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Head of Human Resources - Retail

Human Resources

Location: Dubai
Date Posted: October 7th 2018

The Company

One of the best known brands in their sector, the company is going through an exciting growth period across the MENA region.

The Role

This is an exciting time to join this well known retailer as they continue to dominate their niche in the sector. With continued store openings planned in 2018/2019, the successful candidate will partner with the regional GM to drive a positive and engaging people strategy across the Middle East.

Managing an established team of over 10 professionals, the role is responsible for developing and driving the strategy across:

  • Employer Branding
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Internal Comms
  • HR Reporting
  • HR Events
  • HRIS & Payroll (outsourced)
  • C&B
  • Employee Relations & Litigation

This role requires a level of maturity and depth of regional HR experience. Candidates must have gravitas to sit on the leadership team - managing HR but also coaching other leaders on their development. The company is extremely fast-paced, so an ability to manage multiple projects and remain calm and agile under pressure is required.

The role offers long term stability, with the ability to work closely with commercial leaders and to impact the company culture in a positive manner. Candidates must be aligned to the company values and culture, and be able to drive these behaviors during an exciting time. Part of a global group, the successful candidate will also work with a wider HR function - and therefor must understand working in a multinational environment with matrix reporting.

The Person

The successful candidate will be:

  • competent in generalist HR with an ability to lead a large team
  • be able to develop strategy whilst remaining hands-on in a fast paced industry
  • passionate about people and growth
  • a strong communicator with excellent commercial acumen
  • calm and resilient in nature, with a love for retail
  • able to operate at a senior level in a changing environment - able to advise and push back when required.
  • able to travel at least 1 time per month within MENA and/or Europe



AED 40,000 - 45,000 per month

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