Executive Manager: Human Resources

Listing reference: minte_000159
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 30 November 2023
Position summary
Industry: Mining & Quarrying
Job category: Human Resources and Recruitment
Location: Randburg
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Yes
Mintek has an exciting career opportunity for an Executive Manager: Human Resources. The incumbent will provide a strategic human resources partnership to the leadership of the business. The role is accountable for the design and implementation of an optimum culture to enable the achievement of the strategic objectives of the business. As the leader of the Human Resources function the role is accountable for designing and implementing people practices that drive a high-performance culture.
Job description


  •  Provides strategic human resources leadership to executive and senior leadership teams
  • Leads and manages the HR function
  • Provides direction on all HR related issues across the organisation

  • Develops strategy, goals and objectives : formulates business plan, implements and reviews progress against goals
  • Organisational design : evaluates the effectiveness of HR division organisational design to ensure effective and efficient service delivery aligned to the business strategic objectives
  • Ensures strategy alignment : partners with line management to align HR strategies, policies, procedures and service levels with current and future business goals

People and planning
  • Leads and Manages strategic workforce planning to ensure current and future capacity and capability needs are met
  • Gives inputs towards establishing an optimal organisational design to support the achievement of the business strategy and strategic objectives
  • Continually reviews and adapt organisational design and structures to enable the achievement of world class practice standards
  • Aligns organisational design to structures and roles which are aligned to levels of accountability
Human Resource Management
  • Facilitates the establishment of an appropriate and aligned business culture which enables the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Effectively manages change programmes and interventions
  • Promotes performance management principles and practices
  • Leads Talent and Succession Management and People Development Interventions
  • Designs and implements competitive remuneration and compensation  practices
  • Ensures there is sound employment relations
  • Improves HR technology to enable managers and employees to perform people-related transactions( training, employee data maintenance )
  • Occupational Health and Wellness
Governance, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Custodian of the development and implementation of relevant HR policies, procedures and practices to support achievement of the HR strategy
  • Ensures adherence to the relevant South African labour legislation (BCEA, EEA, LRA, OHSA, SDA, SDL, BBBEE and POPIA)
Relationship Management
  • Networking - attends functions, networks at industry events promoting company brand
  • Strategic partnerships - builds and enhances relationships with divisions to ensure effective service delivery
  • Works in partnership with the Group Executives, Divisional Executives and all leadership teams including the HR Generalists and Specialists

  • Delivers External and Internal Reporting Requirements

Financial Sustainability
  • Budgets - prepares, monitors and maintains yearly budgets and forecasts; analyses variances

Minimum requirements


  • 8 years’ experience in generalist human resources in industrial/ manufacturing / mining sectors or other relevant industries.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a Senior or Executive HR Role.
  • Experience in leading and managing HR generalists and specialist teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR business processes aligned to the HR value chain.
  • Practical knowledge and experience with the HR Best Practices, HR Information Systems, HR Related Legislation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in interpreting and implementing relevant South African labour legislation (BCEA, EE, LRA, OHSA, SDA, WSP, ATR reporting and BBBEE & POPIA.
  • Master of Commerce /Master in Administration/ Human Resource Management/ Industrial Psychology /Organisational Behaviour or related studies
  • B.A Honours /BCom Honours Degree in Human resource, Business Management, administration, organisational behaviour or any related field.
  • Master’s Human Resources Related Studies or Masters in Business Administration

  • Skilled at working in diverse environments and harnessing individual difference to instill a high performance culture
  • Analytical and quick to learn and adapt.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and HR system applications 
  • Deep understanding of HR across a broad range of functional areas.
  • Strong commercial acumen, with an understanding of the competitive landscape, key trends and the drivers underpinning commercial decisions.
  • Understanding of the legal, employment law and industrial relations context HR operates in.
  • Proven experience in partnering directly with senior leadership to develop, align and implement HR and organisational development strategies
  • Experience supervising and developing staff
  • Experience implementing strategies and systems for talent management, succession planning, compensation and benefits, and HR technology
  • Business acumen and leadership abilities
  • Working knowledge of employment laws and other compliance issues
  • Ability to listen and probe to understand underlying needs and/or root cause of an issue
  • Ability to provide thoughtful, progressive and strategic guidance
  • Expertise in analysis, critical decision making, project management, and process improvement
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills, including proficiency in developing and delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and solve practical problems
  • Ability to identify, influence, and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieved desired organisational outcomes
  • Outstanding judgement, sensitivity and high discretion
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Strategic thinking
  • Diversity Management
  • Excellent communication ability, both verbal and written
  • Integrity
  • Coaching/mentoring

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