Exp Opening at Aspen South Africa

Posted on :

1 Aug, 2016

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Human Resources Jobs in South Africa

Purpose of the Role

Leading the human resources function for the Aspen Group. Reporting to the Deputy Group Chief Executive. Located in Durban at the Group headquarters.


  • Proposing human resources strategy for the Aspen Group and directing the implementation of approved strategy.
  • Guiding human resources managers in all Group business units.
  • Providing human resources functional support for the Group head office.
  • Reviewing, amending and where required, establishing human resources policies for consistent application, as appropriate, across the Aspen Group

Specific objectives:

  • Providing direction and support to the Group executives on all strategic human resources matters.
  • Ensuring human resources policy and practice in all group business units meets requisite standards.
  • Maintenance and communication of Group human resources policy.
  • Implementing recruitment practices which achieve prompt placement of high quality candidates for all vacancies.
  • Establishing a human resources development plan which is aligned with the development of the Group.
  • Developing and fully supporting the business with a talent management process which includes succession planning and assessment, training and development.
  • Specifically focusing on in-house development programmes to ensure a rich pipeline of skills aligned to the needs of the Group, with specific focus on employment equity candidates in the South African business.
  • Ensuring Group structures are efficient from an investment and functionality perspective and that the human resources function is efficient and cost effective.
  • Implementation of effective and reliable HR administration, harnessing cost effective information technologies, including the generation of key metrics for measurement of HR performances factors.
  • Ensuring human resources deliverables under the BBBEE Codes and submissions required to the Department of Labour (e.g. Employment Equity Plan,Workplace Skills Plan) are compliant and on time.
  • Drive initiatives that will promote the Aspen group vision, values, ethics, code of conduct, and culture.
  • Effectively structuring remuneration and benefits programs that attract and retain top talent.
  • Recommending compensation and benefits structures for the Group’s senior executives.
  • Ensuring fair compensation and benefits structures are implemented across the Group.
  • Monitor, maintain and support a positive ER/IR framework within all business units and continually monitor, drive and support employee relations / industrial relations initiatives that cultivate and promote a healthy working environment.
  • Maintain and develop close and productive relationships with trade unions and workers’ representatives where relevant, keep abreast of national legislation and developments in Labour Relations.
  • Assessment of climate and culture in all business units, ensuring employee engagement is maintained through various HR programmes and proposing remedial action in response to unfavourable outcomes.
  • Ensuring compliance with all laws and industry regulations and advising the business of the legal implications for the business


Education, Qualification and Experience:

  • Proven track record of performance and achievement in human resources in a major group at a senior level.
  • Minimum of [15] years corporate human resources experience , 5 years   at executive level
  • Suitable tertiary qualifications.
  • A track record of working in a global/multinational enterprise/large organisation
  • Preparedness to travel on a frequent basis.

Aspen Competencies:


  • Accountability/ Ownership
  • Performance Driven


  • Develops Talent, Teamwork & Diversity
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Leads & Influences Others


  • Takes Action with integrity
  • Continuously Grows & Develops


  • Leadership
  • Multi-management capabilities
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Structured and organised
  • Self starter
  • Driven
  • Strong business acumen
  • High financial competence
  • Sensitive, but assertive
  • Influential
  • Aligned to Aspen values of Integrity, Innovations, Excellence, Commitment and Teamwork


  • Dynamic
  • Fast-paced
  • Challenging
  • Demanding
  • Achievement-oriented
  • Rewarding

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