Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Direct the administration of compensation, benefits, employment and employee relations programs in the organisation.
  • Ensure that appropriate and accurate information is processed to salaries
  • Participate in the development of business plans in partnership with Senior Management.
  • Maintain a solid relationship with the recognised union and Shop Stewards, while ensuring that an environment conducive to collective bargaining is maintained.
  • Lead annual union salary negotiations and ensure that the Substantive Agreement is amended accordingly.
  • Advise and participate in disciplinary processes / grievance procedures when required, in compliance with legislation, best practice and company policy and procedure.
  • Represent the Company at the CCMA as required.
  • Counsel and coach managers, team leaders and supervisors in the resolution of employee issues.
  • Direct the needs of the business in terms of training and development programs, by conducting training needs analysis alongside internal shareholders.
  • Continuously update the employee’s skills audit file.
  • Deliver learning and development programs to ensure all employees receive the necessary learning and development to drive the business forward.
  • Design and roll out an Induction and Orientation process.
  • Develop and manage succession planning and talent management within the business.
  • Inculcate a performance management culture and ensure that KPI’s are completed and signed off accordingly.
  • Ensure that pension contributions are paid timeously and that withdrawals, death and disability claims are processed within the SLA turnaround period.
  • Liaison manager of the Company pension fund together with the Company committee members, review policy performance monthly/quarterly/agree annual review date etc.
  • Ensure that Company Policies and Procedures remain relevant, updated and signed-off accordingly.
  • Ensure that the Company Employment Equity Plans are updated, the annual EE reports submitted timeously and ensure that the Employment Equity Committee is trained and meet quarterly to address any issues.
  • Planning and measurement of the various businesses, alongside the Finance Manager, to ensure that the Company is able to maintain or improve its BBBEE status.
  • Manage the benchmarking process of salary and benefits within the Company against industry norms.
  • Implement measures to attract and retain competent staff and source new staff via recruitment agencies or the relevant job portals.
  • Ensure that the full recruitment process is followed i.e. talent acquisition, interviews, references, criminal checks and psychometric assessments. Ensure that an exit interview is conducted with any employee exiting the business.
  • Oversee the process of applying for Discretionary and Mandatory Grants within the specified Seta.
  • Understand and remain up-to-date on the different specific legal conditions and legislations.
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team with the organizational design, headcount and long-term planning to best benefit the organization.
  • Any other responsibilities not specifically mentioned above.


B Degree is essential.

B Degree Honours is advantageous


  •  At least 10 years’ experience in a similar role.
  •  Ability to lead and direct the HR team.
  •  Experience in a FMCG environment would be an advantage but not essential.
  •  Familiarity with change management would be a distinct advantage.
  •  Excellent communication skills.
  •  Empathetic to staff needs, whilst maintaining the ability to enforce a culture of discipline.
  • Excellent MS Office applications
  • Good coaching ability in order to maximise staff potential and delivery
  • Ability to project-manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good planning and initiative ability
  • Hands on active approach
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced level logical thought ability
  • Energetic, committed and self-reliant individual
  • Ability to communicate with Executive Management as well as with general staff
  • Good presentation skills


Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks.

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