Job title: HR Director (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Hospitality
Functional Expertise: Human Resource
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 06-09-2023
Job ID: 32449

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses 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.


Our German client is a dynamic and rapidly growing organization operating in the hospitality sector. As part of the expansion plan, the company is seeking a seasoned and strategic HR Director (m/f/d) to lead the human resources department and contribute to the overall organizational success. This role requires a strategic thinker who can align HR initiatives with the company's business objectives, foster a positive organizational culture, drive Emiratization, and ensure the development and implementation of effective HR policies and practices in compliance with UAE labor laws.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:  

  • Devising and steering the HR strategy, in alignment with the CEO, and overseeing its execution to realize objectives
  • In charge of Change Management and Organizational Transformation
  • Lead and guide the HR team and drive Emiratization programs
  • Spearhead recruitment plans to allure and retain key talent
  • Champion employee engagement endeavors across the organization
  • Ensure the deployment of training programs 
  • Oversee the comprehensive execution of the performance management process
  • Routinely coaching, guiding, and supporting colleagues, spotlighting individual strengths and growth areas
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of labor laws and regulations in the UAE
  • Ensure company-wide compliance and mitigate potential risks
  • Prepare and manage the HR budget, optimizing resources for maximum efficiency and effectiveness
  • 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
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive HR management experience, including leadership roles, in the UAE
  • Strong understanding of UAE labor laws and regulations is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic HR planning, organizational development, and talent management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to motivate, mentor, and develop a high-performing HR team
  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to interpret HR metrics and trends to inform decision-making
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with professionalism and discretion
  • Cultural understanding and the ability to work with a multi-cultural team