Human Resources Director, Suzhou, China
Our client is the largest international joint venture university in China. Strategically located in the Science and Education Innovation District of Suzhou Industrial Park, home to one-fifth of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, means they have unrivalled business connections and opportunities for industry collaboration in one of the most vibrant centres of business activity worldwide.
Established with an intake of just 160 students, and less than 200 staff, now in their 10-year anniversary, and already recognised globally in world rankings, they number nearly 10,000 students and over 1,000 staff coming from 50 different countries. And they are still in their infancy! They will be growing to 17,000 students and over 1,600 staff.
Being a game changer in the field of Higher Education in China, and with their vision to become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social service, and education management; they are seeking an HR Director to work closely with the senior leadership team to drive them in their continued successful growth.
As the HR Director, you will provide both strategic HR leadership and ensure delivery of appropriate HR functions. You will be responsible for the direction and control of all human resource services such as recruitment and selection, regulatory compliance, training and organizational development, compensation and benefits, performance management and employee services. You will serve as part of the Senior Management leadership team and have significant involvement in the development and implementation of University strategy.
To be successful in this role, you should have a minimum of 10 years’ progressive leadership in HR positions, educated to at least Masters level with excellent understanding of Chinese employment law, compensation and benefits, organizational planning and development, and employee relations. You need to be pragmatic with decisive problem-solving abilities, a proven ability to work to tight deadlines and to provide practical solutions in difficult situations. You need flexibility, energy, commitment to collaboration, and have an enthusiasm for the pace, dynamism and global ambition which characterises a research led university.
In return you will work in a truly international institution that is at the forefront of the latest research in the world, receive an extremely competitive salary package, considerably more than existing education organisations and great perks, including extra holiday.
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Initial interviews will be carried out either face-to-face or via skype with Education Recruitment Experts in Shanghai, with successful candidates having a secondary interview with our client's Vice President of Administration. The final interview comprises a four-panel face-to-face with three VPs and the Executive President on location in Suzhou.