BBBEE and Transformation Specialist - Sandton

Actively participate in the design, delivery and implementation of BEE policies, procedures and initiatives in line with legislative and compliance requirements, as well as, strategic business and HR objectives.

Role and Responsibilities
Strategy
Participate actively, in collaboration with the group HR manager in the design and delivery of the BBBEE strategy for the group and subsidiaries that outlines key objectives, initiatives, timeframes and related costs for Exco approval.
Guide and assist the group and subsidiaries and in the crafting of appropriate strategies and action plans to achieve the target level.
Understand group and subsidiaries services, operations and strategy and align the BBBEE objectives to the subsidiaries

Planning
Participate actively, in collaboration with the group HR manager in developing a BBBEE plan for the group and subsidiaries for implementation
Champion and act as the change agent on the implementation and roll-out of the BBBEE and transformation plan

Implementation
Identify, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the relevant stakeholders across the organisation who have a material impact on the outcomes of BBBEE in the company
Manage and coordinate the BBBEE process in an efficient manner and guide the BBBEE stakeholders for the target levels to be achieved at operational level
Guide all BBBEE stakeholders on the relevant codes of good practice
Compile monthly reports for submission to group HR manager to assist in assessing the BBBEE status
Implement and maintain processes and policies to ensure compliance and improvement of scores
Compile the relevant assessment tool and train users on this tool
Monitor monthly progress with regards to each operation BBBEE status via the BBBEE tool and submit progress reports to group HR manager
Identify and escalate concerns to the group HR manager for intervention
Conduct mini-audits across operations, at least one in addition to the actual annual verification

Change Management
Assist group HR manager in implementing the plan in a smooth and efficient manner as well as providing continuous feedback to all stakeholders
Apply a structured change management approach and methodology for specific projects and initiatives
Collaborate with group HR manager in developing a change management strategy based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change
Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate or address the concerns
Identify resistance and performance gaps, and work to develop and implement corrective actions
Create and enable reinforcement mechanisms and celebrations of success

Compliance and Reporting
Educating and informing of developments on the BBBEE Codes and other sector-specific issues
Manage the annual BBBEE verifications by the appointed verification agency
Monitoring and reporting to group HR manager on BBBEE and transformation status
Compiling the BBBEE scorecard scenarios required for annual planning and guidance

Committees
Assist group HR manager in designing and setting up relevant employee committees such as Employment Equity, Skills Development, Transformation and Diversity committees
Assist and ensure a fair and objective nomination process for electing members to the various committees
Coordinate monthly meetings of the BBBEE committee including the preparation and presentation of monthly reports on BBBEE programs to be reviewed in said meetings, as well as drafting and publication of minutes
Conduct information sessions with BBBEE Committee to highlight major changes, concerns, strategies, action plans
Coordinate and schedule committee annual meeting calendar

Monitoring and Evaluation
Conduct internal reporting including the monthly BBBEE scorecards for submission to the group HR manager
Review and analyse the monthly BBBEE data reports and make recommendations on corrective action
Keep track of changes and developments in BBBEE legislation and regulations

Learning & Development
Assist group with WSP and ATRs for the different entities with costing reports
Develop and manage strategies for Learnerships/ Internships
Develop individual development plans for employees in line with future manpower requirements and individual developmental needs.

Experience and Educational Requirements:
Matric/Grade 12
Relevant tertiary qualification coupled with other BEE/HR related courses and experience in managing BBBEE and transformation within a medium sized company
3-5 years’ experience within a similar role where BEE was the core function

Skills/Attributes Requirements:
• Ability to work under pressure and according to tight deadlines
• Excellent mediation skills with the ability to assist in finding suitable and viable resolutions
• Ability to positively persuade and influence others
• Strong attention to detail skills
• High propensity for change and a natural inclination to drive and manage change in the organisation
• Consistent follow through on tasks and projects through to completion
• Diplomacy and exceptional people skills in engaging at various levels of the organisation
• A passion and drive for personal development, welcomes new ways of doing things
• Advanced computer literacy particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes
• Passionate about BBBEE and social responsibility

Knowledge Requirements:
In-depth knowledge, understanding and application of BBBEE legislation, amended BBBEE codes, policies and practices.

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