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Assistant HR Manager

Rainforest Life

Rainforest Life

People & HR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

About us

Rainforest is Asia’s leading e-commerce brand aggregator that focuses on brands and products for the modern parent. We acquire consumer e-commerce brands, providing entrepreneurs with a healthy exit, and we invest in the acquired brands to grow them globally. Our mission is to fulfil the potential of microbrands, growing brands with great products to delight mums worldwide.

The Role: Assistant Manager, People & Culture

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Assistant Manager to join our People & Culture team. This role reports directly to the Director, Corporate Development & People.

In this role, you will play a critical role in supporting the execution of our people strategy to attract, retain, and develop top talent across our international operations. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-growth startup that values innovation, collaboration, and a people-centric culture.


Headcount Planning & Talent Management

  • Collaborate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs and execute recruitment strategies. This will include supporting the recruitment process.
  • Implement talent management programs to identify high-potential employees and facilitate career development opportunities.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Implement strategic compensation strategies aligned with business goals and market trends.
  • Analyse and benchmark compensation and benefits programs for competitiveness and industry alignment.
  • Monitor regulatory changes and collaborate with external experts to ensure compliance and best practices in compensation and benefits planning.

Performance Management

  • Implement performance management processes, including goal setting using OKRs, feedback mechanisms, and performance evaluations.
  • Provide guidance and training to managers and employees on performance management best practices.
  • Analyse performance data to identify trends and areas for improvement, making recommendations to enhance productivity and engagement.

Employee Relations & People Policies

  • Develop, update, and communicate People policies and procedures in compliance with legal requirements and company values.
  • Working together with People Operations, ensure consistent application and enforcement of policies across all departments and locations.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to employees and managers on People-related matters, including conducting investigations and resolving employee relations issues in a fair and timely manner.
  • Liaise with external legal counsel and government agencies on industrial relations matters, ensuring compliance with labour laws and regulations.

Employee Engagement Initiatives

  • Develop and execute employee engagement initiatives to foster a positive and inclusive work culture especially in a remote environment
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement programs that promote employee well-being, recognition, and career development.
  • Act as a champion for employee feedback and implement strategies to address concerns and enhance employee satisfaction and retention.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or any related field
  • 5+ years of proven People & Culture experience in a fast-paced environment, preferably in the ecommerce, tech, or startup industry. International exposure preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Solid understanding of labour laws, compliance requirements, and best practices across multiple countries.
  • Self starter and proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, remote environment while managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Experience with HRIS systems, analytics tools, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Passionate about creating a positive and inclusive work culture that values diversity, collaboration, and continuous learning.