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Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter in a 1966 collection called ‘Rive Gauche’, synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape.

In 1999, the luxury goods division of the Kering Group acquired Yves Saint and, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello since April 2016, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe.

Today, Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.

We are currently seeking an HR Business Partner who will report to China HR Director as part of our dynamic team in China.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an HR Business Partner who will report to China HR Director as part of our dynamic team in China.


You will provide HR partnership to business in relation to full HR support including talent acquisition, retention and development, staff engagement, employee relations, etc. towards aligned business strategies and missions; and to work closely with TA and C&B/ER team to fulfill requirements related to Human Resources from Retail function in terms of Talent Management, C&B, Performance Management, Leadership Development and so on.


Talent Acquisition & Management

  • Participate in Headcount and Staff Planning, and manage to control
  • Manage Internet/Intranet job posting, CV screening and coordinate interviews to ensure the smooth interview process
  • Responsible for the hiring of replacement from all the existing stores.  Participate in the new store opening recruitment.
  • Ensure successful on-boarding including orientation and new staff integration with the team
  • Conduct Exit interview
  • Be familiar with the talent market of the assigned region by active network and interacting with target talents. Maintain and develop the talent pool and build a good network
  • Work closely with Retail Manager and Store Management in driving key talent retention and development efforts.
  • Participate in and facilitate the internal talent assessment/review and development activities. 
  • Participate in China Recruiting/Staffing related projects

Training & Development

  • Conduct development/training needs analysis and provide appropriate development solutions for responsible areas
  • Support HQ/APAC/Kering on relative Talent Management program

Compensation & Benefit

  • Prepare offer proposal for new hiring and promotion case according to comp & benefits structure
  • Implement annual merit increment and salary changes according to the guidelines developed by HQ/APAC/Kering
  • Participate in budget, forecast and planning
  • Coordinate with C&B function and Kering SSC on the employment cycle to make sure all the process and procedures are completed OTIF.
  • Ensure quality execution of HR operational activities/projects in the assigned region

Communication & Employee Relationship

  • Responsible for internal communication in responsible areas
  • Answer questions and give feedbacks to enquiries whenever necessary on timely manner.
  • Provide consultation to line managers in terms of people issues, labor related issues and partner with line managers and C&B/ER function / Kering Legal to solve the issues and ensure full legal compliance with minimal impact on employer branding.

Performance Management

  • Implement annual performance management and provide Performance Management training when needed
  • Assist & support Store Director/Area Manager/Retail Manager on performance feedback, Performance Improvement Plan, Coaching and Counseling
  • Facilitate the annual performance review cycle and make sure all the PA discussions are conducted on Workday

Other Assignments

  • Ensure legal compliance in HR activities in the assigned region
  • Provide daily Workday support to the assigned retail team.
  • Organize and implement staff engagement activities in the assigned region.
  • Support HQ/APAC/China HR projects
  • Support other HR functions if needed
  • Ad-hoc assignments


  • Education background: Bachelor degree or above
  • At least 7 years solid HR experience among which min. 3 years of HRBP experience preferably in the retail/consumer industry.
  • Sound HR Generalist skills especially in Recruitment and Employee Relations, good understanding of labor law & regulations
  • HRIS Operations management experience
  • Strong business acumen
  • High sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated personal credibility
  • Take proactive and timely actions to address policies, operations issues
  • Proactive and creative problem-solving skills
  • Able to build constructive and effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Mature, professional and able to deliver a service of excellence to the employees
  • Stay positive, team spirit, able to face challenge and changes, strive to excellence
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • Attention to details, efficient
  • Digital Savvy
  • Fluent in both oral and written English Proficient in MS Office functionalities
  • Knowledge of HR information systems especially Workday
  • Willing to travel

Job Type

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Start Date



Full time