Hiring for a Regional HR Business Partner
Location: Dubai, AE
Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
Job Requisition ID: 154836
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.
By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day
Overview of the role
To act as a trusted advisor to senior line management on all human capital management matters; to ensure a keen understanding of the business so as to implement HR strategies and practices that support robust business growth; reinforce a culture of performance focus, meritocracy and diversity; and comply with Group HR policy.
What you will do
In liaison with the Business MD, SHRBP, Group MD and Group 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.
Training & Development
As part of the HR Plan specify training initiatives required to support the business, liaise with Group Training Department 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. To ensure that Emiritization focus is maintained and diversification goals are reinforced and achieved.
Required skills to be successful
Financial modeling skills
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to build working relationships
Must have proven leadership abilities and lead by example
Must have the ability to bring out the best in co-workers and to motivate and develop the organisation
What equips you for the role
Five years HR Generalist Experience.
Previous experience as a HR Business Partner.
Strong stakeholder & communication management skills
Data Driven & Strong Analytics
About Al-Futtaim Retail
Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.
Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…
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