Regional Mobility Lead, Asia Pacific
Publicis Groupe
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HK

Job Description

  • Support the Global Mobility Lead and collaborate with other members of the global mobility leadership team to determine and drive global priorities and consistent approaches, develop global service enhancements, and support global stakeholders.
  • Promote a unified global mobility team and a common understanding of global mobility policies, processes, and practices.

  • Develop and drive the execution of global mobility program strategy for the Asia Pacific region. Improve global mobility services’ value and alignment with agency needs.
  • Build Global Mobility’s reputation for delivering an exceptional talent mobility experience, solving immigration and mobility challenges, and flawlessly managing immigration and mobility compliance.

    Ensure delivery of Global Mobility’s core services across all countries and agencies in the region. Manage the region’s performance against service, cost-containment, and compliance requirements.

    Translate mobility program strategies and priorities into specific individual and team goals, tactics, action plans and deliverables.

  • Build and nurture strong, collaborative relationships throughout the Asia Pacific region and across geographies, functions, and agencies to ensure stakeholder priorities and interests are met, service and compliance roadblocks are removed, and enhanced understanding and adoption of global mobility services.
  • Advise leaders on global mobility topics, opportunities, costs, and risks. Equip decision-makers with timely guidance and solutions that demonstrate exceptional business acumen, mobility expertise and insight into the needs and interests of our talent.
  • Effectively communicate mobility service and compliance needs.

  • Support regional leaders, including the regional Re : Sources CEO and leaders in Corporate Tax, Legal, and Payroll, to manage mobility compliance and risks by coordinating and overseeing the development of mobility governance policies, processes, and practices for the region.
  • Oversee the team’s service delivery for senior executive immigration and mobility needs in the region in accordance with established SLA’s.
  • Serve as a point of escalation for individual mobility cases, as needed. Participate in regional service quality forums, as appropriate.

  • Assess and evolve the service delivery model to ensure the internally managed vs. externally provided services optimize service levels, scalability, compliance management, and cost containment.
  • Lead, inspire and develop a small regional global mobility team to develop their functional knowledge, communication and advisory capabilities, policy and process expertise, and operational capacity.
  • Foster a positive team environment and an open and inclusive culture. Ensure people management practices support effective communication about performance and promote collaboration and learning.

  • Manage the region’s external immigration and mobility service providers. Ensure the service providers adhere to provisions of agreements and contracts.
  • Manage the billing process, ensuring services are billed and paid for in a timely manner.

  • Develop and forecast the Asia Pacific mobility program budget; manage spending to that plan; identify opportunities for investment and realize cost savings to achieve the plan.
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years global mobility management experience supporting Asia Pacific. Extensive experience managing delivery of mobility (immigration, assignment, relocation, business travel, remote working) services.
  • Expertise in a breadth of global mobility practices, legalities, and policies across multiple industries. Experience supporting both senior executives and client project delivery assignments (predominantly Indian nationals) highly desirable.

  • Significant immigration, personal tax, Social Security technical expertise for several countries in the region. Experience managing mobility compliance and operationalizing new country mobility setups.
  • Credible activist capable of interacting with and influencing senior stakeholders; track record of driving change at a strategic and operational level in a large, diverse organization.
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively coupled with a willingness and desire to apply tactical and functional knowledge.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and consultation skills working with a diverse and dynamic group of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate advice and present information to executives and deliver feedback to team members. Proven ability to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with senior executives and regional stakeholders.

  • Experience building and managing a small team. Managing a geographically dispersed, multicultural team a plus.
  • Excited by the opportunity to shape a role with evolving responsibilities and high criticality to the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify key performance barriers and core problems, develop and implement pragmatic solutions.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to balance completion of several competing priorities, attention to detail and the ability to deliver accurately to tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated working style with strong sense of personal ownership and accountability to deliver strong regional results.
  • Robust Excel and analytical skills, including the ability to collect / compile, analyze and interpret data against standards and communicate to tell a compelling narrative.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work outside of business hours (some evenings and early mornings) to engage with colleagues and stakeholders in other regions.
  • Education

    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Finance, Mathematics of related field. MBA or Masters’ degree highly desired.


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