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Ehab Khamis

HR Director
Kuwait Food Company


Experience HR Director Company NameKuwait Food Company (Americana) Dates EmployedOct 2016 – Present   Employment Duration1 yr 3 mos LocationJamal Abdul Nasser St. Sharjah UAE • Developing and implementing human resources operational and financial strategies that lead to maximize the efficiency and save 15% of the total brand labor cost. • Managing the recruitment and selection process, which involves developing the job descriptions that were handed to the functions’ leads within a quarter from announcing vertical structure.  • Performing compensation and benefits administration and reporting competitors’ salary scale that helped the total rewarding team to develop the operations’ bonus scheme. • Developing, implementing and administering policies and procedures for all Company’s personnel. • Planning, designing, developing and evaluating human resource-related initiatives that enabled the brand to benchmark with a standard productivity ratio. • Leading performance management, talent assessment and effective employee relationships, including negotiating and administering labor agreements. • Implementing desired workforce culture and core values within business units and support functions paving the way to be the Employer of Choice.  • Managed to complete the restructuring process and announced the full brand organizational chart on time. HR Manager Company NameKuwait Food Company (Americana) Dates EmployedJan 2010 – Sep 2016   Employment Duration6 yrs 9 mos LocationUnited Arab Emirates • Developed and implemented the organization's human resources strategy that enabled the organization to recruit, train and retain a high performing and motivated workforce which resulted to 36% drop of turnover and added AED 2.5M direct to the bottom line. • Performed compensation and benefits administration and recommended incentive programs and other remuneration schemes such as offering part time jobs that decreased the section’s labor cost by 40% and increased the productivity by 30%. • Identified training and development gaps within the organization, developed and implemented the required programs that saved AED 6M while complying with the food safety requirements of the UAE municipalities. • Planned and executed a solid bench to fill the vacancies from within for key positions that saved more than 5M AED for a couple of years. • Managed the recruitment process, which involved outsourcing delivery drivers to fully serve the peak period needs which decreased the labor cost by 30%. • Analyzed trends, metrics and developed solutions, programs and policies that have driven edge over competitors such as driver incentive program which dropped the turn over from 35% to 12%. • Provided performance management guidance that helped in preparing HR team to be HR Business Partners for the new structure. • Developed and implemented workforce culture and core values across all brands like voice of the team survey which scored above 90% for the first time, emphasizing on employee value proposition and increasing employees’ morale. Assistant HR Manager Company NameKuwait Food Company (Americana) Dates EmployedAug 2008 – Dec 2009   Employment Duration1 yr 5 mos LocationUnited Arab Emirates • Prepared the annual manpower plan and monitored the staffing level maintaining above 90% based on business trends. • Analyzed the satisfaction and engagement surveys to determine the opportunities and monitor the action plans execution which resulted to 3% progress for 3 consecutive years. • Monitored and analyzed the turnover and exit interviews leading to a competition system that rewarded individuals who achieved the retention target. • Created and applied the above store level assessment and development center that enabled the function management to have 1 to 2 successors for each key position.  • Developed a bench planning system that fulfilled 90% of new opening needs.  HRD Manager For Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Company NameKuwait Food Company (Americana) Dates EmployedJan 2006 – Aug 2008   Employment Duration2 yrs 8 mos LocationUnited Arab Emirates • Budgeted and planned the labor needs properly which helped the delivery team to cover 100% of drivers’ needs within the first quarter of 2008. • Managed and calibrated the performance assessment that developed 2 delivery managers, 1 area manager and 1 chain manager.  • Conducted frequent round table meetings to discuss the hot business topics such as localization program that enabled the branch to hire 85 UAE locals in a quarter to meet the legal requirements. • Maintained an effective Human Resources Information System to provide regular reports and KPIs to the management which supported Abu Dhabi operations team to achieve 60% contribution to the overall UAE Branch profit. KFC Training Manager Company NameKuwait Food Company (Americana) Dates EmployedJul 2003 – Dec 2005   Employment Duration2 yrs 6 mos LocationUnited Arab Emirates • Conducted training needs analysis and developed the required training programs which were “time management, effective coaching and leadership challenge” to cover the competency gaps. • Created and executed an effective selection process for in store management that helped operations team to cover more than 80% of the management needs from within. • Built an interactive training and development plan that reflected the monthly needs from micro and macro perspective and measured the return on investment. See more positions Education Alexandria University Degree NameBachelor of Science - BS Field Of StudyHotel and Restaurant Management Dates attended or expected graduation1995 – 1999

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