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Regional HR Business Partner

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: SCOR


Singapore Singapore (SG) 


Regional HR Business Partner 


Human Resources 



          About SCOR         

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Using its experience and expertise, “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – in Life & Health insurance as well as in P&C insurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
SCOR's aim, as an independent global reinsurance company, is to develop its Life and P&C business lines, to provide its clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions and to pursue an underwriting policy founded on profitability, supported by effective risk management and a prudent investment policy, in order to offer its clients an optimum level of security, to create value for its shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of Society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.


Job Summary

As the manager’s and employees’ advisor, the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) responds and supports the organisation’s strategy and the business needs by defining, proposing and implementing HR action plans. As their single point of contact, the HRBP works with management to understand their business activities and to drive business performance through their teams. The HRBP identifies where their future needs will be, resulting in devising HR strategies and methods to meet those needs and agreed upon implementation plans for the business. The HRBP makes the link between their employees’ portfolio and the HR Community, and therefore leads and promotes locally the main HR processes in coordination with the HR specialists. The HRBP works in close collaboration with specialists (such as payroll, training manager…) and have regular exchange with HR Leaders.


Key duties and responsibilities


Within the SCOR Asia-Pacific HR Team, you are the HR Business Partner for the SCOR Global P&C business unit and support functions throughout the region (9 locations):


Works with management to understand and support business activities and strategies, how they develop their teams and where their future needs will be.

  • Is aware of the future business challenges to truly be part of the business by helping managers to deal with these futures changes.
  • Identifies and analyses business requirements utilizing to the Leadership & Organisational Reviews.
  • Creates their own internal network of contacts (managers, employees, representative staff, etc.) to stay informed about the business needs and issues.
  • Through a global approach, actively participates with the business committees and internal events to understand the strategies deployed in the divisions.
  • Identifies how the team is managed, understands which functions key and which employees are  high potentials and how they can be developed and retained.
  • Works through individual and collective HR issues and needs.
  • Conducts employee interviews (Exit interviews, Long term leave interviews etc.) and uses information gained to better understand employee opinion to shape future HR activity


Devises HR strategies and methods to meet manager’s needs and assists with implementing these plans with the business.

  • Accordingly with SCOR’s global HR policies and based on the global knowledge, the HRBP supports the business by proposing action plans to hire, develop, retain and dismiss employees, especially in case of key positions and/or high potentials.
  • Supports the development of key employees in line with managers by building Individual Career Management Plans, proposing relevant solutions.
  • Takes the opportunity of the annual HR processes (ADI, salary review, free shares attribution, global Partnership promotion and local promotions…) to implement these solutions.  
  • Supports management and Group HR in building and following up the implementation of succession plans for key positions.
  • Actively participates to the evolution of the organization by providing a concrete HR support.


Helps the training leader in identifying the training needs for employees.

  • Is the single point of contact for the managers and works in close coordination with the training leader.
  • Reviews all the training needs expressed during the ADI process.
  • Follows-up about the related training actions implemented to respond to these needs.
  • Invites employees and managers for feedback and shares this with the HRBP community.


Is the key interface of control and communication

  • Promotes HR policies toward employees and managers by building a strong relationship with mutual trust.
  • Actively participates with the HR community and more precisely the HRBP sub-community to define and adapt global HR policies and processes and proposes solutions to ensure the possibility for local implementation.
  • HR advisor for the employees and for all stakeholders within the group (e.g. senior management workforce representatives, associations, head-hunters etc.)


Is the key link between their employees’ portfolio and the HR Community

  • Represents the HR community and is the single point of contact for the employees and managers for all HR processes (ADI, salary review, free shares attribution, global Partnership promotion and local promotions…), supported by the HR specialists
  •  Works together with all the members of the HR Community and in particular with the Global HRBP in charge of the respective Comex Domains.
  • Is a key interface for the Group HR department, for other HR Business Partners and for the HR specialists.
  • Asks and shares information with the different experts (compensation & benefits, training, etc…)
  • Provides feedback to local/group HR Management on relevant topics.


Is connected with external environment

  • Has up to information regarding the local market in terms of employment, local practices and compensation.
  • Could participate in relationships with Universities and other relevant organisations – purpose to promote SCOR and attract Talent.


Participate in the hiring of new employees

  • Supports the Talent Acquisition Specialist at every steps of the process including discussion with hiring managers
  • Ensures successful on boarding and integration with line manager



Required experience & competencies


  • Several years (8 to 12 years) of professional experience in the Human Resources in a generalist and or/ BP role, ideally gained, in the financial sector and in an international environment
  • Project management and change management experience.
  • Sound understanding of HR processes (Performance Management Process, salary review process, promotion etc.)
  • Experienced in communicating across different hierarchical levels and cultures.


Personal Competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Client Relationship Management skills
  • Organizational Development skills incl. Strategic thinking and planningCommunication, presentation and listening skills
  • Negotiation, influencing and conflict management skills
  • Coaching skills of advantage
  • Solution finding
  • Proven ability to deliver on goals and passion for quality
  • Good user skills regarding MS Office applications
  • General knowledge in about relevant income tax, Training & Development and/ or Compensation and Benefits of advantage



Required Education

Bachelor’s in human resources management and or General Business Management Education