Senior HR Business Partner
SAS Institute
Johannesburg, South Africa
5d ago

SAS are currently hiring a Senior HR Business Partner based in Johannesburg. The incumbent will be the key strategic business partner for all HR related activities for SAS in South Africa, also providing HR support other African countries.

Summary :

HR Business Partners provide coaching, support and influence that enable the business to effectively deliver their people plans in the achievement of both business and HR strategies.

Provide a consultancy service that delivers advice and support to managers and employees on all HR-related areas including performance management, career planning, leadership development & coaching, talent acquisition, total rewards / compensation, and policy interpretation in conjunction with specialist HR functions.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Partners with assigned SAS business units to deliver value-added services to management and employees that align with overall business objectives.
  • Collaborates with the HR specialist teams in the development and implementation of employee programs and initiatives across SAS.
  • Partners with SAS business leaders to develop action plans that achieve organizational objectives.
  • Provides guidance and input on strategic workforce planning and talent management.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues; provides guidance on, and assists in, performance improvement and conduct related issues.
  • Facilitates conflict resolution at all levels.
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides policy guidance and interpretation; recommends and implements changes.
  • Develops and delivers presentations on HR related topics.
  • Ensures that the organization's needs are met in accordance with governmental requirements.
  • Additional Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates Master level HR knowledge to assist business leaders.
  • Draws from extensive HR and business experiences in developing and executing recommended course of action.
  • Evaluates, consults and advises key stakeholders on systemic impact for each decision.
  • Viewed as a trusted advisor to business leaders and internal HR teams.
  • Leads and drives plans to resolve complex business problems.
  • Provides leadership when implementing HR programs.
  • Leads and drives initiatives across several divisions or a Business Unit.
  • Represents SAS externally with customers or within professional organizations.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • As a skilled professional, completes tasks in resourceful and effective ways
  • Knowledge of employment employee relations, compensation and salary administration and of the laws that govern these areas
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the South African BBBEE programme, including regulations, procedures and compliance criteria
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Masters level analytical, organizational, diplomacy, and customer service skills
  • Education

    Bachelor's degree, preferably in Human Resources or Business Administration.


    Around 10 years of professional human resources experience handling a variety of responsibilities in two or more of the following areas : employment, employee relations, salary administration, benefits, or training.

    Experience must include working with an HR information / management system. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be desirable.

    Recruitment will be managed in line with SAS’ affirmative action measures in accordance with the Employment Equity Act, and as such candidates from designated groups will be preferred.

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