Human Resources, APAC Head of Benefits, Executive Director – Hong Kong

Lead (more than 10 years)

Technical Skills

  • Budgets
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Costing
  • HR
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Negotiation
  • Risk Management
  • Tax

Job Description

Human Resources, APAC Head of Benefits, Executive Director – Hong Kong

Location: HK-Hong Kong-Hong Kong-One Island East / 31141

This role is to lead the firm’s regional benefits team for the Asia Pacific region.  The regional benefits team is part of Human Resources and is responsible for policy and governance oversight of the firm’s pension, employee benefit and wellness programs across the region where the firm has over 50,000 employees and offices in 18 countries.   The successful candidate will therefore play a key role in the review, holistic design, implementation and oversight of these programs for the region, and will report directly to the regional head of Compensation & Benefits and HR Regulatory Affairs, with a dotted line to the International Benefits Manager. The role will also partner with the Global Wellness Manager.

The role involves interaction with all levels of employees, other areas of Human Resources, HR Service Delivery and finance, tax and legal specialist, networking groups, and external vendors.  Operational effectiveness and risk management are key priorities for the role.  The role requires a strong, resourceful individual of high analytical and organizational abilities who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to deliver results. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the regional benefits team

  • Build strong relationships with country HR Heads, regional and country HR managers and other key stakeholders

  • Responsible for the review, holistic design, and partner with relevant stakeholders to achieve successful implementation including communication of the benefits programs across Asia Pacific

  • Facilitate the transfer of best practice principles and drive consistency with the firm’s regional and global benefit philosophies across the region

  • Ensure benefit programs remain competitive, relevant and in line with organizational goals through internal review and external benchmarking/research and work with regional and country stakeholders to monitor emerging trends

  • Drive and ensure appropriate benefit plan governance and controls are in place and plans are legally compliant across the region

  • Partner with the global benefits and wellness teams on global initiatives and to leverage global opportunities (including development and maintenance of international benefits programs database, multi-national pooling and global service provider relationships)

  • Responsible for monitoring program expenses, budgeting, cost setting and reporting for current and anticipated benefit programs

  • Maintain a plan of all current projects and keep the projects moving towards completion and established delivery dates

  • Liaise with relevant areas of the business and HR teams in respect of acquisitions & divestitures and new office setups and work towards eliminating legacy plans acquired during acquisitions with the


We are looking for a highly motivated and driven individual who is ready for a role that will allow them to put into practice many of the skills they have developed in their career to date.  The key skills and experience required for the role include:
  • Minimum of 10 years working in pensions and benefits which includes an appropriate level of experience working within a multinational organization
  • Experienced manager with ability to develop and objectively coach employees and work in a team
  • Strong technical knowledge of benefits programs in the Asia Pacific region and with experience in program development, implementation and communication
  • An effective communicator with strong relationship building and influencing skills; with proven track record in partnering with senior level managers/executives
  • Success working collaboratively and developing strong, positive working relationships across a matrixed and global organization
  • Strong consulting, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional judgment; demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and be creative in developing alternative solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative thinker/problem solver and strong project manager able to manage multiple initiatives and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Strong analytical abilities with a clear focus on comprehensiveness and quality of information
  • High level of initiative and a strong will to succeed
  • Strong client-service mindset
  • Strong operational, risk and control focus
  • Excellent PC skills with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelLead (more than 10 years)
Education LevelNon-specified
JPMorgan Chase BankFinancial Services, Retail and Commercial Banking

1101-1102 & 1118-1120 Level 22 Tower 1, Grand Century Place, 193 Princess Edward Road West, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

directions_walk18 mins walk from Prince Edward Station