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Regional HRM, Sub-Saharan Africa At GE Oil & Gas

Date Posted: 26/Sep/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


GE is an equal opportunity employer offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. This role is the HR focal point for the Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas business with direct responsibility for various Oil & Gas client groups in the region. The Sub-Saharan Africa region has all six major Oil & Gas product lines with approximately 600 employees, and will grow to 1,200 by YE 2013 through a combination of organic and inorganic growth.


Role Summary/Purpose:


This role will be the HR Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region for the GE Oil & Gas business. It will provide HR leadership for the entire region, covering employees in all of the P&Ls. The successful candidate will provide global HR leadership for employees in SSA, translating concepts, developing strategy, and implementing change.


Essential Responsibilities:


- Provide leadership and expertise for the full scope of Human Resource (HR) functions including all aspects of professional relations, hourly relations, employee benefits, compensation, employee involvement, practices, training, organizational change and development and communications. Employee Relations is a key component of the role with employees in multiple countries throughout SSA.

- Translate concepts, develop strategy, and implement change. Create programs responsive to the external environment, and participate in cross-functional business and cultural development.

- Lead the Human Resources team. Partner with the Region GM to define clear roles and responsibilities, including setting goals & objectives, and designing the organizational structure for growth and facilitating team performance.

- Perform a leadership role in recruiting, selection, career development, and restructuring of the workforce as needed.

- Responsible for compensation plans and rewards and recognition programs that are equitable and in line with the organization’s goals. Provide advice, counsel and support for benefits, training, compliance programs, and HR Information Systems.

- Facilitate communications throughout the organization including GEOS.

- Act as an impartial advocate to ensure that all individuals receive fair and equitable treatment.

- Drive HR partnership including providing advice and coaching to the Region GM to help further organizational development and meet growth targets.

- Lead the standardization of practices and processes across the Oil & Gas organization in the region, including performance management, salary planning, reward management, and talent sharing, in collaboration with other regional and global P&L HR leaders.

- Work closely with the functional HR Managers to implement strategies and drive HR initiatives that facilitate the implementation of the business’ people agenda.

- Ensure a dynamic pipeline of talent using rigorous performance management techniques e.g. leadership assessments, coaching and developing of employees and candid and timely performance feedback

- Develop a program of engagement initiatives and oversee the programs execution across Sub-Saharan Africa



Degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Industrial Relations, Organizational Psychology or related discipline in which business knowledge and an understanding of human resource practices are gained

- Minimum 8 years of increasing HR generalist responsibility (ie. handling employee relations, compensation, recruiting and performance management) and leadership experience with clear career progression.

- Experience as an HRM in Sub-Saharan Africa, including practical experience with interpreting local labor laws.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:


Desired Characteristics:



- Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, evaluate people, manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment and effectively interface with high level business operations and HR leaders
- Outstanding communication, coaching and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all level of the organization
- Previous experience with integration/acquisitions
- Ability to support clients and manage HR resources across multiple locations
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Process and detail oriented, including strong organizational and prioritization skills
- Excellent grasp and working knowledge of country labor laws and legislation
- An impact player with proven ability to drive change in an effective and participative manner
- Experience driving business solutions through influence and collaboration in a matrix organization
- Ability to energize and inspire others to commit to take action on business priorities
- Strong presentation skills

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