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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Incorporated in 1918, Oceana Group is the largest fishing company in South Africa, and an important participant in the Namibian fishing sector. We are publicly listed on both the Johannesburg (JSE) and Namibian (NSX) Stock Exchange. Oceana is a majority black-owned company and a level 2 B-BBEE contributor. Oceana provided employment to 6 053 employees, of...
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    Executive: HR Capability

    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.

    Key Responsibilities

    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


    Maritime Academy


    • 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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Oceana Group Limited on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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