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Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Head Office)

Date:  9 Apr 2024
Job Req ID:  2914
Company:  John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


A highly-diversified and global corporation, the Swire Group’s businesses encompass property, aviation, beverages and food chain, as well as marine and trading & industrial activities. Its core businesses are mainly focused in Asia, with its key operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. Within Asia, Swire's activities come under the Group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Limited, which is the largest shareholder in two Hong Kong listed companies: Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific Airways.


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Limited. Our Staff Department is now inviting candidates to apply for the following position:



Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Head Office)


This role will serve as a trusted business partner for JS&SHK head office, leveraging inclusion and DEI-based insights as a key driver of organisational culture and managing DEI-related NGO partnerships. The incumbent will also be responsible for compliance and DEI-related ESG reporting in Hong Kong.


The job holder will partner with the HR Business Partners and Internal Communications at the head office to analyse employee engagement insights and advance DEI initiatives. This role will also support to review talent management practices at the Group level to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment and design DEI learning solutions at a Group level. 



  • Partner with HR Business Partners at the head office to conduct comprehensive DEI diagnostics with the use of data, to evaluate the current DEI maturity level and opportunities
  • Provide guidance and coaching support to department heads to help implement DEI priorities, milestones, programmes and initiatives effectively
  • Work with the HR team within JS&SHK to integrate DEI considerations and incorporate DEI metrics into all talent management practices and performance evaluation processes, to enhance employee experience and mitigate people risks
  • Work closely with vendors to continually upgrade quantitative and qualitative research methods to generate practical insights, to enable HR and DEI teams to drive an inclusive culture in JS&SHK
  • Collaborate with the Internal Communications and Learning & Development teams at JS&SHK for raising awareness about various aspects of DE&I
  • Collaborate with NGO partners and the Philanthropy department to drive synergies and support the communities we serve in Hong Kong
  • Draft the DEI sections of the Group Sustainability and Annual Report, as well as any other regulation-related reporting


To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. A Master’s degree in Psychology, Business, Statistics or Social Sciences is preferred
  • A minimum of 12 years of corporate experience, including no less than 5 years of HR business partnering or talent management experience
  • Familiarity with employment laws, regulations, and compliance requirements related to DEI in Hong Kong
  • Knowledge of DEI principles, theories, best practices, and current trends, including a clear understanding of the talent management levers which enhance DEI maturity in organisations and cultures
  • Sound analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and provide actionable insights. The ability to synthesise and connect the dots would be equally important
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels across functions empathetically
  • Passion for spreading awareness of DEI and curating employee engagement activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Proven track record in stakeholder communication, engagement, community outreach, and partnership building. Prior experience working with NGOs would be an added advantage
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English



At Swire, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and are able to realise their full potential.

We offer a competitive package to the right candidate. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you can send your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

The Swire group is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorised personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group (please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Following the data privacy ordinance, all unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

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