Principal / Lead, Business Partner (Talent Management & Acquisition)

Job Title: Principal / Lead, Business Partner (Talent Management & Acquisition)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: JOB_000672[367]
Contact Name: Leon Nonis
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 28, 2019 12:51

Job Description

The Company

Our client is a market leader in Singapore and is fast expanding with multiple award winning concepts and brands located in several locations.

The Role

As a Business Partner, you will provide consultative advice and end-to-end support to a selection of concepts under his/her charge; developing, communicating and executing HR policies, processes and metrics that support the achievement of the Group’s business goals.

You will maintain an effective level of business literacy about the Concept’s performance, its mid-range plans, and its culture, and be highly competent in building relationships with management heads and employees of each concept as well as Group heads, to influence and facilitate change.

As a domain expert in the area of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, you will be responsible for providing leadership in the area of Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding, and Talent Management – formulating HR strategies that deliver value to employees as well as the business. This would include ownership of strategic projects, overseeing a range of activities to ensure departmental operational efforts are productively managed through to execution.

Key Responsibilities

Key area of responsibilities:

( 1 ) Business Partnering

  • Assist the Heads of Concepts and Departments in the manpower budgeting and forecasting cycle and process (which forms part of the operating budget) for the Concepts under your charge
  • Work closely with Group Heads of Departments, Head(s) of Concepts, HR Shared Services to ensure alignment on human capital policies, talent development initiatives, employee engagement programs
  • Produce timely management reports and provide quality counsel on human capital issues/matters to management, at the Group and Concept level, to facilitate and enable decision-making
  • Support the Performance & Talent Management process; developing and implementing succession and individual career development plans for employees in coordination with the Heads Of Concepts and Group-level Senior Management
  • Be the central point of contact for Heads of Concepts and employees alike; providing guidance on the application of Group HR policies, procedures, and standards
  • Work closely with HR Shared Services team and drive continual efforts to improve the HR Delivery Model in the specific HR functional areas to enable the provision of enhanced HR services to internal customers
  • Be an effective Employee Champion; leading and sustaining Employee Engagement activities that enhance the employee experience

 ( 2 ) Driving leading talent practices and employee branding strategies

  • Lead talent acquisition, assessment/selection and associated processes to ensure consistency in the candidate experience and selection of human Capital with the right skills and competencies
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to design and develop a coherent Employer Branding strategy and roadmap, and lead the consequent branding and attraction efforts
  • Develop the Talent Acquisition/sourcing strategy; driving best practice(s) in recruitment, assessment and selection and formulating the hiring framework, relevant policies, programs and process as necessary to enhance the Group’s ability to recruit, select and acquire a passionate and high-performing workforce
  • Generate, analyse and interpret statistics and data from talent acquisition activities to identify future talent needs, and insights into specialized or competitive intelligence and research that would proactively influence key decision on talent acquisition/sourcing, engagement and retention strategies
  • Provide counsel and guidance on hiring framework, policies and processes to HR team members and Head of Department and Concepts 
  • Develop strong industry networks and build relationships with third party recruitment agencies, staffing firms 
  • Pro-actively develop an approach to keep abreast of talent movements in the industry
  • Lead the development and curation of milestone Leadership programs and talent development strategies; crafting career pathways, succession planning and bench strength building
  • Work closely with the team to craft outreach programs such as internships, career fairs etc, that contribute towards building of the talent pipeline as well as anchoring the Group’s Employer Brand
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the Talent Acquisition and Learning budget

 (3) Actively lead, drive and participate in HR and transformation projects

  • Participate and/or lead special HR projects and/or developing strategies that address a range of complex human capital and business issues


The Person

  • At least 5 years of HR experience in a multi-national corporation or start-up, preferably in FMCG, Hospitality and lifestyle or food and beverage industry sectors
  • Astute in analyzing, interpreting and presenting data in an effective manner to facilitate reporting and decision-making
  • Highly creative in exploring new talent acquisition channels, and adept in the use of social media for Employer Branding
  • Proficient in local employment laws and HR legislations and its interpretation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through persuasion and expertise with limited direct authority; building influence through building, maintaining, and leveraging relationships across all levels within the organisation
  • Able to work well under pressure and effectively with little direction, taking the lead in situations where appropriate
  • Proficient in technology - SAP, Microsoft Office software (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Qualifications in Human Resources, Organisation Psychology or related discipline of study