Head of HR, South East Asia- FinTech

Frazer Jones
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- Newly created role

- Highly attractive benefits

- SGD300,000 annual (total comp)


About Our Client

We are delighted to be retained with a fintech start-up, heavily backed by angel and corporate investors. Since 2014, they are experiencing high growth and they are setting their sights further to expand their business multi-fold to emerging markets in South East Asia. With the founders placing a very heavy emphasis on people, they are currently looking to hire a Head of HR, SEA, who can support their growth in Asia.


Job Description

Reporting directly to the CEO and Group COO, you will be tasked with the set-up of the HR team. They have something rudimentary in place, however they require a much stronger HR structure to sustain their expansion. In the initial phase, the key focus would be to lead, plan and execute hiring efforts, to fill the organization with like-minded individuals who can propel the business forward. Concurrently and/or subsequently, the focus will move towards providing sound HR advisory to the business and continue on fostering stronger HR tools such as talent management, employee development, performance management and employee engagement. Lastly, it is to also create a fun and inclusive work environment where people can allow their creative juices to flow.


The Successful Applicant

Ideally, you possess a minimum of 12 years of Human Resources experience equipped with a degree in HR or its equivalence. The successful applicant should be ready to be both operational and strategic as this position would require the rolling up of sleeves to set up things from scratch. Having prior experience in an e-commerce, tech, fintech or start-up environment would be necessary to the success of this role. You should have the innate ability to prioritise and manage conflicting priorities with strong stakeholder management skills to build relationships and influence through those relationships.


What's On Offer

Such a role will be suitable for candidates who love to create things from scratch and put their footprint in the transformation. Someone who is fun-loving, young at heart and wanting to create a positive and fun environment for employees would be ideal for this position.


Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, only HR Professionals who are legally able to work in this country can be considered.