Multi-Country ER Leader – Johannesburg, South Africa from ZAR 1,080,000

Multi-Country ER Leader – Johannesburg, South Africa from ZAR 1,080,000

Carter Morris Talent Solutions | Johannesburg, GT, ZA

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Multi-Country ER Leader – Johannesburg, South Africa from ZAR 1,080,000

We are seeking an ambitious, commercially-minded Employee Relations expert for this high-profile role within a reputable, global company. We are also open to chatting with HR Generalists/HRBP’s who have extensive experience with ER management within international, private sector companies, and a passion to specialise as ER experts. We are also open to chatting with law advisors within international legal firms, who now wish to transition to an “in-house” role within a dedicated global ER team.

This person will support business and HR leaders in key countries across the Africa continent, as the subject matter expert for Employment Law, Diversity, Policy & Procedure and Employee Engagement. Complex case management, proactive advice for change management programs, resolution of employee issues, minimisation of employer brand risk, negotiations with unions, and advice on risk for new markets opening & closing, are just some of the many responsibilities in this role.

This company has worked hard to reduce their ER liabilities, and as such, this person can expect to be working more pro-actively on strategic interventions to predict and prevent issues, rather than simply spending time wading through disputes and “cleaning up” ER mess!

Reporting into the International ER Director and working as part of a global CoE ER team, this person will be collaborating with peers to ensure a consistent level of service delivery and will be expected to be a key contributor to global projects.

The CofE is already well regarded for its “best practice” approach to ER, both internally and externally. Ironically though, this reputation has created high workload levels, as the ER team are sought out constantly for their expertise and opinions on a range of queries coming from HR colleagues and business managers!

This ER expert should expect a lot of change, challenges, and ambiguity as a result of various organisational design programs rolling through the company globally; but for the right person this will be an ideal time to join as you’ll be able to capitalise on having significant strategic input in refining the function, creating policy and identifying solutions!

The role requires fluent written and spoken English and other critical hiring criteria includes:

A stable career history working for large-sized international corporations (apologies but career contractors cannot be considered for this hire)

A track record of successfully navigating through complex matrix organisational structures

An analytical mind-set with data savvy; able to influence through facts rather than simply emotions

Fine attention to detail in the creation of processes, programmes and reporting tools to track, assess and review ER issues

Ability to adjust your communications and presentations style to an array of stakeholders

You’ll need gravitas, with the courage to influence and stand your ground whilst demonstrating a high degree of emotional intelligence

You will be known as a thought leader - able to challenge the status quo and innovate new process and solutions to positive employee engagement results

There are fantastic career development prospects with this employer, particularly if you are open to future relocations around the world.

The role will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and post Covid restrictions, some travel can be expected across the region and occasionally globally. The base salary will be accompanied by an exceptionally hefty performance bonus and other generous benefits. An attractive relocation package is also on offer for those with right-to-work eligibility in South Africa.

If this sounds like the challenge you've been seeking for your next career move, please do make contact directly and in confidence via ;quoting CMTS00315. Interviews are being scheduled currently with a view to an employment offer being extended in the coming weeks.

This employer of choice is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes affirmative action hiring.


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