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Chief People Officer
Title:Chief People Officer
Location :Riyadh
Nationality :Saudi Arabia
Industry:Management Consulting

Chief People Officer is responsible for the Human Resource Management.

 The CPO develops, implements, and aligns HR

programs and strategy objectives with business objectives, serving as a strategic partner of the senior management team while supporting employees in their day-to-day HR needs.

The CPO will be responsible in designing and finalizing the HR policies, contributing to business strategy, develop workforce plans and programs that align with the organizations overall strategic objectives,forecast talent needs and address the talent gaps, orchestrate learning skills and career development of the workforce, employee orientation, education, and training, management development, employee and labor relations, affirmative action compliance, policies and procedures, workers compensation administration, wage and salary administration, benefits administration, organization development, and employee assistance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


 Partner with senior management to implement and support company policies, practices and


 Supervise the HR staff and lead the HR team in creating an inviting and cohesive

employee experience.

 Implement HR policies and programs including employee relations, recruiting and staffing, wage

and salary administration, benefits, and management training.

 Partner with management to address day-to-day HR operational issues such as employee and

labor relations, compensation reviews, escalated benefits issues, performance management and


 Provide objective and strategic input and guidance to employees at all levels of the organization

including career development, and general management / employee relationship issues.

 Guide managers and employees in resolving employee relations issues by providing effective

conflict resolution and coaching to with the ultimate goal of turning employee behavior around.

 Identify and implement training programs.

 Develop and implement effective hiring and employee retention programs.

 Act as an employee champion and change agent by anticipating HR-related needs and delivering

value added services for the benefit of the employees.

 Implement and manage compliance efforts with all the Labour laws and regulations that govern

the private companies relating to all aspects of the employee life cycle.

 Investigate claims of misconduct and escalates to legal and security team as required.

 Develop and manage annual budgets for the department and perform periodic cost and

productivity analyses.

 Maintains current knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation to insure regulatory

compliance. Identifies trends that could impact the organization objectives.

 Maintain an effective level of business literacy including company goals, mission, financial

position, strategy, competition, technology and culture.

 Other duties as assigned.

Requirements for the position

To fulfill this strategic role, the CPO must possess a broad range of business knowledge and leadership

skills, including:


• Vigilance in scanning the external environment to anticipate business and talent threats and


• Strategic thinking skills to work with the CEO and executive team to set direction.

• Cross-functional business understanding with a P&L orientation.

• The courage and decisiveness, to prioritize, to succeed – or to fail fast and move forward.

• The conceptual skills to shape the organization to meet tomorrow’s demographic challenges.

• Financial acumen to broadly balance resources and understand the financial implications and

tradeoffs of investments in every aspect of the business, including talent.

• Technological savvy to drive efficiencies and to engage the workforce through innovations in

technology solutions.

• A risk management perspective with regard to talent.

• The ability to convey the importance of talent at all levels as a fiduciary issue to the board and

the leadership team.

• Legal literacy to help ensure a culture of compliance and integrity at every level of the

organization and across borders.

• Operational ability to ensure that the transactional aspects of HR are well executed in a world of

fast-moving and changing expectations of the employee population.

Education and Experience

• A minimum of 10 years of experience at senior management level either in the Private or Public


• The candidate should be Post graduate/MBA (HR/IR&PM) or Business related Master’s degree

from any reputed and government recognized University/Institute.

• Requires outstanding interpersonal, coaching and listening skills with the ability to communicate

within all levels of the organization

• Proven ability to remain objective, discrete and exercise common sense at all times. Able to

develop strong, trusting relationships within department and organization.

• Thrives in a dynamic environment and able to work on various projects simultaneously,

requiring strong organizational and time management
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