Group Employee Relations Manager (Petrochemical / mining / CCMA / IR / ER) Cape Town, Western Cape

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 28-11-2017
Reference Number: MIM
Job Description:
Our client is involved in energy solutions to meet the energy needs of South Africa as well as the the sub-
Saharan African region. They are focusing on clean energy options as well as fossil fuels. They are also involved in managing development of oil and gas assets including strategic crude oil assets and management.
Reporting to the Board, the incumbent will be responsible for delivering a strategic Employee Relations (ER) service to the business by implementing best practice people management initiatives; developing partnerships with all key stakeholders; building a competent workforce; and creating a positive climate through the design and implementation of Group ER policies, procedures and practices.
  • Empower managers and business partners on ER matters through designing and facilitating training interventions.
  • Creating a culture of fair labour practices within the Group which lead to inclusiveness and transparency by adopting a common work ethic and set of values.
  • Establish a track record of consistency and fairness in processes used to handle ER matters (e.g. union negotiations, discipline and adjudication, CCMA cases, labour disputes, strike management).
  • Evaluate and assess the internal work environment and culture, formulating and introducing new and revised ER services, policies, procedures and practices to the business, for the ultimate purpose of creating an Employer of Choice environment.
  • Network and build strategic partnerships in liaison with all relevant stakeholders (e.g. Government, labour, unions) to ensure that newly introduced processes are in line with the legislative framework, fair and generally accepted as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the ER solutions provided fall within a legislative framework and are best practices that enable the creation and sustaining of a highly motivating and harmonious working environment.
  • Capacitate all employees mainly people leaders in unfair labour practices and unfair dismissals in dispute resolution.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Industrial Relations Degree or Labour Law degree or related fields.
  • LLB Qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years or more experience in building relationships with and negotiating with unions is essential.
  • Previously led a team of adjudications and labour relation specialists.
  • 10 years or more experience as an employer lead in negotiations and interactions with unions in Petrochemical, mining, energy or manufacturing industry.
  • 10 years or more experience CCMA track record.
  • Experience in Labour Court.
  • Having practiced as an attorney is preferable.
Personal Attributes (Critical For Success):
  • Business Acumen;
  • Communication and Influence;
  • Relationship Building and Networking Consulting Skills;
  • Problem Solving Decision Making;
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Customer Insights and Focus;
  • Financial Management;
  • Coaching and Developing Others;
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving;
  • High level of Attention to detail;
  • A good command of the English language;
  • Fluency in an African language(s) advantageous;
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain efficiency and confidentiality;
  • Must be able to do extensive travelling;
  • Keen interest in environmental issues that will impact the business (mining and petrochemical industries);
  • An individual with stature and presence who demonstrates emotional maturity;
  • Open to Security vetting clearance.
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Fixed term contract
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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