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HR Manager

Job Title: HR Manager
Location: Singapore
Reference: C3EA99E73EB158F6
Job Published: April 23, 2022 05:37

Job Description

Who are you?

Youre highly organized, detail-oriented, an analytical thinker and a skilled multi-tasker who handles even the most stressful situations with a smile. You understand the fast-paced nature of the world of human resources and take the confidentiality and importance of the role with the utmost professionalism. You pride yourself on your ability to manage your time, stay up to speed on daily tasks, and get a serious sense of accomplishment when things are knocked-off your to-do list.


VaynerMedia Singapore is looking for a self-starter, a team player, and someone with infectious energy for developing people, relationship building, and cultivating great culture within an ever-growing team. You should be a natural people person, highly organized, detail-oriented, skilled at multitasking and understand the fast-paced nature of a newly established office. You thrive on finding creative solutions and understand that at a growing company, you will wear multiple hats as you tackle the most important needs for the business at any time. You will handle even the most stressful situations with a smile, you understand the nature of the world of human resources, and take the confidentiality and importance of the role with the utmost professionalism.

The Human Resources Manager is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support and operational leadership to our APAC team. The role is critical in creating and executing our people initiatives, providing great employee support, driving HR functional excellence and process development and scaling the People & Experience team to the Singapore office.

The Task at Hand

Be prepared for one of the most meaningful and purposeful career experiences you can have. You will be tasked with delivering core HR services and taking a true partnership approach to your work, consistently bridging department needs with that of the broader APAC office. You will provide objective advice regarding complex issues and coach managers on best practices including talent acquisition and retention, professional development, performance management, culture, and career development. In addition, this role is expected to handle tasks that range from high-level strategy to day-to-day administrative and tactical with a roll up your sleeve attitude.

What Matters:

  • Relationships: Cultivate and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders, other internal teams (both local and global), and most importantly within HR to become a trusted advisor to our Singapore team
  • Operations: Measure and monitor existing programs and experiences. Partner with the rest of the team in addition to external specialists to execute global strategic initiatives and priorities within the organization. This may include performance management, leadership development and 360 reviews, compensation planning, policy development and compliance, and terminations. You are someone who will roll their sleeves up and dive into the most mundane of tasks!
  • Strategy: Partner with leaders, managers and individuals to identify broad, chronic organizational challenges or opportunities. Craft and implement strategies to address everything from workforce planning and compensation budgets, to talent management and succession planning, reward and engagement strategies to performance management, and staffing strategies and organizational design. You will be the connector across other functions creating a seamless experience across the employee lifecycle.
  • Coach, Inspire, Mediate: Ability to design and implement innovative and engaging programs to drive the evolution of the functions you support. This may include individual coaching for leaders on best practices to improve their people management skills, career and job coaching, and navigating conflict within teams.
  • Compliance and Employment Law: You are knowledgeable and well-equipped with the ins and outs, the dos and donts of employment laws in APAC, and specifically Singapore
  • Emergency Response: Generally speaking, our role is to be proactive. We strive to anticipate issues before they arise, and to create short and long-term plans for our organization. But stuff happens ... We really dont like emergencies, but when they happen you should know how to handle them quickly, discreetly, and with grace. You leverage your deep knowledge of employment law, compliance and best practice to mitigate risks to individual employees and VM.
  • About YOU

    This is anything but your standard HR role. This role is about human-to-human connection. Youll be the leader and guardian of our most prized assets: people. From onboarding to performance and productivity and culture, a lot of very important things will rest on your shoulders. The ideal candidate will have meaningful experience in a strategic HR Business Partner role.

    Your knowledge and experience are both broad and deep from employment law and best practices to talent management. Exposure to design of performance management and/or compensation philosophies and approaches welcomed.

    Fine Print: Must be proficient in the use of business software (Excel, KeyNote, PowerPoint, G Suite etc.) Familiarity with ADP, Greenhouse and other HR reporting tools. Coaching certification and prior experience in professional services or technology/creative environment is a plus.

    What leads to success in this role

  • Lead heart first, care deeply about both people and outcomes
  • Put your relationships at the forefront of everything you do
  • Have a strong interest and ability in HR analytics and leveraging data to inform decisions
  • No task is too small for you to tackle, and you take a team approach to anything thrown at you
  • Genuine belief in bringing your full self to what you do every day, see work as a calling and a passion
  • Have the ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Are comfortable facilitating executives, coming to the table with a point of view and simultaneously advocating and advising more junior talent
  • Are a creative self-starter who prides themselves on their grit and resourcefulness
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Are detail oriented with excellent organizational, prioritization and multitasking skills
  • Are an analytical problem solver with experience and proven accomplishments in a global highly matrixed org
  • Are adept and comfortable managing through frequent change, and are a ninja in your stakeholder management
  • Have a desire to take ownership and accountability for work and manage projects through execution
  • Strong people manager, adaptive approach to coaching and growing your direct reports, desire to understand their drivers and reward/recognize in line with their motivators
  • 100% knowledgeable of Singapore Labor Laws
  • Familiar with regional HR best practices across Asia Pacific region
  • Additional required experience

  • Performance Management experience: Manage 360 peer reviews process, employee feedback and work to find solutions with performance issues
  • General understanding and experience with compensation, benefits and payroll
  • Experience managing onboarding process, departures, terminations and restructuring
  • Desirable skills and experience

  • 5 years of HR working experience
  • Previous experience in a fast paced, tech start-up (ideally advertising)
  • Previous experience with developing employee retention and engagement initiatives, in line with company culture and values
  • Previous operational experience working with project management, finance and general back office teams
  • Enjoys innovation and change
  • Driven to seek novel and agile solutions to challenges
  • Knowledge and experience of using (and implementing) HR Software tools
  • A flexible and collaborative team member with enormous emotional intelligence
  • Approachable with high integrity
  • Comfortable with fast paced, start-up culture
  • Can hit the ground running
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