Schneider Electric

Human Resources Director - Anglophone West Africa

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Job Description

Schneider Electric - As the Global Specialist in Energy Management™ and market leader in industrial automation and software. Schneider Electric enables people to experience and transform efficiency where they live and work; from home to enterprise, across the grid and the city. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group brings a world where innovative individuals use collaborative solutions to make the most of their energy, while using less of the common planet.

Job Title: Human Resources Director - Anglophone West Africa

Job ID: 003D7X
Location: Nigeria-Lagos
Schedule: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • To operationalize global HR action plans; develop and implement regional HR strategic action plans, practices and initiatives in line with the organisational strategy.
  • To create a conducive working environment for employees, whilst emphasising organisational objectives and managing/adapting to continuous change.

Business Partner:

  • To represent the Human Resources department in management meetings whilst consulting with key players to understand the organisation’s needs.
  • To align Human Resources delivery with organisational objectives
  • To actively communicate Human Resources projects, changes and orientation.
  • To advise on changes and/or improvements in the organisational structure.
  • To participate in business reviews, task forces and audits
  • To oversee the implementation of relevant Human Resources projects and initiatives as well as monitoring the completion thereof.
  • To oversee the implementation of change interventions as and when required whilst managing the change process and providing feedback.
  • HR Administration/Reporting/Payroll and Information Management
  • To ensure that effective and accurate HR information systems is maintained.
  • To ensure that an effective and accurate payroll and Human Resources management system is implemented and maintained.
  • To oversee and advise on Human Resources reporting, policies, procedures and administration.

Budgeting/Strategic Planning:

  • To prepare and monitor Human Resource budgets & personnel related costs.
  • To utilise Human Resources indicators and statistics to analyse headcount requirements.
  • To continuously analyse and monitor Human Resources trends, both current and future.
  • To prepare and align Human Resources action plans to that of the Schneider group.
  • To propose and continuously improve the organisation’s Human Resources strategy to support the company’s overall strategy.
  • Recruitment
  • To manage and drive sourcing strategies with management.
  • To advise and oversee the recruitment, placement and induction of staff.
  • To advise and assist line managers to define new positions’ requirements and profiles.
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • To oversee the implementation of the organisation’s compensation and benefits policies, including short term incentive plans (STIP) are implemented.
  • To oversee the implementation and improvement of compensation, benefits and administration systems.
  • To manage annual wage and salary reviews and annual salary bonus payments.
  • To oversee the maintenance of salaries & wages database.
  • Performance Management
  • To oversee the use and application of the organisation’s performance management system.
  • To advise and ensure that performance objectives are cascaded and support managers with managing employee performance.
  • Training and Skills Development
  • To oversee that the organisation’s skills development plan is implemented and supports the organisation’s growth strategy.
  • To oversee and approve the development of employees in line with skills development legislation and the organisation’s Skills Development Plan.
  • Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Employee Wellbeing
  • To advise the safety, health and environment specialist in monitoring SHE requirements.
  • To promote safe working practices within the organisation.
  • To ensure that in terms of the appointment under section 16.2 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, that all necessary and reasonable measures are enacted to comply with the act.
  • To remain up to date on staff welfare issues and provide support as and when necessary.
  • To develop and maintain open channels of communication with staff.
  • To carry out initial counselling of employees and refer to health professionals as and when necessary.
  • Industrial Relations
  • To provide sound industrial relations (IR) advice to managers whilst overseeing disciplinary and grievance procedures.

To negotiate issues with union officials as necessary:

  • To remain up to date with labour legislation changes.
  • To deal with negotiations regarding downsizing, retrenchments and acquisitions.

Employment Equity:

  • To oversee the successful implementation of the organisation’s Employment Equity plan and the achievement of the targets set in these plans.
  • To actively promote the Employment Equity Plan.

Process Owner:

  • In this position, you are required to fulfil the role of a Process Owner, responsibilities and in accordance with SE org guidelines.


  • To ensure that all standard operating procedures are adhered to.
  • To ensure professional standards are maintained in all business situations.

Management System:

  • To keep up to date with developments with respect to the management system, as well as apply the policies and procedures relevant to the position.
  • To communicate improvement possibilities with respect to the management system to the relev
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • Master's level qualification in HR, Commerce, Engineering, Finance.


  • Minimum of 12 years of work experience in a multinational organization, with at least 5 of those at the global mid-level of management.


  • Relevant Legislation
  • Human Resources Processes and Procedures
  • People Soft


  • Verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Judgement
  • Strategic Decision making
  • Planning and organising
  • Business acumen
  • Resources management
  • Computer literacy
  • Negotiating
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible work approach
  • Global approach

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About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. It is headquartered in Rueil-...
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Job Summary
March 28, 2017
Offer Type
Minimum of 12years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
November 30, 1899
Human Resources / Recruitment
Energy / Power
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