HR Business Partner (UAE Nationals preferred)

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Standard Chartered Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Employment Type:
Full time
Graduates & Internships, HR & Recruitment
Sub Sector:
Other, HR Generalist, Training & Development
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Job Description

  • The primary areas of responsibility would include a business area within ITO (Information Technology and Operations)
  • The role holder is responsible for driving bottom-line business performance through creating an effective, efficient organisation where maximising employees performance and engagement is at the heart of every interaction.
  • Act as a catalyst, stimulating high engagement through ensuring great manager behaviours (including appropriate configuration of people product and processes) which ensure employee needs are satisfied and managers and employees are playing to their strengths
  • The role holder would be expected to implement a Strategic People Agenda (SPA) for their areas of responsibility.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • The role holder would be expected to devise and implement a Strategic People Agenda (SPA) for their areas of responsibility
  • Partners key clients in aligning business and people strategies, directions and objectives through appropriate advice / interventions
  • Support line managers in configuring and deploying Group people policies, products and processes to drive engagement thereby driving business performance
  • Integrates HR products to provide business solutions
  • Initiates and facilitates group interventions to solve business problems
  • Developing HR practices that act as strategic differentiators
  • Proactively coach leadership teams within their area of responsibility both as a team and as individuals to drive business performance through people practices e.g. high engagement, people development, playing to strengths
  • Ensure a robust talent pipeline to meet the future needs of the functions through managers identifying developing and appropriately stretching talent at every level. Strengthen business capabilities through proactive management of critical talent
  • Drives the Bank's culture in creating a 'preferred' work place for our employees and fosters an environment where employee behaviour is aligned to our values
  • Plays a key role in managing complex organisational change projects with people implications
  • Leads on the continuous review of the ITO operating model for its cost efficiency and demonstrate proactively in surfacing and securing improvements
  • Represent ITO and its agenda to the wider HR Community
  • Collaborate with Business HR colleagues on all products e.g. Engagement and Talent Management, to agree stakeholder engagement, drive functional strategies, processes and messages at the Regional level
  • Collaborate with colleagues across HR (including specialists and HRSSC) to ensure continuous improvement in the function
  • Act as a formal/informal coach and mentor for junior members of the HR function to ensure delivery of best practise HR and appropriate stakeholder management

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience of being a HR Business Partner at a regional/country level
  • Financial servies experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of business function including key products, key roles, operating model and strategic agendas
  • Understands financials (e.g. interpreting financial statements, budgeting, project accounting)
  • Experience of designing and implementing a Strategic People Agenda in line with Business and People priorities
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the various HR products and how to implement them within a country/region (e.g. engagement, performance management) to address business issues
  • Understanding and practical experience of managing medium to high complexity Employee Relations activities e.g., managing redundancies, restructures, grievances & disciplinary process and external litigation
  • Uses knowledge, communication and relationship skills to positively influence key business decisions at the senior level
  • Capable of influencing decisions both within Country and at Group leve l
  • Forms effective relationships with key stakeholders and able to build credibility at a senior level
  • Ability to provide creative and commercial solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to stand up for what is right, in the face of adversity
  • Excellent communication : clear oral and written skills; effective questioning and active listening
  • Strong facilitation skills at an individual and team levels
  • Coaching at an individual and leadership level
  • Strong work orientation, taking psychological ownership to deliver on time every time
  • Ability to work within a product and geography matrix
  • Embraces the Matrix and leverages this network find solutions and drive the right outcomes
  • Assertive, tenacious and willing to challenge when required
  • Proactive, takes the initiative and effectively deals with resistance
  • Trusted, credible partner
  • "Role models" the values and demonstrates a strong moral compass in all decision making
  • Highly driven and inquisitive, setting stretching goals for self and continually pushing for results
  • Ability to sell ideas, flexing approach for different audiences
  • Strong team orientation, working effectively in virtual international teams
  • Enjoys challenges and strives to Continuously Improve the Way we Work

Closing Dates

The closing date for applications is 20/08/17 Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.

Diversity and Inclusion

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.