Talent Acquisition Partner - Contract

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-5480

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear.

Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer.

Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work®.

To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up "The Greenhouse", which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future-proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.

What you'll be doing

We are seeking an experienced Talent Acquisition Partner to join our Ecommerce, Data and Tech team and play a crucial role in attracting and retaining exceptional talent. In this position, you will be responsible for continuously seeking out top talent, developing a compelling employment brand, and fostering positive relationships with candidates and employees.

To thrive as a Talent Acquisition Partner, you should have a proven track record in full-cycle recruiting and employment branding. You will play a pivotal role in advancing our organization's commitment in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture by attracting, sourcing, and hiring top talent from diverse backgrounds

As the Talent Acquisition Partner for Ecommerce, Data and Tech you will lead our efforts in recruitment, working closely with hiring managers and HR professionals to ensure a seamless recruitment journey. Your expertise in sourcing strategies, candidate assessment, and employer branding will contribute to our success in attracting the best candidates for Chalhoub Group.

- As the Talent Acquisition Partner, you will work closely with the assigned business vertical to fill all requisitions in a timely manner with high calibre talent
- Lead the briefing conversation to understand hiring requirements, sourcing strategy and interview process and align on timeline according to SLAs
- Provide talent attraction advice and execute talent attraction tactics to ensure Chalhoub Group brand is well placed and attracts quality talent.
- Effectively screen candidates in alignment with our culture and values and aligned competencies
- Provide effective reporting communication to assist with briefing Hiring Managers on shortlisted talent, market insights and competitive landscape
- Ensure an excellent candidate journey through all touch points of the candidate experience
- Partner with hiring managers to ensure best practice throughout the recruitment journey
- Continually build networks and communities to source and pipeline talent
- You will foster collaboration between departments


What you'll need to succeed

- A minimum of 5 years of relevant talent acquisition experience
- Experience in recruiting ecommerce, data and tech - for example: performance marketing, online merchandising, software developers, product manager & data analysts
- Previous experience of working in a similar field; with strong knowledge of omnichannel retail in the region
- Experience recruiting in the European and/or Middle Eastern Markets.
- Experience in social sourcing tools
- Strong understanding of DE&I concepts and best practices in recruitment.

Skills and knowledge

- Have a high level of emotional intelligence and positive intent
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to deal with senior level internal and external stakeholders
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy in both written and verbal communications
- Agility - demonstrated exposure to a fast-paced environment and can empathize when things pivot
- A passion for people

What we can offer you

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.

About the Company

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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