Job title: Head of HR (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Business Consultancy
Functional Expertise: Human Resource
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 15-09-2023
Job ID: 32448

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Brisbane, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


Guided by German leadership, our client is a consultancy with the highest level of customer-service. As a rapidly expanding enterprise, our client provides opportunities for professional advancement and personal growth as the company's ambitious aspiration is asserting dominance as the preeminent market leader within the GCC region. As Head of HR (m/f/d) you will be in charge of operational and strategic management with a hands-on approach and prioritizing tasks in a dynamic work environment. The team of employees from various cultures and ethnical backgrounds is working together to implement the company's vision of becoming the market leader in the GCC region.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:  

  • Develop and drive the HR strategy in line with the CEO and monitor its execution to ensure achievement of objectives
  • Manage recruitment and selection process to attract quality candidates and retain competent colleagues
  • Ensure timely and effective recruitment and on-boarding
  • Implement employee engagement initiatives across the company
  • Lead the implementation of the talent management framework to build a highly competent workforce and a culture of achievement
  • Consistently recognize, reward and retain top talent 
  • Ensure training programs and development opportunities are deployed at a consistently high standard and aligned with business needs 
  • Ensure all activities in performance management process are effectively executed 
  • Regularly coach, mentor and support colleagues to identify individual strengths and development needs, develop and maintain effective relationships and encourage retention
  • Employee relations services, investigating cases and recommending conclusions, ensuring that all disputes are resolved in a fair and timely manner
  • Consult on workforce planning activities in order to optimize staffing levels and productivity
  • Lead the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement and standardization of HR systems and processes
  • Ensure consistent standard of customer service and health & safety procedures
  • Ensure the effective implementation of company-wide HR policies, procedures and practices in accordance with the company objectives and UAE legislative requirements
  • Report to the CEO

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources Management or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of working experience in an HR role in the Middle East
  • Excellent English language skills, German language skills would be an added value
  • Strong knowledge of key HR frameworks including: 
    • UAE labor legislation / employment law
    • organizational planning and development
    • recruiting and talent management
    • HR services and employee relations
  • Capable of developing, articulating and implementing business strategies and initiatives
  • Possesses strong problem-solving, reasoning and analytical abilities
  • Proven managerial, strategic and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
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