Human Resources Manager - Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, Sidwell, ZA, 6200

Leveraging its deep expertise as the global leader in catalysis and precious metals, BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) serves customers in many industries including automotive, aerospace, indoor air quality, semiconductors and hydrogen economy, and provides full loop services with its precious metals trading and recycling offering. With a focus on circular solutions and sustainability, ECMS is committed to helping our customers create a cleaner, more sustainable world.  Protecting our elements of life is our purpose and this inspires us to ever-new solutions. 


ECMS operates globally in 15 countries with approximately 20 production sites and over 4,000 employees.


What you can expect



The incumbent has overall responsibility for Human Resource Management of the CCE Port Elizabeth Site including ensuring compliance with South African Labour Legislation, BASF local and global HR policies and providing strategic and operational HR support in order for the site to achieve its goals and objectives. Duties will include the following:


  •     Support the Site Manager and Leadership Team with professional HR strategy and guidance

  •     Manage and oversee payroll and time and attendance processes

  •     Provide leadership to direct reports through effective development, target setting, motivation and support

  •     Develop and drive HR objectives and KPI's to support achievement Site operational objectives

  •     Collaborate with and support CCE Europe operational leadership and projects

  •     Develop HR strategies to ensure an available, competent, and motivated workforce

  •     Enhance Employee Engagement by coordinating surveys and developing action plans in conjunction with Communications colleagues

  •     Responsible for labour-related legislative processes which arise including headcount restructuring processes

  •     Manage HR risk issues and ensure contingencies to mitigate the effects of internal and external labour unrest and strikes

  •     Develop and implement HR policies and procedures and ensure alignment and consistent application thereof

  •     Oversee and ensure employee remuneration and benefits are administered in a compliant and fair manner

  •     Lead negotiator and liaison with employee representatives (Union)

  •     Labour Law, HR Quality Systems, education assistance and job specific training

  •     Manage the Industrial Relations in terms of Consequential Leadership, disciplinary processes and dispute resolution (Bargaining Council and Labour Court)

  •     Manage HR Administration functions including onboarding, off boarding, and employee benefits

  •     Responsible for Site compliance with Employment Equity Act including all statutory Site reporting

  •     Ensure HR processes and policies meet the standards of all relevant Quality and Responsible Care Standards

  •     Manage and improve HR systems

  •     Co-ordinate the PEM and Talent Review processes and support leadership to optimize staff performance

  •     Provide guidance, support and leadership to the Site as a positive Change Agent


What we expect


  •     University degree in Human Resources or equivalent qualification

  •     Minimum 8 - 10 years general HR experience preferable in the Automotive or Manufacturing Sector in a Unionized environment ideally with 5 years leadership experience

  •     Strong knowledge and experience of SA labour legislation: Employment Equity Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act

  •     Strong understanding of relevant MIBCO Bargaining Council Agreements and Terms and Conditions of Employment

  •     Proactive and hands on approach to the role


We offer



Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company. BASF is an equal opportunity employer which we embrace diversity and the principles of employment equity.



Closing date: 12 July 2024