Head of HR Excellence

  • Full-time
  • TONOMUS Business Unit: CFO Office

Company Description

NEOM Saudi Arabia is Building the First Cognitive and Smart City


NEOM, new vision of what the future could be, is aiming to do something that’s never been done before and it is coming at a time when the world needs fresh thinking and new solutions. NEOM will not only be a destination, but a home for people who dream big and who want to be part of building a new model for sustainable living. 

NEOM is not about building a smart city, it is about building the first cognitive city, where world class technology is fueled with data and intelligence to interact seamlessly with its population.

TONOMUS is a hypergrowth start-up and a new frontier responsible for building the development of both the technological and digital backbone of NEOM, city of the future with. By 2030, NEOM T&D will be the world’s largest cognitive technology company, delivering fully autonomous turnkey solutions through investing in cutting edge AI, robotics, and human-machine interface technologies through its two primary business units, the Interconnection Hub and Cognitive Solutions

Job Description

The Head of HR Excellence is responsible for leading and managing the organization's Human
Resources (HR) functions related to excellence, organizational development (OD), and
compensation and benefits (C&B). This role plays a critical role in enhancing employee
experience, driving organizational effectiveness, and ensuring competitive compensation and
benefits packages to attract and retain top talent.

1. HR Process Optimization:

  •  Lead efforts to streamline HR processes, identify bottlenecks, and implement improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Continuously monitor and refine HR processes to ensure compliance and alignment with best practices.

2. Organizational Development (OD):

  • Develop and implement strategies for organizational development, change management, and employee engagement.
  • Identify and address areas where organizational effectiveness and efficiency can be improved.

3. Compensation and Benefits (C&B):

  •  Oversee the design and management of competitive compensation and benefits programs.
  • Conduct regular benchmarking to ensure the organization's C&B packages remain competitive.
  • Provide guidance on salary structures, incentives, and benefits to attract and retain top talent.

4. Data Analysis and Reporting:

  •  Utilize HR analytics and data-driven insights to make informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain HR analytics and reporting capabilities to support data-driven decision-making within the HR function and across the organization
  • Generate reports and dashboards to track HR and OD metrics and progress.

5. Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with other department heads and executives to align HR and OD strategies with overall business goals.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees in HR and OD-related matters.

6. Compliance:

  • Ensure that HR policies, procedures, and practices comply with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Stay informed about changes in employment legislation and industry trends.

7. Policy Development and Governance:

  • Develop, update, and maintain HR policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and best practice standards.
  • Establish a governance framework to monitor policy adherence and implement corrective actions as needed.

8. HR Technology Integration:

  • Collaborate with IT teams to select, implement, and optimize HR technology solutions, such as HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Ensure the integration of HR technology with other organizational systems to streamline processes.

9. Vendor Management:

  • Oversee relationships with HR service providers and vendors, ensuring they meet service level agreements and cost-effectiveness.

10. Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the HR excellence budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources to support strategic objectives.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field; a Master's degree is often preferred.
  • Proven experience in talent management, HR leadership, or related roles.
  • In-depth knowledge of talent acquisition, development, and management strategies.
  • Strong understanding of labor laws and regulations.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership and team management experience.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Preference for Saudi national candidates.


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