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Job Title HR Director
Location Johannesburg
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Our Client: A global name in the consumer goods industry is looking for an HR professional to join the senior leadership team in South Africa on a 6 Month Project Basis. The organization is at the stage that is an HR professionals dream...It is expanding aggressively, there is a need for the integrating the culture piece and defining the purpose as many new entrants from the mid to senior level are in play.

Your Role:
What we need you to bring to the table is holistic well rounded experience preferably from the consumer goods industry, you should be leading the function for a sizeable organization currently and more importantly your track record should reflect your ability to....”Change The Game”. You will transform the HR function and bring in fresh thinking around engagement, development and capability. You would have the bandwidth and capacity to work with a lean team while having Close partnership with Leadership Team who needs support in integration. You would have right influencing skills, managerial courage and interpersonal skills to uplift the culture and overall HR impact countrywide.

Using culture as the "strategy enabler" you would be the guiding light that ensures that the organizations values and vision are cascaded across the board. Align the organizational strategy to ensure that the business strategy is not only supported it also enables the organization to reach the next level. As the business is seeing aggressive positive movement the need of the hour is to have an Human Resources professional with excellent business understanding and has the following abilities....and there is a reason why…

Must Have:

  • You've got a "Mac"of a mind ….meaning you can synthesize loads of information into meaningful strategies
  • You're a Card Salesman… i.e. assertive and persistent as a salesman.
  • A comfort with Confrontation… i.e. the ability to lead in the face of adversity.
  • Hands on leadership.. i.e. the ability to lead as well as execute
  • A "Croc" skin... i.e. the ability to deal with the good & bad, Crisis & recognition in your stride…. above all not afraid to fail.

The reason for these qualities is simple...the business need is such that a safe pair of hands would not be ideal for the business, an HR professional who has worked at the helm of a large business, matrix environment and most importantly has driven change in previous employment and is competent to advice the CEO on strategic initiatives needed to keep the organization agile, is mature enough to bring up to speed certain areas which have been static.

Managing Expectations: At mindfield we are driven by mutually agreed KPIs and service levels. Exceptional results can only be delivered when we understand both our key stakeholders clients and candidates. Keeping this in mind we would request that when applying for a role do take cognizance of the “must haves” to avoid disappointment. Sometimes positions take time to close and there could be delay in us responding to you but respond we will. Look forward to a long term relationship…..mindfield..making a difference.

Country South Africa