VaynerMedia Singapore is looking for a self-starter, a team player, and someone with infectious
energy for developing people, relationship building, and cultivating great culture within an
ever-growing team. You should be a natural people person, highly organized, detail-oriented,
skilled at multitasking and understand the fast-paced nature of a newly established office. You
thrive on finding creative solutions and understand that at a growing company, you will wear
multiple hats as you tackle the most important needs for the business at any time. You will
handle even the most stressful situations with a smile, you understand the nature of the world of
human resources, and take the confidentiality and importance of the role with the utmost

Who Are You

The Human Resources Manager is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle
Human Resources support and operational leadership to our Singapore team. The role is critical
in creating and executing our people initiatives, providing great employee support, driving HR
functional excellence and process development and scaling the People & Experience team to
the Singapore office. We are looking for someone who has vast experience in recruitment,
talent acquisition and as an HR generalist, knows both the agency and media landscape of

This position will report to the SVP of People & Experience based in New York with day-to-day
reporting into Head of VaynerMedia Singapore. It will be part of a global HR team that deeply
cares for one another, works harmoniously together and all share in the values of the company
and desire to be the best in the world - all while ensuring we are having fun!

The Task at Hand

Be prepared for one of the most meaningful and purposeful career experiences you can have.
You will be tasked with delivering core HR services and taking a true partnership approach to
your work, consistently bridging department needs with that of the broader APAC office. You will
provide objective advice regarding complex issues and coach managers on best practices
including talent acquisition and retention, professional development, performance management,
culture, and career development. In addition, this role is expected to handle tasks that range
from high-level strategy to day-to-day administrative and tactical with a roll up your sleeve

What Matters:

● Relationships: Cultivate and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders, other
internal teams (both local and global), and most importantly within HR to become a
trusted advisor to our Singapore team
● Talent: You know where to look for exceptional talent in the Singapore Market and how
to close them

● Operations: Measure and monitor existing programs and experiences. Partner with the
rest of the team in addition to external specialists to execute global strategic initiatives
and priorities within the organization. This may include performance management,
leadership development and 360 reviews, compensation planning, policy development
and compliance, and terminations. You are someone who will roll their sleeves up and
dive into the most mundane of tasks!
● Strategy: Partner with leaders, managers and individuals to identify broad, chronic
organizational challenges or opportunities. Craft and implement strategies to address
everything from workforce planning and compensation budgets, to talent management
and succession planning, reward and engagement strategies to performance
management, and staffing strategies and organizational design. You will be the
connector across other functions creating a seamless experience across the
employee lifecycle.
● Coach, Inspire, Mediate: Ability to design and implement innovative and engaging
programs to drive the evolution of the functions you support. This may include individual
coaching for leaders on best practices to improve their people management skills, career
and job coaching, and navigating conflict within teams.
● Compliance and Employment Law: You must be knowledgeable and well-equipped
with the ins and outs, the dos and don’ts of employment laws in Asia, and specifically
● Emergency Response: Generally speaking, our role is to be proactive. We strive to
anticipate issues before they arise, and to create short and long-term plans for our
organization. But stuff happens ... We really don’t like emergencies, but when they
happen you should know how to handle them quickly, discreetly, and with grace. You
leverage your deep knowledge of employment law, compliance and best practice to
mitigate risks to individual employees and VM.

About You

This is anything but your standard “HR” role. This role is about human-to-human connection.
You’ll be the leader and guardian of our most prized assets: people. From recruitment to
performance and productivity and culture, a lot of very important things will rest on your
shoulders. The ideal candidate will have meaningful experience in a strategic HR Business
Partner role.
Your knowledge and experience are both broad and deep from employment law and best
practices to talent management. Exposure to design of performance management and/or
compensation philosophies and approaches welcomed.

Fine Print:

Must be proficient in the use of business software (Excel, KeyNote, PowerPoint, G
Suite etc.) Familiarity with ADP, Greenhouse and other HR reporting tools. Coaching
certification and prior experience in professional services or technology/creative environment is
a plus.

What leads to success in this role:

● Lead heart first, care deeply about both people and outcomes
● Put your relationships at the forefront of everything you do
● Have a strong interest and ability in HR analytics and leveraging data to inform decisions
● No task is too small for you to tackle, and you take a team approach to anything thrown
at you
● Genuine belief in bringing your full self to what you do every day, see “work” as a calling
and a passion
● Have the ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced environment
● Are comfortable facilitating executives, coming to the table with a point of view and
simultaneously advocating and advising more junior talent
● Are a creative self-starter who prides themselves on their grit and resourcefulness
● Exercise sound judgment and discretion
● Are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
● Are detail oriented with excellent organizational, prioritization and multitasking skills
● Are an analytical problem solver with experience and proven accomplishments in a
global highly matrixed org
● Are adept and comfortable managing through frequent change, and are a ninja in your
stakeholder management
● Have a desire to take ownership and accountability for work and manage projects
through execution
● Strong people manager, adaptive approach to coaching and growing your direct reports,
desire to understand their drivers and reward/recognize in line with their motivators
● 100% knowledgeable of Singapore Labor Laws
● Familiar with regional HR best practices across Asia Pacific region
Additional required experience:
● Performance Management experience: Manage 360 peer reviews process, employee
feedback and work to find solutions with performance issues
● Managing recruitment process including advertising, sourcing, and
coordinating/scheduling interview process
● General understanding and experience with compensation, benefits and payroll
● Experience managing onboarding process, departures, terminations and restructuring
Desirable skills and experience:
● 5 years of work experience in Recruitment and HR required
● Previous experience in a fast paced, tech start-up (ideally advertising)
● Previous experience with developing employee retention and engagement initiatives, in
line with company culture and values
● Previous operational experience working with project management, finance and general
“back office” teams

● Enjoys innovation and change
● Driven to seek novel and agile solutions to challenges
● Knowledge and experience of using (and implementing) HR Software tools
● A flexible and collaborative team member with enormous emotional intelligence
● Approachable with high integrity
● Comfortable with fast paced, start-up culture
● Can hit the ground running

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