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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 wanjira@proemmconsult.com   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.



Updated: May 8, 2017 — 8:03 pm
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