South Africa

Employee Relations Manager

Company Mabati Rolling Mills
Reference # MRMCS11/06/2021
Published 11/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Mariakani, Coast Province, Kenya
MRM is seeking to recruit a professional and experienced Employee Relations Manager. The ideal candidate must posses excellent communication and organisational skills. The position reports to the Human Resources Manager and will be based at our Mariakani Plant

Overall Purpose of the Position
Responsible for implementing a range of employee relations activities, promoting employees' welfare and well-being and the key engagement manager with Union Leadership.
Job Functions Human Resources
Industries Manufacturing
1.Promote a harmonious work environment to increase the productivity of the employees through shop floor engagements
2.Develop action plans to support the implementation of employee engagement initiatives
3.Actively drive new shop floor initiatives and advise on creative ways of driving employee engagements
4.Drive resolutions of ER issues and ensure compliance of the disciplinary process leading to closure of disciplinary cases within 5-7 days
5.Coordinate investigation of workplace incidents on misconduct, ensure timely follow-up and accurate documentation to closure of the incidents
6.Manage and maintain a cordial industrial relationship between the company and Union leaders in compliance with the law
7.Manage all union related activities, drive Employee Relation Council meetings and follow up on issues of concern in all our operations.
8.Clearly communicate management position on routine union issues and escalate those that may need senior leadership guidance
9.Manage staff exits including exit interview sessions and prepare feedback reports for management review
10.Liaise with contractors on site in addressing issues of concern to ensure compliance and adherence of the law and company policies
11.Provide guidance to managers, supervisors, and employees on labour laws, policies, procedures and best practices related to employee relations matters
12.Work with the Learning & Development Manager to develop Employee Relations related curriculums for the workforce training and awareness
i.Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s Degree In HR or related discipline
ii.Qualifications as an added advantage: CHRP
iii.Professional registration: IHRM
iv.Experience required: General work experience: 8 years with Minimum 6 years’ experience specific to the position

Additional/specific work requirements:
a.Good knowledge of employment laws
b.Exceptional emotional intelligence with great critical thinking skills
c.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner
d.Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and exercise good judgment with excellent follow-through
e.Ability to keep abreast with the industry practices
Job Closing Date 25/06/2021
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