HR MANAGER- MIDDLE EAST at Burberry / EmaratJobs
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at Burberry in Dubai

Date: 02-Mar-2016

Location: Dubai, Utd.Arab Emir.

Req ID: 88421

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.


As an ambassador of the company’s culture you will use your HR expertise to seamlessly partner with respective business leaders and HR colleagues in order to create an environment where the business is empowered and inspired to drive their talent and leadership capabilities to deliver exceptional results today and for the future.  


Based in Dubai, your responsibilities will include:

  • Core HR - develop strong and trusted partnerships with business leaders; facilitate communication within the business, and exploring people trends in attrition, talent and performance.
  • Employee Relations - manage ER casework as required, involving consultation, grievances, disciplinary, performance management and settlement agreements. Casework involvement will mainly be at a senior / complex / high risk level. You will also manage the relationships with unions, work councils and employee representatives where required and partner to resolve any associated risks.
  • Reward - Support the business in their people budgeting process, reviewing headcount changes and planned and proposed recruitment and promotions. Facilitate the management of the annual reward planning, including supporting managers in remuneration decisions.
  • Talent - support and drive succession planning, identify the training & development needs of the business and work for the Talent team and business leaders to develop solutions to address these needs
  • Organisation Strategy - Collaboratively work with the business to review, design and implement efficient organisation structure that supports both current and longer term business plans. Coaching leaders through the OD approach, championing the focus on explore, design, connect and evolve.


  • HR generalist expert ideally within a globally recognised brand.
  • Experience working with local legislation and the local Works Councils
  • HR qualified, or equivalent experience level
  • Degree educated
  • Ability to interact advise and challenge senior leadership levels
  • Effective coach, ability to empower the business
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to build rapport and trust
  • Think analytically and problem solve
  • Ability to see short term and long term effects of possible actions
  • Commercial and retail mind-set
  • Ability to think globally
  • Language skills, fluent in English & Arabic
  • Local in-country travel required to visit stores each month (20-25%)

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: Utd.Arab Emir. || Not Applicable || Dubai || Human Resources || Operations || n/a ||

Job Segment: Manager, HR, Marketing Manager, HR Manager, Performance Management, Management, Human Resources, Marketing

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