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People Partner - Maersk Kenya

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2024
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  • Location:
    Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    7 Years
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jul 22, 2024
  • Days Remaining:

Job Description

By Joining Maersk, you will become part of the global family of the company that moves 20% of global trade everyday all the way, where one of our core values is Our Employees. It goes without saying that we value diversity: we thrive on the diversity of our talent in all its forms, and we see it as a strength in building high-performance teams across brands, cultures, and locations.  

We’re looking for a People Partner, in Mombasa to join our Frontline People Organization (FLPO) in our Logistics and Services business. The People Partner is integral to the support of the Delivery Function. Collaborating closely with Leaders, Managers, Employees, Centers of Excellence (CoEs), People Function and the FLPO team, the People Partner is dedicated to implementing our People strategies and programs. Their focus is on enhancing employee success and fortifying the organizational culture within a highly dynamic environment. Leveraging a comprehensive understanding of HR, the People Partner assists Leaders in navigating various people matters and policies, providing coaching and support during a period of significant business transformation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with Business Leaders, Frontline Managers, and employees across various sites within the designated scope.
  • Implement and execute Maersk’s People strategy in collaboration with Business Leaders aligning with the overarching business goals of the organization.
  • Partner with Leaders and managers on the local delivery of the annual People calendar including annual performance management, compensation, succession planning and development and other initiatives.
  • Conduct employee investigations, gather witness statements and make recommendations.
  • Work closely with the Employee Relations & People Advisory team to ensure compliance with Labour laws.
  • Partner with Business Leaders to strategically manage headcount and address temporary staffing needs.
  • Oversee and conduct thorough checks to ensure high data integrity.
  • Proactively anticipate and address the needs, critical issues, and risks for supported sites/units, presenting viable options for resolution.
  • Support initiatives aimed at enhancing processes by streamlining and standardizing them.
  • Lead the team of People Advisors reporting in.

We’re looking for:

To thrive in this role, you must have the ability to navigate complex stakeholder matrices and influence senior leaders on a range of business and people-related issues. You will need flexibility and adaptability to operate in a fast-paced, developing project environment, taking ownership, and setting directions with minimal guidance. A self-driven, passionate individual with a ‘can-do’ mindset and excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal, is essential.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Relevant HR Degree
  • Minimum 7 years of HR generalist experience, demonstrating proficiency across various HR disciplines and tools, including strategy, business partnering, performance management, employee and labour relations, employee engagement, compensation, and talent management.
  • Experience in managing Employee relations.
  • Passionate about the business and partnering with leaders to deliver on business results.
  • Experience in implementing new initiatives and rolling out new ways of working.

Maersk is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we embrace different styles of thinking. Maersk is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, colour, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy or parental leave, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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