HR Business Partner, Swire HR Leadership Programme

Date:  06-May-2022
Job Req ID:  1348
Company:  John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


We are currently recruiting an experienced HR leader to join our Swire HR Leadership Programme. The Programme is a structured specialist leadership development programme which will provide you with targeted training, development, coaching and rotations approximately every 3 years across HR disciplines and/or Swire companies. The purpose of this programme is to build and develop a capable pool of HR leaders with the potential to progress into Senior HR leadership roles. The programme offers development and broad career opportunities across HR functions and the Swire group of companies.


The successful candidate will be seconded to the Cathay Pacific People Team, People Business Partner as first role on the programme. The role is accountable for providing expert HR and organisational development support and advice to enable successful execution of business and departmental strategies. By building strong business partnerships and relationships with respective business units, the job holder should develop strategic plans to improve the employee experience, engagement, HR Governance and drive a high-performance culture.


Key Accountabilities:


Business Partnership and Talent Development

  • Develop a strong business partnership and relationship with respective business unit leaders, and partner with the HR centres of excellence, training academy and global business services
  • Gain clear understanding of respective business strategies and priorities, and be able to draw on full array of HR disciplines to provide people solutions to meet the business needs
  • Equip business leaders with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage and develop their people and provide proactive guidance and counsel on people related issues
  • Develop talent and succession plans to build people and organisational capability
  • Develop people engagement plans to improve the employee experience
  • Analyse HR data and metrics to facilitate insight driven discussions on people analytics and trends
  • Work with departmental leadership teams to support strategy execution and change management initiatives
  • Support departmental communications activity, in collaboration with the Internal Communications and Engagement Team
  • Coach managers and/or employees on people related issues including performance, terminations, career development, team development and talent management
  • Act as the subject matter expert for departments across the HR spectrum, involving centres of excellence as required
  • Identify HR internal or external resources (CoEs, Global Business Services, consultancies) as required to address business challenges
  • Build a broad and professional network across the organisation


Organizational Effectiveness and Business Improvement

  • Provide leadership, expertise and market practice and insights to support organisational design, business planning and change management initiatives
  • Use data and insights to influence thinking and initiate business case to improve organisational effectiveness
  • Actively identify and suggest improvements to relevant processes
  • Actively lead/ participate in business projects
  • Lead and drive improvement initiatives within the business partnering team


Candidate Requirements:


  • Passionate about developing a career within the Swire group across HR disciplines
  • Driven and ambitious with strong leadership potential
  • Bachelor's degree in business, HR, Psychology, or relevant discipline
  • Have at least 8 years’ experience in HR, and specifically in a Business Partner role
  • Proactive and resilient with the ability to drive change and manage multiple stakeholders effectively
  • Strong business acumen, stakeholder management, drive to deliver results and personal effectiveness
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent command of English and Cantonese or Putonghua


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.