• HR Business Partner in a Leading Bank

  • Posted on: 4 July, 2012 Deadline: 17 July, 2012
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  • Our client, a leading bank is a member of an International Group with range of products in business and personal banking, and corporate and investment banking. In a bid to continue to meet the needs of  the ever growing customer base and as a result of business growth, our client has employed the services of Workforce Management Centre Limited to source suitable roles for the vacant roles:

    HR BUSINESS PARTNER SOUTH SOUTH/SOUTH EAST (WFMC/07/05)
    Location:
    Port Harcourt

    Main purpose of the job

    • To develop and implement HR Strategic solutions aligned with business needs and expectations
    • To advise BU Leaders on People related issues and themes
    • To act as a business partner to PBB by embedding the Bank’s HR Strategy and by providing professional HR guidance and support to relevant client groups to add value to the business
    • To ensure the most effective utilization and development of the banks Human resource in line with Group strategies and values in order to maintain high standards of professionalism and service quality
    • Provide thought leadership on Human Capital management to PBB EXCO, and to the Bank’s Management
    • Provide change management, organizational design and other organizational transformation initiatives    

    Key Responsibilities- Major Tasks and Responsibilities

    Competitive Reasoning
    • To develop and implement initiatives in consultation with the BUs that will help the bank become the Employer of Choice and to strengthen Stanbic’s employer Brand
    Management Discipline
    • Develop, review and recommend HR policies and procedures to enable the business to develop its business strategy
    • Review and reengineer HR Consultation activities to improve service delivery to embed and discipline and standards in all HR Processes
    • Report on HR activities to the relevant PBB EXCO and Country EXCO in a timely and accurate manner
    • Develop and promote feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes
    Customers
    • Embed a customer service culture through HR initiatives and participation in Country initiatives
    • Develop and implement a Consulting Model that will ensure HR initiatives are aligned with Business expectations
    • Engage HR Specialist Units and incorporate expertise in the development of BU Specific solutions

    Our people
    • Develop and Implement a thorough workforce plan for the BU that will deliver a sustainable talent pipeline
    • Drive participation and engagement in Organizational Learning, Talent Management, Engagement and Leadership initiatives within the BU
    • Promote the performance culture, encourage BU leaders and employees to take ownership of individual and team performance
    • Advise BU Leadership on appropriate reward strategy to recognize high performance and support achievement of business plans in line with Group guidelines and best practice. Ensure internal equity amongst all staff with fair and consistent policies
    • Build and develop a professional HR Business Partners to support the delivery of business strategy/performance
    • Champion initiatives to support leadership development and acculturation throughout the Bank
    • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees where appropriate
    • Understand employee opinions and anticipate their needs and concerns

    Communities
    • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve HR policies and practices to enhance overall business performance
    • Raise the profile of the bank among other peer organizations in the Region through regular networking and building effective relationships with the government and regulatory authorities and maintaining professional best practice

    Risk Management
    • Ensure that all staff related policies, procedures and practices comply with local regulatory requirements, reflect best practices and are within Group policies
    • Support the establishment of operational risk controls, key risk indicators and risk management procedures relating to HR service delivery, resourcing and day to day management of the HR function

    Others
    • To participate fully and support all Bank activities geared at the development of the business, managing business risks or any strategic goals of the business

    Key Behaviours
    • Advise the BU Heads and EXCO on People related issues
    • Promote and enforce consistency in HR policy implementation in the BUs
    • Builds networks within the Group and industry to share best practices
    • Advocate and promote discipline and service orientation among HR team

    Problem solving, planning and decision making

    Decisions that are within the purview of the role
    • Operational decisions within HR Business Partners
    • Proposal generation and review for all policy changes

    Decisions for which sanctions/approvals have to be taken from the higher authority
    • Issues that may impact on the entire organization or have a spill-over from the distinct BU will require consideration and approval from Country Head- HR

    A very high degree of judgement ability is a critical requirement in almost every aspect of this job.
    Examples include

    • Judgement is primarily required in assessing, evaluating and choosing between different often-conflicting options in relation to human resources strategy, resource management, HR Operations to build internal efficiencies, manpower planning and compensation strategy aligned to drive business performance
    • Forecasting manpower needs and deciding on appropriate course of action
    • Careful evaluation of remuneration policies to ensure equity and recognition of market trends
    • Handling sensitive issues and counselling staff
    Formulation of appropriate HR strategies and policies with full cognizance of future implications and effective alignment of key business drivers

    Knowledge, Experience and Personal Competencies

    • A professional or relevant post graduate qualification is essential
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • High level of analytical ability
    • Commercially, culturally and diversity aware, high sensitivity to the social, economic and political environment
    • Knowledge of the banking and financial services industry is a distinct advantage]
    • High Customer Focus
    • Business Knowledge
    • Leading & Managing Change
    • HR Strategy- Performance, Employee Relations, Rewards, Talent, Learning, Resourcing, OD etc
    • Strong leadership skills

    Method of Application
    Qualified and interested candidates should click here to register and apply within 2 weeks of this publication.
    Please note that this position is meant for people currently working in banks. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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