Director, HR Business Partner, China

Regione: China

Stato/Provincia: Shanghai

Città: Shanghai

Unità Affari: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Descrizione e requisiti

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

About this team

The People & Culture (P&C) team (aka Human Resources, aka HR). We are the team that helps our great people achieve their dreams and live a life they love.  Considered by many to be the back-bone of everything human resources related, we love HR and we love growth.  We obsess over the employee experience, and we will stop at nothing to make HR experience simple, intentional and mind blowing. 

A day in the life:

Reporting to VP, HR Business Partnering International, you will bring our China talent strategy to life throughout the region. Driving strategic thought partnership with our Regional General Manager & regional leadership teams on talent practice that enable our growth goals. You will act as the connector with our centers of excellence throughout HR to develop proactive talent management.

·      Speak the language of the business; understand all aspects its products, services, business models, market trends, measures and strategies & its competitive advantage. Leverage this deep business understanding to identify issues, diagnose root causes, provide insights, offer recommendations and develop proactive solutions to solve business objectives through talent lens.

·      Partner with Leaders to understand strategy drivers of change. Proactively anticipate, lead, champion, and sponsor significant transformational initiatives to enable and/or implement sustainable change and drive business results. Proactively plan for talent implications (e.g. role design change, future capabilities required) & drive the right level of localization of talent strategy application, achieving the delicate balance between business needs and enterprise efficiency.

·      Demonstrates leadership on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, including on-boarding, performance management, coaching, talent assessment & succession planning, & employee engagement.

·      Partner with Business leaders, strategy and FP&A through annual planning processes to prepare for future capabilities and to inform talent implications of strategic goals/plans

·      Leverage HR Center of Excellence (CoE) Partners to develop proactive talent management solutions including; workforce planning & organizational design, succession planning, and performance management. Supports leaders to easily align people & work to achieve business outcomes.

·      Lead regional strategy and navigate the healthy tension/balance between business objectives, regional goals and roles of the CoEs.  Provide insights and feedback to CoEs, represent voice of the business to P&C and voice of P&C to the business. 

·      Lead all P&C Business Partnering and generalist support for the China Region. Indirectly lead the regional P&C team to develop regional talent strategy in support of regional goals. As the on the ground leader, rallying and supporting the team in delivery of regional goals.

·      Bring strategic workforce planning to life: anticipate future workforce needs, based on growth, business strategy, retention & internal succession, ensures a continuous supply of the right talent, both externally and internally.

·      Monitor internal engagement metrics to ensure core behaviors and mindsets are embodied and actively fostered by leaders.

·      Influence and coach leaders on key P&C and business issues as well as how to attract, select, develop, manage, and retain the best talent to drive results. Support the acquisition of VP+ talent including a positive candidate experience, offer & onboarding


·      12+ years’ experience in an HR Business Partner role.

·      Demonstrates expert understanding of the business strategies and operations. Subject matter expert and teaches full range of core P&C functional concepts internally (Org Effectiveness work at individual, team, and organizational levels; Change Management; Talent Assessment and Diversity & Inclusion Principles).

·      Significantly influences functional strategy using data and insights; may participate in the development of the business strategy.

·      Strong data analysis skills; can leverage quantitative and qualitative data to enable informed decision making.

·      Ability to build strong personal relationships of trust and can be relied on to do what is promised.

·      True Coach & trusted partner with skills to support leaders to lead from clarity.

·      Workforce productivity and org effectiveness management.

·      Experience in project management that included stakeholder engagement and program execution and change management.

·      Strong leadership development skill; coach and trusted advisor

·      Ability to influence & to proactively shape the ideas & agendas of stakeholders and credible activism/advocacy.

·      Two-way advocate – ability to stand in resistance when required

·      Apply strong analytical skills and attention to detail to understand complex problems and root causes, leveraging quantitative and qualitative data to develop insights, guide decisions, and formulate solutions