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Senior People Partner (Middle East) (Permanent)

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Country: UAE

We're Synechron, a global consultancy Laser-focused on accelerating digital initiatives in financial services. With over 14,500 members of staff across 17 countries and a unique mix of end-to-end digital, business and technology services, we help clients solve complex challenges with modern and innovative solutions.

We're big enough to be taken seriously, yet small enough to operate with an agile, open, relationship-driven approach. Our clients come to us with problems that need genuine thought, intelligence and knowledge; we're not just putting bodies on seats.

We are currently looking for a Senior People Partner to work closely with both the HR department and the business leaders and teams across Synechron's Middle East locations (United Arab Emirates and KSA), while collaborating with the global organization. Your main role is to support the business by providing HR guidance and solutions that align with the company's goals and objectives.

The role involves coaching and guiding on people management, positions and work. You will analyse people related trends, draw insights and take corrective actions. Additionally, you will deliver value-added services and projects that align business objectives with employees and management.

You will also be a change agent, balancing Legacy and forward thinking. You will identify needs, create initiatives, and independently manage projects from inception to completion within the region.

This role is a direct report to the HR Director, EMEA, and they will need to be aligned to the global HR team and strategies. The business leaders and teams should be considered the client.'


  • Ensure HR matters are handled fairly and consistently and in line with company requirements and local employment laws.
  • Ensure the hiring of Emirati and KSA national employees in line with Government guidelines. You will suggest and review ways of meeting this with leadership and will have experience of this from other organisations.
  • You will be the main point of contact for the Business Unit (BU) Head and their leadership team. This means you will work closely with the leaders of the BU and have a good understanding of the business, including its finances, priorities, and strategies in the MENA region.
  • You will be responsible for implementing organisation and HR changes that have a significant impact on employees. This includes activities like designing the organisation's structure, reviewing job roles, and evaluating job performance.
  • Your role is to enable effective communication for strategic and operational changes within the business to ensure their success.
  • You are the go-to person for important HR projects, whether they are happening globally, regionally, or locally. You will be the main contact for these projects and provide support to ensure their success.
  • Resolve difficult employee conflicts and work closely with leaders to handle performance reviews, grievances, and disciplinary matters.
  • Handle and resolve challenging employee relations issues by conducting thorough, fair, and unbiased investigations with external legal support and comprehensive case documentation. Identify and escalate cases considered high risk to the HR Director, EMEA and APAC.

Synechron's Diversity Statement

Synechron are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative Same Difference' is committed to fostering an inclusive culture - promoting equality, diversity and an environment that is respectful to all. We encourage applicants from across diverse backgrounds, race, ethnicities, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientations, or disabilities to apply. We offer flexible workplace arrangements, mentoring, internal mobility, learning and development programmes to support our global workforce. Empowerment and collaboration are at the core of how we operate.

All employment decisions at Synechron are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to the applicant's gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Date: 05 Jun 2024 Reference: JS Company: Synechron Contact: Kenan Zarif