HR Manager – Durban


Our client in the steel manufacturing industry is looking for a Human Resources Manager to manage the Human Resources operations and provide overall direction and guidance to assigned staff, including direct supervision, recruitment, performance reviews, wage reviews, disciplinary action, learning and development coaching, leadership, legal requirements and training.

To assist the company to support, deliver and streamline a united people strategy, operating model
and supporting practices/policies for an expanding business.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing employee relations, affirmative action, recruiting and employment, wage and salary administration and benefit administration as well as job evaluation processes
  • Advising all levels of the organization on statutory obligations
  • Exercising influence and guidance to leadership teams, direct reports as well as to employees throughout the organization.
  • Overseeing problem-solving, performance management, short- and long-range planning and conflict resolutions
  • Comply with all HR management legal requirements
  • Controlling and managing all payroll submissions to ensure complete compliance with legislation – Managing all written communication processes and correspondence to all employees in a
  • timeous and accurate manner
  • Staff recruitment and retention
  • Create a quality workplace with a diverse workforce, integrate new staff, conduct reviews during probation to ensure staff understand the requirements of their position.
  • Ensure that Line managers do comply with the Recruitment and Selection procedure.
  • Ensures that the business attracts and retain good skills and competencies.
  • Alignment of all positions to the company’s grading system.
  • Maintaining a smooth onboarding process
  • Manage the employee wellness programme
  • HR strategy and management o Strive to achieve the company’s strategic and compliance goals, excellent record keeping and ensure employees are valued
  • Labour relations
  • Be up to date with current legislation, enforce adherence to requirements, be a link between management and employees, resolve any work-related issues and deal with disciplinary issues – Performance Management, Employee benefits and Payroll o Maintain a fair and equitable pay plan, help with payroll, implement maintain employee benefit programs, creating a reward strategy, annual performance evaluations
  • Co-ordinate and manage the organisations performance management processes.
  • Conducting performance and wage reviews o Prepare and submit payroll information together with supporting documents monthly.
  • Assist in resolving all Payroll queries – Skills and talent management
  • Build future leaders, continually improve induction programs, implement retention
  • programs, develop key talent, improve and update technical skills, empower management to take on people management and coaching – HR compliance reporting and risk management
  • Monitor BBBEE legislation, provide statistical reports – Disciplinaries, Conflicts and Terminations
  • Handling investigations, disciplinary and termination procedures o Resolving conflicts through positive and professional mediation
  • Manage CCMA cases (conciliations and arbitrations)
  • Ensure all paperwork is in place for terminated employees, including all withdrawal forms
  • Assist managers with handling of grievances and disciplinary procedures and appeal
  • processes
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate all disciplinary hearings. – Learning and Development
  • Training, counselling and coaching staff o Facilitate training and development of employees within all the departments
  • Management of External Training and Development interventions.
  • Linking Performance Management process to Training and Development.
  • Carrying out necessary administrative duties
  • Maintaining and reporting on workplace health and safety compliance
  • Maintaining employee and workplace privacy
  • Develop clear HR policies and ensure awareness related to recruitment, grievances and disciplinary procedures, organise and conduct orientation and induction of new employees
  • Meet all HR strategic objectives.
  • Keep up to date with HR industry trends

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Bachelors’ degree in HR or social science degree or diploma would be advantageous but not necessary
  • At least five years’ experience within the HR field
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the South African labour environment and laws
  • Must have a strong track record in Human Resources generalist and change management roles as well as IR experience
  • Strategic capacity and high emotional intelligence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as administration skills are essential
  • Will be the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong relationships with great leadership qualities
  • Computer literate
  • The position will suit a self-motivated, punctual and methodical person who can demonstrate  problem solving skills
  • Decision making ability
  • Procedural mindset
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Team player
  • Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes
  • Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities
  • People strategy management
  • Strong attention to detail



Please send your CV and Cover Letter to Adrian