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Emerging Markets, HR Director, Dubai (AE)

United Arab Emirates
Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

25 Mar 2020

The Company

A multinational leader in pharmaceuticals and globally headquartered in Western Europe, our client employs over 10,000 people worldwide and has been operating successfully for many decades. Very much an icon in its product area, the business aims to globalise even further and significant transformation is afoot. Since its foundation the company sees significant potential in the emerging market territories which include parts of Asia, Middle East and Latin America.

The Role

To be based in Dubai, an Emerging Markets HR Director position has opened up to support a growing employee population. Very much a start-up style position, the role will require strong “build-out” skills. An interest and passion for healthcare and consumer businesses might be demonstrated in prior relevant businesses. You will be a pivotal member of the Executive Leadership team and will need to work closely with a growing number of demanding stakeholders across Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America.  

The Individual

At least 10 years high-level business partnering or corporate HRD expertise is required, as well as an understanding of emerging markets business challenges. An ability to build credibility with demanding stakeholders makes this a role for the commercially astute and business savvy. The candidate will need to balance an understanding of the commercials of a business, as well as the human element of keeping peers and colleagues motivated.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$1 Billion and under
  • Solid Report To
    EVP - Emerging Markets
  • Potential upsides
    Large geographical exposure for a brand name with change plans and high calibre internal talent. A pivotal role to totally start up processes and systems for the business.
  • Potential challenges
    The environment may be ambiguous and will require an individual who can create structure in chaos.
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