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Manager – Human Resources, SEA

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 753459BR Location Singapore Singapore Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Mar. 09, 2020

Job Summary:

Our businesses at Walt Disney are genuinely diverse and dynamic. The range of work is impressive and challenging as we enter a period of change and integration. We are now seeking applications for the role of Manager – Human Resources, SEA to support our teams through this exciting period. Reporting to the HRBP Leads and partnering closely with our business leaders in Media Networks, you will be a professional and proactive Business Partner to the various lines of business by sharing the best practices and providing advice/guidance to respective stakeholders.


Integration & Change Management
  • Play a key role to support the delivery of strategic HR change within the teams
  • Partner with the business leaders to develop and implement key engagement activities to support teams through the integration period
  • Develop plans for strategic projects, coordinate and manage activities related to key deliverables, identify key issues and risks and act as change leader to manage change as required
Strategic Business Partnership
  • Understand the business and play a significant role in driving the people initiatives aligned to the business strategy and plans
  • Actively participate in the business and provide relevant advice where needed
  • Keep the business leaders informed on industry HR trends that may affect the business and build high trust relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Work with the leaders to upskill the people managers and identify performance gaps to build capabilities
  • Work closely with internal HR COE teams (Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits and HR Operations) to identify and ensure seamless execution of the HR deliverables for the business
  • Provide business specific feedback to the HR COEs for design and delivery improvement of client-ready solutions
Workforce Planning & Management
  • Manage and maintain an optimal headcount plan and organization structure in line with the business plan
  • Take charge of headcount planning process for the AOP and the Five Year Plan exercise
  • Partner with hiring managers to determine the type of hire for roles and assignments, and nature of employment
  • Partner with business leaders to increase the quality of internal roles through job enlargement and job enhancement opportunities
  • Ensure that the compensation and benefits for employees and new hires are aligned to the company’s compensation philosophy
  • Partner with stakeholders for appropriate organisation design as and when the business / situation requires
  • Develop retention strategies through talent planning and employee development
Drive Culture
  • Propagate a performance-oriented work culture in the organization by effectively driving the performance management process
  • Guide the line managers through a learning needs analysis process and work with the L&D team to provide aligned development programs and initiatives
  • Guide the leaders to facilitate organization and culture change through recognition, employee communication and customized initiatives
  • Manage employee relations and address employee grievances

Basic Qualifications:

Qualification and Experience

· Bachelor's Degree in any Business discipline

· 8 to 10 years of relevant experience across South East Asia Markets

· Experience as a business partner in a generalist capacity

Knowledge and Skills

· Strong technical expertise and knowledge of SEA labour legislations

· Understands HR processes and best practices

· Ability to navigate an integrated organisation

· Ability to manage and engage stakeholders effectively

· Credible influencing skills

· Strong analytical skills

· Ability to prepare business reports by using HR System Reports, Dashboard & PowerPoint/Excel

· Good communication skills

· A strong team player who embraces change and innovation.

· Creative problem solver with great learning agility

· Commercial acumen

· High level of integrity


· Resilient

· Open to change

· Responsible & Independent

· Committed

· Passionate and Driven

· Professionally Mature

Additional Information:

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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