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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.

Posted on 04 Apr 2019

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR
Consumer Goods
International Coverage
Global HQ
Middle East
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 downsides
This is not an opportunity for the commercially shy. Stakeholders need to be properly supported and influenced. A bilingual candidate is a must.