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Country Head of Human Resources, Kuala Lumpur (MY)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR Talent Management


Date posted

13 Mar 2024

The Company

We are pleased to be partnering with an established consumer goods multinational to search for a Country Head of HR for their business in Malaysia. This European conglomerate has a strong global presence and is a prominent brand known for its sustainable growth track record internationally.

The Role

The Country Head of Human Resources is a critical leadership role that requires close collaboration with the General Manager. As the champion of the HR agenda for various brands of different complexities, the role is both strategic and operational. The person in this role will primarily shape, lead, and oversee the effective implementation of the human resources framework to meet business objectives. They will be a strategic partner, subject matter expert, and the go-to person for all HR matters, including workforce planning, recruiting, people development, internal communications, and payroll for both retail and corporate levels.  

The Individual

We are searching for a skilled Human Resources leader who has a proven track record of effectively collaborating with senior leaders and implementing impactful HR strategies and people programs. The ideal candidate should have experience in partnering with businesses during a time of transformation or growth and must be adaptable and flexible to work on various business portfolios with varying degrees of complexity. The candidate should be willing to roll up their sleeves to drive operational issues on the ground. Strong communication and influencing skills are crucial for this role.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR Talent Management
  • Industry
    Retail & Luxury
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Country General Manager
  • Potential upsides
    Great exposure to senior leadership populations and an exceptional opportunity to make an impact by leading the development and delivery of the Human Capital strategy. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and execute a strong Human Resources strategy for prestigious brands with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Potential challenges
    The company is currently in an exciting phase where you need to manage change and transformation within a highly matrixed organisation that will demand strong stakeholder management. This role requires someone who is highly tenacious, a strong self-starter with a can-do attitude, and comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
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