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About the job
As a global premium leader in the fishing industry, the Oceana Group seeks to bring on board exceptional professionals who will help advance our mission to positively impact lives.
Our core business is the catching, processing, marketing and distribution of canned fish, fishmeal, fish oil, lobster, horse mackerel, squid and hake. But that's just on the surface, deep down we are so much more. We are ranked as one of the top 20 seafood companies in the world by market capitalisation. We have a global presence and Oceana is a black-owned company and a level 1 B-BBEE contributor.
The Oceana group is home to five major subsidiaries namely: Lucky Star, Daybrook Fisheries, Blue Continent, Oceana Lobster, as well as our Commercial Cold Storage (CCS).
If you are an outstanding HR Capability Executive looking for an opportunity to flex your skills and while doing so, positively impacting lives - then this position is for you.
Purpose of the role
To design, develop and deliver custom solutions that improve employee, team, leader and organizational effectiveness, leadership development, team building, talent acquisition and talent management and continuous improvement.
To supporting the development, implementation, and execution of various learning solutions and systems that align with the company's vision and business initiatives to enhance Ocean's overall performance.
Learning & Development
To lead the development and implementation of the Oceana Maritime Academy and the Group Learning & Development Strategies, Plans and Policies managing implementation against agreed Group time frames, budget and reporting against agreed performance measures
Lead the Learning function, managing the implementation of plans and strategies by maximising the resources of the whole team and contracting with Oceana Maritime Academy as required to deliver on agreed plans
Take responsibility for the long-term skills and training strategy of the Group and ensure all divisions understand and buy into the strategy
Provide the team clear direction and enable them to perform at their best; Provide support and coaching as required
Build Individual and Leadership change management skills that enable seamless organisational change
Oversee Oceana Group Learning and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, industry and group requirements
Manage relationships with the relevant SETA's including overseeing all relevant grant applications
Ensure Learning Programmes are aligned to the BBBEE requirements of the skills development scorecard
Build Partnerships with learning institutions that will provide the best learning solutions within the Oceana Maritime Academy and across our Industries
Work with relevant stakeholders to achieve QCTO/NQF; SAMSA and SAFMA accreditation at the Academy
Work with relevant training providers to develop industry-relevant, accredited training programmes
Work closely with the Corporate & Regulatory Affairs team on the management and rollout of SSF and Hout Bay Community training
Develop and execute Oceana Maritime Academy branding initiatives
Develop relationships with relevant stakeholders including DEFF, QCTO, NQF, SAIMI, SAMSA, SSFs etc.
Develop the Academy and L&D annual budgets and ensure processes in place that enable all projects, programmes and initiatives to be delivered on time and within budget
Talent Acquisition and Management
Manage the full life cycle of the Talent process, from talent acquisition to talent management
Embedding processes and tools for talent reviews, succession planning and career path planning
Embedding processes and tools for sourcing, attracting and recruiting talent
Develop employer branding and communicate the brand to potential candidates
Build a high-quality pipeline with the correct processes in place to generate and identify high-quality candidates
Working with wider HR team to organise talent reviews to present to the board as required
Define Oceana's internal talent pool and critical and scarce skills; build a business understanding of Talent Management and a talent management culture
Determine approaches for addressing talent gaps
Embedding processes and tools for talent reviews and succession planning
Organize and facilitate talent sessions with managers and coordinate the Talent review process, analysing existing talent processes considering needs of the different divisions
Administer and manage talent management information, ensure alignment between existing talent pools and the business strategy
Proactively develop collaborative relationships with HR and key business leaders to perform needs assessments and identify talent gaps; develop recommendations and present to Chief People Officer for approval
Follow up on development action items with managers. Provide direct support to High Potential employees - including assessment feedback and development planning
Seek to increase the effectiveness of the organization by identifying and implementing processes that will help improve the on-going operation of the organization on a continuous basis, as it relates to people
Analyse and understand the interdependencies between divisions and develop strategies, processes and plans to support the successful follow through and possible implementation of actions as a result thereof
Analyse, identify and propose new Ways of Working in line with the Oceana culture and values
Work with the HR Business Partners to ensure that all programs and initiatives are implemented within Oceana Group
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
Good communication skills
Strong leadership capabilities with a passion to develop people
Assertiveness: has the ability to articulate and hold their own in pressured conversations and to manage the expectations of others whilst working under pressure
Initiative: requires little or no supervision but will seek support from Chief People Officer if necessary
Understands the necessity to forward plan and think through potential complications when running projects
Identifies appropriate solutions to problems and acts accordingly
Able to make sense of issues; identify and solve problems. Proactively suggests ideas for improvements around working practices
Ability to establish credibility and influence key stakeholders at all levels.
Knowledge of integrated Talent management practices
Ability to accomplish commitment towards goals and objectives by motivating and building a team; motivates individuals and groups by creating a positive work environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to convey business requirements and technical needs in a clear, concise, and effective manner
Maintains good performance and quality of work under pressure and is prepared to manage change at the last minute
Computer literacy (SAP, Microsoft Word, Office, PowerPoint and Excel)
Qualifications and Professional experience
Relevant Tertiary qualification (essential)
Honours Degree (preferred)
8 years related experience in Talent management at a Senior Manager level
5+ years related experience in Learning and Development
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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