HR Business Partner – Manager

Main Accountabilities

  • Responsible for activation of the local Human Resources plan activation (including the talent component)
  • Provides input into the Talent strategy for the business through developing insight and analysis of people related business issues and opportunities (by activating global solutions, e.g. Talent Management tools/ processes and diversity metrics, etc)
  • Implements, and coordinates change initiatives to support enhanced organisational effectiveness within the business 
  • Tracks delivery against the case for change using analytical and data-driven approaches to business and organisational issue analysis
  • Interacts with HR and business colleagues within and outside the business to ensure alignment of HR activity in the spirit of One Unilever 
  • Works with HR colleagues from Expertise Teams to deliver HR interventions within the business
  • Collects Human Resources/ Organisation Effectiveness metrics and measurement for the business across entire HR lifecycle 
  • Monitors and addresses legal compliance issues to by ensure that the organisation complies with local and national laws (for e.g. recruitment, diversity, data protection, employee contracts)
  • Is responsible for delivering Employee & Industrial Relations (ER/ IR) to the business (knowledge of legislative and consequent impact on the organisation, relationships with works council/ unions, government/regulatory bodies, community, etc 
  • Interfaces with HR service provider for delivery of core HR services to the business monitors Quality and timeliness of service provision
  • Escalates HR service provision issues through Service Provider Management(SPM) organisation.
  • Encourages groups and individuals to work collaboratively by focusing on the common purpose of the team. Utilises insights from the team’s talents (e.g., strength finder, MBTI – Meyers Briggs, etc) to deliver the SIA (Strategy into Action)
  • Has financial and budgetary responsibility for HR in his/her geography/function. This will vary depending 

Relevant Experience

  • Building Talent Supply
  • HR Change Facilitation
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Performance Improvement
  • Change Management 
  • University graduate
  • Relevant experience in HR systems and processes. 
  • Good knowledge of key HR processes, roles and responsibilities across the entire HR lifecycle 
  • Relevant experience in ER/IR systems and process in a complex environment 
  • Thorough understanding of management trade unions, key legal, compliance, safety and other regulatory issues involved in key HR processes – knows key issues to look out for and when to get expertise teams involved
  • Ideally has had experience of HR service centre environment and/or expertise teams as well as hands-on HR management experience in the business 
  • Understanding of labour Legislation 
  • External Orientation in the context of social, economic and political trends and benchmarking best practices in ER

Please note, interviews for this position will take place at our Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit in London, 16- 18th of May 2014. Relevant candidates will be contacted and invited to attend the event.


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