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People Director, Malaysia



People & HR
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

Job title: People Director, Malaysia

  • Location: Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

  • Role type: Permanent

About the job:

People Director, Malaysia, is responsible to drive the effective localization, execution, and alignment of People & Culture (P&C) programs and strategic initiatives for Malaysia. As a strategic leader and trusted P&C Partner, you offer expert guidance on diverse people-related areas, including performance management, talent development, succession planning, and crucial employee relations. By collaborating closely with Centers of Excellence (COEs), the People Director will lead and contribute valuable insights to shape and enhance global P&C endeavors while advancing local priorities across our businesses and functions including our Global Shared Services Centre. The role will work closely with various stakeholders including the Global P&C Partner for SBS team and report to Asia P&C Head.

To be successful in this role, we need you to…

  • Business Alignment: Act as a strategic partner to leaders, understanding their objectives, challenges, and goals to align P&C strategies that drive organizational success.

  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and execution of P&C strategies that support the overall the business, ensuring that people initiatives are closely integrated with business plans.

  • Shared Services Hub Management: Collaborate with senior management to design, plan, and execute the expansion of the Hub and ensuring alignment with business objectives and best practices.

  • Talent Management: Collaborate with senior leadership to identify high-potential employees and Partner with CoEs to identify continuous improvement opportunities for programs and policies in order to increase capacity. Drive talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies, identifying critical skills gaps and implementing succession plans to ensure a robust pipeline of future leaders.

  • Change Management: Lead organizational change initiatives by providing insights, strategies, and support to manage transitions, ensuring minimal disruption to operations.

  • Employee Engagement: Develop and execute initiatives that enhance employee engagement, motivation, and satisfaction, leading to increased productivity and reduced turnover.

  • Data-Driven Insights: Utilize P&C analytics to gather and analyze workforce data, enabling evidence-based decision-making and providing insights into areas like retention, turnover, and skills gaps.

  • P&C Policy and Compliance: Ensure that P&C policies and practices comply with local regulations and are aligned with the organization's values, ethics, and business objectives.

  • Employee Relations: Act as a mediator in resolving employee-related issues, applying a fair and consistent approach while balancing individual and organizational needs.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Drive initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion within the workplace, creating a culture of respect and equity for all employees.

  • Strategic Partnerships: Build strong relationships with leaders across various departments, fostering collaboration and ensuring P&C is integrated into cross-functional business discussions.

  • P&C Innovation: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in P&C, continuously seeking innovative ways to optimize P&C processes and improve employee experiences.

  • Coach managers and senior leaders: Regularly coach leaders on managing the people in their teams and ensure alignment between local and global strategies.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any related field with min. of 10-12 years of experience in HR.

  • We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced HR partner to join our team and play a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of our Regional Services Hub

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Shared Services set up.

  • Ability to challenge stakeholder and manage complex and diverse team, leaders, and people needs.

  • Demonstrate advisory capabilities, with ability to influence and facilitate change

  • Ability to facilitate and build relationships, adapting communication style to meet the needs of the business while being result-driven

  • High people relations and problem-solving skills

  • Analytical skills with the ability to capture and interpret relevant data for the business

  • Ability to translate business requirements into workable/ actionable solutions

Languages: English fluent, both written and oral

Sanofi Behaviors and Skills

This position is required to demonstrate behaviors such as Stretch, Put the interest of the organization, Act in the interest of our patients and customers and Take Action. During the interview we will also be asking for examples of skills such as Strategic Thinking, Result Orientation, People Leadership (if applicable), Relationship and Influence.

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.