Director of HR - Business Partner – Middle East

6-8 years
a month ago 10 Applied
Job Description

Job Number 24037854

Job Category Human Resources

Location Dubai Area Office, Central Park Towers Level 12, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates VIEW ON MAP

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely N

Relocation N

Position Type Management

Job Summary

The Director of Human Resources will partner with the designated leaders, their teams and Human Resources to translate business strategy into human resources practices that build organizational capability to meet business goals in the continent. This individual will also play a key role in defining and operationalizing the HR talent work in support of the disciplines and major initiatives.

This position will report directly to the VP Human Resources EMEA and, as an integral member of the HR team, will serve as the HR Partner to the designated leaders and their teams. They will partner with other HR team members and the Centre's of Expertise to ensure the delivery of HR support and services to the designated leaders and their teams.


Talent Management and Organizational Capability

  • Provide HR Generalist support to the organization; providing direct consultation on HR-related issues (talent development, staffing, compensation and benefits).
  • Partners with senior managers, department heads and rest of the Middle East HR team to develop and execute strategies that optimise organisational effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with various HR COEs in the development and delivery of HR programs and services. Partner with HQ on global business HR related initiatives.
  • Leads the implementation of key HR processes throughout the year (performance management, succession planning, compensation management and associate engagement events and intiatives). Partnering with the HR Services team.
  • Work with Leaders to facilitate the development and implementation of initiatives that drive associate engagement, reinforce company culture, and support retention.
  • Consult with Business Leaders on managing performance within their organization and ensure that optimal decisions are made that protect and strengthen the Marriott culture and brand.
  • Deploy plans to attract, develop and retain diverse high caliber talent and ensure there is a pipeline of talent to fill key positions. Develop and execute the appropriate talent attraction strategies engaging with discipline heads and HR COEs. Ensure open positions are advertised in appropriate venues to attract a diverse candidate pool. Ensures employment ads comply with local laws and regulations.
  • Effectively manages the staffing processes and ensures interviews are conducted according to recommended guidelines, consistent screening criteria is used, and only job-related questions are asked.
  • Assess current and future skill needs based on business priorities, develop plans and programs to address both talent and skill gaps. Work to ensure positions are filled with individuals best meeting the profile and job specification. Apply personal expertise in talent assessment to facilitate optimal staffing decisions and development planning for key jobs.
  • Partner with Leaders to ensure organisational structures are aligned with business goals, work processes and systems to be effective and efficient across disciplines. Ensure roles and accountabilities are clearly defined and aligned with key priorities and a shared vision with decisions made at the right level. Also ensure that supporting HR components (compensation structure, bonus plans, and job code are accurate and align in mHUB).
  • Stay ahead of emerging business issues to determine strategic implications for talent management and organizational capability.

Associate Relations

  • Lead the HR team in identifying key drivers of associate satisfaction and assists the team to take action to improve the working environment. Monitor and communicate progress against the action plans to leaders and associates.
  • Provide an open door policy to address associate problems or concerns in a timely manner, ensure associates are treated fairly and equitably and that issues are brought to resolution; bring issues to the attention of senior leadership as needed.
  • Support the engagement survey planning process, analyse output and work with leaders to build action plans.

Discipline Talent Program Leadership for Middle East

  • Partners with Business Leaders to assess current and future discipline talent and organisational needs based on growth plans and business priorities in the continent and develop plans. Works closely with the rest of the Continent HR team and corporate HR teams as needed to develop solutions and programs to address both discipline talent and skill gaps.
  • Work with Business Leaders to identify, scope, design, and develop HR solutions to support talent and organizational aspects of key business initiatives in the continent. Work with the wider HR teams, COEs, Finance and Legal to design, develop and deliver HR programs.
  • Partner with discipline leads to plan and implement change initiatives to drive business success.



  • A minimum of 6 years of HR generalist experience.
  • Recent experience as a Human Resources Generalist / HR Partner with Senior Level Executives. Specifically, broad experience base in various key human resource management areas such as talent management and development, workforce planning, employee relations, recruitment, compensation, performance management and coaching, organizational design and change management

Personal Competencies

  • Strong working knowledge of Human Resources, as well as relevant legal standards.
  • Strong business acumen and thinks like a business leader with the insights and skills to effectively address business opportunities with actionable, scalable, and sustainable HR programs.
  • Ability to translate HR strategies and complex business needs into priorities and execute against those effectively securing necessary resources and monitoring progress against plans; strong project management.
  • Strong executive presence able to sell ideas and influence persuasively, settling differences and winning concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful while remaining diplomatic.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships and deals effectively with a broad group of stakeholders with the ability to influence without direct management authority.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate independently and effectively from both a strategic and tactical perspective.
  • A solid work ethic, open and honest with a commitment to delivering the highest quality of service with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Flexible, resilient, and adapts easily in a changing environment, with the ability to work under pressure.

Education And Professional Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree or similar required.
  • HR qualification or equivalent required.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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