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Regional Head of HR – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Dubai (AE)

United Arab Emirates
Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

13 May 2019

The Company

A multinational leader in optical consumer health, globally headquartered in Western Europe, our client employs over 80,000 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 in the company has grown steadily and is thriving in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.

The Role

A pivotal Senior HR Directorship position has opened up in Dubai which requires a bilingual (English/Arabic or English/French) HR Leader with excellent understanding of the intricacies and challenges of the market here. This is very much a strategic business partnering opportunity in a heavily-matrixed set-up. Demanding stakeholders will require a front-footed sharp-thinker and strong communicator with excellent EQ.  

The Individual

The appointment will require at least 12 years’ of broad, generalist HR business partnering experience, specifically within the Middle East arena. Strong technical skills are absolutely expected and a malleability to work across several very different styles of culture. Systems still need to be established and structure needs to be created.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    HR Director (Middle East, Africa & Turkey)
  • Potential upsides
    Very much a role for a strong business partner to shine internally. There is a real “journey” ahead.
  • Potential challenges
    This is not an opportunity for the commercially shy. Stakeholders need to be properly supported and influenced. A bilingual candidate is a must.
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