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HRBP - Arabic Speaker

We are Habchi & Chalhoub, a part of the Chalhoub Group operating in Kuwait.  We are a leading family business in the world of beauty, fashion and gifts. We have blended our Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury to offer service excellence to all our partners and a unique experience to all our customers for over 60 years


As we continue to grow, it’s our vision to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.


Our passionate teams drive our vision forward, without them, we couldn’t create luxury experiences for our customers. Through opportunities, development and support, we empower each and every employee to achieve their career goals – and beyond. It’s an exciting journey we’re on, and one you could be part of.


What we are looking for:  An experienced HR Business Partner


What you’ll do:

As an experienced HR Business Partner, you will be responsible for helping attract, develop and support an exceptional group of people. You will be working closely with the brand/functional management team to provide: operational HR support, strategic advice, guidance and best practice solutions. You will do so in line with Group HR policies and principles, whilst also creating bespoke initiatives to enhance the employee experience and support the achievement of business strategies and culture change.


This is a role that combines operational and strategic responsibilities, requiring a solid HR background in addition to sound commercial exposure and mindset to successfully partner with and influence all areas of the business. the role would require frequent travel between countries (to Qatar and Bahrain being based in Kuwait) and entails considerable amount of time in market getting close to our wonderful sales executives and beauty advisers.


Some of the things you’ll do:

  • Define, develop and implement our people vision to support our ambitious business strategy.
  • Generate insights and recommendations based on various internal and external data sources
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on the most complex issues, supporting our team in all related people areas including: recruitment, performance management, succession planning, retention, talent development, compensation and rewards, employee relations, and employee engagement.
  • Act as a change agent by looking for new ways to improve the employee experience and define our brand employee value proposition.
  • Through employee profiling identify our HiPos. Educate teams around career paths and support all succession planning and talent development activities.
  • Act as coach and mentor to our people and provide advice and guidance to our leadership team, using HR data analytics, external benchmarks and best practice approaches to support decision making.
  • As part of our cultural transformation, provide advice and guidance to leaders and managers around how to act as role models to create a positive and inspiring team climate.
  • Champion both Group and brand specific Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, with a key focus on culture change, nationalisation and employee wellbeing.
  • Develop key performance indicators to help identify progress and improvements made on employee engagement and ensure continual improvement.
  • Lead/Support annual manpower planning with Brand Leaders and ensure vacancies are managed in line with the approved budget and executed as per the correct recruitment process
  • Assess current roles and provide recommendations for new roles in coordination with Business Head and Beauty Vertical Head of HRBPs


What you need to succeed in this role:

We see success in the role as having an excellent knowledge of HR best practices and industry standards as well as the ability to act as a change agent with good project management skills, be able to influence without authority and connect with all our people.

We work in an agile, fast-paced, matrixed environment and seek commercially minded people to add the most value to our operations.


More specifically, we would love to hear from you if you can say yes to the below....


  • Arabic speaker
  • Professional HR qualifications
  • University Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or Psychology/ MBA and Coaching Certificates are a plus
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in a similar role



Ready to join our exciting transformation to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of our customers everywhere? Now’s your chance. By being part of our journey here at Chalhoub Group, you can make a real impact on customers and some of the finest brands in the world. In return, you’ll have everything you need to innovate your career.

What we can offer you

We will help shape your journey with us through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility.


Our Group offers the opportunity to support careers that may span different teams, different job roles, different categories and even different countries.  We offer diverse career paths for those who show drive and passion as well as the desire to learn and grow.


Amazing benefits

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, life insurance, child education contribution & exclusive employee discounts.