HR business partner - MEA - Cepheid - #24918

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Date: 1 week ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The HRBP will support the MEA region. The Incumbent will be a part of the KSA Country Leadership Team and will take a proactive approach in the implementation and delivery of innovative HR solutions that support our business strategy and performance.

This position is hands-on and tactical to provide human resources expertise in the areas of employee relations, change management, performance management, employee retention, coaching/development, conflict management, and workforce planning in a context of a multinational diagnostics company. This position is part of the HR EMEA department and will be located in Riyadh, KSA, reporting to the HR Director MEA & CIS, on a Hybrid mode.


  • Deliver cultural change projects, organizational changes, workforce mapping and capability planning, succession planning, and talent management.

  • Collaborate with the leadership team on employee engagement initiatives

  • Collaborate with Danaher in ensuring full implementation of HR key deliverables

  • Integrate a coaching approach into interactions with leaders. Coach and build people leader capability to create a positive associate environment

  • Partner with various HR channels to support country initiatives and partner with HR CoEs

  • Ensures change is sustainable and embedded

  • Drives the efficient delivery of diverse change projects in support of the Country strategy, within a culture of continuous improvement through personal leadership and role-modeling our Danaher culture

  • Champions and influences senior leaders to drive leadership of people initiatives, processes, and systems


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time.


Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human resources, Organizational Development, or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5+ years of Strategic HR Business Partnering experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Prior experience in HR practices in MEA countries with strong business, broad scope HR acumen.

  • Knowledge of local laws, statutes, etc., which govern employment policies in MEA.

  • Experience operating in a matrix organization environment.

  • Experience in supporting/partnering with mid-level managers and above

  • Competent in Microsoft Office tools (excel, power-point) and collaboration tools like Miro, teams, etc.

  • Strong analytical skills using data to make an informed decision

  • Strategic mindset and strong business acumen with operational excellence.

  • Good communication skills - Arabic & English

At Cephied we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cephied can provide.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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