New Opportunities at DP World


Director: People at DP World

The role is responsible for the alignment and execution of the SSA People Strategy within a business unit, partnering with senior business leaders in ensuring people strategies that support and enable the productivity and engagement of all employees.



  • Implement the tactical people strategy and plans, focusing on such areas as leadership capability, workforce performance, employee engagement and talent management.
  • Partner with business leaders in driving and executing talent sourcing in line with our SSA diversity and inclusion strategy.
  • Together with business leaders and the Learning CoE, implement programmes which build current and future fit capabilities.
  • Implement programmes that will improve productivity and inculcate a performance culture throughout the business unit / capability, whilst keeping employees engaged and motivated.
  • Partner with business leaders to ensure people career development, retention and leadership bench strength.
  • Take overall accountability for quality in the HR value chain / processes.
  • Trusted point of contact for all stakeholders in the provision of a one-stop HR service to relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify and access appropriate services aligned with business need.
  • Drive business adoption of HR operating model and solutions, supporting the role out of solutions and capability building for line managers and employees.
  • Actively drive the SSA D&I strategy to ensure an inclusive environment.
  • Accountable for ensuring a strong employee relations environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the DP World culture is rolled- out across the business unit / capability.
  • Promotes an internal appreciation for the HR value of strategic business imperatives
  • Responsible for delivering business unit / capability metrics.
  • Responds to Union (if applicable) and Governmental formal complaints.
  • Formulate governance and compliance models and frameworks for the operation in order to identify and manage risk liabilities.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, labour relations, business, or a field related to the position.
  • 10 years of experience in a similar environment, with at least 6 years business leadership / specialist experience.
  • change management experience.
  • HR generalist experience.
  • relations experience.
  • on computers and Microsoft Office products.
  • interpersonal / communication skills – able to communicate and establish effective working relationships with all departments and the business.
  • Extensive Strategic HR Business partnering experience .
  • Ability to travel.


  • Strong communication skills– You are an exceptional listener. You communicate clearly. You write exceptionally well and you speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to anyone. You’re comfortable on the phone or to groups of people – at any level. You are incredibly tactful when delivering the facts.
  • Problem solving – You enjoy solving problems. Getting to the root cause. You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative, innovative solutions. You don’t get flustered easily. If you don’t know the answer, you’ll dig until you find it.
  • Detail oriented– You pay strong attention to the details as it is one of your core qualities. As far as you are concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. You stay focused and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills- you can identify gaps in logic and underlying causes of issues; You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly.
  • Strong collaborator – You can work independently because you self-manage, with limited direction and guidance, but you also enjoy collaborating across dynamic and multi-cultural teams and are personable, helpful and incredibly organised.
  • Results oriented – You are proactive in handling competing priorities and meet your deadlines and commitments; you always demonstrate a “can do” positive attitude
  • Confidentiality – You consider and protect the confidentiality of company data at ALL times;
  • IT skills – You are highly proficient in the full Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio;
  • Flexibility to travel – You are ready to travel between 30 – 50% of the time across the globe to our operations to perform audits on site;
  • Languages – You speak and write fluent English – additional languages are a bonus

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About DP World

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally.

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 103,000 employees spanning 75 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses — Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What’s more, we’re reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.


EEO Statement

DP World is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strongly believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or belief.

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