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Job description / Role

Core Responsibilities:
• Implements the HR strategy for the assigned Business Unit through various policies and procedures in order to ensure employee satisfaction and high quality of HR services
• Maintains the HR budget and ensures that all manpower needs and employee initiatives are managed within the annual HR budget
• Coordinates recruitment activities, short-listing resumes, facilitates the interview process and coordinates with HR talent acquisition operations to complete the recruitment life-cycle
• Ensures the performance management process is implemented based on corporate guidelines, and all assessments and performance reviews are fair and transparent
• Supports the annual compensation revision cycle ensuring salaries are in line with the pay policies and guidelines as published by the corporate compensation team
• Organizes trainings for the department based on training needs analysis and employee development initiatives
• Manages employee engagement initiatives, handles employee events and supports all employee welfare activities as directed by corporate HR
• Communicates and enforces appropriate employee policies and programs, assists employees with queries and mediates where necessary
• Manages the employee exit process, coordinates with managers on terminations, ensures proper documentation and conducts employee exit interview
• Resolves escalated employee grievances, employee relations issues and complaints and conducts investigations in compliance with legal requirements
• Responds to employee queries and requests with regard to employee letters, HR policies, career development and personal issues as necessary
• Contribute as a HR team member to develop and/or enhance policies, procedures and systems to support HR best practice

People Management (if relevant):

• Defines goals and key performance indicators for each member of the team and ensures effective implementation of the GMG’s performance management process
• Develops talent within the team by providing guidance, mentoring and coaching to achieve the defined goals
• Drives a culture of feedback and coaching in the Business Unit/ Department by providing feedback on an ongoing basis, identifying development needs and coaching the employees on the areas of improvement


• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources
• Master’s Degree specializing in Human Resources preferred
• Influencing and relationship management skills
• Problem-solving
• Business and HR acumen
• A minimum of 5 - 7 years of relevant experience

About the Company

Established in 1978, by the Baker family who still own and manage the company today, Gulf Marketing Group is one of the Middle East's leading, family owned companies. Gulf Marketing Group operates regionally, across the GCC and boasts a diverse portfolio of brands, retail outlets and services. Gulf Marketing Group subsidiaries operate in key sectors such as retail and distribution of sporting goods and lifestyle brands, health and fitness, food and food processing, integrated 3PL logistics, real estate, healthcare and pharmacies, education and technology. Since 1978, Gulf Marketing Group has introduced more than 90 international brands into the Middle East, as well as building the reputation of our homegrown brands as reliable and quality driven companies.

We are proud to be one of the top 10 retailers in the Gulf region with:

  • More than three decades experience managing international brands in local environments
  • A prestigious portfolio of world class brand partners
  • Anchor tenancy in all major GCC shopping malls
  • A proven track record of securing exclusive retail and distributor agreements
  • An experienced management team
  • Strong customer relationships

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