Senior People Partner EMEA - #366523

OLIVER Agency


Date: 6 days ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time
Role: Senior People Partner EMEA

Location:Cape Town/ Johannesburg/ Durban (hybrid)

ROLE MISSION

The Senior EMEA People Partner will continually challenge the status quo to ensure that we are the best People team in the business! You will provide a comprehensive, proactive, and efficient HR service by providing information, guidance and coaching to employees and managers across all employment-related matters, in support of the HR and business strategy, working across all brands within the Inside Ideas Group. This role will be a hybrid role. Working alongside the People Partners, you will support the rollout of key People initiatives to help deliver the OLIVER HR People strategy. This role will be supporting our onsite teams, varied, fast-paced, and requires someone who can think on their feet, be proactive, be agile and hungry to learn and succeed. Some travel to other countries may be required.

THIS ROLE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF...

  • You’re a smart, proactive and astute individual keen to develop an HR career in a fast paced, high volume, busy environment.
  • You’re excited by working for a creative agency where the client list is envious, and you’ll get exposure to both HR & Recruitment disciplines where you can really expand your skills. Experience of working across multiple jurisdictions, supporting managers and employees from diverse backgrounds, with the ability to follow through ambiguous complexity.
  • You are curious, determined, focused and can navigate ambiguity.
  • You are known for your organisational abilities, managing multiple tasks simultaneously and it comes naturally to you. Working to targets and achieving them is a big career motivator for you.
  • You want to join a business which will drive you but you will have a giggle with some awesome colleagues along the way. Furthermore, you have a sparkling personality & aren’t afraid to show it.


What You Will Be Doing In Your Role

The team's activities are varied, and you will need to be prepared to roll your sleeves up and get involved in everything from a HR generalist activities and work in partnership with our Centre’s of Excellence (Talent, People Operations, Reward and Benefits and Learning and Development). The main day to day tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Be the dedicated regional point of contact for employees and managers across OLIVER Agencywithin South Africa and the Middle East, and be responsible for other countries like:Nigeria, Israel (this list can change)
  • Support and advise your stakeholders in relation to people issues, ensuring they understand the impact of these on both the individual and the business.
  • Monitor our monthly Peakon employee feedback and work closely with your stakeholders to drive engagement, development, and support.
  • Build and maintain an excellent knowledge of employees, objectives, and business processes.
  • Coaching and supporting managers on staffing issues in the areas of performance management, sickness, absence, grievances, probationary reviews, and capability of escalating to the Head of EMEA as appropriate.
  • Plan and execute all change management elements of restructuring, redundancy, and cost saving initiatives.
  • Support the bi-annual salary review process.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of South Africa and Middle Eastern employment law, and other EMEA jurisdictions, to ensure advice given is current and accurate, working in partnership with our local experts/legal teams as required.
  • Actively identify gaps, propose, and implement changes to process and procedure to ensure we continually deliver a great employee experience.
  • Support the HR team with any ad-hoc projects or assignments for other countries as well.
  • Ensuring 100% compliance around core HR processes e.g. right to work checks.
  • Ensuring all staff changes are captured accurately and on time and updated within the HRIS system and payroll process e.g. new joiners/leavers, maternity leave, promotions etc. and ensuring data is kept up to date and accurate.
  • Interpret metrics and data and draw insights to support line management in making robust people and business decisions.
  • Liaising with Payroll for all new starters, variances, and leavers. 100% accuracy is key.
  • Leads research and analysis used to develop corporate sustainability strategies to ensure that business practices and services are environmentally friendly and compliant with local government rules and regulations.
  • Promotes and explains OLIVER's sustainability philosophy to internal and external audiences.


What Skills Will Help You Be Successful

We are open to different levels of experience but would like to see some of the below:

  • Previous experience of working as an HR generalist, working across multiple jurisdictions in EMEA, supporting managers and employees from diverse backgrounds, with the ability to follow through complex queries.
  • Experience of dealing with the end-to-end process for employee relations issues such as change management, disciplinaries, grievances, redundancies, etc.
  • Proactive in your approach to improving and providing effective and efficient support of all HR activities.
  • Excellent attention to detail whilst under pressure & working with high volumes, with the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • High levels of tenacity & a delivery focused approach.
  • Ability to work in ambiguous situations, push back, ask questions & comfortable in environments of change.
  • Highly organised with a natural ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to understand a matrix environment with global teams (i.e. several legal entities/countries within the same team), and able to navigate the complexity.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders, including country specific Managing Partners, and the People team Centres of Excellence (Operation, payroll, Comp & Ben, International mobility, D&I).
  • Aptitude for working in a truly global team, and ensure partnerships are maintained to ensure the delivery of a world class People Partnering Service.


About Our Company

Many companies talk about having a unique and thriving business model, but the Inside Ideas Group truly does. This means that we have been named in the top 500 of the Financial Times fastest-growing companies in Europe 2018!

What IIG does is provide clients with dedicated, on-site agencies that are built from the ground up. These agencies live and work right at the very heart of our client’s organisation. Delivering precisely the skills and capacity they require, complemented by brand talent from our whole business on everything from planning to execution

This business model creates a truly entrepreneurial, fast paced, challenging and rewarding environment to work in!

OUR VALUES

We are a company built on our values, we have given you a brief overview below but would love to tell you more.

Be Ambitious to succeed

Be Imaginative to push the boundaries of what’s possible

Be Inspirational to do groundbreaking work

Be always learning and listening to understand

Be Results-focused to exceed expectations

Be actively pro-inclusive and anti-racist across our community, clients and creations

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.

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Job Id: 8303

OUR VALUES

We are a company built on our values, we have given you a brief overview below but would love to tell you more.

Be Ambitious to succeed

Be Imaginative to push the boundaries of what’s possible

Be Inspirational to do groundbreaking work

Be always learning and listening to understand

Be Results-focused to exceed expectations

Be actively pro-inclusive and anti-racist across our community, clients and creations

We've set ambitious, market-leading environmental and social goals around sustainability at OLIVER. We have committed to be net zero by 2030 and take far-reaching action on DE&I in the sector. We expect everyone to contribute to our mission, embedding sustainability into every department and through every stage of the project lifecycle.

Inside Ideas Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected. All [suitable] applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws.

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