Lead HR Business Partner - Sandton, South Africa - Ikwezi Human Capital

Thabo Mthembu

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Recruiting for an experience HR Business Operations Lead for a leading Law Firm. Must come from an Legal or Professional Services type industry. Minimum BCom deree HR or Industrial Psychology (NQF7) required. Proven leadership skills & experience and must have worked with staff at all levels, in particularly Execs.


The Lead for HR Business Operations will be responsible for the implementation of the HR strategy and provide advice, guidance, support, and assistance to all the people and identified committees within the firm.

The Lead will work closely with key stakeholders across the firm and within the HR department to execute on the end-to-end human resources generalist services and key human resources operational deliverables.

This role is tasked with streamlining HR functions, reporting on HR metrics, enhancing workforce retention, predicting staffing needs, managing termination processes, managing risk, ensuring staff wellness, and ensuring compliance regulations.


  • Work with the HRD and senior HR management to develop an HR strategy that aligns with the firm strategy and embed it into the various business units.
  • Lead and manage the HR Operations team to create best in class human resources capabilities aligned to the firm's strategy and People strategies.
  • Partner with the firm's executives, leaders, and their teams for the development of business strategies that boost productivity and growth.
  • Develop and implement operationally excellent end to end HR suite of offerings within business units and departments and provide an advisory role in order to achieve the business objectives.
  • Provide trusted and knowledgeable human resources advisory services to the firm's people at all levels.
  • Develop and implement HR operations framework, processes and practices in response to the firm's requirements
  • Ensure seamless integration of transactional human resources deliverable and transformational deliverable from the centres of excellence.
  • Act as custodian of HR policies and procedures and provide guidance, support and assistance to the firm's people in line with the firm's values
  • Work together with the HR centers of excellence in implementing various HR initiatives. Coordinate the implementation of HR projects in collaboration with the HR Governance and Projects Manager.
  • Lead the firm's salary review planning and implementations.
  • Drive the firm's talent management and employment equity objectives by implementing initiatives that enable the firm to achieve goals.
  • Lead, manage and administer the firm's total reward and promotions strategy and process review to ensure strategic alignment and a competitive edge in the market. (best market practice)
  • Responsible for managing payroll and sign off on the monthly payroll file.
  • Ongoing collaboration with Finance to ensure compliance and mitigate risk in respect of payroll.
  • Manage the HR operational budget.
  • Participate and support various committees including HR Manco TMC, PRF, BU and Department Executive Committee.
  • Assist the firm to sustain and build upon its culture and embed the firm's People Value Proposition.

R1,335, R1,670,000.00 per year

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