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Pearson Manager / Business Partner - HR in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Manager / Business Partner - HR


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We are looking for a Manager / Business Partner with in-depth experience and exposure as a HR generalist.

Main Accountabilities

Responsible for driving / executing the country HR plan / processes including alignment with global HR plan / processes, across the business.

Provide input into the Talent strategy for the business through developing insight and analysis of people related business issues and opportunities (by leveraging global tools and, e.g. Talent Management tools/ processes and diversity metrics, etc)

Advocates, implements, and coordinates change initiatives to support enhanced organisational effectiveness within the business.

Tracks delivery against the case for change using analytical and data-driven approaches to business and organisational issue analysis.

Works with HR colleagues from COE teams to deliver HR interventions within the business.


Minimum 7 years of experience with at least 5 years in a similar role.

University graduate. Postgraduate or Masters is preferred.

Good knowledge of key HR processes, roles and responsibilities across the entire HR lifecycle with in-depth experience into a few core areas (E.g. Talent Management, HR Operations, Compensation & Benefit, Engagement, Learning & Development).

Understanding of key legal, compliance, safety and other regulatory issues involved in HR processes – knows key issues to look out for and when to get expertise teams involved

Ideally has had experience in Learning & Development

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 8, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1811359

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.