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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.

Qualification
  • 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.