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Global HR Director, Shanghai (CN)

China Mainland
Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

15 May 2024

The Company

Our client is a leading multinational corporation in the industrial manufacturing sector, known for its strong commitment to global sustainability, including in China. With an extensive workforce exceeding 50,000 employees across 100+ countries, they operate with a high level of connectivity and sophistication. Their organisational structure follows a matrix framework and is heavily influenced by the strategic initiatives of their business units.

The Role

The Global HR Director directly reports to the BU President based in China, with a dotted-line reporting structure to the China Country Head of HR. The Global Human Resources team crafts the people strategy and talent roadmap to align with the overarching business objectives of the BU. The incumbent is responsible for developing and executing HR policies, processes, and operational procedures to enhance organisational optimisation. This includes workforce planning, fostering a culture of excellence, recruitment strategies, performance management, competency development, and initiatives for retention and engagement.  

The Individual

Our client is seeking a candidate with a demonstrated proficiency in navigating matrix organisational frameworks, especially within the industrial manufacturing sector. They are looking for an individual skilled in overseeing regional HR teams across various business units. The ideal candidate exhibits strong business acumen and excels in exerting influence across all levels of the organisation. Furthermore, they should showcase a proven track record of developing and implementing global HR strategies to foster business expansion and facilitate transformation within complex global enterprises.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Industrial & Manufacturing
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    BU President
  • Potential upsides
    An excellent opportunity to step into a visible regional role in a thriving, world-class environment. Great exposure to senior leadership populations and solid opportunity to make an impact at this level.
  • Potential challenges
    Highly matrixed organisation that will demand strong stakeholder management.
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