Regional HRBP (Functions), APAC


Singapore, 01, SG, 039192

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

This role works closely together with the Regional Leadership Team members and APAC HR Leadership Team to achieve shared organizational objectives, in particular implementing people solutions that support strategic business goals. As part of APAC HRLT, translate global HR priorities into regional-level business performance.


Key responsibilities include

  • HR Partnership with Regional Leadership Team: Leads regional priority projects that support organizational and functional-wide transformation initiatives, and hold shared accountability of successful implementation and its change management and communications.
  • HR Cycle Activities
    • Lead HR Cycle activities and acts as a point of contact for Regional Leadership Team and their leadership team members e.g. Performance and Development Management, Career Development, Compensation & Benefit, Exit procedure, etc.
    • Provide Recruiting & Onboarding support for Exco-1 roles to manage interview & offer process and proper onboarding.
  • HR Policies and Procedures: Design HR frameworks and tools within an area of expertise to meet business needs, ensuring compliance with specified design principles, internal policies, and external legal requirements.
  • Employee Relations: Investigate, and propose solutions for, complex ER cases in liaison with functional leaders; if required, contribute to the preparation of legal submissions
  • Internal key stakeholders:
    • APAC Leadership Team: Lead HR priorities to drive key people agenda in APAC
    • APAC HR LT: Collectively drive HR Priorities and programs in APAC
    • Regional Functional team: As a critical business partner on key HR/business topics, i.e. Budget process, People related investment, etc.
    • APAC Functional Leadership Teams: Lead key HR cycle (Recruiting, Talent Cycle, etc.), and coach, and provide guidance for managers and employees.
  • External stakeholders:
    • Suppliers (vendors, agencies,  consultants, Labor Supplier, etc): If relevant for regional HR policy and procedures enhancement


About you

  • Bachelor's Degree is required. Advanced degree (i.e. MBA, MHRM, etc.) is strongly preferred.
  • Min. 8 to15 years of work experience in Human Resources; Min. 2 to 3 years HR Leader role in medium/large size company, or equivalent responsibility to key HR leadership roles preferably in an HRBP role and at least 3 years experience in a regional capacity within Asia.
  • Experience in an MNC environment (Matrix organization). Food industry experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication/consultation/analytical skills with emotional intelligence.
  • Influencing skill without authority.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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