries, its Malaysian office provides services such as assurance, financial audit, consulting, law, strategy, along with tax and transactions to its clients.

Positions it’s looking to fill include:

  • Operations Manager for Consulting, ASEAN
  • Malaysia Markets Operations, Senior Associate
  • Technology Consulting – Robotic Process Automation, Manager

Check them out and get hired here.

6. Fave

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Fave is a fintech company with a lifestyle app helping its users discover deals and promotions on restaurant deals, spa and massage treatments, along with travel packages and activities.

Launched in 2015, Fave currently operates in 35 cities across Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, and India.

The company is looking to hire:

  • Data/Python Engineer
  • Backend Engineer (Payments)
  • Product Manager, Consumer

Check them out and get hired here.

7. Google

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Google needs little introduction into what they do. Founded in the US, the tech company expanded its office to Malaysia in 2011.

At Google Malaysia, the team’s focus is in building an infrastructure to localise its services for Malaysian consumers. Such services include building and maintaining Google Cloud, along with advertising services on the web.

Some current job openings include:

  • Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy
  • Account Manager, Large Customer Sales
  • Industry Manager, Media, Entertainment, Tech and Telco

Check them out and get hired here.

8. Grab

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Founded by two Malaysians, Grab first launched as a ride-hailing service under the MyTeksi app. It has since expanded into other services to serve under its super app, offering services like digital payments via GrabPay, along with food, grocery, and package deliveries.

Shortly after going public on Nasdaq in December 2021, Grab announced that it entered a share purchase agreement (SPA) with the current shareholders of Jaya Grocer. This move is intended to be an acquisition of the local grocery store.

To date, Grab is operational in 8 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The tech decacorn is looking to hire:

  • Head of Legal and Secreteriat 
  • Senior Threat Detection Officer
  • Risk Ops Analyst
  • Training & Quality Lead
  • IT Support Manager

Check them out and get hired here.

9. GSK

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Known as GSK, GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceutical is the main producer of Panadol. The pharmaceutical company also produces vaccines, healthcare products, supplements, and more.

Beginning its Malaysian operations in 1958, GSK Malaysia has grown substantially in its infrastructure, business operations, and talent base with over 1,000 employees.

The roles it’s looking to fill are:

  • HR Quality Performance and Change Manager
  • Senior Finance Planning & Forecasting Analyst
  • IT Service Delivery Lead

Check them out and get hired here.

10. Hiredly

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Job seekers in Malaysia are likely familiar with this job-seeking site. Formerly known as WOBB (which stands for Working On Bean Bags), Hiredly is a Malaysian-based recruitment platform. 

Originally founded in 2014 targeting Gen Y and Gen Z job hunters, it shed its youthful angle in mid-2021. The platform was rebranded with a more mature image to be known as a job portal for professional junior to mid-management talents.

On top of being a job portal, it also offers headhunting recruitment services. 

The company is looking for:

  • Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Digital Marketing Specialist

Check them out and get hired here.

11. Lazada

Lazada is an international e-commerce company founded in 2012, owned by the Chinese tech company, Alibaba Group. The site retails a broad variety of product categories, ranging from fashion, consumer electronics and household goods, to toys and sports equipment.

With a presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, the marketplace aims to offer customers a secure and convenient online shopping experience.  

It is looking to fill positions including:

  • Associate, Content & Catalog – Platform Governance
  • Senior Manager, Business Development
  • Manager, LazMall Strategy & Data Steering – LazMall
  • Head, AI Chatbot Product – Customer Care

Check them out and get hired here.

12. Maxis

Operational since 1995, Maxis is one of the oldest telecommunications companies in the country. 

Headquartered in KL, the company serves both enterprises and consumers, aiming to provide end-to-end connectivity services and communication experiences. To stay ahead, the brand is investing in high-speed advanced fibre and 5G networks.

Positions it’s looking to fill are:

  • Go To Market Specialist
  • Campaign and Programme Planning
  • System & Application Management Associate

Check them out and get hired here.

13. Maybank

Maybank was established in 1960, offering products and services including commercial, investment, and Islamic banking, insurance, and venture capital. 

According to the 2020 Brand Finance report, Maybank is Malaysia’s most valuable bank brand. It is also the 4th top brand amongst the Asean countries, and ranked 70th in the world’s most valuable bank brands.

In 2021, the bank made it on LinkedIn’s top 15 companies to work for in Malaysia, and was crowned the most attractive company in Malaysia by Talentbank’s Graduates’ Choice Award.

The positions it’s looking to fill are:

  • Application Developer
  • Project Manager, Group Sustainability
  • Relationship Manager, Premier Wealth

Check them out and get hired here.

14. Microsoft

Launched here in 1992, Microsoft Malaysia’s office mainly manages the wholesale distribution of computers, computer peripheral equipment, and its computer software.

Some known benefits of working at the company are the discounts employees are provided with for Microsoft’s products and services, along with flexible working hours and long maternity leaves. 

The company is looking for:

  • Support Engineer
  • Support Engineering Manager- Data & AI ARR
  • Relationship Manager (Dynamics)

Check them out and get hired here.

15. Petronas

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Petroliam Nasional Berhad, otherwise known as Petronas, is a Malaysian oil and gas company established in 1974. With a presence in over 50 countries, Petronas is wholly owned by the Malaysian government.

The group is engaged in petroleum activities including upstream exploration and production of oil and gas to downstream oil refining, marketing and distribution of petroleum products, and shipping.

Positions opened at the group are: 

  • Manager Product Ownership
  • System Analyst
  • Manager Data Architects

Check them out and get hired here.

16. Pfizer

Since the vaccination rollout became the talk of the town, Pfizer has been a known name to Malaysians awaiting their jabs. Established in 1849, the American-based multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation develops and produces medicines and vaccines for immunology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology.

Having a presence in over 50 countries, Pfizer Malaysia began operations in 1964, with 300 employees in 9 offices around the country. 

The company is looking to hire:

  • Medical Affairs Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Finance Planning And Analysis Manager

Check them out and get hired here.

17. PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is considered the best of the Big Four accounting firms in Malaysia due to its volume of clients. It provides a range of financial services including quality assurance, advisory, and tax services to companies.

A job at PwC Malaysia is also said to be one of the most sought-out career paths for ACCA graduates.

The roles it is looking to fill are: 

  • Administrator – Global Mobility Services, Tax
  • Associate – Deals Strategy, Advisory
  • Associate, Digital Marketing

Check them out and get hired here.

18. Razer

Razer is a Singaporean-American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, financial services, and gaming hardware. 

Headquartered in KL, the Razer Malaysia branch mainly heads the e-payment transactions for online goods and services in emerging and developed markets. Razer Malaysia’s suite of products includes its merchant services, Razer Pay Wallet, and Razer Gold (for digital currency transactions), to name a few.

It is looking to hire:

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Business Development Executive
  • Software Engineer (Content Integration)

Check them out and get hired here.

19. Shell 

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Originally formed in 1907 in the Netherlands, Shell built Malaysia’s first oil refinery and laid a submarine pipeline in Miri.

Shell is one of the world’s largest petrochemical and energy companies, boasting around 86,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

On top of its activity in the oil and gas industry, Shell is also establishing its presence in fueling electric vehicle adoption in Malaysia. 

Positions it’s hiring for are:

  • HR Operations
  • Health Manager
  • Senior Process Data Engineer

Check them out and get hired here.

20. Shopee

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Shopee has become a household name for many in Malaysia, spurred on due to the lockdowns that led to increased e-commerce activity. With a presence in Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the platform has recorded 2.8 billion gross orders in 2020.

Other than its strong presence through its e-commerce platform, the Singaporean-based company expanded into the food delivery scene back in September 2021. 

Positions opened at the tech company are: 

  • Procurement
  • ShopeePay Sales Associate
  • HR Business Partner
  • Business Transformation
  • Junior Art Director

Check them out and get hired here.

21. Sunway Berhad

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What began with the development of a tin-mining wasteland has become an integrated smart and sustainable township known as Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. Sunway Berhad today is one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with operations in real estate, construction, education, healthcare, retail, and hospitality.

In all, the group has 13 business divisions in over 50 locations worldwide, and more than 16,000 employees.

The group is looking to hire: 

  • Manager – Tax
  • Technical Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Executive – Reporting (HR Shared Services)
  • Executive – Finance (Digital & Strategic Investments)

Check them out and get hired here.

22. UNIQLO

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Since opening its first store in Malaysia in 2010 at KL’s Fahrenheit 88, UNIQLO has become a well-loved fashion brand locally. 

The brand has over 50 retail locations in 10 states, covering Peninsular and East Malaysia, and over 2,300 stores in 25 global markets.

Some roles it’s looking to fill are:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Senior Executive – Store Development
  • Assistant Manager – Store Design

Check them out and get hired here.

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