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National _ Junior HR Business Partner - Corporate | Al Futtaim | Dubai

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 38865

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.

National_Junior HR Business Partner | Al Futtaim | Dubai


About the role

To act as a trusted advisor to mid 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 ensure compliance with Group HR policy


Key Responsibilities


Organisational Development

Responsible to build and maintain the organization blueprint / design in terms of job families, updated role competencies, job descriptions and other elements related to the foundation of the organization.

Ensure job evaluations conducted in partnership with TRs, grades / salary & benefits approved in line with AFG policy, research & provide guidance on market-rate salaries and employment legislation

To support the HR and Business leadership in implementing the HR strategy and annual plan. Create and support a continuous improvement environment for HR Activities within the Business Units.

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


Employee Lifecycle

To manage the Attract, Develop, Engage and Retain for assigned business units including but not limited to

Orientation and induction plans for new joiners

Liaise with Group L&D to ensure L&D initiatives are delivered. Ensure training needs of key and high potential staff are identified and delivered

Develop and execute a learning and development plan that equips individuals with necessary skills. Formulate and implement performance management plans to improve employee performance

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

Develop succession plans and retention strategies for key talent and positions.

Ensure compliance with local law and Group policy throughout the employee lifecycle.  Communicate and implement changes to HR policies and procedures


Financial Management

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.


About the Person


Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

Human Resource , Psychology or Business Management Degree

CIPD qualification desirable

Candidates with background or experience in Compensation and Benefits / Organization Development will have an advantage  


Minimum Experience:

Five years HR Generalist Experience.

Previous experience as a HR Business Partner is preferable


Job-Specific Skills:

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.




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