• Human Resources Director

    Location: Dubai

  • Eat is the #1 restaurant reservations platform in the Arab World. We help diners reserve tables in less than 3 clicks. Eat also installs Table Management System at restaurants to digitize reservations and walk-ins, manage floor plans and seat guests. Eat is venture backed and has seated over 6m+ guests to date. We are currently partnered with thousands of restaurants, regionally and globally. Eat is the trusted partner of Google, TripAdvisor and TimeOut Middle East. Eat is a 500 startups company, and funded by MEVP, the largest VC in the Middle East.

    About The Role

    We are looking for an experienced Human Resources Director to ensure that all human resources (HR) operations are carried on smoothly and effectively. You will be responsible for developing HR strategies and providing sound advice to senior management on all related subjects as well as supporting hiring.

    You must be an experienced professional with deep knowledge of all matters concerning HR departments including recruitment. You should be able to manage programs and lead staff while also possessing a strong strategic mindset.



    • Act to support the human factor in the company by devising strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, training and development etc.
    • Source and attract the best candidates to work for the organization 
    • Oversee all HR initiatives, systems and tactics
    • Supervise the work of HR personnel and provide guidance
    • Monitor adherence to internal policies and legal standards
    • Deal with grievances and violations invoking disciplinary action when required
    • Report to senior management by analyzing data and using HR metrics
    • Oversee admin work related to employment in the UAE (visa, health...)

    About You

    • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations
    • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles and best practices
    • A business acumen partnered with attention to the human element
    • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
    • Diligent and firm with high ethical standards
    • BSc/BA in human resources, business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA in human resources will be a plus


    • Competitive salary, visa, health insurance and one flight ticket home per year.

    • Become a key employee in a fast-growing, exciting startup that is changing the restaurant reservations landscape.

    • Have a real impact on the company’s growth and evolution.

    • Access to the fully-stocked Eat kitchen, free Thursday lunches and to participate in the annual company trip (last year this was to Sri Lanka!).

    What's Next?

    This is a full time position based in Dubai. If you're interested in joining and believe this is the role for you, please send an email to [email protected] and start the email with ‘populus’.


    Looking forward to your application, good luck.