Employee Relations Manager

at MPC Recruitment
Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Port Elizabeth


Job Description:


  • Managing the Union Relations tasks from all aspects including legal, labor, internal policies and procedural. Establish regular meetings with the Union for monitoring matters in progress and seeking feedback from leadership to promote a good organizational climate. Act proactively, anticipating opportunities for change before they become obstacles to the organization's strategies
  • Plan meetings between the Company and the Union at different levels, ensuring alignment and exchange of relevant information about the area, division and company. Ensure the resolution of issues and cooperation in resolving conflicts are done in the right time and in the appropriate forum.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Company and Union and present sustainable results.
  • Develop leadership by resolving of conflicts and demands.
  • Promote team members' engagement, lead the Engagement Survey process and ensure action plan execution.
  • Monitor and support initiatives to achieve and keep a positive organizational climate. Design and implement initiatives that promote team member Engagement: events, gifts, special committees and differentiated benefits (flex time, product/service discounts).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Human Resources, Psychology, or a related field or an equivalent experience
  • 7 to 10 years of generalist experience in Human Resources and Labor/Employee Relations
  • Strong and demonstrated CCMA/DRC experience from conciliation to arbitration
  • Ability to brief and interact with legal council
  • 5+ years of management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a Union environment and in leading union negotiations
  • Demonstrated, measurable improvements in labor relations
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills (Servant Leader)
  • Strong Problem-solving skills and mentality
  • Courageous and willing to make decisions
  • Collaborative style and ability to influence
  • Open minded, pro-active and able to drive change
  • High sense of urgency and ability to deal with multiple and/or conflicting priorities
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) at all levels of the organization
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Fluent in English


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