Regional HRBP Lead for Global Business Service Unit + Technology Services

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Human Resources

Regional HRBP Lead for Global Business Service Unit + Technology Services

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Human Resources


Responsibilities :

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be the face of HR to the management teams of the client group(s) ensuring HR advisory and services are delivered seamlessly in a client-oriented way to support acquisition, career development and retention, and engagement of employees in line with business needs.
  • Oversee and develop HR Business Partners for daily HR career management of the client group(s) and be the trusted career advisor to the employees via partnership and support with various HR COEs and HR Service/Ops teams.
  • Develop and drive appropriate HR transformation and change management plans for the client group(s) in support of the Company’s business transformations and strategies.
  • Partner with the managers of the client group(s) to drive a high performance culture by facilitating leadership interventions, performance management and employee engagement, ensuring fair treatment of employees.
  • Ensure full compliance within the framework of applicable policies and local jurisdictions.
  • Respect the SG Group Code of Conduct and embody the Group Leadership Model; embed Culture & Conduct, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Seize any opportunity to bring HR innovation in the client group(s).

Detailed Responsbilities:

Workforce Management:

  • Define and execute workforce plans in alignment with the business needs and budgets of the client group(s), including talent acquisition (internal and/or external), mobility (geographical or functional), reduction, upskilling/reskilling, retention, etc.
  • Oversee the monitoring of the landing plan in partnership with business and relevant stakeholders, implementation and execution by respective HR COEs (REC, C&B, IM) and HR Services team
  • Implement specific recruitment strategy (including but not limited to specific schemes for juniors/graduates) if needed in partnership with and support by REC team
  • Proactively support managers to prevent unnecessary staff turnover by anticipating short and long-term business needs. Support, advise and manage various types of exits within the framework of compliance of applicable policies and local jurisdictions whilst mitigating risks and ensuring regulatory compliance

Career Management, Performance Management

  • Advise managers on career management of employees in the client group(s) in terms of development plans, mobility opportunities, performance management and progression
  • Know the employees to understand their career aspiration and morale by meeting employees of all levels on regular basis, provide them with career advisory/guidance
  • Drive various career management initiatives for the client group(s), e.g. Career Network/internal mobility, Career Interviews, staff engagement initiatives etc.
  • Foster a healthy culture of feedback between managers and employees
  • Manage employee relations matters (including but not limited to grievances and conduct/disciplinary matters) through to resolution with expertise support of ER

Talent Management :

  • Detect, engage and develop future talents
  • Execute on talent management and regular succession plans review ensuring a long-term view on leadership development (with a lens on Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Identify and recommend appropriate training and development plans for talents and key staff, in partnership with Talent Development & Inclusion (TDI) team
  • Compensation & Benefits :
  • Support, advise and manage the Annual Compensation Review (ACR) exercise, job matching exercise and other ad hoc C&B topics driven by the client group(s) in alignment with achieving the business objectives, in partnership with and support by C&B, global and countries HR counterparts
  • With the support of C&B and talent acquisition teams, provide market intelligence to the management teams of client groups(s)


  • Participate/contribute to transversal projects or initiatives in line with overall Company’s strategy
  • Contribute by collaborating inputs into various HR topics (e.g. policies reviews, HR campaigns development) from Career Management & Advisory perspective

Profile required

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business or relevant discipline, with 10+ years solid work experience within a related HR function and experience in managing a team (target VP level / Director can also be considered if appropriate)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate (influence and challenge when appropriate) effectively with senior executives and stakeholders
  • Business-oriented and high adaptability
  • Strong problem solving skills and highly attentive to details, and some project management skills
  • Strong sense of confidentiality and maturity in handling highly sensitive information
  • Excellent analytical skills and be able to work efficiently and effectively within a matrix organization.
  • Strategic, reliable and self-motivated, ability to prioritize and work independently and under pressure.

Business insight

Company Description
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 133,000 employees based in 61 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

This position is accountable for the management and development of human capital for the assigned population/client group(s) – GBSU and RESG/GTS for Asia Pacific.

Managing a team of HR Business Partners dedicated to the assigned client groups, the incumbent is responsible for driving the people strategy, advising and building effective talent pipelines, accompanying business transformation and driving change management, working with their Senior Management and managers by providing people solutions in the region, and ensure professional and tactical HR advisory services are delivered, via working in close partnership with various HR teams (COEs, HR Service team, countries and global HR teams) to deliver a coordinated and focused “one HR” service.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 2200003V
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2022/02/07
Publication date: 2022/01/04