Regional HRBP WCA

Full time
AEDXB12 - Dubai - Burj Al Salam Tower
Posted 30+ Days Ago


Job Role Regional HRBP - WCA
Reports to Regional Head of HRBP - WCA
Job Level P5
Department People Function - WCA

Purpose Of the Role
There has never been a better time to join Maersk WCA HRBP Team!

Our existing Regional HRBP in WCA is moving internally for another great opportunity, and we are looking to hire an amazing successor. The location for the role is flexible across the WCA region, and ability to travel is preferred as the role supports across all of WCA. As a Regional HRBP, you are an integral part of the WCA People Leadership Team (PLT). 

This exciting opportunity is for a passionate HR professional, who is keen to ontribute to and support our strategic transformation and related change initiatives across WCA.

As a Regional HR Business Partner, you will be reporting into the Regional HR Head for WCA and partner closely with leaders in selected functions. The role has the unique opportunity to work as a sparring partner with all area HRBP’s across WCA to implement people strategy in various ways. You will also be the anchor between HRBP’s and the People Partner Organisation to drive the conversations to improve people processes and collaboration.

But there’s more to it!

The role offers a unique opportunity to work on multiple and sizable projects focusing on the people aspects of change and development. You will provide business centric solutions, including capability building, change management, workforce planning and many other people related initiatives that enhance business outcomes.


What We Offer

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.

WCA is a rapidly growing region, and the growth aspirations are the “true North” for our strategic people interventions focused on realigning skills and capabilities, preparing the organization to scale at speed and amplifying a culture of customer centricity and values-based leadership.   

Key responsibilities:

Regional Business Partnering

•        Co-own the business agenda and impact business outcomes through strategic and targeted people initiatives

•        Be the anchor point for impactful pan-regional initiatives in order to accelerate key strategic focus areas i.e., capability building, DEI ambitions or cultural change programs – these defined in close partnership with the Regional Leadership Team and the Regional People Leadership Team

•        Acts as sparring partner and courageous coach to executive and senior leaders inspiring them to develop and lead with impact

•        Collaborate with leaders to design simple and efficient organizational structures in line with the organizational blueprint and operating model

•        Drive cultural change in partnership with leaders to achieve organizational effectiveness fostering a culture of high performance and high engagement

•        Support senior leaders through strategic parts of annual HR cycle and partner with People Partners and deployment teams on support needed for annual HR cycle implementation across the function

•        Identify and close capability and competency gaps within the People Function in close collaboration with the People Partnering organization and the COEs – leveraging Strategic Workforce Planning methodologies and people data

Projects Scope

•        Execute Region/Area wide strategic projects in partnership with WCA region HRBP’s. This includes People workstream projects linked to the people strategy like onboarding, workforce planning, capability building, cultural transformation, DEI etc.

•        Act as a bridge between the People Partnering Organization and the HR Business Partners to drive conversations and action plans on how we can continuously strengthen and evolve the partnership to the benefit of our colleagues in the people function and our colleagues in the wider organization

•        Drive capability building for the People Function itself

Unlike any other role, you have the great opportunity to craft your own responsibilities in this role & keep evolving.

Who we are looking for:

We hope the position sounds as exciting to you as we see it. To succeed in this role, you should genuinely be a people’s person and thrive in an inclusive environment where no two days are alike. We envision that you have an HR-related educational background at a master level or equivalent.

We tried our best to put the essential skillset and experience for the role

•        Demonstrate at least 10 years of experience in a strategic, senior HR Business partnering position within a global organization

•        Passionate about the business and naturally takes co-ownership of the business strategy

•        Excellence in influencing senior stakeholders, conceptualizing and shaping strategies, challenging perceptions and expanding points of view while acting as the trusted advisor and courageous advocate

•        Experience from large international organizations and strong ability to build relationships and navigate a complex stakeholder matrix

•        Resilience and maturity in dealing with change/uncertainty and delivering results in challenging environments

•        Proactiveness - having the ability and confidence to work on own initiative

•        Cross-cultural awareness, general knowledge of international business and a high degree of cultural awareness and sensitivity

•        Have a well-structured and logical approach to the job and an outgoing and enthusiastic personality

•        Are well organized with high attention to detail

•        Collaborative, agile partner to multiple stakeholders and works to align the team on key outcomes

All The Way with Maersk

At Maersk we have a vision that’s larger than the ocean: to be a true integrator of container logistics connecting and simplifying our customers’ supply chain through global end-to-end solutions. We trust on our people to make it happen.

Today, we have more than 180 nationalities represented in our workforce across 131 Countries and this mean, we have elevated level of responsibility to continue to build inclusive workforce that is truly representative of our customers and their customers and our vendor partners too.

At Maersk, respecting diversity is one of our core values and that will always strive us to recruit the best person for the job. The biggest testimony for this is, Maersk been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for 3 consecutive years since 2020.

Our DEI agenda is more than a policy & read more here:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at workplace | Maersk

Our CEO and leadership teams are proud of and are committed in building diversified high performing teams. Watch more here:

You have been reading so far, we’re glad to see you are interested.

Are you thinking “how do I now apply for this?” Great question!

Start sharing your CV and no cover letter needed but it would be good to attach one-page which showcase who you are & your ideas of this role.

Happy applying and see you in the team friend!

Additional info

Ref. R43720
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world.