Human Resources and Industrial Relations Manager

Location: Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Date Posted: 11-10-2018
The role is generalist in nature and covers Human Resources Operations as well as the Industrial and Employee Relations portfolio. The scope of this role impacts the entire employment life-cycle from recruitment to retirement. The incumbent will take responsibility for the roll out of the HR strategic focus areas on the shop-floor and the consistent application of all HR policies, procedures and labour legislation. The maintenance of a sound relationship with labour will be a key focus area. The incumbent will also oversee the representation of the company in all external disputes, conciliations and arbitrations at CCMA/MEIBC.
Person Specification:
  • Post Graduate Degree in Psychology, Industrial Psychology or Human Resources Management.
  • Additional  qualifications in a form of Advanced Diploma in Labour Law, Financial Management Diploma, Management Development Programme, etc will be an added advantage
  • The position requires 10 to 12 years relevant Human Resources experience of which at least 8 to 10 years must have been spent at Senior Human Resources Practitioner level.
  • Experience obtained in heavy engineering or mining environment will be advantageous.
  • Must possess  advanced knowledge of Micro Soft Packages
  • Dispute and conflict resolution experience gained from a unionized, multi-cultural environment will be an absolute necessity.
  • Management experience will stand the candidate in good stead.
Job Specification:
The key role is to manage and provide guidance to a team of HR Professionals and  line management as well as  input and direction on all Human Resources matters.
  • Develop strategies and implement labour relations matters which include – providing advice to line management with regard to HR policies, ensuring consistency of disciplinary code, ensuring effective internal dispute resolution,  good employer/union communication  and representing the company in eternal disputes at CCMA/MEIBC;
  • The incumbent will be accountable for managing the decentralised HR operations team and ensuring that the required HR service is provided to line management with respect to all key HR deliverables which include:  Recruitment, Remuneration management, sick leave and disability management, implementation of Employment Equity plan and related projects;
  • Identifies, write, review and update HR Policies as and when required:
  • Function effectively as part of the HR/ and company Management team.
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