Regional Ground Control Manager APAC

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The Employee Experience team is seeking a seasoned professional to lead our Ground Control APAC operations. Ground Control (GC) works to build a strong and enduring culture by connecting all employees to our mission, our community and our core values through communication and shared experiences.         j .  d

Based in Singapore, our APAC Hub, the Ground Control Regional Manager oversees Ground Control operations for Singapore, Australia, India, Japan and Korea.  This person will work across a diverse group of stakeholders (global, regional and local) and subject matter experts including: Workplace (Facilities, Food, Safety+Security), Environments, IT, Talent, Real Estate & Construction, etc. You are a critical partner to the local office leadership in driving and supporting our values and culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead APAC regional GC team with day to day operations, strategic planning, financial tracking and individual/team coaching.
  • Grow and develop the GC team with a focus on fostering belonging
  • Help shape the GC global strategy and represents region with input.
  • Develops strong partnerships with leaders across the region for delivery of culture, office operations, and employee experience.
  • Oversee regional budgets and global GC projects.
  • Partner closely with the APAC leadership team, including working closely with the Regional Director, APAC to support and help foster and scale Culture and Core Values.
  • Work closely and partner with cross functional teams within Employee Experience such as Workplace, Safety and Security, Talent, Recruiting, Diversity and Belonging and Learning and Development. 
  • Ensure global experiential programming is executed locally and advances diversity and belonging.
  • Partner closely with other Regional Managers and Ground Control leads to plan and execute yearly strategies.
  • Ensure regional internal communications are shared as needed in collaboration with cross functional teams.
  • Ensure broad-based regional culture and values programming take place/supported via employee platforms and channels across region.
  • Expertly uses more complex project management tools + help others on your team adopt and use our suite of tools proficiently.


  • Circa 10+ years professional experience in developing and leading culturally diverse distributed teams and working with senior leaders cross functionally in a global setting.
  • Possess a global perspective, and demonstrated experience with and native understanding of the APAC region’s cultural nuances and dynamics.
  • Strategically and analytically manages program budgets across programs invested for highest ROI.
  • Experience in mentoring and guiding a diverse array of individuals  in strategy, planning, and budget allocation.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to connect dots across own and other’s projects and the business. Sees new opportunities related to the trajectory of the business.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and drive alignment between stakeholders including peers, leaders and fellow Ground Control leads.
  • Commitment to continual learning and improving operational effectiveness.
  • A creative problem solver who understands how to be scrappy with resources.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and ever changing startup environment.
  • Travel ~40% of time in the region and globally.
  • Fluent in English (an additional language where we operate in APAC will be a strong plus).

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