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Human Resources Business Partner (SA)

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA, 1609

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

In this role you will be working in a dynamic, fast paced environment, where your diverse HR skills and experience will be utilized daily.  The site you will be based at comprises of a manufacturing facility, R&D laboratories, as well as the corporate offices.  Within this role you will have the support of multiple Centres Of Excellence within HR, to support you in achieving your objectives.  Your role reports into the AMETI region and you will gain first-hand exposure and experience with dealing with colleagues globally, on multiple different topics.  The role will serve as a strategic partner to Managers, whilst also supporting employees in generalist HR functions.


Role Responsibilities

 We are searching for an HR Business Partner...

  • With excellent proficiency and an innovative attitude, supporting the full scope of HR processes specifically in multicultural environments
  • Liaises with line managers of her/his span of control to ensure a full understanding of their requirements and preferences regarding the HR policies and implementations
  • Helps conduct perfect quality C&B / Talent Management implementations with fair & consistent approach. Coaches her/his peer and line managers to manage and meet the requirements of Performance Appraisals / Rewarding & Merit Cycle / Succession Planning (ITR) / Career Discussions. Brings innovative & effective solutions to Organizational Design & Development expectations
  • Helps manage Industrial Relations from white & blue collar population perspective                   
  • Keeps track of analytical figures on a monthly basis (Turnover / Absenteeism, etc.)
  • Supports the employee engagement activities
  • Manages the HC Budget of her/his responsibility areas
  • Manages all SAP related transactions for her/his areas
  • Supports internal communication process in line with corporate needs & values
  • Support cost-efficiency measures of the HR team to ensure HR expenses are within budget
  • Accountability for HR Data integrity
  • Delivery of Reporting and Insight to support business decision making and future planning
  • Produce standard employee reporting for the business / finance on a regular basis or when necessary
  • Serving as company representative for CCMA Representation
  • Supports limited Payroll activities

Role Requirements


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in HR generalist roles - production environments preferable
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources or related field
  • Strong knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office tools & HR IS system reporting and analysis (SAP preferred)
  • High attention to detail, ability to establish and handle multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines – critical 
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written English 
  • High level of interpersonal skills to build relationships and handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Excellent relationship-building skills across levels of management
  • Experience with local unions is essential (wage negotiations, recognition agreements, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, cross-cultural environment
  • Good knowledge of local employment / labor law
  • Experience within a multi-national would be advantageous
  • Ability to work independently

    Job Location - Johannesburg, South Africa
    Position Type - Full-Time/Regular
    Flexible - 2 days remote

    At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more.