Foster Clark Company Limited

HR Business Partner

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  20 Oct, 2022
  • Job Ref:  KMP-75909

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of HR, you will be an HR Generalist, providing HR consulting to and responsible for the people agenda within a Business unit, specifically the company’s industrial / operational functions. This role is responsible for driving comprehensive and effective HR solutions to the partnered client group aligned to the company and HR Agenda.

Key Accountabilities

  • Organisation and Design Sectional Strategy Delivery
    • Support effective organisation design and development (OD&D) for the assigned business areas, with guidance from the Head of HR, and follow company methodologies. Challenge gaps, overlaps and requirements.
    • Engage department heads to support organisation design and development for the assigned business areas, including future skills projection, progression, and succession planning.
    • Support employee surveys and collaborate with department heads to manage employer brand, and engagement and ensure action plans are developed and implemented.
    • Participate in HR Policy design and disciplinary processes as needed in line with prevailing labour policies, employment laws and regulations, as well as trends and developments.
  • Recruitment and Rewards Sectional Partnering
    • Assist department heads to analyse headcount requirements and gaps and advise on resource planning options.
    • Prioritise critical open positions to be filled in consultation with line managers and guide them on the correct application of recruitment principles and processes.
    • Secure involvement of the assigned business areas in the onboarding processes to assimilate new hires.
    • Support line managers in the correct usage of company compensation strategies and programmes.
    • Prepare documents and support the negotiation process with respect to the company’s collective agreements and ensure the successful rollout of such agreements.
  • Employee Relations and Talent Development Sectional Partnering
    • Support department heads within the assigned business areas to enable the execution of talent management and career progression initiatives in line with company methodologies.
    • Coach and support the performance management cycle. Assist the assigned business areas in building talent development plans and identifying and managing high-performing individuals.
    • Help the HoHR in the process of central alignment and calibration for the performance review process and KPI scoring.
    • Following the company training programmes, support the assigned business units to define high-impact training needs and gaps.
    • Coach employees with respect to programmes for career progression in the organisation.
    • Provide information, guidance, and support to employees on company policies, procedures, and benefits, including matters related to employment status (e.g., maternity, flexible work arrangements, retirement).
    • Communicate with employees on areas such as benefits and claims eligibility and administration, payroll deductions, retirement, re-employment, and termination guidelines.
    • Freedom to act: modifications of practices and procedures, determine own priorities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Psychology or another related course of studies.
  • Experience
    • Minimum 2-3 years of business partnering experience in a similar position within the FMCG manufacturing sector.
    • Aggregate 3 years of previous specialist experience in the fields of recruitment, compensation and benefits management, organisation design and talent development.
    • Experience in dealing with employee relations / industrial relations issues.
    • Leadership skills: leading others.
  • Technical Skills
    • Strong business acumen and ability to translate business strategy into organization development plans.
    • Development of procedures.
    • Strong knowledge of HR processes and policies.
    • Generalist knowledge of HR functions.
    • Solid knowledge of employment legislation and industrial relations.
    • Knowledge of HRMS and office software.
    • Manufacturing experience to be able to relate to technical terms will be considered an asset.
    • Thinking challenge: Search for solutions, reorganise, recall, sort, and search.
  • Competencies
    • Analytical thinking and problem-solving.
    • Assertiveness.
    • Drive for results.
    • Building strategic partnerships.
    • Relationship building.
    • Influencing and impact, including conflict management.
    • Verbal and written communication.
    • Consulting and advising.
    • Programme management.
    • Planning and organised.
    • Developing people.