Vice President - HR Business Partner - #28719


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

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 HR Business Partners live our values, understand 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. You will learn the business and culture inside and out so that you are able to provide HR partnership to Saudi Arabia and wider Middle East senior leaders and teams to enhance their growth and impact.

The ideal candidate has a passion for solving complex challenges and gets excited about leveraging to address talent priorities. You will work on key initiatives and projects in areas such as recruitment, talent development and culture, in addition to managing annual talent processes. This is a great opportunity to be a change agent in a fast-paced, growing, environment.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Play a role in the design and management of talent projects in support of our business strategy and operational priorities, with key focus areas being recruitment and employee development programs.

  • Provide advice and guidance on various topics including performance management, leadership development, compensation, succession planning, coaching, and talent reviews.

  • Partner with managers to develop hiring plans that support business objectives and build a local external pipeline of talent; manage local Talent Acquisition activities, in close partnership with the EMEA Talent Acquisition team.

  • Support the business through organizational growth and change.

  • Work on high-impact engagement activities, with an emphasis on employee experience and DEI-related activities.

  • Identify and lead opportunities to improve processes and activities partnering closely with HR colleagues in the EMEA region, and globally.

Your clients and colleagues will depend on you to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vision, purpose, and strategy of the business.

  • Establish effective partnerships with business leaders to influence talent decisions by providing tailored advice and leveraging expertise for specific business needs.

  • Drive informed decision-making by using data to identify trends; work with business leaders to determine the root causes of issues and develop effective solutions.

  • Partner with HR functional teams such as Employee Relations, Compensation Talent Acquisition, etc. to execute on business priorities and identify solutions.

  • Continue to enhance HR’s understanding the Saudi Arabia and wider-Middle East environment / economy through regular updates and insights. The role will be a member of the EMEA HR Business Partner Forum.

You need to have:

  • 7+ years of HR business partner or generalist experience, ideally in a high-volume environment working closely with leaders and employees.

  • Ability to use data analytics in generating insights and presenting findings back to the business, as well as tracking and disseminating key HR data.

  • Demonstrated experience influencing and building strong and trusted relationships and networks.

  • Ability to execute firm-wide talent initiatives with excellence in a fast paced, global corporate environment, commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Strong communication skills along with the ability to articulate a variety of issues to different audiences, tailoring messages accordingly.

We’d love to see:

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire trust and openness amongst colleagues and clients together with a reputation for high personal integrity.

  • Experience building consensus on a cross-functional basis.

  • A highly motivated, energizing attitude and team-orientation that inspires others to seek higher levels of performance.

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.

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