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Deputy Director, Cluster Lead HR Business Partnering

Our client is a leading autonomous institute.

Job No: 3048      |       Advertised on: 2024-05-15      |       CIC: Jaclyn Tan      |       Reg. No: R1104237
Job Location(s): West (eg: Queenstown, Jurong, Clementi, Tuas)

  JOB DESCRIPTION Our client is actively searching for a Deputy Director, HR Partnering to join their team!
If you are a dynamic individual seeking a new career opportunity, read further!

In this role, you will be a strategic HR advisor who builds strong partnerships with the senior leaders and the University HR community to develop and execute the People Strategies and solutions for the College/Schools. Our HR Business Partnering team is structured to offer our stakeholders close support in three clusters – namely the Colleges & Schools, Administrative and Research clusters.

You will play the role of a Cluster Lead to a team of HR Business Partners and HR Generalists and is expected to lead and coach the team in the delivery of HR services and initiatives. The role has a primary reporting line into the Office of Human Resources and matrix reporting line into one of the Colleges.

The responsibilities of this role are:
  • Engage and strengthen the capability and effectiveness of the team comprising HR Business Partners and HR Generalists.
  • Build relationship as a trusted HR advisor with senior stakeholders and managers in the assigned Colleges/Schools/Centres, including display of strong professional credibility;
  • Develop intimate knowledge of business needs of the assigned Colleges/Schools/Centres, translate business agenda into a HR agenda and ensure HR programmes are fit for purpose;
  • Collaborate with the Dean, School Chairs, Centre Directors, HR Business Partners at College/Schools level, HR Centre of Excellence and Shared Services to develop and deliver HR solutions to address business needs;
  • Provide professional advice on the interpretation of HR policies and procedures, employment legislation, performance management, recruitment and rewards strategies;
  • Educate the People Managers and employees on policy/ system changes and implications, as well as understand and gather their feedback and inputs;
  • Lead the team in the planning and implementation of HR programmes and continuous improvement projects for three job family groups – Faculty, Researchers and Administration staff of the assigned Colleges/Schools/Centres;
  • Lead the launch and management of the Annual Performance Management cycle and oversee the facilitation of the University’s central performance review meetings for the Leadership Team and stakeholders of the Colleges/ Schools/ Centres;
  • Provide expert advice and support employee relations matters, conflict, disciplinary matters, unsatisfactory performance; and
  • Lead and manage projects and programmes assigned.

The ideal candidate will need to have the following qualities and experience:
  • At least 12 years of relevant HR experience, including at least 5 years in a supervisory/leadership position;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with strong ability to engage and influence stakeholders at various levels;
  • Strategic mindset and perspective, comfortable with ambiguity with the ability to diagnose current state, anticipate future needs and recommend forward approaches;
  • Good understanding and practical application of local employment law and HR practices, and familiar with the emerging HR trends;
  • Collaborative, agile and resourceful;
  • Comfortable in operating in a matrix structure, as well as a fast-paced and constantly changing environment;
  • Resourceful and possess strong initiative to drive changes; and
  • Strong mindset for continuous improvement and service excellence.

An exciting career awaits the right candidate! Click "Quick Apply" to register your interest now.

All applicants' CV will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  SALARY Negotiable


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