Senior HR Business Partner - South Asia, META & China

Date: 3 Feb 2024

Location: Gurgaon, HR, IN, 122011

Company: Glanbia

HR Business Partner – South Asia, China & META




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 

Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s purpose is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance goals! We are the world’s leading premium sports nutrition company with Optimum Nutrition, SlimFast, BSN, Amazing Grass and Nutramino among the brands in the portfolio today. We have ambitious plans for the future, and as a values-led organisation, we’re focused on driving sustainable business performance the right way.


The Opportunity 

With our ambition comes an exciting change management, culture, talent, organization development and engagement agenda. We’re looking for an experienced Senior HR Business Partner who is passionate about creating working environments where our people can meet their full potential, while also delivering the potential for our brands. The appointee will act as a member of the Regional Leadership Team and partner with the leadership team across all aspects of the people agenda.


With our growth aspirations in the market comes the opportunity for the appointee to grow their role over time to a broader level of HR support and leadership, so the chosen candidate will clearly need to show the potential to grow with the business over time. This is an end to end HR role, which requires the flexibility to drive the strategic agenda as well as the operational agenda. You will cover the geographical Region of Greater China, South Asia & META with people across Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai & Cairo with a team strength of approx. 100 people. This permanent position will report to the HR VP.


  • Partner with the leadership teams to develop a purpose driven, values led culture that enables high performance.
  • As a member of the Leadership team, contribute to the shaping of the overall business strategy, including leading the people strategy for the region.
  • Coach and support the General Managers, Functional Directors and Country Managers to build high-performing Leadership Teams.
  • Support the Regional Vice President to coach the Leadership Team, in support of high performance and  leadership effectiveness.
  • Bring a deep understanding of the “pulse” of the organisation to the Leadership Team and inspire leadership accountability for employee engagement.
  • Partner with Hiring Managers and Talent Acquisition to source high quality talent.
  • Work with the leadership team to facilitate to identify talent / high potential employees and build appropriate career plans
  • Partner with COEs and the broader HR team to (1) deploy global initiatives and (2) to influence the development of regional and global initiatives
  • Lead the thinking on organisation effectiveness and operating models, to deliver the structure & capabilities required to deliver the strategy.
  • Lead the thinking on total reward and benefit evolution in the region, in partnership with the Rewards COE
  • Together with line managers, identify training needs and the most appropriate learning interventions.
  • Engage and educate managers to ensure active management of all performance and employee relations issues through informal and formal processes.
  • Facilitate appropriate training for line managers


The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Minimum 12-14 years’ record of HR experience working in a fast paced, commercial environment, and the ability to be successful in a matrix organisation with multiple stakeholders.
  • An MBA in HR from a reputable university
  • The agility and flexibility to adapt to a changing agenda over time, underpinned by the ability to create excitement for a long-term people strategy.
  • Proven track record of broad HR operational delivery including operational excellence, talent acquisition, employee relations, performance, change management, org re-design and reward.
  • A track record of providing coaching and mentoring support to stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying innovative people solutions, and then deploying the solution.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to translate business and HR needs into action.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with a high level of professionalism and a proven track record in influencing senior stakeholders.
  • Previous experience working in an MNC, with matrix organisation would be an advantage


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Gurgaon withhybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working modelwhich allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy and health plan.


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.