No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.
As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.
About 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.
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.
About the Requirements
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:
Human Resource , Psychology or Business Management Degree
CIPD qualification desirable
Five years HR Generalist Experience.
Previous experience as a HR Business Partner.
Change Management, Organisational Development, Management Development, Performance/Compensation Management, Recruitment & Selection, Employee Relations, Mentoring/Coaching, Human Capital Metrics
Analytical skills, financial modeling skills, good communication skills and problem solving skills.
Behavioural Competencies :
Achievement Orientated, strategic thinking skills, solution orientated and team working skills
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