Manufacturing Plant HR Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: HR Manager

Job Location: Nairobi

Industry: Manufacturing

Salary: KES 100,000 – 150,000 gross plus benefits

Our client is one of the biggest and most reliable corrugated box manufacturing plants in Kenya.

The company has recently opened a new unit which will increase the staff capacity to 300 employees.

They seek to hire a HR Manager to handle a variety of strategic, administrative and personnel related duties including coordinating HR policies, putting controls in place and trade union negotiations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up the HR department for the new unit from scratch.
  • Act as first level of escalation for any HR aspects for the business.
  • Provide professional advice and guidance on HR strategies, policies and procedures
  • Performance management i.e. evaluates employees’ reports, decisions and results in relation to established goals.
  • Work closely with the trade union to negotiate cases and ensure that complaints and grievance procedures are adhered to.
  • Responsible for day to day planning and coordination of the human resources operations for the two units.
  • In consultation with other managers anticipate future staffing requirements in line with strategic plans and handle the end to end recruitment process.
  • Supporting the senior management team to realize the strategic goals and company objectives.
  • Compiling and update employee records (hard and soft copies) including the HRIS system.
  • Ensure 100% accuracy and processing at all times of all relevant documentation in accordance with Kenyan labor law (staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations etc).
  • Monitor and track compliance with contracts, including labor, service and product providers, and any other HR related agreements.
  • Coordinate HR projects (meetings, training, surveys etc) and take minutes under guidance and supervision
  • Prepare administrative budgets
  • Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Provide advice to staff on employment relations issues, rules, and regulations and resolving the issues in a satisfactory manner.
  • Efficiently manage day to day relationships with suppliers and business partners.
  • Assist in payroll preparation by providing relevant data (absences, bonus, leaves, etc) to the finance team
  • Manage the performance review and ,measurement for all the roles in the company
  • Conduct initial orientation to newly hired employees
  • Manage the Exits of the employees in the company- undertake the exit interviews, evaluate them to void loosing talent, calculate attrition and prepare quarterly reports on the same
  • Manage the compensation and benefits for the employees- design the salary structure, provide inputs in salary reviews compare with industry standards
  • Manage the training and development function for the company- co-ordinate the external and internal training sessions for the employees.

Qualifications and Skills Required  

  • A Degree / Higher Diploma ( KNEC) in Human Resource Management
  • At least 5 – 7years of experience as a Human Resource manager or officer with hands on knowledge in handling HR duties.
  • Strong HR strategic experience in developing, planning, implementing, budgeting and controlling key HR functions.
  • Expertise in setting up a HR department in a unit or an organization will be an added advantage.
  • A background in manufacturing is preferred.
  • Must have prior experience with trade union management.
  • Strong and firm understanding of the Employment and Labour Laws.
  • Must be a member of IHRM.
  • HRMIS practical knowledge and Payroll knowledge and processing will be an added advantage
  • High level of integrity and ethical behaviour.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and report writing skills.
  • High initiative and ability to work under pressure and minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a team member, ability to manage employees and ensure good relations with the management.

How to Apply    

If you meet and/or possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your cover letter and CV only quoting the respective job title (Manufacturing HR Manager) on the email subject  to   to be received not later than 17th May 2017.

Kindly indicate current and expected gross salary on your cover letter.

Only Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

HR and Administration
Updated: May 8, 2017 — 8:03 pm