HR Officer (Associate) - #28976

BlackRock, Inc.

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time
HR Officer (Associate) About this role

The BlackRock Human Resources team strives to transform the human resources function in the same way we are transforming access to financial well-being. We are students of the market and technology that are passionate about finding, growing and retaining the best talent to help deliver on the Firm's purpose to help more people build a strong financial future.

Our EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) HR team lives our values, understands how our culture comes to life, and possess a deep knowledge of the business and delivery of all HR services to internal client groups to drive outstanding performance.

This role will serve as a HR Officer, aligned to the Middle East Region, the role will play a critical role in enhancing HR support to the aligned countries by partnering with operational teams across the region, HRBPs and beyond to ensure client and staff operational requirements are met. To be successful in this role, you will need to build relationships across HR and the Firm, learn the business, its leaders and organizational structure and problem solve across a wide range of HR topics.

Operations Element of Role (majority of the role):
  • Work in close partnership with HR Operational teams, and Centres of Excellence as well as HRBP striving to scale and centralise processes and ensure all processes are compliant. The role will lead the ongoing work to address process gap and issues for BlackRock Saudi Arabia.
  • Point of escalation to manage local language operational deliverables such as referencing, local language required documents, local regulatory reporting (leveraging Workday reporting) and letter and contract review, 2nd level support for local HR request (point of escalation)
  • Point of contact for local authorities for execution of external obligations, working closely with partners in HR Operations, such as Reward Operations
  • Assist EMEA Operations in triaging local operational issues
  • Partner with BlackRock Immigration (and external visa counsel), and the ME Office Manager on the smooth management of visas for BRIM (and BAU activities) to ensure there is a good leader and employee experience.
  • On an ongoing basis check documents for accuracy (such as LOA's and contracts of employment) to ensure accuracy prior to review by the Head of BlackRock Saudi Arabia (the authorised signatory).

You need to have:
  • 2+ years' experience as a HR professional or HR consultant across a number of Middle East countries, working for a global firm
  • HR knowledge and experience in KSA
  • Native in Arabic, fluent in English
  • Demonstrated reporting and analytical skills, fluency with MS Office, and ability to summarize information tailored to different audiences
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail and high standards for accuracy
  • Strong project management skills with ability to anticipate and hit deadlines related to client deliverables
  • Fast learner, proactive, agile, adaptable with ability to function in a fast changing, global environment
  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities, and can partner regionally and globally to facilitate these improvements

We'd love to see:
  • Knowledge in the Asset management/Finance or Software industry
  • Experience with Workday
  • Excellent interpersonal and partnership skills
  • Commercial acumen and demonstrated interest in financial services and/or technology
  • Ability to communicate to a professional standard, verbally and in written, in Arabic and English

Education Requirement:
  • BA/Bsc degree or equivalent; (certifications and course work in specific areas of HR expertise preferred)

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn:

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law Job ID R241323

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