Reference Code:  19458

HR Business Partner (Future Opening)


Dubai, DU, AE


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.



To build employee and organisational excellence for our Brands by managing day-to-day HR operations, driving and embedding People strategy and providing HR guidance to support the achievement of business objectives.


As an active member of the local executive committee, the HR Business Partner will work with other senior leaders to integrate the human resources function within the overall business strategy and act as a trusted adviser on organisational structure and effectiveness.


Act as a HR Business Partner

  • Ensure business and staff proximity establishing trustful relationships being present on the ground with the office and Boutique teams.
  • Provide advice and coaching to managers and employees on HR related matters,
  • Along with the Finance Controller, manage budget allocations, latest estimates and accruals of staff costs and benefits plans;


Performance Management

  • Lead and coordinate  the annual performance management process
  • Advice Manager and employees on the process


Compensation & Benefits

  • Manage the salary review process in accordance with the allocated budget the reward philosophy  in collaboration with HQ and local admin team
  • Support the manager on the annual salary review process and tool


Drive operational excellence and continuous improvement

  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to promote HR best practices
  • Manage specific projects and participate in functional and cross-functional initiatives


Ensure sharp talent attraction, acquisition and capabilities across the organization

  • Facilitate recruitment strategy, ensuring the talent acquisition process reflects brand values and guiding principles. Implement strategic recruitment practices and partner with Hiring Managers in attracting, recruiting and hiring candidates whose talent, competencies and experience supports the business needs and desired requirements of the position, ensuring the candidates’ fit in the group and not just the brand.
  • Proactively work with the Talent Sourcing team to build a talent pipeline to ensure roles are filled in a timely manner


Proactively support people development across the organization

  • Contribute to the business by assisting the brand to identify, prioritize and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures and processes;
  • Proactively work with managers to identify and develop talent for succession planning;
  • Assist the Maison to provide employees with development opportunities and ensure that they are able to meet current and future performance standards;

Educational Background

University degree

HR Qualifications

Technical/Work-based Skills or specific knowledge (Must Have)

Solid in English communications

Arabic is definitely a plus but not mandatory

Previous experience in the Middle East is an asset

Previous experiences of HR best practices


5+ years in HR generalist Business Partner roles

Knowledge of retail environment is important but luxury experience is not required.

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Knowledgeable in HR best practices;
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and a comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy;
  • Ability to engage, motivate and influence people and to reach consensus despite differing goals and priorities;
  • Effective team player;
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, risk and changing direction of projects and strategies;
  • Ability to work in high-pressure situations that require sound decision making and may involve confidential or sensitive matters;
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning and analytical skills;
  • Good project management skills, particularly with respect to organisation, prioritization and time management;

Learning Agilities

  • Mental Agility:
    • Manage complexity
    • Manage Uncertainty
    • Essence
  • Change Agility:
    • Comfortable Leading Change
    • Continuous Improver
  • Results Agility:
    • Drive
    • Presence
    • Delivers Against Odds
  • People Agility:
    • Agile Communicator
    • People Smart
    • Helps Others Succeed