Associate Director-Human Resource and Talent Development – Optiven Group

Full Time


Associate Director-Human Resource and Talent Development – Optiven Group

Position Summary:

As the Associate Director-Human Resource and Talent Development, you will play a crucial role in developing and executing the human resource plans to support Optiven Group’s vision and mission. Reporting directly to the Company Directors, you will be responsible for overseeing human resource initiatives, employment relations, and ensuring compliance with employment laws. Your primary goal is to create and maintain consistency and alignment of the human resources work within the HR Strategic Plan and support the overall objectives of the company.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Delivery of Human Resource Strategy: Develop and execute the human resource strategy for Optiven Group to drive organizational growth and success.
  2. Employee Relations Expertise: Be a strong and effective partner to the company directors and other peers in leadership, providing expert advice on employee relations matters.
  3. Building High-Performance Culture: Support the development of a high-performance culture in leadership teams, identifying talent upgrade opportunities and managing transitions effectively.
  4. Aligning Human Resource Initiatives: Contribute to the broader human resource agenda to ensure the business is focused on the right diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  5. Clear People Proposition: Ensure a clear, compelling, and well-articulated people proposition that sets expectations and behaviors for all employees and team leaders.
  6. Data Analysis and Compliance: Conduct research and analysis of organizational trends, ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  7. Stay Updated on HR Trends: Stay abreast of trends, best practices, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law to inform upper management of policy changes.
  8. Collaborative Leadership: Work in partnership with the human resource team, fostering collaboration regardless of reporting lines.
  9. Shaping People Changes: Take accountability for shaping and implementing people changes and projects to support the business growth agenda.

Key Outcomes:

  1. Stakeholder Relationship Building: Develop strong relationships with stakeholders, becoming an integral part of the Optiven Group leadership teams.
  2. Successful Change and Transformation: Inspire and lead change and transformation programs with successful outcomes, delivered on time and within budget.
  3. Ambitious People and Talent Strategy: Develop and deliver an ambitious people and talent strategy that aligns with current and future business goals.
  4. Overseeing Organizational Development: Overlook Organizational Development and Organizational Transformation initiatives.
  5. Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilize data and analytics to provide insights and influence decisions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Arts, or related field required.
  • MBA in Strategic Human Resource Management or a related field is a must.
  • Certified Human Resource Professional certification (CHRP-K) and full member of IHRM.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in senior managerial roles within Human Resources.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Extensive experience in recruiting, employee relations, talent management, and other HR functions.

Key Technical Capabilities:

  1. Change Agent: Proven ability to drive business success through effective change management.
  2. Commercial Acumen: Strong ability to understand the commercial impact of people-related actions and initiatives.
  3. Analytical Skills: Proficiency in data analysis to drive better business decision making.
  4. Coaching Expertise: Qualified coach with experience supporting leadership teams.
  5. HRIS Proficiency: Familiarity with HRIS and talent management systems.

Personal Strengths:

  1. Emotional and Social Maturity: Awareness of own behavior and ability to respond appropriately to the needs of others.
  2. Stress Tolerance: Ability to handle stress and maintain an effective working environment.
  3. Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  4. Effective Prioritization: Strong ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when necessary.
  5. Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving: Excellent conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  6. Organizational Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, negotiation skills, and attention to detail.

How to Apply:

If you possess a high-performance culture, a positive mental attitude, and are self-driven, send your application and CV to before 31st August 2023.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant:

  • Showcase your high-performance culture and positive attitude in your application and CV.
  • Highlight your experience in driving successful change and transformation initiatives.
  • Emphasize your strategic planning abilities and talent management expertise.
  • Demonstrate your data analysis skills and how you use insights for decision-making.
  • Prove your proficiency with HRIS and other relevant tools.
  • Describe your strong relationship-building skills and collaborative nature.
  • Share examples of how you’ve handled conflicts and achieved successful outcomes.
  • Show how you adapt to organizational needs and prioritize tasks effectively.


  • Optiven Group does not charge for job applications and interviews.
  • Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to the high volume of applications.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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