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APAC Operations Manager

APAC Operations Manager

​As the Operations Manager for the Asia-Pacific region, you will be working closely with key operational stakeholders within the company, including the Managing Director for the region.

This newly created role will report to the Global Head of Operations and will be responsible for planning and implementing the set-up of business operations for new market ventures and entities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Initially, you will be focused on establishing operations in Japan, which will include incorporating the company, setting up an office in Tokyo, and ensuring that the end-to-end operations in the new location are efficient, effective, and support the growth of the local team.

The Client is looking for a highly motivated, results-driven individual with a strong background in generalist experience across all aspects of business operations set-up and delivery in an international business. The ideal candidate will be able to think strategically and understand the big picture, while also being comfortable with hands-on, day-to-day operational work. Additionally, the candidate should have great attention to detail and be well-organized, efficient and able to work independently.

The role offers significant growth opportunities as the company plans to expand rapidly over the next 24 months into growing Asian electricity markets. It is expected that this role will evolve into a senior leadership position, responsible for scaling the Asia-Pacific operational functions and teams across multiple countries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the set-up of new market entry and entity setups for the Asia-Pacific region, which includes but not limited to all areas of HR, finance, legal and business support, coordinating with central operations functions as required

  • Familiarize with local corporate, financial and employment practices, researching and supporting the appointment of local law partners (as needed), developing local terms of employment, HR documentation, financial reporting, and tax filings etc.

  • Develop and execute a new market entry candidate attraction and recruitment plan, which includes: Identifying local candidate attraction channels and recruitment agencies, negotiating vendor terms and where relevant global agreements, driving consistencies in recruitment operational practices across all Asia-Pacific sites, benchmarking compensation and benefits/talent mapping and recruiting for new market entries in the Asia-Pacific region

  • New starter setup and onboarding, including setup of local payroll processes and integration with central HR and finance processes and reporting

  • Research immigration requirements and work with immigration partners to obtain necessary visas as required

  • Building local Office Manager capability around the Aurora culture, HR, recruitment, finance, and legal operating standards

Qualifications:

  • Significant operational experience including but not limited to areas of HR, finance, legal and business administration, ideally within a fast-growing international consultancy or professional services business

  • Experience working across different international jurisdictions – familiarization with international immigration and recruitment practices

  • Strong content experience of best practice across operations, recruitment, and talent management

  • Excellent commercial acumen and judgement

  • Must be able to hit the ground running – a self-starter, comfortable using their initiative and working autonomously

  • Outstanding communication skills – articulate, confident, able to build relationships with and influence senior stakeholders

  • Able to think strategically while managing day to day activities hands on

  • Strong project management skills – responsive and delivery driven; well organised and methodical approach

  • Evidence of having a passion for working with people and working beyond the boundaries of their role.