Completed Permanent Middle East & Africa, United Arab Emirates - Regional

The Company

A substantial Middle Eastern, family-owned business conglomerate is strengthening its Executive Leadership team. The business aims to diversify its product offering and transform its brand. Significant change is expected in the coming year as to how the business is operationally run.

The Role

The leading HR Director role will be based out of Sharjah in UAE. This is very much a strategic business partnering opportunity in a heavily-matrixed set-up. The stakeholders will require an understanding of the challenges of the Middle East market. This is a role for a mature and strategic thinker with proven expertise in setting up HR functions and teams.  

The Individual

The appointment will require at least 10 years’ of broad, generalist HR experience, ideally with an understanding of multi-divisional businesses. Strong build-out skills are expected as the position is currently very much a blank canvas. HR is still evolving at the organisation and there is a need for real agility and patience in helping shape its future. The Executive Leadership team is well-respected and has an exciting vision for the future.

Posted on 16 Oct 2018

At a glance

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Job function
Talent Management
Professional Services & Consulting
International Coverage
Global HQ
Middle East
Global revenue
US$1 Billion and under
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CEOPotential Upsides: A role for a someone with strong executional skills in which they can make their mark on the future of the business. There is a real ‘journey’ ahead.
Potential downsides
The working environment is chaotic and will require an individual that can bring structure to it.