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Senior HR Manager

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight has an opportunity for a Senior HR Manager, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, to join our global HR and Learning & Development team.

As a Senior HR Manager, you will provide a key interface between HR and the designated global client group to embed a strategic approach to Human Resources. Working in partnership with managers and employees to provide professional, customer-focused HR advice and solutions that support and build organisational and people capabilities. The role will have a strong talent development focus, helping to design and build on work already done to ensure AHK has a global talent and leadership development approach that is clearly focused on bringing the right talent through at the right time.

About us

Alfred H Knight are an independent provider of inspection and testing services. Established in 1881, AHK operates in more than 40 countries with a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, professional services.

We provide specialist services for a wide range of commodities within base and minor metals, steel raw materials, ferroalloys, precious metals, platinum group metals, industrial minerals, solid fuels, and fertilisers. Our clients include miners, smelters, refineries, traders, financial institutions and government bodies.

We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that our operations provide the highest level of services to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations for laboratory, inspection and quality management, including ISO: IEC 17025, 17020, 9001, 14001 and 45001.

Our people are our finest asset and as a truly global company, we value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds. Click here to find out more about AHK.


Do you have what it takes?

To be successful at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present clear, well-structured reports and briefs.
  • Quality:  ‘Right first time’ approach, completes work to a high standard, continually looking for improvements and strong problem-solvers, high level of attention to detail is key within this role.
  • Project management: Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Process and systems focused.
  • Managing uncertainty: Handles pressure and ambiguity well, exercises good judgement and handles challenges in a mature manner. Flexibility and pragmatism and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Critical thinking: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team Player / Interpersonal: Builds and maintains positive working relationships with their own team and more widely.  Able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Stakeholder management: Coaching and mentoring, influencing skills.
  • Languages: Fluent English. Portuguese and/or French would be a plus.

Required Work Experience

  • Demonstrable track record of progression within a relevant HR function in a complex/matrix structure within the Africa region.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a complex HR function at ‘HRBP / HR Manager’ level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects and delivering successful outcomes.
  • Experience in developing and delivering graduate development and leadership programmes.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing innovative approaches to complex problems.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: BA / BSc Degree in HR preferred but not essential.
  • CIPD Level 5 or 7 Qualification desirable.

Travel / Rotation Requirements

  • Travel across Southern Africa to support  AHK sites
  • Travel across MEA region to support RGM
  • Occasional overseas travel

What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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