People Partner

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Who we are 

Chalhoub is the leading luxury retailer in the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands, and over 65 years of experience in the region, we are the premiere destination for luxury goods. To fuel the next stage of the organisation’s growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey.

Ready to join our exciting transformation to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of our customers everywhere? Now’s your chance. By being part of our journey here at Chalhoub Group, you can make a real impact on customers and some of the finest brands in the world. In return, you’ll have everything you need to innovate your career.

What you'll be doing 

You will be working with an exciting, highly successful brand within our Fashion portfolio.

As an experienced People Partner, you will be responsible for helping attract, develop and support an exceptional group of people. You will be working closely with the brand/functional management team to provide: operational HR support, strategic advice, guidance and best practice solutions. You will do so in line with Group HR policies and principles, whilst also creating bespoke initiatives to enhance the employee experience and support the achievement of business strategies and culture change.

  • Define, develop and implement our people vision to support our ambitious business strategy
  • Review the brand operating model and workforce planning approaches to ensure optimal organizational structures are in place to support future focus, growth, scalability and employee satisfaction
  • Work with the team to consider competitor and industry approaches and translate these insights into roadmaps that define the employee experience, reveal gaps and pain points, and identify key opportunities for business enhancements and innovation
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on the most complex issues, supporting our team in all related people areas including: recruitment, performance management, succession planning, retention, talent development, compensation and rewards, employee relations, and employee engagement
  • Be an active and effective member of the Leadership Team, ensuring the high visibility, focus and delivery of the People and Culture strategy
  • Act as a change agent by looking for new ways to improve the employee experience and define our brand/function employee value proposition
  • Continually assess our existing policies, procedures, and programs and put forward recommendations to improve efficiencies and employee satisfaction.
  • Lead the on-going design and execution of brand/function specific employee onboarding, training and development programs to improve the depth and breadth of the team’s skills set and to raise awareness around behavioural, technical and leadership competencies
  • Identify our HiPOs through employee profiling; educate teams around career paths and support all succession planning and talent development activities
  • Encourage a “growth mindset” amongst team members by collaborating with our Learning team to assess training needs so relevant and inspiring training and development programmes are available and monitor the brand/function’s training budget and individual’s learning consumption
  • Use all available HR data to ensure HR analytics supports all reporting, action planning and decision making and put forward recommendation for change
  • Act as a coach and mentor to our people and provide advice and guidance to our leadership team, using HR data analytics, external benchmarks and best practice approaches to support decision making
  • Champion both Group and brand/function specific Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, with a key focus on culture change, nationalisation and employee wellbeing
  • Develop key performance indicators to help identify progress and improvements made on employee engagement and ensure continual improvement

What you'll need to succeed 

We are looking for someone with previous experience of working in an HR business partnering capacity and can work effectively in a matrix style organisation, dealing with different stakeholders.

Previous Regional and retail experience is a huge plus and we would also love to hear from Arabic speakers since the role will be covering a population including Saudi. 

This is a role that combines operational and strategic responsibilities, requiring a solid HR background in addition to sound commercial exposure and mindset to successfully partner with and influence all areas of the business.

What we can offer you 

We will help shape your journey with us through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility.

Our Group offers the opportunity to support careers that may span different teams, different job roles, different categories and even different countries.  We offer diverse career paths for those who show drive and passion as well as the desire to learn and grow.

Amazing benefits We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, life insurance, child education contribution, remote and flexible working as well as exclusive employee discounts.

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