Pfizer HR Director in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Job Purpose

The HR Director Saudi Arabia leads a team of HR professionals providing support to our commercial organization and PGS Site in Saudi Arabia.

S/He will drive, implement and monitor HR programs, systems and processes in alignment with business priorities, HR strategies and HR service delivery model.

S/He will coach managers to ensure the HR processes and programs are delivered in a consistent and effective manner. S/He will collaborate across the HR Function, working closely with the Global and Regional HR teams, HR Operations, Center of Excellence and Division HR Leads as needed.

In her/his role as HR leader, s/he will be member of the AFME HR Leadership Team and the Saudi Arabia Country Management Forum.

Role Priorities:

Talent Acquisition

  • Ensure vacant positions are filled by diverse, high caliber people, in line with the organizations recruitment policy and tools

  • Provide coaching to managers to ensure quality talent selection decisions

  • Provide advice to hiring managers on compensation packagesOrganizational Effectiveness

  • Ensure managers have a solid understanding of the different levels of support available to them through HROD/Workday, online platform, Service centers, or BOS Client Facing face-to-face counseling

  • Oversee efforts in support of building management capability to foster an effective employee relations environment by providing advice and counsel, and, if necessary, conducting or overseeing employee relations investigations and providing analytics.

  • Coach managers to effectively drive execution of core HR processes: Performance management, Development planning, Talent Planning, Annual Compensation processes in alignment with country practices & enterprise policies & tools.

  • Coach Leadership teams and HR team to ensure sustained focus on building an ownership culture. Champion one Pfizer, One HR mindset.HR Service Delivery

  • Ensures HR processes and programs are delivered in a consistent and effective manner, in line with Business priorities, HR Strategy and HR Service delivery Model

  • Implement the Employee Relations strategy, in line with policy, at the country level.

  • Keep updated on labor law changes, provide advice to line managers on personnel issues as well as assist legal cases related to disputes to ensure compliance with employment laws

  • Effectively support local execution of enterprise initiative : mergers, acquisitions, organization transformation.

  • Review, challenge current HR processes and make recommendations for process efficiencies/improvements in partnership with the HR team

  • Ensure implementation and adherence to all HR policies and procedures in country.

  • Lead local implementation of new HR system, processes and programs

Technical/Functional/Professional Competencies and Key relationships :

Credible Influencer

  • Motivates people to deliver results through others

  • Demonstrates high level of impact and influence on others

  • Works effectively in a matrix team environment in a collaborative manner

  • Exercises excellent skills in the following areas: leadership, integration, facilitation, complex problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution

Operational Executor

  • Effectively Prioritizes goals

  • Has experience in coaching, employee development and driving process improvements; able to explain HR policies, processes and practices in a clear and concise manner

  • Pursues knowledge of new developments in HR systems and processes improvement methods

  • Drives HR processes and delivers top quality HR services in a fast-paced and high-change environment

  • Exercises excellent project & process management skills

  • Has strong business acumen and functional knowledge

Key Relationships

  • Business Unit Stakeholders

  • HR Operations, HR CoE, HR Leads

  • Enabling Function/Platform Function Stakeholders

  • Third party vendors

Qualification, Experience, Functional skills & Legal Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration, Human Resources or related field

  • Strong HR Generalist experience of at least 10 years in a multinational environment

  • HR leadership Experience of at least 3+ years

  • Proven experience in Compensation & Benefits management, Recruitment & Selection, Change Management, and Project Management

  • Building effective relationships and work effectively in a complex matrix environment

  • Innovative approach to developing best practice HR solutions

  • Sound and broad knowledge of all aspects of HR function

  • Good Analytical skills

  • Very good Communication skills- Verbal and Written

  • Very good understanding of local laws and regulations

  • Fluency in English and Arabic Language required.


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.