GroupM | HR Business Partner

Human Resources Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Position at GroupM

Overview of job
GroupM is the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. 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, transparent 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, learning and development, leadership development, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations and employee engagement etc.
  • Proactively assess team, manager, and organizational development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions (to improve organizational effectiveness).
  • 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 and People Operations 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 Malaysia.


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.

About Malaysia 

GroupM Malaysia is situated in the prime location of Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.  Malaysia is a multi-racial and multicultural country, there is a strong “Muhibbah” culture and the office environment is full of “Semangat” as half of our talent are below the age of 30. 

You can expect diversity, strong collaboration and a fun yet dynamic environment here! With endless growth opportunities for marketing, media and branding professionals,  we provide the support to enable ambitions to come to life. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career in media, there is no better place to be in than Malaysia.

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.