HR Manager, Shenzhen Bao An Site

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Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Shenzhen, CN

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

  • Responsible for the operational HR delivery aligned to the business or functional agenda and to the HR agenda;
  • In their area of responsibility they help the business or function to achieve  objectives by giving good quality HR advice and guidance based on sound HR knowledge, professionalism and an understanding of the AkzoNobel HR Strategy and practices;
  • Where required, this role will take the lead in managing employee and industrial relations at the relevant level working with employee or works councils and local Union representatives.
  • Work with other areas of the HR Operating Model (People Services and CoE) to ensure a comprehensive high quality HR service to our internal customers       
  • As active member of site management team, this role is required to coordinate and deliver the HR related tasks/assignment, as representative of HR function at Baoan site;                                                                                                                                        

Key Accountabilities

Employee Lifecycle Management:             

  • Facilitate the My P&D and Talent calibration processes
  • Facilitate Operational Workforce Planning at the relevant level working with the business/function.
  • Provide day to day coaching and advice to managers to facilitate planning and decision making in areas such as recruitment, development and local restructuring requirements
  • Support and coach managers in discussions relating to job evaluation, pay and reward working with the Regional Rewards CoE as required.
  • Work with local business/functional teams to identify learning and development requirements and liaise with the regional CoE partners to deliver solutions
  • Work with the regional CoE partners to roll out AkzoNobel global learning initiatives in their area.
  • Work with managers to identify and manage talent locally.  

Key Accountabilities 2

Operational Excellence               

  • Support and/or lead local plans for standardization and continuous improvement within the sites/client teams
  • Work with other HR peers to ensure that AkzoNobel global HR processes are implemented within their area of responsibility
  • Take ownership where they identify data inaccuracies and address them with the appropriate part of the model/business


  • Safeguard the company by ensuring compliance to local legal requirements in all aspects of HR policy, taking advice from outside legal advisors where required
  • Help to promote awareness of the AkzoNobel Speak Up process and participate in investigations as required
  • Expert to handle Employee Relation cases
  • Any other reasonable duties to ensure the smooth operation of the HR function.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • At least 5 years of HR generalist experience in HR, and solid practices in manufacturing site is preferred;
  • Native local and fluent English (both written and spoken) ;
  • Service and solution focused mindset;
  • Ability to work with some level of ambiguity;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, highly developed interpersonal skills – individual and group;
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced, complex environment and meet tight deadlines

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28443