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Regional HR Business Partner - Corporate

Regional HR Business Partner - Corporate

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Company FZ LLC
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Job Description

About Souq: is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, attracts more than 41 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8.5 million unique products in 35 different categories, including consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products.

Established in 2005, today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online

With more than 4,000 employees, We have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India, offering a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

Basic Qualifications

As an internal consultant; the HR Business Partner would be responsible for leading all HR efforts for the Regional Teams based in UAE. This would include implementing HR best practices, addressing people challenges, support the organization’s effectiveness by developing and implementing solutions aligned to business strategy and ensure that the HR operating model is embedded successfully within the Business Units assigned.

  • Contribute to, and where accountable define processes that support Divisional /People strategy and objectives for the BUs assigned.
  • Drive consistency of approach across the Departments assigned, in attracting, managing and developing talent to support current and future organizational needs.
  • Work closely with HR colleagues to enhance employee engagement and ultimately improve performance.
  • Use data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of tools and policies and understand the landscape for further improvement.
  • Provide expert input across a range of HR issues (employee relations, grievances, performance management, learning & development). Overall design and deliver high impact solutions that meet the needs of the business.
  • Coach and build the capability of senior managers to anticipate and pre-empt organizational issues.
  • Participate in relevant projects, leading and championing as appropriate (regional HR goals)
  • Keep up to date with external trends and best practices in the areas of expertise and HR more broadly.
  • Proactively share best practice, intelligence within HR function. Drive engagement with key project stakeholders through education sessions, ensuring adherence to project timeline across the business
  • Use and understand People tools and policies, engaging with HODs, Line Managers and Employees effectively to ensure their use across the organization.
  • Understand and anticipate the need for change, diagnose the underlying issues and build the case for change with stakeholders. Build frameworks to plan and manage the continuous process of change including dependencies, risk, potential scenarios ad options to mitigate.
  • Be an ambassador for the function and represent HR internally with the HODs for the portfolio assigned.
  • Program Management - Learning & Development:
    o COE for all internal training & development programs for all countries and BUs
    o Developing and implementing of learning strategies and programs organization wide
    o Evaluating of individual and organizational development needs
    o Implement various learning methodologies companywide; such as coaching, job-shadowing, online training etc.
    Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree – CIPD Desirable
  • Relevant 5-7 years’ experience in Human Resources working as an HR Business Partner or HR Manager
  • Experience dealing with large complex organization(s) with multiple stakeholders (including matrix relationships)
  • Knowledge of current thinking in Human Resources issues and trends
  • Experience of operating in a business partner model, working with Line Managers to create positive business outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated – ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the decisions made
  • Communicates challenges and influences a variety of stakeholders effectively.
  • Ability to present well-reasoned arguments to convince others.
  • Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
  • Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.
  • Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality.
  • Copes well with setbacks.