HR Business Partner

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

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 A”rab 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 organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Details:
We are looking for a highly capable and motivated HRBP 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. The HRBP is responsible to work closely with business leaders and line managers to build their people capability, plan and manage talent and develop approaches that achieve shared organizational objectives. We are looking for a proactive HR professional to assist the business in solving complex business issues. In liaison with the business stakeholders, Sr HRBP and MD, you will also be responsible to create a HR strategy for the assigned business unit and the annual HR Plan.

Job Roles:
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
Ensure compliance with local law and Group policy throughout the employee lifecycle
Consult and support line managers across the assigned business unit
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 reorganization and consolidation to deliver efficiencies
Communicate plans and progress against the plan to the HR Function and assigned business unit
Create and support a continuous improvement environment for HR Activities within the Division
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 organization
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
Ensure that Emiratization focus is maintained and diversification goals are reinforced and achieved
Play a key role in communicating organizational messages and monitoring feedback within the business units
Ensure compliance with localization policy and targets
Look at business unit productivity and take necessary actions to improve it

Required Skills:
Business Acumen
OCM (Organizational change Management)
Project Management
Stakeholder Management
Budgets and Financial experience
What equips you for the role
Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience in HR, min 2 years in a similar role
Human Resource, Psychology or Business Management Degree
CIPD qualification desirable
Automotive background is a preference
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in working in international and complex organizations.
Excellent attention to detail, quality and meeting deadlines are your trademark
Previous experience in HR transformation programs and change management
Ability to complete tasks efficiently, accurately, and in a timely manner
Strong team player, with ability to take initiative and operate independently. Able to manage ambiguity and multiple priorities.