We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate People Business Partner to contribute to and support our Saudi Arabia Area (SAA).

As a People Business Partner, you will be a member of the IMEA People Leadership Team reporting into the Regional People Director for IMEA, with a dotted line to the Area Managing Director for SAA, and partner closely with leaders across the SAA Area to drive the commercial strategy. You will be presented with the unique opportunity to collaborate closely with the business, help drive its growth agenda by managing all people-related elements essential for achieving our ambitious growth aspirations. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in solidifying our business growth by advancing the appropriate people agenda, optimizing organizational design, enhancing engagement, championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, pinpointing future-ready capabilities, and skills, and fostering a customer-centric culture.


Maersk offers exciting career opportunities in a truly international working environment. When you join Maersk, the world becomes your workplace. A career at Maersk means working in a culturally diverse, performance stimulating environment. You’ll be part of a rich heritage and an exuberant logistics company that aims to be an inspiring and challenging place to work. You will feel the diversity and dynamics of our international business from day one. We commit to providing the best possible development and career growth to all our employees through various face to face and digitalized learning to develop future capabilities.


Core Overview:

  • Provides a business-facing role for 6 countries across Saudi Arabia area (incl Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Yemen, Iraq)
  • Aligns the organisation’s people strategy with the business strategy.
  • Advises senior leaders to envision, develop, and execute a People Function strategy that supports their growth, performance, and future objectives.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Conceptualises and leads the execution of People Function strategies, policies, and practices, complementing the business strategy.
  • Serves as an essential driver of change, taking charge of the entire change management process and optimising it.
  • Places particular focus on bringing the corporate culture to life to attract and retain top talent.
  • Coach leaders to enhance their strategic thinking and interpersonal skills, empowering them to drive exceptional team performance and organizational growth.
  • Plays a strategic role in transitioning businesses throughout the entire M&A process, ensuring successful outcomes.
  • Identifies people and business challenges and implements responding solutions.
  • Collaborates with leaders in developing and enhancing talent management, succession planning, employee engagement, and productivity.
  • Optimises resource levels across the organisation to maximise functions and improve performance.
  • Spearheads overall organisational development, design, restructure, and other related initiatives.
  • Accountable for computing, preparing, and controlling the SAA People Function budget.
  • Facilitates and owns the implementation of the transformation strategy, diversity, employment equity and inclusion.
  • Ensures legislative and compliance requirements pertaining to the People Function.
  • Utilizes analytics and metrics to make data-driven decisions and report on performance relative to business goals.
  • Drives organisational effectiveness through high-performing and motivated teams.


Who are we looking for / Critical Qualifications / Experience


  • Relevant tertiary education.
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proven track record of strategic business partnering with senior leaders within a global matrix organisation.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills, with the capability to lead through influence across various teams.
  • Ability to challenge leaders in the business when they identify issues or hold different perspectives.
  • Resilience and maturity in dealing with change/uncertainty and delivering results in challenging environments.
  • Evidence of thought-leadership and an understanding of the commercial business landscape.
  • Excellence in influencing senior stakeholders, conceptualising, and shaping strategies, challenging perceptions and expanding points of view while acting as a trusted advisor and courageous advocate.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to work in a matrix team environment where collaboration is key for our business success.


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