Head, Human Resources - Myanmar
· HR Transformation
· FMCG Sector
· Location: Yangon
The company is a JV that is now driven by a major international FMCG company and which seeks to progressively transform the Myanmar operation from its current traditional structure, values and attitudes and craft a more sophisticated, capable and credible business and which will enjoy long-term expansionary growth. It now seeks to appoint a Head of HR to introduce international HR practices and drive the transformation programme across its core manufacturing, sales and distribution model.
Located in Yangon, whilst reporting to an expatriate Managing Director whilst collaborating with several international department heads, the appointed individual will enjoy a fabulous opportunity to create positive change for a 700+ strong workforce whilst creating cultural, attitudinal and competency shifts. This will include the development of HR strategy, policy and operational frameworks based upon a sound, holistic appreciation for modern HR concepts and practices. The successful individual will lead and shape organisational development / restructuring, leadership development, succession planning, strategic talent acquisition and retention plans, compensation and benefits and the management, measurement and reward of performance. This is a challenging but exciting opportunity to become an influential agent of change, driving company-wide transformation with the establishment of HR Best Practice.
Interested candidates will ideally offer a Degree in Human Resources and a minimum of 10+ years’ HR experience including at least 2-3 years’ in an HR leadership capacity. Solid experience gained within a large international company, and/or prior international experience, is essential. Furthermore, excellent bi-lingual command of written and spoken Burmese and English language skills complete with high energy and an ability to resourcefully seek solutions is equally important. Candidates MUST offer well-rounded, strategic experience that allows for critical-thinking and an integrated and well-planned use of HR tools and techniques to create a collaborative, performance-driven organization. Essential will be a need to proactively develop HR strategy whilst overseeing operational HR matters undertaken by the HR team. Prior exposure to the FMCG manufacturing, sales and distribution sector would be advantageous but not essential.
Important note: The company is keen to evaluate either a seasoned HR Director matching the above requirements or, alternatively, a ‘rising star’, offering slightly less experience but who feel ready for the next natural upward step in their HR career as a Head of HR.
The company will offer the successful candidate an attractive salary and package.