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Deputy Manager - HRBP

Date:  21-Jan-2023
Country:  India
Function:  Human Resources
Sub-Function:  Human Resources


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Description

Deputy Manager - HR Business Partner Lead is responsible for building a strong HR relationship with stakeholders, building strategies and mechanisms to drive performance management, associate engagement, and development, career counseling/coaching, and compliance of HR practices and guidelines. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.


Job Description

  • Partner with the leadership to understand the business environment and work priorities; develop and execute HR strategies, policies/processes, and people agenda
  • Responsible for aligning business objectives with management and employees and is the link between HR and the business
  • Accelerate change and be an effective change agent to meet business imperatives aligning with the industry HR best practices
  • Drive Olam’s culture and ensure every decision, processes and policies reflect the culture and employee value proposition of the organisation
  • Advise and support managers on strategic issues and help them implement high-performing, integrated human resources practices
  • Define crucial activities from an HR/business partnering standpoint to get desired outcomes and drive HR strategy to enable the organization to be the employer of choice brand
  • Engage with the function/BU heads to improve employee relations and drive engagement programs for the supporting business units
  • Drive Inclusion and Diversity (IDEO – Inclusion, Diversity, Equality at Olam) across the organisation, and be a champion in designing policies and programs to promote the objectives of IDEO
  • Manage satisfaction programs to improve morale and retention; promote an environment that encourages employee growth
  • Review results of People Surveys and work with leadership to affect change; implementation of primary HR processes like competency benchmarking, annual/mid-year promotions and appraisal, performance management, compensation & benefits etc.
  • Partner with the L&D team to assess skill gaps with leadership and execute plans for skill development areas.

Profile Description

  • MSW/MBA in HR from a top reputed institute with 10 to 12 years of HR experience as HRBP role with any reputed multinational ITeS/GIC set up
  • Ability to build strategic business partnership, analyse trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs, and policies
  • Proven ability in working closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, building morale, and increasing productivity and retention
  • Able to build relationships internally and externally, collaborate across the organization to maximize outcomes of people processes
  • Ability to think big picture, understand the business functions, their needs and requirements and strategically connect business challenges to HR agenda and outcomes
  • Excellent knowledge in providing performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counselling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Ability to build synergies among different functions of HR and across locations
  • Excellent communication and comprehension skills, excellent analytical/logical skills, ability to communicate with impact and be able to convince, and negotiate effectively with business leaders/product owners
  • Willing to travel to different geographies basis business needs.

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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