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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Not intended for US & CA visitors. Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees in 66 countries work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life - from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific...
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    Market HR Specialist South Africa

    Your Role: 

    • An exciting opportunity has opened up with our company. We are looking to hire a Market Human Resources Specialist in South Africa for the English Portuguese Speaking Africa Region. 
    • As a Market Human Resources Specialist, you will have the following responsibilities: 
    • Full Employee Life Cycle Administration in respect of all countries in EPA, namely but not limited to South Africa and Kenya
    • Update and maintainance of Policies and Procedures on the internal system in respect of all countries in EPA, namely but not limited to South Africa; and Kenya
    • Point of contact for all HR service and benefits providers monthly and as required.  
    • Maintain data and reporting on HR Premier (local system); Maintain VEmployee X Self Service (ESS local system)
    • Point of contact for all HR administration, including employee benefits administration, and takes responsibility for timely and accurate implementation of all changes on the payroll
    • Responsible for accurate and timely Payroll capturing; liaising with outsourced payroll provider and finance ; payroll checking and approval prior to payment;  and ensuring timely payment to all employees: including Third Party payments
    • Electronic approval, submission ad payment of monthly EMP201 returns
    • To Consolidate, integrate & make accessible HR related information as required ahead of internal/ external Audits, participating when required.
    • Work with managers to ensure all Job descriptions are in the current format, signed, and stored electronically and in employees files for all employees
    • To co-ordinate annual wellness days with the service provider
    • Responsible for Purchase Order; vendor processes; contracts upload on internal legal system, in line with compliance processes
    • Responsible for timely and accurate statutory reporting i.e. Employment Equity; WSP/ ATR.
    • Responsible for timely and accurate internal reporting i.e. CR360 (EHS Global Report); and other reports as needed within HR or by the business
    • Support on recruitment and to apply for background screening with MIE when applicable
    • Provide local support for expats in alignment with Global Mobility
    • Handle Compensation and Employee Benefits, including benchmarking for the EPA Region
    • Provide support on internal/external audits when needed on payroll topics
    • Provide HR advice and support to the business on HR and payroll matters including but not limited to payroll queries; employee benefits; recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits amongst others
    • Support on discipline matters ad hoc
    • Continuously interrogate current HR processes; practices; systems to ensure smooth HR administration for continuous improvement
    • Collaborate with HR Head to identify, enhance, and promote best practices aimed at enhancing the HR organization

    Who you are: 

    •  8-10 years’ experience in Human Resources 
    • Human Resources degree/ qualification is required 
    • Extensive HR experience in outsourced payroll (SAGE VIP system; HR Premier; ESS) for South Africa and Kenya, including third party payments
    • Extensive experience with automated in-house HR self- service systems
    • Statutory reporting i.e. EE; SETA; Tax Authorities
    • Experience in recruitment & selection; Industrial Relations; Compensation & Benefits including benchmarking
    • Proven Experience in business partnering and achieving results
    • Extensive experience in interpreting; analyzing; and interrogating data
    • MS office, including excellent proficiency on excel
    • Multinational experience is required
    • This role is an employment equity position and the company is open to such applications 

    What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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    Interested and qualified? Go to Merck Group on to apply

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