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Director, HR Business Partner Asia

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Date Posted: Jun 24, 2022

Location(s): Kuala Lumpur, MY

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 


This role supports Business Leaders and Senior HRBPs to mobilize effective and forward-thinking people solutions by providing end-to-end integrated talent support and utilizing growing functional and business knowledge to tailor programs and solutions. The HR Business Partner role is future-facing: HR Business Partners are thoughtful about the organization’s future, and they assist Senior HRBPs, business leaders, and HR leaders in building the capabilities that MetLife’s talent needs today and will need in the future. They use data and insights to understand trends, uncover issues and needs, influence leaders, and support decision-making. They hold themselves to high standards and are passionate about having a positive impact on the organization.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide forward-thinking HR advice and support to leaders and HRBPs
  • Design and execute plans to support leaders on organizational design, job or role design, workforce development and other initiatives that enable strategic goals
  • Use data and insights to understand trends, uncover issues and support decision making
  • Leverage business insights and talent expertise to mobilize the right solutions for the business / market
  • Partner with HR Coordinators and all HR COE’s to achieve business and enterprise goals
  • Provide detailed advice and planning for annual compensation reviews
  • Work with business leaders and managers to implement impactful talent programs
  • Oversee large-scale talent programs and initiatives to prepare MetLife’s talent for the organization’s future
  • Partner across the organization to bring the company’s collective talent to projects and initiatives
  • Support senior HRBP on strategic people planning
  • Participate in special projects as requested


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Minimum 10 years of experience, of which you will have demonstrable experience as a strategic HR Business Partner or equivalent role. HR consulting experience would be welcome. 
  • Asia regional experience, knowledge in more than one Asian local employment laws/ regulations is essential 
  • High levels of confidentiality and emotional intelligence
  • Desire to challenge status quo and implement fresh, new ways of working
  • A natural problem-solver, motivated by achieving goals and working through challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to manage and deliver on multiple competing priorities
  • Experience using HR systems to leverage data and insights
  • Credible, optimistic, and confident, committed to delivering high-quality work
  • Demonstrates learning agility and curiosity
  • Motivated by collaboration and the opportunity to work with others towards a common goal
  • Driven to continue to develop professionally at MetLife
  • Global mindset
  • Fluency in English is a must and knowledge of an additional Asian language would be advantageous





MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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