Generalist HR Manager - Saudi National

Irwin & Dow

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP447-1368

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Saudi market is continuing to grow for our professional services client and therefore they require an experienced Saudi National Generalist HR Manager to oversee the team of 25- 30 employees on a daily basis in Riyadh. However, this is a busy office and a further increase in team numbers is expected during the next 12 months. This role will be the most senior HR function in Saudi Arabia and will report into the regional HR team based in Dubai. Fast paced and ever evolving, this role requires those with a very hands-on approach, a diligent attitude and the capability to also assist the wider UAE team when required.

Developing and adapting policies and procedures to ensure they are a best fit for Saudi Arabia’s labour law, you will work in a highly collaborative manner to ensure all aspects of the HR function are complaint and robust. Seeing to the employee’s daily needs you will be responsible for essentially guiding them through their life cycle including day to day HR tasks such as; on-boarding, administration and document requests, annual leave and absence management, payroll queries, performance reviews and any related issues, annual reviews, employee engagement and development, offboarding and completion of their end of service requirements. Therefore, the HR Manager will have strong relationship building qualities, not only with the local team but also with the regional HR team and Seniors in Dubai.

As the Riyadh team grows further you will also be involved in the recruitment of both ex-pats and Saudi Nationals in order to support the larger recruitment team, also based in Dubai. Therefore, you should have a good all-round knowledge of Saudization targets and legal requirements and possess general recruitment skills.


It is essential that the selected Saudi National Generalist HR Manager has a minimum of 4 years’ overall HR experience and is accepting of all tasks involved within, including day to HR administration, the employee lifecycle and supporting the wider HR teams when necessary. Ideally holding a relevant HR degree or CIPD qualification, you will be focused and collaborative in your approach and capable of managing a range of HR disciplines in a professional services environment. You will also possess excellent English communication abilities and be pro active and engaging in order to be seen as the HR expert for the Riyadh team.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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