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Posted on June 25, 2020

3 - 10 years Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

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Requisition ID: 256672
Work Area: Human Resources
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people s lives.
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.
We are looking for a charismatic leader with business experience preferably in the Technology & IT sector to take on the role of HR Director for the Middle East North Cluster. In this role you will be the strategic HR Business Partner and trusted advisor of the Senior Vice President and Managing Director Middle East North and his management team. You will also be the HR representative of SAP within the Middle East North countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq & Pakistan
In this role, you will be a member of the EMEA South HR BP team and report to the Head of HR EMEA South. You will also be part of the global HR framework and our HR Director Network. In addition to the focus on Middle East North, we expect a highly networked leadership personality with the vision to work within our matrixed international organization.
In the role of HR Director, you will be responsible for the following:
• Leads the development of HR Strategies for Middle East North by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information & analysis, and ultimately, providing recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction, establishing human resources objectives that are in line with organizational objectives.
• Supporting the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Middle East North in addition to Senior Management Team (cross Line of Business) in the cocreation and execution of the regional strategy for all human capital initiatives.
• Leading strategic HR initiatives including Leadership Development, Employee Experience, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Rewards, Employee Engagement, Employer Branding etc.
• Interface to global HR services, policy, and program owners, ensuring coverage of the business needs of SAP Middle East North
• Driver and Custodian of organizational culture by balancing SAP culture with local culture
• Support coordination of other HR functions in Middle East North
• HR representative for the Middle East North Countries, responsible for legal and compliance matters and ensuring adherence to local legal and regulatory policies
• Represent SAP in front of customers and speaking at conferences and internal/external events
• Be the statutory interface with labor related authorities in Saudi Arabia
• Partner with the senior management team and with the Regional HRBP Leads and with Board Area HRBP Leads, as appropriate.
• Translate global HR services, policy, and/or program into local business solutions and orchestrate local HR activities
• Strong business background, preferably in IT or technology sector
• Bachelor s degree is required, Master s Degree preferred
• Business fluent English, Arabic
• Proven ability to lead, motivate and coach a team
• Strong proven client focus and orientation
• Proven experience to work and negotiate with business leaders
• High level of consulting, coaching and counselling skills
• Hands-on attitude with strong execution and results-driven focus
• Willingness to look for pragmatic high-quality solutions and work on their execution in a dynamic working environment ( can-do-mentality )
• Strong communications and presentation skills
• Consulting and diplomatic skills
• Ability to work in a virtual matrix environment
• Cultural and emotional intelligence to act and work successfully in an international environment
• 8-10 years overall professional experience, with at least 3 years in a senior HR position
• Experience in the HR function would be an advantage not a must
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you re searching for a company that s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment apply now .
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com , APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com , EMEA: Careers@sap.com ).
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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Established in 2007, SAP Middle East and North Africa is the subsidiary of SAP SE. The MENA region is considered to be one of the fastest growing markets for SAP globally. The market leader in enterprise application software is investing heavily in the region and has expanded SAP MENA’s operati ons. The subsidiary has 12 offices across the region including 3 in Saudi Arabia, 2 in Dubai, and one each in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Pakistan & Cairo. The company also has a regional Training and Development Institute located in Dubai. Being the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps organizations of all sizes and industries to overcome the harmful effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of their competition.

The company has more than 1350 customers and continues to build its customer base further. It has more than 1600 qualified SAP consultants and 120 business partners who support the MENA market in 16 countries across the region.

The company employs over 10,000 people across its offices in 130 countries. SAP is committed to keeping its employees happy, fulfilled and challenged by encouraging them to work towards their individual career goals. The company invests heavily in learning and career development to help their employees gain new skills and experience.

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