Apr 08, 2018
Job Title: Senior HR Business Partner
Company Name: Emirates Flight Catering
Location: Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior HR Business Partner will lead the HRBP function in developing and delivering objectives with employees and management across the organisation. The role serves as a consultant to management on all HR related issues as well as an employee champion and change agent. This will include assessing and anticipating HR needs; communicating needs proactively, partnership with the key HR functions and seek to develop integrated solutions as well as deliver value-added services to meet people orientated goals.
Partner with leaders to identify, prioritise and build organisational capabilities, behaviours, structures and processes. Overseas the development of the annual HR Plan in partnership with the business and HR functions, ensuring cross collaboration and support is given in achieving the plan.
Provide business insights and connections from internal networks, ensure solutions are tailored to address business needs (e.g. structure vs cultural change required). Support change management as it relates to structures, teams and people processes through professional project management. Build measures to review the success of change initiatives to validate the business impact.
Develop and promote ongoing feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of the employee experience. Review and benchmark effective channels of communication for the employee group, supporting leaders to improve communication with their people. Facilitate discussions with executives and business leaders to identify where the employee experience and our value proposition are not aligned and recommend solutions or programmes to promote change improvements. Design relevant people metrics to support actions and measure effectiveness.
Work in liaison with the relevant Centres of Excellence, equip leaders to facilitate coaching within their teams. Review key business performance targets and their related people implications. Develop ideas and influence the direction setting to align department with corporate values related to people management.
Define talent needs, and support leaders to forecast and plan their workforce and talent pipeline requirements in line with the function or business strategy. Support leaders in providing employees with development opportunities that align with current and future business requirements. Collaborate with colleagues in HR departments to deliver tailored solutions for the customer.
Define and drive improvements in performance culture in line with corporate principles, work with leaders to translate department strategic goals into meaningful outputs that contribute to business results. Coach and support management teams in their understanding and management of a high performance culture for all employees.
Lead key projects, reviews and initiatives to deliver change and improvements. Review and benchmark the internal and external environment, translating good practice into proposals that are aligned to HR and corporate goals. Take ownership as a Business Partner team, working together to make decisions in line with direction provided by senior HR leaders.
Utilise opportunities to develop and stretch HRBP specialists through supporting/leading projects and initiatives that meet their development plans. Mentor, coach, guide and provide feedback to support their development and align with the future capability needs for HR.
Drive business results through performance improvement, encourage, and reward behaviour aligned to company leadership values. Participate in selection activities for mid- senior roles, in collaboration with colleagues in Recruitment, to ensure the right fit for the department and potential for future needs of the company.
Provide inputs on strategic HR direction and performance reporting to the BU leadership team. Create value-adding interactions with HR department resources to meet business needs. Measure and understand success of HR policies and procedures in the business to ensure that concerned COE’s are updated based on business needs and changes.
Act as an ambassador for the HR Business Partner model, actively improving standards to highlight the benefits of the model for all stakeholders. Support the effective delivery of a high performing HR services and initiatives, through the further development of the HR Business Partners, ensuring that the high standards within the team are developed and maintained.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or HR, CIPD is desirable
Seven years of experience leading HR business partner strategies and managing the provision of services related to performance management, employee engagement, employee relations and change management.
Previous experience gained within a large organisation and must have led a team overseeing a range of HR initiatives and services.
Ability to communicate effectively with all organisational levels
Achievement orientated and problem solving capabilities
Ability to understand business needs and anticipate future problems/risk, develop simple and effective solutions
Connects internal problems with external knowledge and research, leverages networks to provide innovative recommendations to improve business results
Strong collaboration focus to ensure shared goals are realised
Ability to develop relationship with business leaders, act as a trusted advisor
Analytical, ability to collect and synthesise large quantities of data, tell the story and formulate recommendation based on data trends and insights
Dubai International Airport (DXB) - Dubai - United Arab Emirates