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VAC4350 - Senior Organisation and Talent Development Manager / HRBP

Division Human Resources
Location London, U.K.
Department DPW CORP EUROPE & RUSSIA - DEP
Closing Date 15-Sep-2019
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has long-lasting impact on economies and society and creates a better future for everyone.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

We make sure cargo keeps moving so people have the things they need, when they need them, helping economies grow and nations prosper. It’s an important job, and one that requires smart, proud, passionate people working all across the world – people who are not afraid to innovate and find new ways of driving our business forward. We foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and respect. Our global workforce is made up of 45,000 people with over 110 different nationalities who bring their experience and expertise together, allowing us to be a global leader.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovation we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

 

About the Role

Drive the strategy and delivery of broad organization development and talent programs, initiatives including organization design; strategic organization planning and effectiveness; review and leading performance management; productivity enhancement and continuous improvements by providing specialist advice as part of the People Department that will enable the achievement of DP World business goals.

The role requires taking important decisions with business relevance or supporting the business in making decisions understanding broader cross functional implications.

 

Key Accountabilities
  • Leads processes for organizational structure design with the business units across Europe.  
    • Reviews and maintains the rules for the span of control and layers in different business units.
    • A strategic HR Business partner to the HQ business leaders with all generalist HR matters.
    • Conducts regular reviews of the organizational structure and recommends changes to make the organisation more efficient.
    • Oversees the development and maintenance of organisation design/creation, by understanding the business’ operations and best practice.
    • Responsible for talent assessment, talent development , succession planning and coaching for leadership-level employees, as well as other large scale talent driven strategies and initiatives that impact the whole business or business unit.
  • First point of contact for leading the due diligence for any new M&A and ensuring a clear handover to the respective BU.

  • Develops and manages the implementation of manpower planning process. Organises, supervises and controls the overall manpower plan of the company and organization charts, in collaboration with related stakeholders.
    • Leads continuous improvements while building the Organization Design practices and policies, and strategies within the overall guidelines of Performance & talent development.
    • Manages and leads people review process process across Europe, by implementing a clear operating rhythm and regular review of customers’ needs, analysing, and recommending necessary changes.

  • Provides support to the functions and wider team in the areas of people metrics and develops actions plans accordingly.
    • Supports People leadership to identify business challenges and use data analysis to help influence changes to the people strategy and programs to be implemented.
    • Serves as the domain expert for organization and talent and provides subject matter expert recommendations and solutions to improve productivity, retention and attraction of employees based on external and internal factors, best practices and innovative solutions.  

  • Leads and drives Performance Management of DP World and identifies opportunities for performance improvements aligned to global strategy
    • Drives and manages the development and implementation of DP World’s performance management systems.
    • Reviews organizational goals and strategy to relate with preferred organizational outcomes in terms of service quality, cost or timelines and insures alignment in the performance management.
    • Provides ongoing support to ensure that performance management systems are being used to effectively manage operations work processes and individual performances and to identify and manage operational risks.
    • Analyses and reports on performance management results and measurements and provide recommendation for process improvements and programmes initiatives.

  • Utilises the outmost of HR Technology and System to achieve the highest level of accuracy and customer satisfaction, by automation of key Organisation Design and Manpower Planning areas such as manpower planning, organisation design, job descriptions, organisation changes
  • Manages the preparation and submission of related Management Reports (regular/ad-hoc), including organisation charts, manpower summaries, movement, analysis, demographics, for all stakeholders
  • Leads and co-ordinates the EWC for the region ensuring it adds value through continuous reviews and forward thinking to ensure we remain relevant in the information shared.  
  • Leads initiative programmes that will enhance the productivity of DP World across all functions at a global level.
  • Liaises with key departments to deliver OT&D strategy including some of the below:
    • D&I strategy with a focus on female development.
    • Talent and development of existing employees.
    • Driving connection with schools and universities to develop the pipeline.
    • Review of existing policies and procedures in line with legislation and our EVP.
    • Lead simplification of HR processes.
    • Lead the Gender Pay Gap process and submission.
    • Laser focus on how we drive interest in STEM within Europe.


  • Responsible for the management and leadership of an engaged team, promoting collaboration and ensuring that each is developed and evaluated against goals and objectives which are aligned, specific, measurable, attainable yet challenging, realistic and time bound.

  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviours in harmony with DP World’s values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Experience
In order to give credible support to the organisation and be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a Business, Human Resources or related background.
  • A minimum of 8 years of organisation design and workforce planning experience at a similar level in a multinational company.
  • Process improvement skills like six sigma/ lean are highly desirable.
  • Proven experience designing and successfully implementing complex and multijurisdictional job human capital programmes.
  • Understanding of Container Terminal business process will be a distinct advantage.
  • Consultancy experience is preferred.
  • Practical and ‘hands on’ experience successfully implementing specific human capital productivity programmes.
  • Excellent computer skills including advance use of MS Excel.
  • Very strong analytical skills.
  • High attention to details and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work with customers and senior management.
  • Effective business communication skills and fluency in written & spoken English.
  • Strong financial and business acumen.
  • Proven track record of personal credibility both technical expertise and high ethical practice.
  • Decisive thinker with the ability to analyse and understand information using insights to effectively make informed decisions.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, consultatively and inclusively with a range of people.

 

Other Information

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position.

 

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