Group Head, Human Resources

PWC-Nigeria; Nigeria; 10 Nov 2009

This senior management role makes a significant contribution to the strategic direction and management of the group¡s business through advice and implementation of human capital solutions to ensure effectiveness in attracting, managing, developing, motivating and retaining top quality staff. Functionally managing HR Managers of 10 sudsidiaries and coordinating planning with regards to employee costs, the role encompasses:

X Developing, implementing and upgrading of a comprehensive people strategy and operating plans ensuring alignment with Group business strategy and key business objectives
X Directing and being accountable for all matters concerning employment legislation and contract issues to ensure that Group liabilities are managed and there is compliance with relevant laws
X Working collaboratively with group divisional heads and line management to determine key performance requirements, develop people within the business units, ensure delivery of prioritised, tailored and focussed HR interventions that add value and meet business objectives
X Performance comparisons with industry and advises with regard to the most efficient
X Communicating human resources strategy and operating plan to business units and other functional areas to ensure understanding and commitment. Provision of strong leadership to enable effective delivery of HR strategy across the business
X Championing personnel development by designing and implementing Group training strategy, operating plans and infrastructure to ensure that training and career development needs are identified and appropriate training and development interventions are delivered to drive performance across the Group
X Developing and providing guidance to Group Executive Management in the implementation of effective succession planning system and supporting processes to a consistent supply of high calibre staff to fill jobs at senior management and other positions across the business
X Directing and motivating HR function staff to ensure clarity of roles and key deliverables specified in service level agreements (SLAs)
X Coordinating periodic compensation benchmark studies and advising executive management on staff compensation issues

Qualifications : The ideal person must have a first degree in sociology, industrial relations, industrial psychology or any other social science discipline and a professional membership of IPM or any such related affiliation. He/She must have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience of which 5 years must have been at management level. A postgraduate degree will be an added advantage. Deep technical and up-to-date knowledge of HR developments, leadership and mentoring capability.
Able to exercise judgment, initiative and discretion at all times.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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Reference : FJA-PWC-GHR-01