Job title: Head – HR Business Partner – Retail Large Format Store (10-20 yrs)


Job description: Head – HR Business Partner – Retail (Dubai)

YOUR EMPLOYER: LEADING RETAIL GIANT with large format stores




Develop the HR vision and strategy that supports the business vision and goals. Provide strategic direction to develop HR systems and processes to create an employer brand to attract, retain and develop best of talent in the industry.

Key Responsibilities


– Develop and implement the Human Resources Strategy in line with Organization strategy and business direction

– Plan and formulate cost efficient budget for HR function

– Ensure that the human resources strategies support business needs by means of effective communication and credible delivery of the programs

– Keep abreast of latest developments in HR strategies, systems and processes and benchmark against HR best practices to build the employer brand


– Design reward strategy and the compensation policy to recruit and reward and retain the right talent

– Monitor the annual salary review process and ensure it is conducted in a timely and efficient manner

– Review benchmarking against best practices in policies/benefits and apply the results to influence the required change

– Develop and maintain transparent HR policies and practices that build a positive work environment promoting an organization culture of honesty, sincerity and entrepreneurship

– Ensure jobs across the organization are appropriately classified, aligned within an effective job grading structure


– Guide strategic talent acquisition initiatives for the entire business by creating an employer brand and ensuring development of robust tools for talent selection and acquisition

– Estimate optimal workforce requirements, finalise and manage manpower budgets in coordination with the Concept/Territory Heads

– Develop a strong and efficient talent pipeline by providing direction to the recruitment team

– Ensure smooth induction and familiarization of team members with the organizational culture and business environment


– Build and maintain relationship with business heads to discuss performance & leadership requirements and develop processes to address the same

– Develop leadership lifecycle programs at each level which support the leadership development process

– Ensure succession planning and create leadership pipeline for key roles in the organization

– Review performance management processes to ensure alignment of people performance to business performance


– Manage the Human Resource Information system effectively to ensure that correct and complete information is stored in the system and is used effectively for the benefit of the organization

– Conducts investigations and makes recommendations regarding issues of staff misconduct and policy infractions

– Oversee staff welfare and other activities including discipline, counselling, exit interview, transportation and housing

– Ensure compliance with statutory provisions with respect to people practices and processes


– Develop talent within the team by providing consistent direction and support to achieve stretch targets and take leadership positions

– Retain and engage the talent employed and build a collaborative and high performance team

– Enhance team productivity through skills development through coaching and training

– Ensure objective periodic administration of the performance appraisal process followed by monitoring of feedback implementation for the team

– Ensure all employee disciplinary issues and grievances are dealt with correctly


1. MBA/PG from top Bschools

2. 10+ years of solid experience in core HR areas

3. Demonstrated experience of working with recognized brands in Retail / clothing / apparels / fashion brands having large format stores

4. Matured & balanced leader

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 01:19:47 GMT

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