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Head of HR, China, Shanghai (CN)

China Mainland
Status shortlisting
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

07 Sep 2023

The Company

We are working with one of the most successful companies in commercial real estate asset management. This company holds a prominent position in the Asian market, recognised as a leader in its industry with substantial market share in key economic cities. Mainland China is central to its growth strategy, where it has executed numerous successful projects through mergers and acquisitions, primarily focusing on Tier 1 cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the business remains sustainable and is experiencing positive growth. Currently, the company is strategically expanding into light asset management in addition to its core business. The company’s culture is deeply rooted in long-term relationships and a people-centric approach. This has resulted in a cadre of seasoned leaders who have demonstrated unwavering loyalty, forming the bedrock of future business opportunities and successes.

The Role

The Head of HR, China will lead a team of over 20 subordinates and report directly to the Global Head of HR. The role requires close collaboration with business leaders in China and active engagement with global HR Centres of Excellence.  

The Individual

We are seeking a senior Head of HR who will be responsible for optimising HR operations, including enhancing effectiveness through ERP and assessments, alongside strategic workforce planning and refining operational models. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have a strong focus on transformation, involving the exploration of new operational methodologies, driving cultural shifts, and fostering mindset adjustments. This includes crafting a culture statement that aligns actions with words, ensuring alignment across the organisation. The Head of HR, China role will also emphasise performance management and leadership development as a priority, with a specific emphasis on nurturing an outcome-driven organisational structure to support overall growth and success.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Banking & Financial Services
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Global Head of HR
  • Potential upsides
    Great exposure to senior leadership populations and solid opportunity to make an impact at this level. The chance to design and shape the HR strategy, with execution as well.
  • Potential challenges
    Unstructured complex environment with tough stakeholders. Highly matrixed organisation that will demand strong stakeholder management. Growing HR function so will require a hands-on approach.
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