A manufacturing company based in Pretoria is looking for an experienced Labour / Employee Relations Consultant
Purpose of the Role
Responsible person will be responsible for the oversight of site and supplier employee/employer relations and the resolution of labour-related matters.
- Advise, consult and guide internal HR Team and suppliers on IR structures & procedures for the day-to-day practical implementation across site.
- Support and maintain sound work relationships between employees, union and employer bodies.
- Establish labour relations standards across all suppliers to ensure consistency of support and labour monitoring.
- Provide guidance on the implementation and application of disciplinary and grievance procedures and policies within supply base.
- Monitor, review, and recommend interventions to optimize collective agreements.
- Facilitate quarterly supplier labour risk assessments for the purpose of workforce planning and labour stability.
- Consult and advise management and employees regarding legislation, policies and procedures.
- Proactively assess and monitor market labour trends.
- Support in the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive IR administration systems across supply base.
- Ensure the enforcement and adherence of policies and procedures by advising and monitoring management and staff across supply base.
- Consult and advise suppliers HR team on CCMA cases.
- Facilitate the implementation of regular meetings between management and organized union committee.
Minimum experience & qualifications required
- National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree: Human Resources, LLB or related field.
- At least 5 years related experience in a manufacturing or mining production environment
- A strong background in Labour Relations is essential in a highly Unionized environment
Knowledge & skills required
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply labour legislation
- Ability to analyze, interpret and apply policies, decisions, collective agreements and legislation
- Good writing and verbal communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including excellent listening, superior oral and written communication, presentation, conflict resolution skills
- Mediation/facilitation skills: ability to work with various parties with an understanding of the influences on their behaviour and attitudes
- Ability to draft, recommend changes to and substantiate departmental policies and procedures based upon analyzing trends in the labour relations environment
- Ability to use discretion and flexibility with considerable independence and to adapt policies and procedures to individual cases
- Ability to manage complex group and personal dynamics and relationships while contributing effectively in a team environment