Regional HR Manager

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-7066

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Regional HR Manager will report directly to the Vice President HR and will be responsible for overseeing all HR matters involving Middle East, France, UK, Switzerland and Czech Republic employees.

Client Details

The client is a global FMCG business based in Dubai offices with a huge presence globally and headquarters in the US. This role will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the company policies and activities ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organisation's mission and talent strategy. Furthermore, He/she will oversee the communication and implementation of corporate HR guidelines and tools. The Regional HRM will have two direct reports; one in France and the other in Czech Republic.


The Key responsibilities will include:

• Work with the VP HR to create a compelling people strategy and continue to build an organisational culture that aligns with the company's objectives and employee needs
• Ensure the continuous enhancement of HR procedures and policies
• Address key HR issues and avoid potentially costly events that might interfere with company goals
• Work with VP HR to ensure that the company's compensation systems and goalposts are periodically reviewed and enhanced to ensure motivation, retention, and attraction of employees
• In collaboration with VP HR, develop and enhance leadership and mentorship programs
• Oversees the daily work flow of the HR in Europe and streamline on boarding and general HR processes
• Ensures management of French working council and adherence to local rules and regulations
• Creates professional development plans for all direct reports
• Ensures compliance and implementation of key corporate HR processes:
- Objective setting and performance management
- Talent planning
- Recruitment actions
- Compensation changes recommendation and implementation.
• Oversee recruitment
• Manages dismissals in close collaboration with Corporate Legal department and outside council.
• Help to design programs and a company culture that is open and welcoming to all employees
• Member of the local Leadership Team.
• Close contact with HR function of newly created International Region.
• Travel to different locations as needed
• Working from office policy 3 days a week on fixed days.

Job Offer

• A competitive salary package + benefits
• An opportunity to work with a leading global FMCG brand
• Huge career opportunity


The Successful candidate will have/be:

• 5/7 years’ experience in HR function
• At least five years of human resource management experience required.
• Proven experience in dealing with multiple countries with in a HR role
• Strong knowledge and experience of French labour law and ME labour law and regulations is desired
• Hands-on HR support experience including international employment law and legislation.
• Experience in payroll management.
• Fluent in English
• Office Suite proficiency (Excel, Word, PPt)
• Experience of leading HR change projects/programs
• Entrepreneur can do mindset in a fast moving environment
• Rigorous, organised and reliable
• Good communication and interpersonal skills to ensure positive collaboration with internal stakeholders (FR & UK based Team, support functions, management) and external stakeholders (providers, advisors and agencies).

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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