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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION The Co-Op currently has a vacancy available for a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), to support the Subsidiaries in The Co-Op Group. The suitable candidate will be responsible for generalist Human Resources (HR) activities in compliance with relevant Labour Legislation and Organisational Policies of the Subsidiaries of The Co-Op. The HR Business Partner will be required to provide HR consultancy and support services to the relevant trade outlets and manufacturing plants in order to support sustainable profitability. Close co-operation with Operational Management teams, in collaboration with the broader HR Division, is critically important in order to execute HR services efficiently. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications: • Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent. • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in Human Resources Management, ideally in an Agricultural/Trade or Manufacturing environment • Professional Registration (SABPP or IPM) • Valid driver’s license. • Registration as Psychometrist at the HPCSA will be advantageous. Applicants would need to demonstrate that they have a proven track record and possess the necessary knowledge, competencies, skills and personal capabilities to be successful in the position: Skills and Competencies:  Must have a thorough understanding and broad applied knowledge of general HR principles  Must have sufficient experience to perform in a consultative and advisory capacity.  Possess strong business aptitude with a broad knowledge of business practices and processes  Competent and skilled in advising operational teams in terms of grievances, disciplinary enquiries and union related matters.  Well-developed leadership and management skills at management level  In-depth knowledge of HR systems, processes, policies and procedures.  Knowledge of Agricultural, Trade and or Manufacturing industry will be advantageous  Proven ability to build and maintain sound business relationships with stakeholders within a dynamic and challenging operational environment  Project management, report writing and documentation skills.  Possess sound conflict management and dispute resolution abilities.  Be fully computer literate and familiar with various software programs, functions and operating systems, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and HR/Payroll systems (VIP HR, BI) Personal characteristics: • Problem solving abilities • Analytical • Planning and organising skills. • “Big picture” thinking. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Resilience and tenacity • Accuracy and attention to detail • Consistency . • Ability to work under pressure.

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