DIVISIONAL HR MANAGER (POLOKWANE)

DIVISIONAL HR MANAGER (POLOKWANE)

Job Title: Divisional HR Manager (Polokwane)
Department: Operations – HR
Brand: Ackermans
Reporting To Position: Manager
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1
Closing Date: 20 May 2016
Location: Polokwane, Limpopo

Job Purpose:
Provision of a professional HR service to business partners in a SBU in order to maximize their contribution towards the profitability and growth of their business unit.

Qualifications:
A degree majoring in personnel management/industrial psychology (preferably) or alternatively a National Diploma in Human Resources Management.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of three years experience in a people/HR management role, with a strong business orientation, and direct accountability for a general portfolio of people issues.
  • Extensive experience in recruitment and the managing of IR issues
  • A practical grasp of the retail industry and especially the operations and people issues in a store will be beneficial.
  • An up-to-date understanding of all labour legislation, especially the LRA, and a thorough grasp of the principles and current strategic issues in the field of HR.
  • Effective communication skills in English and a second language appropriate to the region
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A valid driver’s license (code 8)

The ability to attract and accurately identify top retail talent, and to recruit these individuals to the Company is a core skill for a DPM and all candidates for the DPM position will need to display outstanding people judgement, a very well developed ability to recognize the attributes in others that will result in on the job performance, and have the flair to promote the Brand of Ackermans and its Chains to future Phadimas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The development of people plans and their effective implementation
  • Recruitment, selection and induction of competent, diverse people who are able to perform as Phadimas and will meet the people requirements of their divisions
  • Management of industrial relations, including the management of cases through the dispute resolution stages (CCMA)
  • Co-ordination of training and development
  • Providing and analyzing people information to optimise business decisions
  • Providing expert advise on all people issues
  • The forecasting of risks and opportunities
  • The development of appropriate action plans for implementation in partnership with their divisional team and store managers.
  • Acting as a change agent to heighten awareness and gain support for the Company’s People Strategy and strategic priorities (Employment Equity in particular).

Other: Extensive travelling will be required.

The successful applicant will need to be able to work in close partnership with their SBU team and with store managers, giving professional and expert advice on a broad range of people issues, so his/her ability to communicate at all levels and to have an effective interpersonal style is an important attribute.

The ability to attract and accurately identify top retail talent, and to recruit these individuals to the Company is a core skill for a DPM and all candidates for the DPM position will need to display outstanding people judgement, a very well developed ability to recognize the attributes in others that will result in on the job performance, and have the flair to promote the Brand of Ackermans and its Chains to future Phadimas.

The successful DPM will need to understand, support and promote the Company’s policies and procedures and the strategic direction of the HR function of Ackermans, and have the ability to consistently apply these in practice, as well as acting as a change agent by raising awareness and gaining support for People policies and Employment Equity throughout their teams.

She/he will also need to be able to work to deadlines, have lots of drive, and to effectively deal with numerous and complex issues and priorities, so sound judgement and time management skills are also very important.

Complete integrity is an absolute requirement and all applicants will need to support and convey a value system that embraces the Ackermans values, vision, and strategy and Phadima culture.

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