Head of HR, Indonesia

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Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Jakarta, ID

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

Country HR

The Country HR ensures daily steering of HR activities in the country organization to deliver on our customers’ high expectations and in line with budget.

Brings the HR strategy and targets to life by developing, implementing and maintaining the HR / Attract to Grow processes and HR services in line with the global Center of Expertise (CoE) processes and the Global Business Services (GBS) Service Catalogue.

Provide leadership, management and oversight to the Country HR organization and to the Country Leadership Team on the execution of the HR strategy in the country.

Build and maintain capability of the Country HR organization.


HR Business Partnering

Provides HR partnership & expertise to the Business Management Team in achieving their business agenda for the country, including but not limited to workforce planning, organizational design and performance management.


The Country HR is responsible for the performance and management of the Country HR organization, ensuring SLA/KPI defined service delivery to management and employees of AkzoNobel.


Country HR

  • Builds close working relationships with customers, HR Business Partners, Centre of Expertise (CoEs) and People Services in the region to support the organization together as a 1HR country team
  • Ensures efficient and effective coordination and collaboration between HRBP, CoE and People Services on every level
  • Grows the individuals and the teams by clear feedback, trust, focusing on strengths and a climate where learning from mistakes and continuous improvement is the norm
  • Deploys and implements the Country HR Strategy and prioritize HR projects, in line with the business, corporate and regional HR strategy
  • Provides input to regional HR Strategy from a country perspective
  • Consults and actively provides HR functional perspective on topics such as transformation, M&A and joint ventures
  • Drives the HR Operating Model in the Country, standardization and harmonization of processes and conditions in the country, including change management, standardization and harmonization of HR practices
  • Responsible for annual country HR budget, follow up of actual costs and for taking applicable actions when required from a cost perspective
  • Ensures optimal alignment and collaboration with the Business/Functions
  • Manages and channels performance feedback and ensures continuous improvement of the HR delivery, in and beyond own country
  • Manages Industrial / Labor Relations and Collective Agreement in the Country in line with BU/Function needs and global template to ensure the position of AkzoNobel is optimally leveraged

Responsibilities (continue)

  • Driving compliance of process and behaviors following internal (eg. AkzoNobel Code of Conduct) and external requirements, regulations and best practices
  • Drives the Employer Value Proposition (EVP) in the country, as well as advocate for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leads country HR delivery for Papua New Guinea and ensures quality and effectiveness of support


HR Business Partnering

  • Provides HR partnership & expertise to the Business Management Team in achieving their strategic country business agenda
  • Acts as coach and counsel to country leaders to create the right culture and organizational model. Challenges management and act as a mirror (incl. employee engagement, Values and Leadership Behaviors) to drive a strong performance management culture
  • Supports with Workforce Planning to build a strong and sustainable human capital to support the strategy and further growth of the organization in the country
  • Supports and coaches leaders to identify, calibrate, develop, and deploy talent across the organization. Identify, evaluate, and manage talent risks
  • Facilitates workshops for a high performing teams driving a culture of healthy, sustainable performance
  • To drive BU/Function specific initiatives to support functional and business growth and transformation 


  • Bachelor / academic background with deep functional knowledge and HR expertise
  • Proven track record in delivering results in an international matrix organization
  • Proven track record in handling labour relations/grievances at national level
  • Demonstrable experience in overcoming obstacles to achieve longer term goals
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, ability to drive and implement change in the organization
  • Leading and developing teams and individuals in such way that the total is bigger than the sum of the individuals
  • Good at stakeholder management, coaching and influencing
  • Empathic with clear communication, presentation, facilitation, and marketing skills
  • Collaborative, engaging style, team player who loves to create energy and fun
  • Hands-on can-do attitude, who can keep course while dealing with ambiguity and the various priorities and stakes in country and function
  • Leads from a core set of personal values and sense of purpose in line with the AkzoNobel core values and behaviours


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Only selected candidates will be notified.

Requisition ID: 21706