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HR Business Partner Job

Al Futtaim Automotive

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United Arab Emirates

Company Description

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United A”rab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Job Description

We are seeking a highly capable and motivated HRBP to act as a trusted advisor to senior line management on all human capital management matters; to ensure a keen understanding of the business so as to implement HR strategies and practices that support robust business growth; reinforce a culture of performance focus, meritocracy and diversity; and comply with Group HR policy.

The HRBP is responsible to work closely with business leaders and line managers to build their people capability, plan and manage talent and develop approaches that achieve shared organisational objectives. We are looking for a proactive HR professional to assist the business in solving complex business issues. In liaison with the business stakeholders, Sr HRBP and MD, you will also be responsible to create a HR strategy for the assigned business unit and the annual HR Plan.


  • Communicate plans and progress against the plan to the HR Function and assigned business unit
  • Create and support a continuous improvement environment for HR Activities within the Division
  • Ensure new employees are properly inducted into the business and given support to become productive as quickly as possible
  • Develop succession plans and retention strategies for key talent and positions
  • Develop and execute a learning and development plan that equips individuals with necessary skills
  • Formulate and implement performance management plans to improve performance or assist with exit from the organisation
  • Support line managers in creating a culture of employee engagement based upon ‘Al Futtaim Way’ values
  • Reinforce at all times a culture of meritocracy, performance-focus and diversity
  • Ensure compliance with local law and Group policy throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Consult and support line managers across the assigned business unit
  • Focus on measuring the employee engagement of the business units and take actions necessary to improve it.  Advise, coach and mentor management and HR team on people related issues
  • Act as change agent and facilitate transition

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 8 to 10 years’ experience in HR, min 2 years in a similar role
  • Automotive experience
  • Human Resource, Psychology or Business Management Degree
  • CIPD qualification desirable
  • Automotive background is a preference
  • Previous experience in HR transformation programs and change management