Ref: RP085-201

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Experience: Minimum 5 years as an HR Manager with a current position in a large multinational company, large retailer, or large hospitality company.

As the HR Manager for one of the largest grocery retailers in Kuwait, you will lead the entire HR function with a primary focus on Learning and Development, Training, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Organizational Development. This role reports directly to the VP and COO jointly.


Strategic HR Planning:
• To align HR strategies with business objectives.
• Develop and implement HR policies, procedures, and programs to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Talent Acquisition and Management:
• Oversee the recruitment team in attracting top-tier talent for various roles.
• Implement effective onboarding programs and talent management strategies.

Learning and Development:
• Design and implement comprehensive learning and development programs.
• Identify training needs and facilitate employee development initiatives.

Performance Management:
• Lead the performance management process, ensuring a fair and consistent approach.
• Provide guidance to managers on performance-related matters.

Organizational Development:
• Drive initiatives to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
• Implement change management strategies as needed.

Employee Relations:
• Manage employee relations matters, ensuring compliance with policies.
• Address employee grievances and conduct investigations when necessary.

Compensation and Benefits:
• Oversee compensation and benefits programs to ensure competitiveness.
• Collaborate with relevant teams to review and adjust salary structures.

Team Leadership:
• Lead and manage a team of 5 direct reports, including an Assistant Manager, Recruiter, and 3 HR Executives.
• Foster a positive and collaborative team culture.


• Minimum 5 years of experience as an HR Manager.
• Current position in a large multinational company.
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
• Strong understanding of Kuwaiti labor laws and regulations.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven leadership experience, managing a team of HR professionals.
• Strategic thinking with the ability to align HR practices with business objectives.

About the Company

The Middle East Executive Group has become the first choice for industry professionals wanting to work in the Gulf region.

We understand exactly how supply chain performance and sales performance impacts the bottom line and top line of product led businesses and we have the experience, network & expertise to match skilled professionals with exciting new roles that suit their experience, passion and drive in this highly strategic industry.

Our specialist teams internally are;

  • Commercial Management & Sales
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Strategic HR
  • Strategy
  • Engineering

The industries we focus on are;

  • 3PL / Freight Forwarding
  • Food & FMCG
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Ecommerce
  • Retail
  • Engineering

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