Associate Director Human Resources

  • BioNTech Careers
  • Singapore
  • Senior, very experienced
  • Executive Middle Management
  • Human Resources
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Associate Director Human Resources

As Associate Director Human Resources, you will provide strategic and operational HR support in Singapore in order to drive delivery of our key business objectives at this exciting time in our organization’s growth and expansion. This includes supporting the business strategy with organizational development and people strategies which are in line with global HR objectives and frameworks set by Global HR/HQ as well as the responsibility for the day-to-day HR operation for the organization locally. You will be responsible for planning, directing, implementing, and administrating all local HR activities to assure the efficient setup of organization in Singapore. At the same time you will ensure legal compliance of all HR matters. You will be a member of the International HR team and a key contributor to international HR projects. Working in close partnership with local, region and global leaders, stakeholders, key client groups and Corporate HR to support the organization and our employee’s current and future growth, ensuring best performance in order to achieve such business strategies.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Plan and execute day-to-day HR operation for the organization in Singapore, in line with global HR objectives and frameworks as well as local practice and legal requirements
  • Work as senior consultant for people related topics for global and local management team
  • translating business needs into people and organizational requirements and associated work programs.
  • Collaborate with the global HR teams to create innovative HR solutions.
  • Provide feedback to the global HR Teams about HR solutions effectiveness – including management reporting.
  • Identify and develop the organizational capabilities required to support the global HR business strategy.
  • Maintains knowledge of HR trends, best practices, regulatory changes.
  • Act as an advisor on issues related to strategy execution and change, talent acquisition, talent development, talent management, organization development, employee engagement and feedback, diversity and inclusion, performance management, employee relations and internal communications.
  • Track and report staffing, retention, attrition and other necessary data to line management;and recommending programs and/or enhancements if necessary.
  • Develop the leadership and manage the talent pipeline in the area, act as a coach to managers in relation to people management. Support all HR processes and services, including any required changes and ensure successful deployment in client groups.
  • Support M&A activities, if required.
  • Analyze, investigate, manage and resolve business and people related issues.
  • Support culture change in partnership with the business leadership.
  • Ensure a learning organizational culture, sponsor people development and manage the training budget.
  • Build a strong and positive local team culture aligned with global BioNTech culture and values.
  • Implement initiatives at a local/business level and support the specific communications and engagement activities.
  • Ensure compliance with local legislation and regulatory requirements.

What you have to offer.

  • Bachelor Degree or above, major in HRM, Business or Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Law related.
  • Additional formal training or education in HR like coaching, interview skill, C&B etc.
  • Professional experience:
  • 8-10+ years relevant experience in HR, manufacturing/Health Care related experience is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of current local labor laws and regulations (e.g. Employment Act, work permit relate regulation)
  • Demonstrable track record in working within a similar level HR Management role in a
  • manufacturing / production environment or highly regulated landscape
  • Project management experience and people management experience are requested
  • Experience working in a high growth, fast paced, changing environment preferred –namely operating across Singapore
  • Excellent written and verbal English proficiency
  • Leading & developing people
  • Performance management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Results orientated
  • Sound judgement & decision making
  • Leading change
  • Communicating and building coalitions
  • Good interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Ability to switch between day-to-day hands-on operational work and big picture thought leadership / HR strategy
  • Comfortable working with complexity & ambiguity (typical of a start-up or grass roots environment)
  • Integrate and accountability

Benefits for you.

We offer a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to apply.

How to apply.
Apply now and simply send us your application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter as well as your contact details using our online form.

Please note: 
  • Only applications sent via our online form shall be considered.
  • Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and 
  • Incomplete applications shall be rejected.
  • Please note that BioNTech will run a background check during the hiring process (criminal record certificate) in case you do not provide one.

We are looking forward receiving your application.

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!