HR Business Partner – Al Futtaim Motors

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-4912
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Al-Futtaim Automotive occupies the pre-eminent position of the largest distributor of automotive products in the Emirates, and leads the rapid development of automobile business in the UAE, while continuing to contribute to their brands worldwide growth.

Today, Al-Futtaim Automotive is synonymous with brands such as Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Volvo which enjoy undisputed leadership in the UAE in terms of the largest number of vehicles on the road. We also hold exclusive franchises for some of the world's top automobiles, plant and automotive products like Hino - Japan's leading heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer, Toyo & Chen shin/ Maxxis tyres, GS & Panasonic batteries as well as the franchises for Hertz Rent-a-car - the worlds largest rental and leasing company and FAMCO heavy goods Machinery.

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.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Organisational Development

* Strategy

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.

* Capability

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.

Employee Relations

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.

Business Partnering

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.

Workforce Optimisation

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.

HR Policy

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.

Requirements


Requirements


The ideal candidate must have the following experience, qualifications and skills:
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

Human Resource , Psychology or Business Management Degree
CIPD qualification desirable

Minimum Experience:
Five years HR Generalist Experience.
Previous experience as a HR Business Partner.

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.

Behavioural Competencies:
Achievement Orientated, strategic thinking skills, solution orientated and team working skills. 

About the Company


About the Company


Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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