Jonker Sailplanes Pty Ltd. (JS) is a privately owned, South African company that designs, manufactures, and maintains sailplanes from their main facility based at the Potchefstroom Airfield. It was originally a small team of three engineers and three technicians who combined their knowledge to produce a sailplane that would win competitions and fly beautifully. These six were the beginning of the original JS1 success story. Ten years later there are 16 qualified engineers and more than 110 employees working in the Jonker Sailplanes factory in South Africa. With M&D Flugzeugbau in Germany now further strengthening the team, the company has become a force to be reckoned with!
Duties & Responsibilities
The HR & Training Manager contributes to the organisational goals by providing strategic input, leading, and managing the end-to-end HR and Training agenda within Jonker Sailplanes; ensuring the business objectives related to HR and Training are achieved through the utilisation and development of programmes, tools, policies & frameworks, and the monitoring (through SLAs, HR Metrics) and deliverance of HR services to the Organisation.
These include the following deliverables:
Provide effective HR and Training services to the organisation.
Support management and team to solve problems related to HR issues.
Identify training and development projects and strategies aligned to the business strategy.
Analyse operational trends and take appropriate action in terms of training and development needs.
Coordinate and plan internal and external training interventions end-to-end to ensure the provision of high-quality learner experiences and training.
Develop training material in line with company requirements and ensure that the content and presentation of courses are at a professional standard.
Compile and execute Training plans in line with training needs analysis.
Identify ideas to increase motivation and competencies.
Liaise with the relevant SETA’s regarding Skills Levy grants and other related aspects.
Effective administration of the HR, Payroll & Training systems.
Oversee and maintain the performance management system of the organisation.
Assist management and supervisors during performance contracting, developing of Individual Development Plans (IDP’s) and performance reviews.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Applicable University degree or Diploma.
3 years post graduate experience in HR & Training Management
• HR Information Management Systems
• Change Management
• Talent Management (Recruitment, Development and Retention)
• Performance & Reward
• Human Capital Planning
• ER, IR and Wellness
Exposure to liaising with SETA’s
Excellent understanding of applicable South African Labour Legislation
Required skills and personal attributes.
Ability to manage own time.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.
Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
Project management skills.
Intermediate MS Office skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.