Completed Permanent Singapore - Global

The Company

An international award-winner in security services, our client employs 12,000 people globally and operates from over 1,000 (often remote) locations. Revenue sits well in excess of 1 billion US dollars and operations are divided geographically into the six regions of US, Europe, EEMEA (East Europe, Middle East and Africa), Indonesia, Asia and Australia. Since its foundation the company has grown steadily through JVs and acquisitions.  

The Role

A pivotal HR Directorship position has opened up as a support to a critical business unit, to be based in Singapore. This is very much a strategic business partnering opportunity in a heavily-matrixed set-up. Demanding stakeholders will expect quick decisions to be made, often in urgent or crisis-style situations. This is a role for a front-footed sharp-thinker and strong communicator with excellent EQ.  

The Individual

The appointment will require at least 10 years of broad, generalist HR experience, of which a major chunk must have been spent in supporting emerging markets countries, specifically those in Middle East and Africa. Strong technical skills are absolutely expected but the crucial piece in the jigsaw will be the very specific cultural alignment. HR is still evolving at the organisation and there is a need for agility in helping shape its future. Systems need to be implemented and structure needs to be created.

Posted on 08 Aug 2018

The Chapman Consulting Group Pte Ltd

EA Licence No. 08S3543

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR
Professional Services & Consulting
International Coverage
Global HQ
Asia Pacific
Global revenue
US$1 Billion and under
Solid report to
Group Director of Business Unit
Potential upsides
This particular business unit carries great weight in terms of headcount and revenue so making the role extremely visible. Very much a role for a strong leader to shine internally.
Potential downsides
The environment is fast-moving and will require someone that can navigate a certain degree of chaos, as the business and HR function continues to evolve.