HR Specialist

Al Tayer Group


Posted on: 13 Jul 2024

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Employment: Full Time

About Us

As a leader in luxury retail in the Middle East, Al Tayer Group's retail division, Al Tayer Insignia, hosts a portfolio of some of the world's best luxury brands in the fashion, jewellery, home and department store categories. Complementing its position in luxury retail, Al Tayer Insignia has also built new frontiers in lifestyle retail, representing leading brands in the Beauty, Home, Fashion and Hospitality sectors. Our brands include Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and Armani to name just a few!

About The Role

Responsible for providing operational support to the business unit managed, ensuring HR meets their needs & objectives in an effective and efficient manner, specifically tailored for the Kuwait market.

What You'll Be Doing

- Act as a representative of the HRBP function, providing day-to-day HR support to employees and management in Kuwait market
- Facilitate routine employee surveys and feedback sessions, maintaining a consistent presence in stores to foster frontline relations
- Support the Senior HRBP in the budgeting process, ensuring accurate data is updated on Hyperion for the respective financial year.
- Collaborate with hiring managers to understand staffing needs and assist in the selection process.
- Participate in the implementation of employee induction and orientation plans within the units in conjunction with the Employee Services team and subsequent follow-up on progress of new recruits in their jobs through the induction & probation period including identification of any training needs to complement the learning on the job
- Act as a trusted advisor to managers on employee relations matters, providing guidance and support to employees and managers for efficient & satisfactory resolution of the same in line with HR policies procedures and undertake suitable measures to aid retention.
- Facilitate the performance management process, drive appraisal process for its successful conclusion during probation and annual cycle, review & report outcomes to Senior HRBPs for further analysis & decisions in training, reward & performance management area
- Provide advice to all employees in line with company and HR policies and procedures
- Collaborate with the Senior HRBP and Talent team to provide support during talent management and succession planning initiatives.
- Work with managers to identify and develop high-potential employees.
- Collaborate on organizational development projects and change management initiatives.
- Assess and address organizational needs for skill development and training.
- Oversee entry and maintenance of employee data on all HR systems and ensure accuracy and timeliness of the same
- Coordinate on EOS process and facilitate smooth transition of employees exiting the organization by coordinating with the relevant departments and arranging exit interviews as well as ensuring payment of final settlement dues and cancellation of visas within appropriate time frame
- Ensuring timely and accurate disbursement of salaries, overtime compensation, annual incentives, and uniform allowances to all employees.
- Prepare all official letters as required per approved employee request in a timely manner
- Ensure applicable system updates, reports generation and record keeping in a timely and accurate manner
- Plan and execute HR engagement activities in the market, including initiatives to enhance employee morale, satisfaction, and retention. This may involve organizing team-building events, wellness programs, and recognition schemes to foster a positive workplace culture and strengthen employee engagement.

About You

Education/Certification and Continued Education

- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree or relevant certification (e.g., SHRM-SCP, SPHR) is preferred.

Years of Experience

- Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in human resources roles, with at least 2 years in a senior or specialist capacity.

Knowledge and Skills

- Proven experience in managing HR functions independently, with a focus on employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition and compensation and benefits.
- Ability to thrive in a fast paced, evolving environment
- Proficient in MS Office. Exposure to HR software solutions would be an advantage.
- Must have excellent command of English. Arabic would be an advantage.
- Strong understanding of Kuwait labor laws, and best practices in HR management.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
- Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and develop actionable recommendations.


Established in 1979, Al Tayer Group is a privately-held, diversified company with operations in 12 countries in the Middle East and beyond. With over 7,800 employees from 95 different nationalities, the Group has its headquarters in Dubai, UAE.

Al Tayer Group operates leading, quality-focused businesses in automobile sales and service, luxury and lifestyle retail, perfumes and cosmetics distribution, engineering as well as interiors contracting. The Groups portfolio includes several of the worlds leading brands such as Armani, Bvlgari, Banana Republic, Ford, Ferrari, Gucci, Gap, Harvey Nichols and Maserati. The Group operates over 180 stores across multiple markets in the Middle East. In addition, Al Tayer Group has investments in commercial real estate, contracting, supply chain management, precision tools manufacturing and travel agency services.

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