Purpose of the Job
HR Manager is responsible for short and long term planning of the HR function. This
means leading strategically and tactically in the areas of HR strategies, wage and
salary administration, associate and labour relations, benefits, workforce training and
development and local diversity initiatives. The HR Manager must be adept at
cross-functional and even cross-departmental team management, relating and
interacting with employees of all position levels and all cultural backgrounds.
Duties & Responsibilities :
General HR Development :
Strong background in employment, employee relations, benefits, wage and salary, employee training, HSE, and government regulations and policies as they impact HR
Develops and assists the implementation of human resource programs for all legal entities with a concentration on host country labour law and legal issues.
Develop compensation programs and strategies that allow country operation to attract and retain the best talent.
Develop coaching strategies, implement dialogues which address specific concerns and issues, and oversee resolution of conflicts / disputes relating to organizational initiatives and activities.
Assumes responsibility for development of company guidelines, policies and procedures on local contracted employees’ issues.
Works with senior management to assess company efforts on diversity and cross- cultural inclusion programs, establish best practices, and identify programs to remove barriers which impact on staff retention and advancement.
Recommend best practices to create opportunities for information flow between region and country, as well as look for opportunities for inter-country information sharing.
Maintain metrics and prepare periodic reports for senior management for evaluating / measuring initiatives for return on investment.
Participate in the development of the country plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
Continually assess the competitiveness of all programs and practices against the relevant comparable companies, industries and markets.
Employee Relations :
Increase the proportional Nationalization of the company through training, succession planning and professional development.
Handle HR relates issues during acquisitions; ensure smooth integration of new and existing businesses.
Involvement in all redundancy consultations.
Provides employee counselling as necessary
Plans and coordinates employee functions, suggestion program, etc.
Take an active role in providing guidance for the HR team in the country that promotes the overall acceptable standards.
Provides product line managers and department leaders with direct counsel and support for building a culture of excellence, n and trusted space.
Compensation & Benefits :
Conduct wage and salary surveys.
Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop competitive compensation plan.
Review benefits policies, add input and provide feedback regarding the effectiveness and needs of the benefits programs required in the Country.
Training / Organizational Development :
Conduct training needs analysis and designs and implement a training plan with input from business heads. Manage costs to budget.
Oversee execution of a performance management process linking performance assessment and compensation results to set country goals and accountabilities.
Ensure all staff receives appraisals in accordance with company policy.
Key Requirements (Knowledge Skills & Experience) :
Results-focused understands what is important to employees and management is committed to achieving goals.
Capable communication skills, handles complex and difficult situations with thought and confidence
Must have depth of experience in organizational development, coaching, training, and leading cultural initiatives throughout an international organization.
Willingness to travel when and if needed, percentage of travel is 10%
Required Education :
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or other related degree.
MBA or related Master’s degree is desired. PHR / SPHR / CIPD certification preferred.
Required Experience :
10+ years of progressive HR Management experience with some international exposure.
Fluent English is a prerequisite whilst knowledge of Arabic would be a plus.
Previous experience with multi-site country.