China, Hong Kong, North Point, China, Shanghai, Singapore, Singapore, Human Resources

APAC Head of Total Rewards & Governance

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Ready to join a great team of Henkel HR with an exciting job opportunity as our APAC Head of Total Rewards & Governance
  • Reporting to the APAC Head of HR CoEs, the role is responsible to drive the development, implementation, and communication of Total Rewards strategy & programs which are effective and relevant to the business & countries needs to attract, retain, and engage talents
  • The role enables the development of both Total Rewards expertise and partnership skills in the Total Rewards & Governance CoE team
  • You will lead & manage a team of Total Rewards Managers across APAC
  • Key Account Focal to assigned HRBPs, Country/ Cluster HR heads, represent other COE pillars where necessary
  • Develop, implement & evaluate total rewards approaches, plans and programs that align with Henkel's goals and objectives
  • Ensure programs & offerings are current with regard to market trends, practices, and costs; recommend changes to policies based on trend analysis
  • You are responsible for ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements; analyze impact of legislative changes to current plans and drive solution
  • You maintain effective engagement & partnership with country, regional, global and shared services stakeholders
  • You ensure effective representation of APAC Total rewards needs & priorities to Global counterparts
  • You drive partnership with finance, legal, and tax departments to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance with relevant laws
  • You help to drive standardization of policies and processes where needed
  • You lead effective implementation and administration of programs across the region
  • Lead & provide guidance and support during M&A, org changes to ensure seamless integration of total rewards programs
  • You are responsible to manage external vendors’ selection, performance and cost targets
  • Responsible for audit of plans and processes in accordance with government regulations and company policies
  • Review, provide guidance and support to HR teams/ business leaders on rewards policies, procedures, and best practices


  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 12 years working experience in HR
  • Minimum 5 years experience in regional compensation and benefits management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to leverage data to drive decision-making and program design
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Previous experience leading and managing a team is preferred

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: req55456
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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