Regional HR Business Partner, APAC

China, Shanghai

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 25 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

LSI is looking for a Regional HR Business Partner located in Shanghai, responsible for proactively leading all aspects of strategic and tactical HR support for the APAC Region. The Regional HR Business Partner will act as a trusted advisor, coach, and consultant for business leaders, through closely partnering with the business improve their people leadership capability, team culture, talent pipeline and people development. The Regional HRBP understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization to ensure superior operations and business outcomes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Serving as the regional lead for APAC, coordinating and harmonizing processes across the sites in the region.

  • Responsible for delivering results oriented people strategies that foster the development of a high performing, values driven, growth oriented organization.

  • Developing and delivering effective people related strategies across BUs and partnering with site HRBP’s to ensure alignment and efficient delivery.

  • Influencing within matrix organization to ensure alignment across BU.

  • Development and direction of a multi-site based HR Business Partner Team. Ensuring the HRBP Team is aligned with overall operational strategies for recruitment, selection, retention, development, labor relations and total rewards.

  • Integrating best-practices across all sites and directing the implementation of standardized global HR processes, and leveraging HR metrics that drive action.

  • Measuring effectiveness of HR actions, providing leaders with information relating to internal and external labor markets, and leveraging data to drive action.

  • Developing a talent pipeline to ensure organization is resourced to meet current and future leadership needs.

  • Leading projects within operations and HR that drive innovation and process improvements / efficiencies.

  • Providing counsel to leaders in all people related matters and ensuring highest ethical standards are maintained.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Management (or similar field of study) required.

  • Extensive experience of broad HR experience across multiple areas.

  • Experience delivering impactful solutions to complex business problems in a dynamic and changing environment.  Able to drive actions to resolution in a complex matrix organization.

  • Deep knowledge of APAC labor laws.  

  • Very good communication skills in English and Standard Chinese. Solution-oriented and strongly team-minded.

  • Excellent organizational skills, prioritization in a fast-moving environment and in­dependent working style.

  • Ability to foster relationships at all levels and become a trusted advisor.

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Reference: R27315