HR Director CEWA

Job Description

  • Proactive management and steering of all people related matters of our CEWA (Central, East & West Africa)unit, giving guidance to Country Units & Functional teams (including Supply Chain & Production Centres) in accordance with internal and external standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Contribute to a best-in-class future ready HR organization. 


  • As a member of the CEWA Leadership team, participate in the development of the overall business strategy. 
  • Work in close collaboration with the Regional and AME Cluster HR teams to implement the HR frameworks, tools and processes in compliance with global HR frameworks, tools and processes.
  • Develop the CEWA people agenda focusing on building capabilities, drive cultural change and strengthen our talent pipeline. 
  • Play a key role in driving organization changes in line with the business strategy. The incumbent should have proven experience in organizational design and strong change management capabilities.
  • Drive the Potential & Development process and ensure high quality of and implementation of development and succession plans and strategies to strengthen local talent pipeline. 
  • Identify the best channels, tools and further improve the recruitment process to identify best fitting candidates. Build internal and external talent pools to reduce time to fill.
  • Define and implement Rewards & Recognition strategy to ensure competitive pay/benefits in each of our CUs. Handle expat cases through close collaboration with HR in the home countries and Global Mobility Centre.
  • Guiding, motivating and developing the CEWA HR team and by extension the AME HR team staff
  • Handle employee grievances and any employee relations matters.
  • Act as first point of contact for all HR related questions for all HR team members & the Leadership Team.

Personal Specification

You are a seasoned HR professional with 10-12 years of experience in several HR roles. You have hands-on experience in HR Management in CEWA markets (with key focus on Nigeria & Kenya). You have developed very profound business partnering skills throughout your career, including driving organizational transformations. You have experience of leading teams. You are fluent in English. You hold a bachelor’s degree or above in HR/Psychology/Business Studies. 

Personal Skills

  • Business-oriented; hands-on, you like to be “in the field” and close to our teams. You deliver and get things done. 
  • You are driven by deep curiosity and the capability to solve complex problems through strategic thinking and a sharp analytical mind.  
  • You are a strong team player, capable to collaborate well across the organization and with different stakeholders.
  • You are a strong leader who gets the best out of your team.
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to constructively speak up.
  • You are able to drive organizational and cultural changes. You are at ease within a multi-cultural environment and a matrix organization.



FMCG & Retail


Human Resources


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