Director – Human Capital – Jumeirah Saadiyat Island

at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts
Published May 22, 2024
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Category Chefs / F&B / Housekeeping / Hospitality  
Job Type Full-time  
Responsibilities Provide leadership, direction and support to the HR team in order to increase knowledge, skill set and share best practice.  Develop and drive the SBU HR Strategy in line with Corporate and Regional HR direction and monitor its execution to ensure achievement of the objectives.  Drive the continuous improvement agenda with particular focus on maximising productivity, devolving HR responsibilities and building leadership capability through the senior and middle managements teams.  Ensure free-flow of two-way communication between SBU HR and Corporate and Regional HR and internal communications are coordinated to colleagues receive relevant and timely messages in an appropriate style and medium.  Plan & Deploy the annual HR budget and capex process and ensure P&L’s are well managed and monitored.  Propose changes to organisational structures using best practice organisational development principles to provide the most appropriate structure to support future growth and flexible labour.  Ensure National Development initiatives are well communicated and fully supported through employment of nationals and interns from national universities in the country  Consult on workforce planning activities in order to optimise staffing levels, productivity and service standards in the most cost effective manner.  Regularly analyse and review HR statistics to identify trends so that attention can be directed to key issues and resources adjusted accordingly.  Manage senior management and key HOD appointments ensuring timely and effective recruitment and on-boarding.  Ensure the effective implementation of company wide Human Resources policies, procedures and practices in accordance with the company objectives and UAE legislative requirements.  Ensure Colleague Opinion Survey results are communicated, analysed and action plans are developed and reviewed on a regular basis to improve colleagues working and living conditions.  Ensure Colleague Consultative Committee function is deployed effectively.  Advise and coach management on employee relations and performance management issues.  Ensure all activities in performance management process are effectively executed so that colleagues have the opportunity to participate, receive feedback and given opportunities to develop.  Coordinate & drive talent management process in order to ensure talent management is fully embraced and the benefits fully realised.  Regularly coach, mentor and support senior and high potential colleagues to identify individual strengths and development needs, develop and maintain effective relationships and encourage retention.  To plan, drive and deploy colleague recognition, reward and engagement activities.  Ensure training programmes and development opportunities are deployed at a consistently high standard, aligned with business needs and Jumeirah culture.  Ensure consistent standard of customer service, good quality, nutritious and varied menus across colleague dining facilities.  Ensure consistent standard and application of health & safety policies and procedures across the property  Any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the management.
Industry Hospitality

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Jumeirah & the Hotel:

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality market with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise.

Its award-winning destinations, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities.

As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and sale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments. Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

A sustainable hospitality leader in the capital, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort is a breath of fresh air offering an eco-friendly stay amidst contemporary surroundings on the Abu Dhabi coastline. Surrounded by natural beauty and designed to care for every aspect for guest wellbeing, the resort resembles a perennial summerhouse where visitors can experience Abu Dhabi Island life at its best. The luxury beachfront resort is home to seven world-class restaurants and bars, three swimming pools and the award-winning SPA featuring an extensive menu of specialized treatments and exclusive products from all around the world.

In addition, guests can utilize a wide range of leisure facilities including a mixed and ladies only gym, a kids club and a tennis court. Boasting 400 meters of pristine private beach and sand dunes, the resort is anchored on one of the most desirable beach locations in the UAE and was conceived with the environment in mind having implemented eco-friendly strategies and initiatives since its launch in 2018.

 

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for a Director of Human Resources to join our Human Capital Team in Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort. The main duties and responsibilities of this role:

  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the HR team in order to increase knowledge, skill set and share best practice.
  • Develop and drive the SBU HR Strategy in line with Corporate and Regional HR direction and monitor its execution to ensure achievement of the objectives.
  • Drive the continuous improvement agenda with particular focus on maximising productivity, devolving HR responsibilities and building leadership capability through the senior and middle managements teams.
  • Ensure free-flow of two-way communication between SBU HR and Corporate and Regional HR and internal communications are coordinated to colleagues receive relevant and timely messages in an appropriate style and medium.
  • Plan & Deploy the annual HR budget and capex process and ensure P&L’s are well managed and monitored.
  • Propose changes to organisational structures using best practice organisational development principles to provide the most appropriate structure to support future growth and flexible labour.
  • Ensure National Development initiatives are well communicated and fully supported through employment of nationals and interns from national universities in the country
  • Consult on workforce planning activities in order to optimise staffing levels, productivity and service standards in the most cost effective manner.
  • Regularly analyse and review HR statistics to identify trends so that attention can be directed to key issues and resources adjusted accordingly.
  • Manage senior management and key HOD appointments ensuring timely and effective recruitment and on-boarding.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of company wide Human Resources policies, procedures and practices in accordance with the company objectives and UAE legislative requirements.
  • Ensure Colleague Opinion Survey results are communicated, analysed and action plans are developed and reviewed on a regular basis to improve colleagues working and living conditions.
  • Ensure Colleague Consultative Committee function is deployed effectively.
  • Advise and coach management on employee relations and performance management issues.
  • Ensure all activities in performance management process are effectively executed so that colleagues have the opportunity to participate, receive feedback and given opportunities to develop.
  • Coordinate & drive talent management process in order to ensure talent management is fully embraced and the benefits fully realised.
  • Regularly coach, mentor and support senior and high potential colleagues to identify individual strengths and development needs, develop and maintain effective relationships and encourage retention.
  • To plan, drive and deploy colleague recognition, reward and engagement activities.
  • Ensure training programmes and development opportunities are deployed at a consistently high standard, aligned with business needs and Jumeirah culture.
  • Ensure consistent standard of customer service, good quality, nutritious and varied menus across colleague dining facilities.
  • Ensure consistent standard and application of health & safety policies and procedures across the property
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the management.

 

About you:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or above in a relevant discipline with appropriate professional qualifications and up to date professional knowledge.
  • At least 3 years in a position of direct responsibility for Human Resources Management.
  • Budgeting for large scale projects/operations.
  • Previous experience in a similar role highly regarded.

About Benefits:

We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams (AED), the local currency of the UAE. In addition, we offer generous F&B benefits, reduced hotel rates across our properties globally, excellent leave and health care package including dental coverage, flights home, life insurance, incentive programs, children’s education assistance and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant looking for a career with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry.

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