Senior Associate, Talent (Operations)

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(02/11/2021 1:52 AM)
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Human Resources & Administration


Ogilvy has been producing iconic, culture-changing marketing campaigns since the day its founder David Ogilvy opened up shop in 1948. Today, Ogilvy is an award-winning integrated creative network that makes brands matter for Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses across 132 offices in 83 countries. The company creates experiences, design and communications that shape every aspect of a brand’s needs through six core capabilities: Brand Strategy, Advertising, Customer Engagement and Commerce, PR and Influence, Digital Transformation, and Partnerships. Ogilvy is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WWPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.


The Mission

Our group objective is to be a world class centre of excellence which attracts the best local and foreign talent to suit our local and regional business needs.


An integral part of Ogilvy is to remain the employer of choice in the media industry in Singapore, attracting, developing and retaining the best talent available


Within the Talent function, the Talent Team provides processes, policies and tools to contribute to the achievement of this goal through a balance of global standards applied consistently within business units and regions and the consideration of local and business specific requirements.



The Senior Associate (Talent Operations) will support the Talent Manager and Talent Director to helm day-to-day HR operations (including payroll management together with our Payroll Outsourcing vendor) and the implementation of various projects and initiatives.





Payroll Management

  • Management of payroll and income tax related matters for a headcount of approximately 200-300 employees, in collaboration with our Payroll Outsourcing vendor.
  • Maintenance of supporting payroll records and authorizations for internal and external audits
  • Act as main point of contact with the employees on payroll related matters and address payroll-related enquiries and concerns


HR Operations

  • Management and execution of HR operational processes throughout the Employee Life Cycle from on-boarding to exit.
  • Expats and Benefits administration
  • Administration of insurance matters, and oversee yearly insurance renewal and administration
  • Handling relevant reports such as employee data and headcount reports
  • Handling of Work Pass and related Passes process
  • Upholding good data management practices by ensuring accurate and up-to-date employee records in the HR systems, and compliance with SOX, regulatory and policy standards.

Optimising and enhancing operational policies / procedures and system design to bring out the best value to the organization. 



  • Diploma and above in Business Administration, Human Resource, Finance, or equivalent, with at least 2 years of payroll processing experience and at least 2 years of HR Operations experience.
  • Good knowledge of statutory regulations such as Singapore Employment Act 
  • Ability to multi-task and manage high-volume workload or multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines, with a strong sense of commitment and urgency to meet them
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially with Microsoft Excel applications
  • Self-motivated solutions seeker who is analytical and has good written/verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Maconomy system and SOX compliance, or experience working in a WPP agency, would be advantageous.


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