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Business:  Cargotec
Job Function:  HR

Singapore, SG

Apply by:  15-02-2020

Country HR Manager, Singapore

Cargotec Business Services (CBS) was established in 2017 with Sofia as the main global hub and two regional hubs in the United States and Singapore. Its aim is to optimize the global business support processes of Cargotec within Finance, Human Resources and Indirect Procurement.

Join us for a smarter and better everyday

We are looking for a CBS Country HR Manager Singapore who will be able to provide local operational support for the various country business units and legal entities, and supports the respective management teams with local HR issues and initiatives. 
On this position you will advice and training to all strategic business units in the country; collaborating with and interfacing between local line managers, HRBP’s and CBS HR Services teams.

The location of the position is Singapore, CBS APAC Hub. 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Day to day management of Employee Relations issues, ensuring compliance with employment legislation, HR Policies & Procedures
  • Ensuring cost efficient and customer driven service and vendor management (helping negotiate and monitor vendor contracts and Service Level Agreements) e.g. on Payroll, Healthcare, Pension & Insurance benefit providers, personnel files administration
  • Supporting the implementation of applicable HR initiatives, policies, projects and processes, whether driven from the country, or Cargotec
  • Attend and provide meaningful local HR input, support and advice to key management team meetings; including local input to business unit HR budgets
  • Effective resolution of local site operational issues, appropriate guidance, advice and coaching to local line managers
  • Develop, implement and maintain local HR policies, ensuring ongoing legal compliance
  • Drive hiring actions of blue collar recruitments and employee development in factory environment
  • Oversee compliance responsibilities, such as payroll, pensions, insurances, data protection
  • Manage relationships with the various pensions and insurance benefit providers and ensure cost effective service deliver to a high standard and within SLA
  • Work in collaboration with relevant parties to ensure cost efficient and reliable payroll operations
  • Create and drive Change Management actions
  • Provide local support on local HR generalist activities to include topics like restructures, recruitment, and terminations, up to appropriate grade level of target population 
  • Support line managers in selection and (where appropriate) delivery of local training activities
  • Support the local implementation of, and training of line managers in, applicable HR processes/projects/initiatives.
What you’ll need to succeed:

The ideal candidate should be highly collaborative with ability to build and maintain good relations, trust and co-operation with all key stakeholders, including local Management teams, CBS, and all other respective parties. Capable, confident, positive and committed person with focus on solutions, achievement and results and flexible in terms of range tasks performed, hours worked, and travel including overnight stays.

Ideally you have:

  • Professional HR degree e.g. CIPD qualified 
  • Relevant Bachelor or Masters-level degree 
  • Substantial experience of managing a wide range of HR issues in a significant sized business comprised of multiple business units
  • Ideally experience in production environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience of all key HR processes 
  • Demonstrable capability, confidence and experience to resolve significant issues locally without having to escalate
  • Solid Change Management experience
  • Previous experience with operating in centralized HR environment is a benefit.
  • Leading a team
  • Ability to oversee external vendors, monitor CBS KPI’s, SLA’s and cost level development
  • Strong IT literacy, numeracy, and analytical skills. Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in an international work environment 
  • Fluency in English.
You will be part of:

We offer you an opportunity to put your skills and experience into work and make an impact in our global organisation and the cargo handling industry. You will work together with great colleagues from various backgrounds inspired by shared, ambitious goals. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally. Join us to make a difference - and have fun while doing it.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV.


Cargotec and its businesses
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com

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