Human Resources Director

Job Description

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Reporting to the CEO, the HR Director will be responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of Human Resources and will be accountable for key transformation deliverables including Organisational and Human Resources restructuring. 


The Head of HR should bring strategic leadership and technical expertise to human resources, with experience of a broad range of HR areas including resource planning and organisation design, talent and performance management, reward, and compliance. He/she will have experience of capacity planning and translating strategy and vision into operational objectives. 

Understanding the key dynamics of the business, the Head of HR will lead the development and implementation of an effective HR strategy, drawing on latest thinking and best practice. Leadership and influencing skills will be needed to support significant organisational change as well as the ability to pull people together and motivate them to deliver common goals. Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills, with the ability to engage, build and sustain relationships both within the business and within external organisations are also important. 

The role will require high levels of drive, resilience and determination, and a willingness to challenge established thinking and act as an agent for change. The candidate must be an inspiring leader, able to translate strategy into action and to motivate a team to deliver at their best.
Key Responsibilities
  • HR Strategy planning & structure
  • HR Policy & Procedures
  • Capacity Building – recruitment & onboarding
  • Capability Building – succession planning, staff development & talent retention
  • Performance Management design, implementation & administration
  • Employee relations & industrial relations
  • Job evaluation, job design and compensation & benefits
  • Design Transformation – building leadership for change
  • Techniques – building understanding and commitment to change
  • Management of the transformation process to enable change

Personal Specification

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or equivalent, from an accredited University 
  • Senior, highly experienced Human Resources Professional with a wide-ranging breadth of human capital and talent management expertise.  
  • Have a minimum of 15 years of experience, with at least 10 years in senior leadership role 
  • Be able to work with a variety of organisational leaders to build consensus around HR strategy and tactics. 
  • Have a demonstrated background in talent management and leadership management, as well as have a proven ability to attract and retain outstanding talent and assemble and motivate high performance teams. 
  • Ability to ensure credibility for the human resources function through his/her professional qualifications and leadership skills as well as project the highest levels of integrity. 
  • Possess superior interpersonal communication and presentation skills as well as proven organizational skills are required. 
  • Proven working experience in the private sector within FMCG would be an advantage
  • Experience with a transitioning family business into a professionally run business would be beneficial.
  • Proven experience in developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with HR Policies and Processes’. 
  • Experience and success in driving culture transformation. 
  • Familiarity structuring a business around its brand (where each brand is treated as an independent business unit)
  • Experience in driving, managing, and implementing an organisational change & upgrade program
  • Nigerian nationality or has worked extensively in Nigeria. 
  • Hands-on with a bias for action.  
  • Strong and respected leader who is not afraid to address conflict and make difficult decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to skilfully navigate existing political structures/systems and work with a diverse set of stakeholders.  
  • Industrial relations experience 
  • An understanding of what world-class Human Resource systems and processes look like and the benefits thereof.



FMCG & Retail

Manufacturing & Production


Human Resources


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