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Director, Asia Pacific Investment Management HR Business Partner

Job Title: Director, Asia Pacific Investment Management HR Business Partner
Location: Singapore
Reference: 0F9515DEF9BAB57E
Job Published: November 25, 2021 23:22

Job Description

When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and youll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.

As the Director, HRBP for the Asia Pacific (APAC) Investment Management group at Hines, you will partner and support the leaders of Hines global Investment Management (IM) organization. The IM organization is divided into three geographies: Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The HRBP, APAC IM role will partner closely with HRBPs supporting the Europe IM and Americas IM employee groups and help convene the global IM HR team on cross-cutting people initiatives. The role will also own some global talent processes, such as talent review, that affect all 250+ IM employees across geographies. The HRBP will act as the primary point of entry to HR, liaising often with Center of Expertise (COE) HR groups as needed. S/he will work with their business leaders to drive the end-to-end HR and talent agenda in support of growing and scaling the business and will be a champion of Hines culture and values. S/he will be a true business partner to the global IM leadership team, helping to determine the most impactful HR-related initiatives to drive the business forward as well as monitoring the effect of business decisions on talent and advising appropriately. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative and not afraid to challenge the status quo. S/he will be agile and able to deal with ambiguity while translating complex business issues into clear and coherent people-solutions that drive impact. In addition, s/he will have strong executive presence, experience in building a talent development focused culture and thriving in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. The role has dual reporting: solid line to the Hines Chief People Officer and a dotted line to the Chief Investment Officer - Asia. The role is based in Singapore. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organization Builder: Advise the business on how to evolve (org structure, role design, team norms) to achieve strategic goals
    • Adjust HR strategies to respond to changing business needs; assess the HR implications of strategic options
    • Identify and monitor critical HR metrics for business; analyze trends and predict future dynamics
    • Org design: Own the process of organization design and role creation/changes, liaise with Employee Relations COE for approval and documentation for making role or talent changes
    • Manage the creation and updating of job descriptions; work with Compensations team to set compensation and ensure band consistency
    • Work with teams to enhance their effectiveness, facilitating team-level interventions when needed
  • Talent Strategist: Ensure the IM organization has top talent in the most critical roles; Coach employees to grow and expand their personal impact
    • Determine the most critical value-creating roles, and ensure succession and development plans are in place for them
    • Help business create plans to develop the next generation of leaders, execute talent reviews, given process from Talent COE team
    • Identify talent issues before they impact the business
    • Own quality of talent coming into the organization, play active part in interview assessments and hiring decisions for key roles
    • Deliver appropriate coaching and development feedback to managers and employees
    • Represent IMs talent mobility and internal recruitment interests within the broader firm
  • Connector and Executor: Execute on HR projects and processes, connecting employees/leaders to appropriate experts within firm
    • Ensure managers successfully onboard new employees; liaise with TA, HRIS/payroll and L&D to ensure technical and training elements of onboarding are complete. Personally lean in to support onboarding for senior, critical, and/or brand new roles
    • Serve as first point of contact for employee issues
    • Work with managers to conduct performance management reviews, given guidelines from Talent COE team
    • Support rollout of HR programs to local constituents
    • Serve as primary HR point of contact for the business on emergency preparedness and executing on the plan
    • Liaise between the business, HR, and other parts of the organization (e.g., Communications, Legal)
  • Risk manager: Help the business manage and mitigate risks; Ensure managers understand the intent of policies and model the principles
    • Ensure business understands the intent and adheres to HR policies and procedures
    • Manage conflict resolution between employees, managers
    • Analyze exit interview feedback to predict and mitigate future issues
    • Navigate political challenges in the execution of business plans

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources or a related field from an accredited institution; advanced degree and/or real estate industry experience a plus
  • Ten or more years of relevant Human Resources experience, primarily as a strategic HR Business Partner and/or generalist
  • Prior experience with a distributed workforce and exposure to best-in-class HR, from other organizations of similar size and stage of transformation
  • Strategic thinker with experience in execution of complex, multi-functional projects and programs
  • Strong business acumen and commercial focus, capable of connecting business goals to people management practices in order to drive the most impactful people-related investments
  • Ability to influence at all levels through clear, informed and logical business justification and discussion
  • Strongly analytical, process-oriented, visionary HR professional with expertise across the full spectrum of HR and the humility and ability to regularly pivot from strategic to operational
  • Strong people management and people development skills

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 240 cities in 27 countries. Hines oversees a portfolio of assets under management valued at approximately $160.9 billion, including $81.7 billion in assets under management for which Hines serves as investment manager, and $79.2 billion representing more than 172.9 million square feet of assets for which Hines provides third-party property level services. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,450 properties, totaling over 485 million square feet. The firm has more than 180 developments currently underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information. Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of December 31, 2020.

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