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Senior Human Resources Business Partner| AMW |Union Place, Sri Lanka

Date: 27-Apr-2022

Location: LK

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Associated Motorways (Pvt) LTD

No two days are the same at AMW, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognizes and rewards quality performance, and what do you get, The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started 70 years ago, popularly known as AMW now a fully-owned subsidiary of Al Futtaim Group (AFG) of United Arab Emirates, is one of the pioneers in the Automotive industry in Sri Lanka.



  • In liaison with the Business MD and HR Director create a HR strategy for the business and the annual HR Plan. Communicate plans and progress against the plan to the HR Function and the Business Units.  Create and support a continuous improvement environment for HR Activities within the Business Units.
  • Ensure new employees are properly inducted into the business and given support to become productive as quickly as possible.  Develop succession plans and retention strategies for key talent and positions. Develop and execute a learning and development plan that equips individuals with necessary skills.  Formulate and implement performance management plans to improve performance or assist with exit from the organisation.
  • As part of the HR Plan specify training initiatives required to support the business, liaise with Group L&D to ensure appropriate initiatives are delivered.  Ensure training needs of key and high potential staff are identified and delivered.  Ensure all key positions have identified successors.
  • Manage ER issues within the business units.  Support line managers in creating a culture of employee engagement based upon ‘Al Futtaim Way’ values.  Reinforce at all times a culture of meritocracy, performance-focus and diversity.  Act as an advisor to line managers in order to educate them and minimise risk.  Ensure compliance with local law and Group policy throughout the employee lifecycle.  Communicate and implement changes to HR policies and procedures.  Ensure disciplinary procedure is properly applied before any employee is exited from the business.
  • Act as a trusted business partner and coach to senior line management.  Consult and support line managers across the business units.  Focus on measuring the employee engagement of the business units and take actions necessary to improve it.  Advise, coach and mentor management and HR team on people related issues.  Act as change agent and facilitate transition. 
  • Play an advisory role in creating and managing a lean and multi-skilled workforce.  Support and facilitate the implementation of business structure reorganisation and consolidation to deliver efficiencies.  Play a key role in communicating organisational messages and monitoring feedback within the business units.  Ensure compliance with localisation policy and targets.  Look at business unit productivity and take necessary actions to improve it.
  • Provide line management with regular and financial reporting of employee costs. Ensure annual manpower budgeting exercise is conducted accurately and efficiently.  Create, obtain approval for and manage HR Department budget. Ensure HR Team adherence to the business financial systems and processes.
  • To ensure compliance to HR policy is maintained, to review and strengthen business internal controls and procedures, ensure compliance of DOA and provide leadership on process and governance. Ensure compliance with laws, regulations and other requirements. 



  • Completed a Human Resource, Psychology or Business Management Degree.
  • Five years HR Generalist Experience & previous experience as a HR Business Partner.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the finance sector in a similar capacity.
  • Be between 30 – 40 years of age.
  • Must have excellent communication and people leadership skills to drive a team of young professionals.

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