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  • Posted: May 21, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Senior Regional People Partner

    The people partner works directly with business leaders within Absa Regional Operations (ARO) and other people stakeholders, and provides strategic insights and advisory on all people matters, to drive achievement of business strategy and objectives. The people partner takes ownership of implementing core Absa people practices and target experiences; and developing and implementing bespoke business people-related solutions.

    Job Description
    ARO Programmes

    • Direct key programs across the ARO Estate (including 10 businesses outside of SA)
    • Design and influence key People Function products emanating from the COE’s to ARO specific requirements
    • Enhance the delivery and people insights architecture of the People Function for ARO
    • Identify key transition points of the People and Culture practices within the various countries in conjunction with the HRD’s to support the organization transformation
    • Support the implementation and change management of ARO center business initiatives i.e. STAR
    • Advisory and effective transformation of people management practices for the ARO Centre

    As People partner support for the ARO Centre, the incumbent will be accountable for:

    Strategy Development and Partnering

    • lead the implementation of a comprehensive people strategy for business that drives achievement of the business strategy
    • position the people function as a strategic people partner, and create strategies and measures to facilitate the people function’s contribution to achievement of key business performance areas including financial, customer, employee engagement, and transformation
    • Champion the embedding of Absa’s values and desired culture in the business
    • Champion the achievement of the overall Absa group limited transformation objectives, including employment equity, diversity and inclusion

    People Function Value Chain Ownership

    • provide end to end advisory, coaching, strategy development and implementation across the people function value chain including talent acquisition; onboarding; learning and development; employee engagement, wellness and wellbeing; performance management; retention and exit
    • Provide end to end advisory, coaching, strategy development and implementation across core Absa people processes including organizational design; strategic work and workforce planning; succession management; people change management; compensation, rewards and benefits and employee relations in line with the Absa group limited policies, standards and target experiences
    • Design and implement robust people MI Reporting, data analysis and insights generation to facilitate data-driven people planning and decision making
    • Use data analytics to diagnose business issues, generate insights and recommend effective solutions

    Capability building

    • Build leadership team and line manager capability in owning and executing the target Absa people experience as a personal and business priority
    • Keep abreast of relevant people trends and best practices, and translate these into valuable insights and high impact actions for the business and broader people community across Absa
    • Accountability: risk management and governance
    • Identify and take accountability for all relevant people risks in terms of the AGL operating model and risk management framework and ensure that adequate controls and monitoring mechanisms are in place
    • Promote and role model a culture of proactive compliance and risk management within executive and management teams, and the function as a whole

    Education And Experience Required

    • Appropriate Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7)

    Minimum requirements:

    • At least 5 years recent experience as a people partner in a medium to large business and/or working as a Senior Human Capital Consultant in a top consultancy
    • Demonstrated knowledge and use of emerging people management best practices and technologies
    • Successful track record of developing effective people management solutions that have facilitated achievement of business strategy and objectives


    • Pan-African people management experience
    • Financial industry experience
    • Significant people partner experience in a successful business transformation

    Knowledge and skills:

    • Expert understanding of the entire employee value chain and core people processes
    • Ability to build, develop & lead professional level teams
    • Working knowledge of HR systems (Workday)


    • Strategic capability
    • Business acumen
    • Customer focus
    • Results orientation
    • Innovation leadership
    • Problem solving leadership
    • Inspirational people leadership
    • Collaboration and influencing

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

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

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