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People & Culture Manager - Central Unit

Kuwait - Explore location People & HR Full Time

Job description

Company description

A Smile, Common Sense, Passion for home furnishing, and Leadership; that's what we need in IKEA Al-Homaizi Kuwait - a company that believes in developing business through our Co-Workers.

Our energy comes from creating a better everyday life for the many people.

We simply recruit based on Values, Competence, Potential for growth, and Diversity.

Job description

You will lead the P&C function within the Central Unit by securing P&C subject matter expertise, processes and P&C operations. You ensure that IKEA People strategies and legal and compliance demands are locally translated into action to fulfil business needs and driven by IKEA culture and values.  

A day in your life with us:

  • Ensure the people strategy, principles/guidelines and relevant business plans relate and come together in a local P&C action plan that is operationally implemented and lived up to
  • Support the development of a value-driven organisation and IKEA being a great place to work in the local market.
  • Influence unit management team to continuously develop local leadership capabilities within their function according to business needs.
  • Support the building of local business competence by setting and working on relevant goals, together with the unit managers.
  • Coach and support managers about people related topics (e.g. performance management and development, team development, change management).
  • Ensure delivery of learning & development, supported by the L&D Specialist in accordance with the L&D strategy
  • Contribute to build up business competence, leadership and talent pipeline and support managers and co-workers in their development, according to the business needs and development plans.
  • Involved in planning, setting co-worker P&C budget while following up on goals.
  • Responsible for implementation of co-worker relations plan that effectively manages all local interactions with co-workers and ensures that all areas in the unit work with the labour relations principles and uphold local policies, procedures and laws
  • Be a good example of IKEA leadership in ways that express the IKEA values within and outside IKEA, and together with the unit managers help to safeguard and promote the IKEA Culture.

  • University degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Solid HR background and/or business background with a minimum of 3–5 years of managerial experience
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with various audiences in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Live and share the IKEA values
  • Knowledge/experience of IKEA ways of working and processes is an advantage.

More Information

A few more details for you

This position is full-time and is located in Kuwait. Some travel may be required. 

Please send your  CV in English and tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.