Head of Human Capital

Head of Human Capital

ABC Worldwide | Cape Town, WC, ZA

Posted 23 days ago

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Head of Human Capital

Dept: Human Capital Department

Location: Hybrid working arrangement, located virtually and in office in Cape Town as required, i.e. 3 days at home and 2 days at the office per week



To lead and direct the routine functions of the overall Human Capital Department and the HC team, through developing and maintaining a savvy Human Capital infrastructure that achieves the desired company culture and that delivers against the company’s strategic intent.


Participate with developing the company’s Human Capital Strategy and provide strategic HC leadership within the business
Lead and inspire a great human capital team
Develop, maintain and monitor a sound and savvy HC infrastructure, including developing and implementing company policies and practices, co-ordinating organisational structuring, overseeing the defining of roles and responsibilities, job evaluations, recruiting talent, benchmarking and administering pay & benefits, driving a high performance and effective individual and team culture, talent management, ensuring sound employee and industrial relations, procuring, implementing and monitoring HRIS systems and ensuring sound information is extracted, trended and reported to derive value and transformation for the business and the people in it
Establish and oversee human capital and payroll budget
Ensure the performance management philosophy and methodology are well designed, defined and executed so to drive a seamless performance management planning and review process
Drive a high-performance culture through ensuring all professionals and leaders have relevant, clear and crisp transformational/ growth KPI’s that aligns directly with the company’s business imperatives
Work with the corporate branding department to ensure effective execution of the employer of choice strategy with the required messaging across various channels and marketing collateral that is fit for purpose
Work with Brand team to develop a sound internal communications plan and provide input into employee newsletters, surveys, polls, events
Lead employee relations and represent the company externally related to employment related litigation
Monitor impact and sentiment across leader/ employee engagement channels and co-create with LOD Manager to ensure that the defined company culture remains in-tact among all internal stakeholders
Ensure all HC projects are managed effectively and that project campaigns are launched with innovation, drive and commitment while monitoring the achievement of the desired outcomes
Oversee Remuneration and Benefits benchmarking and formulate plans to remain best in class
Oversee payroll budgeting (including strategic and operational workforce planning) and annual salary, incentive and benefit reviews
Ensure company benefits management team is in place and meets with external providers on a 6 monthly basis
Oversee wellness programme & events
Oversee helpdesk service and ensure efficient and effectiveness is achieved and tracked
As part of the company’s transformation team and own MC and SED Pillars, drive a culture of diversity and inclusion
Ensuring compliance with all relevant HR related legislation and guide the business on any legislative changes
Ensure organisational structures remain optimal and motivate for structure changes that alleviate bottlenecks within the company’s operations
Consolidate enterprise-wide HC metrics and reports for management meetings
Ensure all IR related issues are identified proactively, handled and closed timeously and all litigation is in hand and closed effectively with little risk to business
Liaise with Brand Dept to roll out annual company events aligned to what drives people

Charismatic Leader, Business Enabler, Ability to delegate, mentor and coach a strong team, accountable & reliable
Detail and deadline oriented
Able to work independently as part of team
Structured and systematic in approach to planning and organising
Ability to prioritise proactively and multitask
Well-developed facilitation and presentation skills
Strong leadership and matrix management capability
Positive and professional demeanour
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Creative and innovative flair
Diplomatic and Discreet

University Degree in the field of Human Capital Management, together with a post graduate diploma related to business and / or leadership.

10+ Years relevant experience in a Human Capital management, of which 5 years’ experience at mid to senior management level
Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry experience is advantageous
Sound experience in process development
Strong experience in business writing and data reporting
Sound Knowledge and understanding of Labour legislation (BCEA/ LRA/ B-BBEE/ Social & Ethics Management etc)
Experience in dealing with Unions, CCMA, Labour Court and Department of labour
Sound experience in leading Human Resource system automation projects

Should you meet all the requirements and wish to apply, please send your latest CV and motivation to diane@abcworldwide.com