HR Business Partner - Central Human Resource - Kuwait
Job no: MRF4262
Kuwait Head Office
From strategic guidance to supporting the day-to-day needs of managers and employees, the Human Resources Division drives best practice across the Alshaya business. HR is segmented across generalist and specialist functions including HR services, recruitment and talent management. These are just some of the teams that support over 120 nationalities working across multiple brands and geographies. Our continued growth and expansion can only be achieved by recruiting, training and nurturing the best global talent. That’s what we do.
Working as an HR Business Partner (HRBP) with Alshaya brings unique challenges. We are a fast-paced retail franchise business operating a portfolio of more than 90 world-famous retail, hospitality and leisure brands across MENA.
As the HRBP for our food and hospitality brands you will partner with senior stakeholders to ensure the people strategy and tactical HR activity is aligned to business objectives; delivering first-class HR initiatives and interventions aligned to corporate goals and company vision. This is turn leads to the individual functions being able to optimally support our growing brands across MENA. With over 90 brands and 53,000 people, which increases year on year, this role gives you the opportunity to work with a major retail business across an international platform.
This is a senior role which calls for commercially aware individuals that are able to build and influence relationships to deliver results. A wealth of HR experience combined with an ability to understand business strategy is essential for this role.
The HRBP works closely with key senior stakeholders, acting as a trusted advisor, and is responsible for the divisional people strategy and the tactical HR activity aligned to overall HR objectives.
Specific programs for development will include:
- Organizational design
- Resource planning (including succession and retention)
- Employee reward (in close collaboration with the Compensation team)
- Business planning.
Qualifications & Requirements:
You will have/be:
- Retail industry work experience
- Preferably worked with a large-scale retail food brands or Hospitality Industry
- At least 10 years' experience within HR with at least 3 years' line-managing HR professionals
- Strong communication skills, able to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders and influence, coach and challenge
- Commercially aware and able to contribute to overall business strategy.
As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised
brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality
experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey,
Europe and beyond.
Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a
consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering
force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at
Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare,
Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body
Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton
From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently
grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across
multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home
Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people
from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure
destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer
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