Job Details
Employer: BM Recruitment

This is a new key opportunity with these successful industrial packaging specialists in the manufacturing sector to develop and take the HR Department to where it should be.  This group has approximately 500 employees of which only 45 are not blue collar.  You will be based at their Head office in Alrode, Johannesburg South however, there will be some travel involved (see job profile).   You would be a strong HR Generalist Manager with proven success at heading up and leading a HR Department in comparable environment.  Detailed job profile as follows -

Positions reporting to this position:

4 x HR/IR Officers in operating entities

Purpose of the role:

To provide the Group with a comprehensive HR/IR service that meets the organisation's needs, introduces best practice where required, and takes into consideration the future growth of the company.


Advises senior management on HR/IR best practice and procedures

-Maintain knowledge of the field and industry by attending relevant training courses, conferences and subscribing to industry specific publications

-Consult and advise senior management on possible people associated risks, providing alternative solutions for discussion

-Ensure the company remains compliant with all relevant labour related legislation


Responsible for group manpower needs:

-Establishing manpower needs with managers, and ensuring that vacancies are kept to a minimum

-Set the standard for manpower, planning for future needs and determining best deployment of current resources

-Manage external recruiters, social media platforms and other avenues suitable for recruitment

-Ensure appropriate advertising processes, internally and through external channels, in-line with Shared Services policy including correctly reflecting requirements and content of the job

-Ensure managers prepare for interviewing, that job profiles are updated and current

-Ensure the standard of interviews by overseeing the constituency of interviews, training, providing support with compiling interview questions, including interview sit-ins

-Ensure interview guideline packs are maintained and updated

-Ensure interviewer reports and final interview process reports are compiled and filed

-Manage psychometrics and ensure legal compliance, including acting as custodian of confidential information

- Ensure compliance with the completion of all relevant documentation and procedures for the take on of new staff

-Manage induction policy, procedures & implementation

 Responsible for Group Industrial Relations:

-Establish and maintain the relationship with the third-party service provider, ensuring appropriate and best practice standards are applied

-Establish and maintain relationships with the unions, seeking to create a mutually beneficial environment of cooperation

-Consult and provide advice to management and HR/IR officers

-Chair disciplinary investigations / hearings as / grievances and complaints, for senior roles and any other sensitive or high-profile cases

-Oversee all disciplinary and grievance cases, ensuring appropriate actions are taken by the HR/IR officers

-Provide a facilitation service for conflict and dispute resolution, as required

-Monitor and observe potential IR problems, alert senior management, and provide preventative measures for consideration

-Take responsibility for CCMA / labour court cases: (high level cases)

  • Prepare case documents for CCMA /  Labour Court
  • Representing the company, presenting case at hearing

-Review case files of the HR/IR officers pending hearing

-Compile and present monthly reporting on CCMA statistics to senior management, identifying trends and problem areas, as required

-Advise and assist GM ‘s with wage negotiations providing information on current trends and practices in the field

-Develop and maintain a strike action plan for each facility


Responsible for the Group HR policies and procedures:

-Review, draft, communicate and train managers and employees on HR policies and procedures

-Ensure implementation of group policies and procedures, conducting audits from time to time

-Train HR/IR Officers on HR/IR processes and procedures as specialists in the field


Responsible for Employment Equity:

-Take responsibility for the implementation of EE across the group

-Advise and determine EE targets for the group in consultation with senior management

-Take responsibility for the EE committee and work groups that may be formed within that forum

-Liaise with Marketing for all internal communications concerning EE and initiatives

-Liaise with Finance and Payroll on EE statistics and reporting

-Ensure annual returns are submitted


Responsible for Skills Development:

- Take responsibility for the identification, development and implementation of skills development and training across the group. Liaise with the GM’s with regards to training needs

-Ensure that the company reaches the specified BEE targets 

-Provide advice and assistance to managers in terms of individual develop plans for employees

-Identify skills and training needs required at company or group level

-Develop and draft company and group level skills and training plans, providing motivation for recommendations to senior management

-Ensure that skills and training needs are met according to plans

-Identify training providers and train managers in best practice regarding briefing of such providers, obtaining performance feedback on providers

-Liaise with Finance and Payroll in terms of grants and levies

-Ensure annual returns are submitted

-Monitor grants received from SETAs, ensuring optimal utilization of benefits

-Plan, implement and monitor learnerships and internships that can benefit the company in conjunction with the SETA’s

-Convene quarterly training feedback meetings with senior management; update on planned training and progress to date

-Evaluate effectiveness of training and development to ensure with managers that training undertaken has the desired outcome

-Put systems in place to assist managers in identifying high performers, in line with succession plans and ensure that training is appropriate


Responsible for Performance Management:

-Determine, maintain and implement the performance management policy

-Establish the performance appraisal calendar, systems and processes that speak to it e.g. capturing results quarterly, on Sage 300

-Provide support to managers at all levels in the Group to ensure that performance reviews are completed

-Ensure that the results of each performance management cycle are tabled with senior management, for final signoff and feedback

-Distribute final results, after senior management review, to managers  

-Provide advice and support to managers on performance management plans for poor performance

-Assist managers to ensure that they have succession plans in place

-Take responsibility for succession plans at senior level


Responsible for Organizational Development:

-Ensure bi-annual staff morale surveys are conducted, results analyzed and recommend interventions for the company as well as departments to senior management

-Conduct ad hoc interventions as discussed and agreed with senior management


Responsible for HR Administration:

-Ensure that employee records and files are up to date and kept confidential

-Extract results, analyse and compile reports as required on the various company platforms

-Participate in various committees, providing insight into EE, skills development, BEE, and managerial related topics, including assisting with forecasting of BEE levels

-Draft, maintain and ensure compliance with HR process flows

-Ensure Job Profiles are relevant and up to date across the group

-Assist GM’s with compiling training budgets, reviewing and maintaining

-Draft and submit for signature SLA agreements with third party’s e.g. recruitment, training, assessments



-Extract results, analyse and compile a monthly HR reports from relevant systems

-Provide various ad hoc reports and information as required


Responsible for HR/IR team development:

-Coordinate and direct the work of the HR/IR team in line with the needs of the business

-Provide training, coaching and support on HR/IR related topics

-Deal with performance and disciplinary issues of the team

-Ensure growth and development of the team


Physical Environment:

Whilst majority of time will be spent at Head Office, you will do regular trips to sites in Gauteng, Western Cape and Mpumalanga


Candidate Requirements
  • In line with the level of this post it is expected that you would have the relevant HR related degree and additional courses. 
  • You would have the stature to engage at top management level and take full accountability for the HR function for this manufacturing group.
  • 10 years HR Management
  • Experienced in working in manufacturing and unionized environments
  • Evident qualities would be that you are hands-on, have high intelligence, are detailed and independent. 





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