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HR Business Partner Manager

Job ID:
Human Resources
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Date posted:

What will you be doing

  • Delivers HR support to the business and ensures HR delivery is fully aligned to business goals in their area of business.

  • Supports managers and teams in business delivery by enhancing their capability to deliver Strategy into Action (SIA) components, manage their people, implement change and build relations with key stakeholders (internal and external).

  • Utilises the talent development process and tools delivered by the Expertise Teams to provide and develop the diverse talent pipeline for both the short and medium-term needs of the company.

  • Collaborates with the business for the creation of a high-performance culture by implementing team and organisation design solutions, providing measurable performance indicators and improvement plans.

  • Brings HR insight (including Employee and Industrial Relations) to bear on all people-related issues (people, capabilities, organisation, leadership and culture).

  • Ensures and facilitates HR service delivery to the business.

  • Interfaces with many roles, for example, Support Areas (e.g., Finance, Legal, Corporate Affairs), HRBPs, Expertise Teams, HR Clients, Unions, etc. This will vary depending on the role.

Team Structure:

  • Reporting to: HR Director

Your Role/Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the activation of the People Agenda.

  • Provides input into the Talent strategy through developing insight and analysis of people-related business issues and opportunities which may involve activating global solutions, e.g. Talent Management tools/ processes and diversity metrics).

  • Implements and coordinates change initiatives to support enhanced organisational effectiveness within the business.

  • Tracks delivery against the case for change using analytical and data-driven approaches to business and organisational issue analysis.

  • Interacts with HR and business colleagues within and outside the business to ensure alignment of HR activity in the spirit of One Unilever.

  • Works with HR colleagues from Expertise Teams to deliver HR interventions within the business.

  • Collects Human Resources/Organisation Effectiveness metrics and measurements for the business across the entire HR lifecycle.

  • Monitors and addresses legal compliance issues ensuring that the organisation complies with local and national laws (e.g., recruitment, diversity, data protection, employee contracts).

  • Responsible for delivering Employee and Industrial Relations (ER/IR) consultation to the business (knowledge of the legislative and consequent impact on the organisation, relationships with works council/unions, government/regulatory bodies, and community).

  • Interfaces with HR service provider for delivery of core HR services to the business, monitoring quality and timeliness of service provision.

  • Encourages groups and individuals to work collaboratively by focusing on the common purpose of the team. Utilises insights from the team’s talents (e.g., strength finder, MBTI – Meyers Briggs) to deliver the strategy into action.

  • Financial and budgetary responsibility for HR in his/her geography/function. This will vary depending on the role.

Key Stakeholders:


  • Functional Directors, Line Managers, Global/Regional Expertise teams


  • External market peer contacts and HR bodies


No travelling is required.

What’s in you

  • University graduate.

  • Relevant experience in HR systems and processes.

  • Good knowledge of key HR processes, roles and responsibilities across the entire HR lifecycle.

  • Relevant experience in ER/IR systems and processes in a complex environment.

  • Thorough understanding of management trade unions, key legal, compliance, safety and other regulatory issues involved in key HR processes - knows key issues to look out for and when to get expertise teams involved.

  • Ideally has had the experience of HR service centre environment and/or expertise teams as well as hands-on HR management experience in the business.

  • External Orientation in the context of social, economic and political trends and benchmarking best practices in ER.

How to Apply:

Please apply online and add your updated resume. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application if shortlisted.

About Unilever:

Be part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas, and disrupt processes: use your energy to make this happen. Our brilliant business leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, so you can be at your best. Every day, many Malaysian households use our products to feel good, look good and get more out of life-giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Every individual here can bring their purpose to life through their work. Join us and you will be surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers. Among them, you will channel your purpose, bring fresh ideas to the table, and simply be you. As you work to make a real impact on the business and the world, we will work to help you become a better you.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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