Head of HR, Asia

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  • Sector:

    Chemicals, Manufacturing & Engineering, Oil & Energy

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  • Salary:

    S$140000 - S$160000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kumud Nandwani

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


  • Head of HR, APAC
  • UK Based Engineering Firm
  • Salary: S$150k to S$160K per annum
  • Singapore

Our client:

Our client is a globally recognised engineering company with a strong footprint in Asia Pacific. As part of their business plan to drive and support a growing Asia Pacific portfolio, there is a need to recruit for a high calibre Head of HR to craft out innovative HR strategies and act as an advisor to the senior leadership team in Asia.

The role:

Reporting to the Global HR Director and leading a team of HR professionals in the region, the Head of HR will be the key advisor to the Asia Pacific leadership team in conceptualising and implementing business and organisation strategies, and providing meaningful insights and/or analysis to various challenges in the Asia markets, particularly in the high-growth markets in Greater China.

The Head of HR will critically evaluate and provide the necessary recommendations to innovate and/or improve the existing HR processes and policies in order for the overall Asia business to leverage for their growth, which includes but not limited to, talent management and engagement, rewards and benefits and talent acquisition.


The successful candidate should have at least 10 years of relevant experience, with prior experience in leading remote HR teams in the region. The candidate should come with a strong working knowledge of Greater China markets and employment legislations as part of the business growth will focus on these markets.

The candidate should have a proven track record of business partnering with senior leadership team to craft out new, innovative and forward-thinking HR strategies. Excellent communication and influencing skills are highly desirable to support a diverse leadership team and HR stakeholders. Prior experience in manufacturing or oil & gas industries are preferred.

Comfortable with travelling around 25% within Asia.

**Please note that only applicants with existing eligibility to work in Singapore can be considered.

Thanks for your time! Please reach out to Kumud if you would like to discuss this role or are open to other HR opportunities and want to discuss the market.

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