GroupM | HR Business Partner

Human Resources Singapore, Singapore


Position at GroupM

Overview of job
We are currently looking for a HR Business Partner to join us in a transformational journey across the group.

You will be a trusted advisor for the people managers, supporting them to navigate all people matters across the business. You will contribute at both hands-on and strategic levels to cultivate an open and collaborative culture that ensures the employee experience is prioritized.

The three best things about the role:

  • The opportunity to work in a fast-paced role where no two days are the same
  • The chance to develop and implement an innovative people and culture strategy to support one of the worlds’ leading media agencies
  • A fun-loving group of people that are wildly talented, who will inspire you with their brilliant work every day 

In three months, you will be:

  • Building open, frank and positive relationships with colleagues throughout GroupM
  • Working to get the best from every member of the team
  • Demonstrating good HR Business Partnering skills even when under considerable pressure
  • Building a solid understanding of the GroupM transformational talent requirements as well as its initiatives and policies
  • Giving clear, considered, and concise advice on HR issues and demonstrating strong stakeholder management skills across all levels of seniority.

 In six months you will be:

  • Building trusted relationships with the agencies, having built credibility as a reliable, responsive, trusted advisor
  • Thoroughly understanding the structure, roles and responsibilities within GroupM and where they are best situated.
  • Translating business strategies and objectives into organization capability and talent requirements

Responsibilities of the role

  • Partner with people managers and the leadership team in understanding their business needs and deliver targeted HR solutions such as workforce planning, talent assessment, team building etc.
  • Proactively assess team, manager, and organizational development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Manage and facilitate the Performance Review processes and employee check in surveys throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Integrate and partner with People team colleagues in Talent Acquisition, People Operations, Learning & Development and Total Rewards teams to implement solutions that scale the business.
  • Partner closely with regional Agency People leads on regional/global strategy and execution
  • Ensure HR policies are in line with local legislation and global and regional WPP/GroupM policies
  • Be the change agent and drive the HR and business transformation journey
What you will need
  • 8+ years of relevant HR experience with strong focus on HR business partnering
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to influence at all levels of an organization.
  • Project management skills in driving organizational change, along with a growth mindset
  • Demonstrated coaching, mentoring, counselling skills.
  • Ability to understand the business, the business challenges and be solutions focused.
  • Resilience to thrive in matrix, high paced environment where priorities are constantly shifting.
  • Ability to build pride across the group being the biggest and most agile network agency group
  • Strong working knowledge of employment laws and compliance requirements in Singapore.

More about GroupM

GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology. Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development.

We are not limited by teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients lets us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent the space, support and tools to innovate and grow.

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About GroupM Singapore

GroupM Singapore operates in one of the most dynamic and exciting environments in the world. Although it is a small domestic market, there is a vibrant media industry which is undergoing rapid evolution as digital technology reshapes the way marketing supports advertisers’ needs. Being at the crossroads of Asia means, that aside from the local clients and media owners, we also have a high proportion of multi-national clients, renowned brands and media owners.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.