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HR Manager : Tugela

Country:  South Africa
Country/Region:  So
City:  Tugela
State/Province:  Gauteng



Sappi Southern Africa

Tugela Mill 


HR Manager : Tugela  (HRL 18)


We are hiring!

At Sappi, we are a leading global provider with a reputation for delivering high-quality sustainable Woodfibre products and solutions for the global markets. We lead through our values centered around safety, integrity, courage, and making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse inclusive and safe environment. 


We’re on the lookout for an experienced Human Resources Manager to integrate, govern, and drive human resource services at the Mill in alignment with Sappi group strategic business requirements and provide people solutions that enable business unit performance.


As an Human Resources Manager, you will be responsible for: 


  • Drive implementation of the people strategy:
  • Contribute to the development of the regional HR strategy, interpret and create plans for operationalizing at the business unit level.
  • Consult on and compile the business unit-specific HR strategy and implementation plans to address business unit-specific risks and issues.
  • Act as the primary Human Resources contact for the business unit head or general manager as well as local internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the quality of the HR service delivery in the business unit by setting specific objectives and driving implementation.
  • Provide day-to-day, medium-term, and long-term advice to employees, line managers, and business unit leadership on how to respond to people issues.
  • Ensure that HR policies, practices, and procedures are understood and implemented. Motivate dispensations to the policy owners if needed. Develop policies that may be required due to unique business unit requirements (such as housing services), in consultation with regional policy owners.
  • Attend to and advise managers on employee relations matters. Responsible for discipline, grievance, dispute resolution (including strike action), and consultations around terms and conditions locally.
  • Drive performance management processes for the business unit. Ensure that goal-setting processes are robust.
  • Compile reports and analyses to inform advice to line managers. Identify trends and inform line managers and unit leadership, advising on remedial action.
  • Drive the company’s transformation objectives for the business unit in relation to employment equity, skills development, and equal opportunities for disabled people.
  • Build relationships with local unions to ensure the prevention of local issues.
  • Develop relationships with local service providers, community forums regulators, and labour brokers.
  • Facilitate quality and timeous recruitment and selection processes in line with company policies. Ensure smooth onboarding of new employees.
  • Manage and consult on all Bargaining Council and CCMA applications against the business unit.
  • Drive business unit workforce planning, skills development, career conversations, performance management, and succession planning and leadership development.
  • Ensure that all requirements for training related to safety regulations and legal licenses are adhered to.
  • Oversee an effective learning and development delivery service for the business unit.
  • Apply remuneration guidelines locally and oversee the business area payroll and master data maintenance processes. Take personal accountability for employee data.
  • Manage the local employee primary and occupational health facility and escalate unresolved clinic issues to the regional office.
  • Identify the need for and support the rollout of employee wellbeing (EWB) initiatives. Drive the agenda and delivery of the local EWB committee.
  • Manage an effective occupational health service in compliance with the OHS Act.
  • For selected business units HR managers are responsible for canteen contracts, employee housing (allocation, maintenance, tenancy and community services) and employee services (such as staff transport)


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial Psychology, Human Resources or related fields
  • Post-graduate qualification in Business Management or Human Resources would be advantageous
  • 5-7 years’ experience as an HR generalist in a unionised manufacturing
  • Computer literate
  • Understanding of SAP HR would be advantageous


What’s in it for you? 
•    Opportunity to work within a global organisation that continues to thrive in a rapidly changing world even after 80 years of existence
•    Learning and development programmes to fast-track your career within Sappi
•    Opportunities to travel (dependent on the role)
•    Market-leading leave benefits
•    Employee wellbeing benefits



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Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. At Sappi, we encourage and support vaccination. 


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