HR Business Partner - UAE National
Dubai, AE
منذ 10 يوم

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives.

Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get?

The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees.

You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas.

Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

We believe in discovering and developing the talent in each of us and we offer positions that challenge your skills and inspire you to grow.

Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

About the job :

The Store HR Business Partner is responsible for driving the People agenda with the long-term ambition that Al-Futtaim IKEA should be appreciated and recommended as a great place to work.

You will implement, support and follow up on strategies, processes and tools in the HR area. Main focus areas are culture & values, attract & recruit, develop competence, engage, retain, workplace & organisation and leading in the IKEA way.

The Store HRBP furthermore plays a key role in the organisation and works in partnership with all Managers to provide both expertise and support.

You participate in the operational and strategic development of the Store and support activities for growth and increased profitability within the business unit.

This position is located in Dubai and reports directly to the Store Manager. You will have one L&D Specialist and HR Administrator reporting to you.

Your assignment : Core


Translate the Regional Business Plan into a localized Store Business Plan from a People perspective

Act as a strategic partner within the Store in advising, coaching & mentoring management and the HR team on people related issues

Support best fit organizational Store structures to meet customer centric expectations of our customers, co-workers & partners

Support operational efficiency through effective resources usage, capacity and ways of working

Have an understanding of the business, in particular the sources of profit and the cost base to support with the implementation of HR strategies and practices

Develop best practice to ensure ongoing development of HR services delivered


Work with the Group’s Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence to secure talent flow in terms of people resources by attracting talents and securing succession inside and cross business units


Manage the Growing Together engagement survey for the Store ensuring all impact plans have been submitted and implemented in the Store

Reward top performers with the tools and policies provided by Group HR

Manage Employee Relations issues within the Store, supporting line managers to create a culture of employee engagement based upon Al-Futtaim & IKEA values


Provide input into the Business Learning Needs Analysis for the Store to support the accomplishments of KPIs

Create pre-conditions from a people perspective to reach job maturity in a cross-functional collaboration through enabling an end-

to-end approach and a constant learning organisation

Play an integral role in the annual Talent Review process, challenging and providing input to their line managers decisions

Provide coaching to Store Management team members in their leadership

Lead, coach and develop the HR team members


Integrate Al-Futtaim & IKEA Values in the way of working and link this to motivating recognition programme

Secure efficient implementation of overall HR policies and yearly activities

Translate the Nationalisation plan for the organisation and develop it into an action plan for the business


Conduct the annual manpower and budgeting exercise accurately and efficiently

Create, obtain approval for and manage the HR department budget

About you : As a person you,

As a person you,

Have a deep business knowledge and are energized by working in a changing complex environment and you navigate with confidence in an agile way

Have excellent skills in communication, negotiation and have a strong engagement and commitment to develop the business by optimizing performance through people

Appreciate the mix of strategic, tactical and operational thinking and demonstrate an open mind-set

Are a strong communicator with the ability to influence and inspire across all levels

Show high level of integrity from a values perspective and credibility built through seniority and extensive competence in the HR field

Have worked in a global matrix organization and are an experienced leader with a broad knowledge of HR practices, policies, processes, regulations and legislations

Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!

We’re here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.

Before you click apply : Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-

crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities.

We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process.

We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

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