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National_Saudization Manager | KSA

Date: 01-Mar-2023

Location: Jeddah, SA

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 152078 

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. 

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.




About the Role


We are seeking a highly capable and motivated Saudization Manager to attract, develop, engage and retain Saudi talent; and to maximize the potential and productivity of Saudi employees by motivating them and providing them with learning and development opportunities.


Job Summary


The Saudization Manager will primarily act as a consultant for company management on all issues related to human resources while being a proactive communicator and change agent who can successfully balance employee needs with business objectives to create integrated solutions.


Job Duties

  • Work with the talent acquisition team to attract the best Saudi talent; work closely with HRDF or other relevant government departments to implement Saudization strategy
  • Orientation and the onboarding for new Saudi staff ensuring that each new employee has the tools, information and personnel resources needed for success
  • Work with line managers to develop strategies to appropriately place, retain and develop the Saudi employees
  • Ensure regular visits of the projects sites and be approachable to Saudi employees and their supervisors and line managers to provide them with professional guidance and support
  • Develop career path plans for the Saudi employees
  • Establish partnerships with supervisors and line managers within the business and the learning and development team to define, design and implement customized learning and development interventions for work groups; ensure training is focused on increasing the capabilities of employees to perform in their roles/jobs.
  • Enhance cultural awareness within the company, help the non-Saudi colleagues understand and respect the Saudi traditions and work culture of the Saudi population, and help the Saudi employees integrate better in the Al Futtaim’s work culture
  • Manage Employee Relations issues of Saudi employees as they arise.
  • Ability to scan the external environment to understand best practice, identify opportunities and shape the Saudization strategy
  • Provide guidance to supervisors and line managers for the performance management of Saudi employees; ensure the smooth exit of continuous / chronic poor performers.


About the Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • CIPD qualification desirable


Minimum Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience in hiring, employee relations and development of Saudi nationals





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