SENIOR HR PROFESSIONAL – HR Generalist / HR Business Partner
•A seasoned HR and management professional with 20 years’ experience in various roles that involved formulation, execution of business, business partnership and HR strategies at an international level.

Experience

  • Senior Vice President -Human Capital

    at Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd

    September 2018 - at Present

    Selangor

     Focused on HR Business Partnership model within the group of companies – having various line of businesses (LOB).  Developed organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.  Implemented manpower strategies to meet short term and long-term manpower requirements aligned with the Company’s business objectives. Ensured effective implementation of manpower planning which enabled to accommodate changes in line with the business requirements.  Improved and administered effective HR and Admin policies / procedures and practices by formulating and reviewing operational needs, obtaining approval and formalizing HR and Admin manuals and procedures.

  • Recruitment Officer (Talent Outreach & Acquisition)

    at UNHCR - Budapest

    December 2016 - August 2018

    Budapest főváros

     In partnership with functional managers, created Talent pools to ensure sufficient and constant supply of suitable candidates for current and future staffing needs.  Working with functional leaders identified recruitment needs and gaps, including during emergencies, through the efficient management of the Profile based recruitment system.  Identified and developed talent acquisition and suitable recruitment campaigns to meet specific needs such as senior leadership and also business critical roles across UNHCR  Focused outreach efforts and execution to ensure UNHCR becomes the employer of choice – via job fair, recruitment events, social media platforms & networking events.  Assisted in HR business partnership efforts within UNHCR for various functions and locations by collaborating with functional managers to ensure recruitment gaps for the business are identified and addressed accordingly.

  • Principle Consultant

    at HR Consultancy

    August 2016 - December 2016

    Selangor

    • Key responsibilities as a Principal HR Consultant: All tasks are in partnership with local HR Directors / Managers / Business Leaders in respective Companies  Designed, researched, developed and implemented HR initiatives to support people strategies, using expert knowledge of the client business portfolio  Provided expert advice and coaching to leaders and employees as appropriate. Equipped people managers with tools and knowledge to effectively manage their teams in alignment with their people plans.  Focused on overall HR Business Partnering efforts for the Company  Assisted with Budgetary & Financial Planning where needed  Assisted in Recruitment and Hiring where needed Key Achievements • Reduced over all time and cost of recruitment for clients • Guided clients on difficult HR cases – avoided legal proceeding and find amicable resolutions • Improved HR efforts and initiatives within the organisation

  • HR Director

    at Solar Impex Trade Sdn Bhd

    May 2014 - July 2016

    Selangor

    • Key management role in the organization – heading Human Resource and Administration function. Among the responsibilities included: -  Handled full spectrum of HR role (recruiting and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, HR compliance, organizational design, training and development, human resource information systems (H.R.I.S.) and payroll)  Set up performance analysis and documentations for International shipments and local assignments Key Achievements • Produced Company HR manual and Handbook • Recruited key personals within short turnaround time and low cost • Increased turnover in the 1st Year of operations – however due to economic downturn and currency fluctuation – company could not sustain favourable growth

  • General Manager

    at GSIB Sdn Bhd

    January 2009 - April 2014

    Selangor

    • GISB Group of Companies consists of Construction, Mechanical & Electrical, Scaffolding, Lighting Solution and Cleaning Services Companies.  Strategic HR Leadership role for Group – Local & Regional Handled the full spectrum of HR Role (recruiting and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, HR compliance, organizational design, training and development, human resource information systems (H.R.I.S.) and payroll)  Designed, researched, developed and implemented HR initiatives to support people strategies, using expert knowledge of the client area. Contributed to the delivery of business area Key Performance Indicators (KPI).  Drove all HR initiatives within the Group of Companies including performance appraisals, promotion cycles, restructuring efforts, learning & development programs, change management initiatives and succession planning.  Responsible for overall financial, profitability, treasury, budgetary & business planning

  • Head of Search & Selection

    at JobStreet.com Sdn Bhd

    January 2001 - December 2008

    Selangor

     Headed the Malaysian Talent Management & Outreach Division for the Region (Malaysia: 3 branches - Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor)  Provided both transformational advice and transactional support that delivers best practice HR solutions to support client business areas in conjunction with HR areas.  Provided constant overview on compensation packages from a Malaysian context  Conducted feasibility studies on Talent Pool availability, Recruitment Strategies & Planning for foreign & local companies setting up in within Malaysia  Created sufficient Talent pools / database for recruiters  Conducted Team Building and Interactive sessions and continuously lead interview sessions for Senior Management vacancies

  • Branch Manager

    at Manpower Staffing Services Sdn Bhd

    November 1997 - December 2000

    Kuala Lumpur

     Headed the Kuala Lumpur Recruitment Team  Business partnering and advisory role to clients on recruitment trends, Compensation & Benefits, selecting the right recruitment methodology to attract the right candidates.  Created sufficient talent pools by leveraging existing database, walk- In interviews, referrals, newspaper advertisements, email blasts.  Conducted training, team building and interactive sessions for the recruitment team  Responsible for the overall recruitment function of the Kuala Lumpur Branch (temporary / contractual / permanent) – from junior vacancies to senior management role  Guided managers in handling disciplinary matters including domestic enquiry in the case of minor/major misconducts like absenteeism, harassment etc  Achieved profitable results consistent with established targets mutually set at the beginning of each appraisal year

Education

  • Masters Business Administration

    at Coventry University

    1995 - 1996 (1 year)

  • BA (Hons) Business Administration

    at Coventry University

    1994 - 1995 (1 year)

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Malay Negotiation

  • Tamil Negotiation

  • Malayalam Native

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