Goldman Sachs & Co. Human Capital Management, Asia Federation Business Partner, Associate/Vice President - Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Hong Kong



Are you passionate about partnering closely with a business unit to manage people-related solutions? We’re looking for a professional to join our HR Business Partener team, who want to use their skills and ideas to develop strategic people strategies for the businesses they support.


Human Capital Management (HCM) recruits, develops and rewards the people of Goldman Sachs. Our teams design and implement strategies, processes and technologies that help them advance professionally, drive productivity and help the firm and our clients achieve superior results. We look for individuals with strong problem solving and analytical skills, innovative thinking and intellectual curiosity who want to make an impact on the success of the firm’s most valuable asset, its people.

We are looking for an Experienced HR professional for the position of HR Business Partner (BP) in the HCM division in Hong Kong, at the Associate or Vice President level. The functional reporting line will be to a Senior Federation Business Partner, based in Singapore..

We are looking for a candidate who is eager to succeed in a hands-on, high-volume and challenging role. Extensive HR experience is essential, with expertise in at least one functional HR area (strong preference for HR BP or Reward-related experience). Building partnerships, driving consensus and facilitating dialogues are key factors for success so candidates should have a proven record of successfully delivering solutions through a group/team approach. Individual contributors without the ability to engage others will struggle with this role.



This role will be a critical HR Business Partner providing extensive HR solutions and strategy to the Operations Division of the firm. The HR BP will be a partner to the division on a wide variety of people-focused activities, both strategic and transactional, including: the annual compensation, promotion, hi-potential and succession planning processes for the division in Asia.

There will be partnership with HCM colleagues within the functional teams and with global divisional teams to provide tailored solutions in areas such as campus and lateral recruiting, professional development and relocations.

More broadly, the HR BP acts both as the advocate of the divisional client with HCM to ensure that the people-related needs are considered and met, and also as the representative to the divisional client on HCM services, including those mentioned above and in Wellness, Employee Relations, Benefits and Diversity. The HR BPs will be closely involved in various HR transactions on a regular basis, including designing competitive offers for laterally sourced candidates, meeting with candidates to explain benefits and the value proposition of the firm, and setting expatriate packages for incoming transferees. Data and analytics are used regularly by the HR BP to underpin decision making and drive recommendations.



  • Highly proficient at analyzing people-related data sets (such as the talent pipeline) to draw out answers/themes and an advanced user of MS Excel;

  • Highly organized, to respond to the variety and volume of responsibility;

  • Very communicative, to engage with managers, employees and colleagues at all levels;

  • Comfortable working occasionally in ambiguous circumstances to forge new policies and ideas;

  • Creative and willing to try new ideas

  • Proven ability to conceptualize and drive initiatives regionally

  • Fluent in English, to work with the senior management of the division and with global team-members; Mandarin or other Asian languages are preferred but not essential;

  • Knowledgeable about HR practices in Asia; an understanding of at least one of: HR practices, immigration practices, compensation, employment law or employment benefits will serve as an excellent foundation

  • Working in a high-paced and creative environment

  • Service-oriented


Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

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Location(s)HK-Hong Kong

Job ID2017-38085

Schedule TypeFull Time

LevelVice President/Executive Director

Function(s)Human Resources

RegionAsia Except Japan

DivisionHuman Capital Management

Business UnitBusiness Partners

Employment TypeEmployee