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Head Human Resources Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Head Human Resources    

Job Code: HHR/DY/130415
Number of Positions Open: 1    

Reports To: Head HR Africa & Business Head- E. Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya    

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Job Objective:

  • This role will establish an effective and business focused HR function in Kenya.
  • The role holder will work closely with the Africa Head HR and Head Office HR team to establish and drive HR processes based on the client’s group HR guiding principles.
  • The incumbent will initiate the HR function setting in Kenya and after taking it to mature level will then progress to assume the East Africa HR responsibilities.
Primary Responsibilities:

Recruitment & Selection:
  • Responsible for recruitments for positions at all managerial and admin levels
  • Optimize recruitment and manpower cost by identifying sourcing partners and localizing talent.
  • Streamline hiring mechanism for shop floor workers.
Industrial Relations:
  • Maintain harmonized Industrial Relations in Style Kenya, with minimal work loss.
  • Identify ways of enhancing employee productivity.
  • Maintain high engagement level with the workforce
Compensation Management:
  • Develop and maintain Manpower Budgets for Style Kenya.
  • Resolution of compensation related queries of employees
  • Calculation of incremented compensation and PLVR/ Bonus payouts post appraisals, in coordination with International HR team in India
  • Ensuring timely release and accuracy of Appraisal and PLVR/ Bonus letters
  • Development and implementation of Sales Incentives Schemes
Performance & Talent Management:
  •  Ensuring timely completion of goal setting, quarterly reviews and annual appraisals, on Success Factors (HRMS)
  • Facilitate career discussions
Learning and Development:
  • Access capability gaps and develop training interventions to fill them
  • Identify business, departments and individual training needs
  • Rolling out the training calendar
  • Ensuring proper induction of all the new employees
HR Operations:
  • Ensuring timely completion of all activities involved in Employee Life Cycle like probation evaluation and confirmation of new joinees, transfers, exit interviews etc
  • Ensuring completeness and accuracy of data of all employees on Success Factors (HRMS)
General Administration:
  • Responsible for Facility management and providing general administration services.
  • Establish contacts with service providers.
Government Affairs:
  • Responsible for coordination with key government agencies for employment perspective
  • Liaise with government bodies to ensure successful running of labour matters.
Skills and Certification:
  • Professional degree in Human Resources with Exposure to HR matters in sub-Saharan Africa is preferable. Knowledge and experience of Industrial relations management is essential.
  • Knowledge of English and Swahili language (Reading, Writing, Speaking) is a must, fluency in French is an added advantage.
Key Challenges in the Role:
  • Industrial Relations
  • Liaison with Govt. authorities
  • Expat Management
  • Setting up HR function
  • Create and employer brand.
Sub Functions to be Managed:
  • Payroll
  • Factory HR/ Industrial relations
  • HR processes
  • Facility management
  • Factory Management Office
  • Average team size- 8-10 people.
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in Manufacturing Set-up.
Internal and External Interactions:

  • Business Heads               
  • Africa Head HR               
  • International HR team (India)          
  • BU Function Heads
  • Legal Advisors
  • Consultants
  • Government officials and agencies
How to Apply:
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Head Human Resources

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