HR Lead

August 7, 2019
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Job Type


Job Description:

  • Drive conformance with HR and other Company policies
  • Manage the Company HR performance:
    • Advise on manpower plans and ensuring optimal staffing
    • Recruit other approved vacancies
  • Ensure compliance with the Group’s Performance Management System
  • Identify training needs and evaluate training provided
  • Provide support to the Sector HR Manager in maintaining employee classifications and review non-Executive compensation annually
  • Oversee the effective implementation and communication of the Performance Management System across the Sector, including quality assurance audits to ensure:
    • Employees’ KPIs are aligned to strategic & business objectives.
    • Performance reviews are completed according to agreed timelines
  • Assist in the Annual Salary Review Exercise to ensure salary increases and bonuses are paid within agreed timelines.
  • Oversee employee communications; ensure that employees are aware of their job role and functions and Group HR policies & procedures
  • Ensure that Group induction and orientation programmes are delivered to all new staff
  • Liaise with and provide support to the Sector ER/IR Manager in order to:
    • Maintain an on-the-ground awareness of the Company’s employment and industrial relations climate
    • Spearhead and/or advise in all aspects of the Company’s negotiations.
  • Provide advice on and administering the Company’s employee and industrial relations matters
  • Organize staff town hall sessions/events as required to present Sector ER/IR initiatives or to relay information stemming from ER/IR implementation
  • Provide advice and progresses actions in accordance with policy stages/procedures; refers upwards to Sector HR Manager as required
  • Conduct Disciplinary Hearings expeditiously and ensure that grievance handling is in accordance with the HR BlueBooks and respective Collective Agreements
  • Provide support in conduct IR coaching to Supervisors/Managers in order to develop IR competencies on a scheduled basis
  • Act as the first point of contact after the Line Manager for staff with grievances or Line Managers pursuing progressive disciplinary action
  • Support the Sector HR Manager along with other Sector Leads in the development and maintenance of HR best practice across the Company

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A Master’s degree would be considered an asset
  • At least 7-8 years work experience in a related field, supporting at the Executive level
  • Industrial Relations experience required

Business/Technical Skills:

  • Computer literate. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook
  • Understand & influence the business plans of individual subsidiaries to ensure that the employee relations & industrial relations aspects are satisfied to assist in the achievement of business objectives
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge in treating with IROs
  • Skill in management, supervision and training