Mr. Green Trading Africa (K) Limited

Integrator & Chief People Officer

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Job Summary

S/he will work very closely with the CEO to ensure the vision is fully integrated and executed across all departments.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Who We Are

“Create a new game of recycling in emerging markets by changing the perception of waste”

When you look at a waste picker, what do you see? What do you feel? What do you think? Do you smile and thank them for clearing the man-made mess on the streets and in our homes? Do you recognise their occupation as a noble venture that saves us from potential toxicity? Could they be just like you? With hopes, dreams and demanding waste collection schedules? At Mr. Green Africa, we acknowledge their value.

That being said, we have designed a human-centred business model that illustrates shared value at its best. Mr. Green Africa incentivises marginalised waste pickers and base of the pyramid stakeholders by offering premium prices and added benefits. This restores their dignity and alleviates poverty while at the same time providing a continuous supply of valuable recyclables to Mr. Green Africa.

Mr. Green Africa then processes the recyclable material into valuable raw material and feeds it back into plastic manufacturers’ supply chain to enable them to achieve circular economy goals,  and benefit from raw material cost savings while simultaneously creating a positive environmental impact.

For this endeavour and journey ahead, we are looking for passionate people with a genuine heart, who also believe in doing well by doing good and want to put their skills in a more purposeful working life.


About the role: Integrator & Chief People Officer


Job Overview:​ The Integrator & Chief People Officer will work very closely with the CEO to ensure the company’s major functions are fulfilled, however, with a strong focus on culture, based on our core values, and vision is fully integrated and executed across all departments. This person will blend the healthy friction and traction that is being built in this fast-growing business into a greater energy as a whole. The  Integrator & Chief People Officer will assist department leaders in running the organisation, manage day-to-day issues that arise and serve as the glue that holds the company together. Additionally, the Chief People Officer & Integrator will be responsible for the HR department. 


Responsibilities and Duties (General)

  • Review, design, and execute on improvements to the organisation structure, find knowledge and skills gaps and help address them

  • Improve current processes and coordinate organisational procedures for optimised efficiency and productivity

  • Project managing board meeting preparation and creation of board meeting materials

  • Running quarterly business reviews

  • Serving as a trusted advisor and confidant to the executive team

  • Serve as liaison between the CEO and the rest of the company (staff, executives, senior leaders, etc.) regarding company culture, employee well-being, project updates, proposals, and planning

  • Interact closely with key team members to ensure P&L and KPIs are on track

  • Oversee daily operations through collaboration with senior management and department leaders, performing an array of tasks from generating communication, planning and coordinating all-team or management meetings, and scheduling facilities

  • Work with all teams to ensure processes, policies and systems are scalable and are effective in working with other departments and geographies

  • Support the integration of successful new business cases, activities and projects into Mr. Green’s operations

  • Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help to define new operational strategies, working with the CEO and executives on special projects


HR Specific

  • Guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programmes for the entire company.

  • Develop and execute HR strategy including leading of people and capacity building

  • Co-create and manage annual people budgets for all departments

  • Improve and manage company recruitment practices

  • Manage succession planning in the organisation to ensure business continuity

  • Oversee organisation development, change management initiatives, and company-wide culture and environment at work for employees.

  • Analyze the effectiveness of all human resources efforts, including recruiting, training and retaining staff, both financially and impact on company goals and objectives

  • Oversee diversity and culture initiatives

  • Review organizational structure, identifying any gaps, and filling them

  • Aligning internal processes with the leadership team and management to ensure efficient use of resources

 

Project Management Specific

  • Making sure the right people to be involved in each project are at the table

  • Track high priority initiatives for the executive and identifying any obstacles

  • Communicate initiative status to the executive, pulling in other executives or team members as necessary

  • Connect teams that are working on similar initiatives

  • Pull together and manage project teams that require input from multiple areas within the company

  • Provide decision support through data gathering, information analyzing and presenting considerations to relevant stakeholders


Competencies

  • Key decision maker and tie-breaker when the management team does not reach consensus 

  • Exceptionally structured and organised personality

  • Can-do attitude

  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity

  • Adaptable and comfortable with disagreements

  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form

  • Proven success in a project coordination role

  • Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions

  • Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication

  • Comfortable with and enjoys “behind the scene” leadership


Qualifications:

  • 8+ years working as part of an executive team

  • Experience in building and developing an HR department

  • Extensive leadership experience and proven track record to develop managers

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience with budget management

  • Human Resource practitioner (IHRM and CHRP) preferred

  • High emotional intelligence (EQ)

  • Mentoring or coaching experience

  • Project management skills

  • Proven experience organising and directing multiple teams and departments

  • Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives

  • Authorised to work in Kenya

 

Mr. Green Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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