Country HR Leader Sub-Saharan Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng
5h ago

Job Description

Join Ecolab’s IMEA HR team as Country HR Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa and help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.

We’re growing and need talented people like you to help us continue to protect the world’s most vital resources.

In this role, you will be responsible to provide operational and strategic HR support to employees, managers and business leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By assessing needs and implementing human resource programs and policies aligned to the business strategy, you will be key in supporting business growth.

These responsibility areas include employee and labor relations, workforce planning, talent assessment and development, organization / team effectiveness, communication planning and deployment, change management, system / process design, and legal compliance / risk management.

Additionally, you will be a key member of the IMEA HR Leadership team with an opportunity to collaborate with HR colleagues across the region.

What’s in it For You :

  • The opportunity to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives and ideas to achieve our best
  • What You Will Do :

  • Manage and implement policies and procedures relating to people & organizational development.
  • Manage day to day HR operational activities including recruitment, payroll, HRIS, C&B, HR compliance and employee engagement
  • Support the goal of establishing the human resources of the organization as a critical component in accomplishing business goals
  • Provide forward thinking HR consultation and practices on strategic organizational and leadership development opportunities.
  • Work effectively as a team member to support and implement processes for performance management, talent management and organizational development
  • Facilitate communication between employees and managers and act as an impartial advocate for fair and equitable treatment
  • Guide managers and employees on inquiries, concerns, needs, problem solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance
  • Manages employee relations issues in collaboration with appropriate resources, including law, compensation and benefits
  • Ensure integrity of Workday data and provide HR related data and reporting to leaders to promote data driven decision making and strategy development
  • Provide expertise in strategy execution, planning and facilitation of employee relations efforts
  • Provide appropriate counsel and leadership on organization structure and design issues aligned to the functional strategy
  • Liaise with management on performance and employee relations matters
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive HR management experience
  • Significant experience in managing and developing people
  • Experience working with global companies in a matrix environment in South Africa
  • Proven employee relations / industrial relations experience working with unions
  • Broad knowledge of South Africa labor laws, HR practices and procedures
  • A team player, self-driven, hands-on with good interpersonal and strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent consultation, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels within and across the organization with experience influencing senior leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement, develop strategies and implement solutions
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • MBA or Master in in human resources, industrial relations, business or equivalent
  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills
  • Previous experience within the areas of organization development and organization design
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