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HR Manager – Lancewood / George

HR Manager – Lancewood / George

Reporting to: HR Executive
Location: George, Western Cape

Purpose of the Role:

The primary responsibility of the HR Manager is to provide HR support and advice to the relevant stakeholders (employees & management) in accordance with the applicable business objectives, specifications, procedures, policies and statutory requirements or standards.

Key Fob Functions:

  • Assist and support the management team with all HR related and employee related requirements.
  • Assist with the development and execution of an HR strategy.
  • Establish the HR needs on site and implement appropriate actions and plans.
  • Providing quality HR advice and support to the business.
  • Lead, manage and develop a high-performing HR team reflective of the Company’s values.
  • Management and coordination of training and development initiatives including implementation of
    learnerships, internships and skills programmes.
  • Driving and execution of the recruitment and selection process from end to end including the
    facilitation of on-boarding processes.
  • Driving and execution of the Talent Management and Succession processes, of job profiles and active performance appraisal support to Managers.
  • Handling of all disciplinary and employee relations matters confidentially and in line with labour law
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the shop stewards and unions. Set up and drive monthly, quarterly and annual meetings as required.
  • Organise, attend and participate in wage and other substantive negotiations. Protect the business as much as possible from any risk of industrial action.
  • Effective representation of the Company at the CCMA including the management of all Conciliation and Arbitration referrals.
  • Manage Employment Equity Compliance in Lancewood including the facilitation of employment equity committee and skills development meetings in accordance with the employment equity plan and legislative requirements.
  • Manage Lancewood’s SETA reporting and funding processes and requirements.
  • Creation, implementation and maintaining of HR management systems, policies and processes.
  • Ensure compliance to all labour related legislation.
  • Assist with the development and management of the HR Budget.
  • Consolidated legislative and internal HR reporting (including but not limited to equity, BBBEE, WRSETA, STATS SA, Libstar reporting). Analyse report outcomes and provide recommendations accordingly.
  • Continuously drive and develop the People Strategy in accordance with the Company’s strategic
  • Build a positive, motivated and development orientated Company culture representative of the
    Company’s values.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • HR or related Degree
  • 5-10 years of HR generalist experience
  • 3+ years of generalist HR management experience will be advantageous
  • Experience with CCMA representation (Conciliation and Arbitration)
  • Knowledge and application of labour legislation, particularly the BCEA, LRA and SDA
  • Experience working within an FMCG or a Food Manufacturing business is required
  • Excellent understanding and implementation of best practice policies, processes and procedures
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Personal Profile, Skills and Attitude

  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships across the business and at all employee levels
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organised with strong administration skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Sound judgement and decision making
  • Displays a concern for business values and ethical standards
  • Places a focus on promoting a healthy and positive workplace culture
  • High sense of confidentiality
  • Sets high personal standards, is focused and self-motivated
  • Excellent at juggling multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Inspires and motivates leadership and employees
  • Willing to travel locally as required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Own transport


Please e-mail your CV to Robyn Manuel at with a motivation highlighting why you should be considered for the position.
Application deadline: 19 June 2024
If you have not received a response within four weeks of the closing date for applications, kindly consider your application unsuccessful

Please note:
In order to consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner.

To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed here. Printed copies of this Processing Notice can also be accessed from the HR department. We kindly request that you read the HR Processing Notice to ensure that you understand how Libstar uses and processes your personal information.

HR Manager – Lancewood / George

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