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Human Resources Director - Asia

Job Title: Human Resources Director - Asia
Location: Singapore
Reference: 9A12EF785740F46E
Job Published: January 06, 2022 04:06

Job Description

Meaningful Work From Day OneProvide guidance and technical direction to the distillery, boilers, and by-products operations which influences a $20 million plus operations budget and helps ensure efficient processing and consistent product quality of 55 million proof gallons manufactured annually. Manage the development and execution of projects that optimize quality and yield. Analyze current practices and develop process advancements. Administer Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and corrective action programs for the operations including distillery functions from grain receiving through distillation, charcoal mellowing, by-product operations, process water and wastewater treatment. Lead cross functional activities to drive the facilities strategic priorities including Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), morale/Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), quality, productivity, delivery, and cost control.

Meaningful Work From Day One

Serves as an influential and strategic HR business partner to the Asia region organization and manages the day to day HR processes across assigned functions. Facilitates the execution of business strategies through people and organizational development. Ensures the business goals, objectives and initiatives are supported through the execution of HR strategies, policies and procedures.

What Makes this a great opportunity

  • Serves as the Asia Region HR leader and operational business partner for the Regional Managing Director

  • Builds strong partnerships across the region, evidenced by the HRBP's seat at the table

  • Serves as a trusted advisor to senior leaders and leadership teams on a wide-range of HR-related topics that include performance management, talent attraction and retention, learning and development, D&I, organizational design (to include SG&A cost-management), employee engagement, total rewards, and succession planning

  • Partners with HR Director - ANZPI & Asia to manage, coach and develop local HR Business Partnership team

  • Builds strong partnerships across all HR disciplines. Represents the HR function across stakeholders and within the HR community to work towards its objectives:

  • Leads the annual Talent and Succession Planning process for Asia, providing key people insights and development areas

  • Supports the achievement of the People 2025 Vision and Strategic Priorities

  • Drives awareness and initiatives which support the Diversity and Inclusion agenda

  • Change leadership expert and facilitator for initiatives that impact people and culture.

  • In partnership with the Regional Talent Acquisition and Global Total Rewards teams, supports the business units' recruitment and acquisition efforts and ensures the process runs smoothly to build the best and most capable, diverse workforce

  • Sets the strategy for regional growth and development needs and partners with the Regional People Development team to execute against strategic priorities, including individual, team, and organizational development

  • Leads employee-relations investigations when appropriate, coordinating efforts with Legal, Compliance, and Audit when necessary. Provide recommendations for remediation if required.

To thrive in this job, here's what you should bring

  • Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Human Resources, Business or similar

  • Experience: University Degree and 5+ years HR Management experience; or 10+ years of in-depth HR Management experience

  • In-market experience in South-East Asia or North Asia is essential

  • Preferred experience in a similar regional HR role

  • Understands and has had exposure to the business culture and practises across the Asia region

  • Knowledge of HR functions and processes. Understanding of the HR profession and legal ramifications of non-compliance.

What You Can Add to the Team

  • Experience: Regional experience is highly valued

  • Experience working with commercial organization and field sales teams

  • Ability to travel 30%

What Brown-Forman has to offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Special Note - A more detailed job description is available if selected to move further in the process .


Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

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