HR Business Partner, APAC

Ascential Group
Job function:
Human Resources
Job type:
Perm Full Time
Hong Kong
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About the role

We're looking for a HRBP to join our team in Hongkong. As part of our HR, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with all the locally present brands and leadership teams to identify HR solutions to operational business needs, whilst helping to create a one Ascential culture across all offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.   
  • Help to develop and implement best people management practices and collaborate effectively across the broad HR organization.
  • Be a trusted advisor to the leadership team offering practical and commercial advice on both operational and commercial topics, working closely with the Global HR brand leaders.
  • Support the deliver the HR strategy for the region in conjunction with business priorities and future requirements as well as centrally led HR initiatives.
  • Supporting key stakeholders and managers ensuring they have sufficient confidence and knowledge to achieve objectives.
  • A subject matter expert, providing guidance and advice on ER issues to the leadership and management community. 
  • Drives and supports effective business planning and challenges established/ingrained thinking. Supports the delivery of organisational change initiatives.
  • Working in partnership with the business leadership team, China HR Manager, APAC Recruitment Manager, and L&D team to identify talent requirements, talent pipeline and to support succession and talent mapping processes.
  • Employee engagement – working with the global HR team and the business leadership team to review, communicate and ensure actions are implemented, specific to supported employee population.


Your experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an HRBP/Specialist in a highly commercial, fast paced and operational business ideally experience in working in a global organisation.
  • Proven track record of contributing to the business and strategic agenda and supporting operational change.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of local HK practices with APAC experience is preferred.
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining strong relationships and engenders trust and credibility within the leadership and management team.
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to act autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • Resilient
  • Willing to travel abroad occasionally
  • Able to speak/write excellent English and Mandarin


What we offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • Annual leave
  • House and rental tax benefit
  • Fitness subsidy
  • Private medical insurance
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme


About Ascential

Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Our information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines:

  • PRODUCT DESIGN via global trend forecasting service WGSN;
  • MARKETING via global benchmark for creative excellence and effectiveness Cannes Lions and WARC and strategic advisory firm MediaLink;
  • SALES via retail and eCommerce strategy and analytics products from One Click Retail, Clavis Insight and Planet Retail RNG, the world's premier payments and FinTech congress Money20/20, global retail industry summit World Retail Congress and Retail Week.

Ascential also powers political, construction and environmental intelligence brands: DeHavilland, Glenigan and Groundsure.


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