HR Manager

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

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Job Description

About The Job

Based in Nairobi and reporting to BlackIvy’s US-based Chief People Person, the HR Manager in BigCold Kenya serves as a trusted advisor to team members and managers on a variety of human resources topics. This individual will act as a champion and change agent for HR initiatives. Must establish strong partnerships to deliver high value service to management and team members. This role must also maintain an effective level of business literacy about the company’s financial position, its strategic plans, its culture and its competition.

Supported by the Chief People Person, the HR Manager handles the full scope of HR responsibilities including:


  • Delivers programs in alignment with our core values with a relentless commitment to good governance and ethical business practices
  • Builds and sustains collaborative relationships and trust at all levels of an organization acting in as a trusted neutral ombudsman between staff and management
  • Understands the needs of the business


  • Keeps up to date with and ensures subsidiary compliance with all local and national labor laws
  • Monitors and supports required safety programs, training, and reporting
  • Keeps compliant records and provides required compliance reporting as needed

Talent Acquisition And Management

  • Leads recruitment effort: creating job descriptions, posting jobs, finding and on-boarding and orientations for new employees
  • Provides guidance and input on workforce planning and succession planning
  • Supports internal training and development programs

Benefits And Leave Programs

  • Administers all benefit, retirement savings, and leave programs
  • Communicates and provides support to employees and managers for key processes related to benefits and leave programs

Employee Relations

  • In collaboration with senior leaders, provides advice, assistance, and follow up on company HR policies, procedures, and documentation
  • In partnership with managers supervisors helps teams and individuals develop goals, objectives and feedback loops
  • Provides advice and counsel to managers and team members to resolve employee related questions or issues.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Works closely with management and team members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention


  • Maintains human resource information system records, confidential and functional files
  • Tracks and manages required certifications and trainings
  • Coordinates employment on-boarding and departures.
  • Provides monthly reporting for business units (tracking new hires/departing employees/pay changes, and other HR metrics)
  • Responsible for initiating and documenting payroll actions and providing support for payroll as needed
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