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Accomplished human resources leader with over 15 years experience

Location:
South Africa
Posted:
November 05, 2018

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PATRICIA JUNE BRANFORD

Located in the East Rand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

+27-661******

ac63mu@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Accomplished human resources leader offering over 15 years of experience within the manufacturing, logistics, retail and distribution industries and having comprehensive human resources generalist experience including: recruitment, training and development, organizational development/redesign, payroll administration, talent management, benefits administration and employee relations.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Strategic planning

Problem solving

Results driven

Operational

excellence

Relationship

Building

Exceptional communication

skills

Planning and organizing

Conflict resolution

Ethical

Team Leadership

Flexibility

Project management

Research & analysis

Strong negotiation skills

Capacity to work with diverse

teams

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

H.R Management

Organizational

redesign

Legal compliance

Occupational

Health and Safety

International Travel

Management

Labour Law

Training and Development

Recruitment

Budgeting

Executive Assistant

Talent Management

Payroll Management

Internal Auditing

Operating Expenses

Employment Equity

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Human Resources Manager / EA to directors

Kawena Distributors (Pty) Ltd (Retail / Distribution) September 2012 – May 2018

Reason for leaving: Planned to relocated to United Kingdom but due to family matter this did not materialize Reporting Structure: Operations Director (Written reference available) Accountabilities

Custodian of HR Policies and procedures

CCMA / Legal Matters (including arbitrations)

Chairing all disciplinary hearings and minute

taking

Recruitment

Budgets

Management of payroll

Signatory for the company banking

Performance Management

Job Evaluation

Employment equity

Career Development and Succession

Planning

Training and Development including skills

development facilitator role

Organizational redesign

Staff communication meetings and internal

communication

Occupational health and safety including risk

assessments

Conducting internal audits

Assisting regional managers with operational

functions

Management of executive diaries

Taking of minutes at senior management

meetings and disciplinary hearings

Handling of electronic mail

Drafting and distributing written

communication on behalf of directors

Arranging travel arrangements (flights,

vehicles, hotels, meetings) for executives

Preparation and distribution of board

packs

Creating and presenting when required

(Powerpoint presentations)

Coordination of management meetings

Supervision of receptionist

Compiling staff news letters

Compiling and distributions of all internal

communication on behalf of CEO/MD

Prepare speeches on behalf of directors

when required

Ensure service level agreements are

legally compliant

Fully responsible for company functions

Group Human Resources Manager

Natures Choice Products (Pty) Ltd / Sequence Logistics (Pty) Ltd (Manufacturing / Logistics) June 2010 – July 2012

Reason for leaving Company financials and senior staff head count was reduced Reporting Structure: CEO/ Marketing Director (Written reference available) Accountabilities

Setting up of entire human resources

department

Compiling of HR Policies and procedures

CCMA / Legal Matters (including arbitrations)

Implementing talent management

Management of payroll

Employment equity

Training and Development including skills

development facilitator role

Organizational redesign

Achievements

Streamline nine payrolls to two payrolls within 9 months – 2011

Successfully settled wage negotiations within two consultations with the union – 2011

Successfully coordinated and settled industrial action within 3 days – 2012

Successfully achieved 100% success rate for CCMA arbitrations since 2010 (78 cases) Human Resources Development Manager: 10 February 2010 – May 2010 Learning and Development Manager: 1 March 2009 – 9 February 2010 Human Resources Manager: 21 March 2007–28 February 2009 Group HR Generalist – PA functions to MD: 1 June 2006 – March 2007 Human Resources Generalist: 14 July 2003 – May 2006 HR Officer: 1 October 1999 – 14 July 2007

HR Admin Assistant: 17 July 1997-30 September 1999 Coca-Cola Canners of Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (Manufacturing) Reason for leaving : Head hunted to set up human resources department Reporting Structure: Managing Director / Plant Manager (Written reference available) Accountabilities

Custodian of HR policies and procedures

CCMA / Legal Matters

Disciplinary Hearings at senior level and

COBC cases and provided guidance to HR

Generalists and line management

Recruitment at senior level (Peromnes Grade

8 – 4)

CHAP – HIV Program

EAP – Employee Assistance Program

Signatory for banking account and releasing

of payroll to Citibank

SED – Social Economic Development Projects

Performance Management

Diversity Management

Job Evaluation

Employment Equity

National Forum and Wage Negotiations

Career Development and Succession

Planning

Works Place Rights Facilitator

Manage the L & D Team activities and goals

Accountable for SDF functions including

submissions of EE, WSP and ATR reports

Conducted skills audits

Prepared and implemented training needs

analysis

Facilitated soft skills training

Facilitated mentorship program

Facilitated learnerships / apprenticeship

program

Developed and implemented skills

programs

Implemented ABET initiatives

Implemented and monitored OD

strategies/ Talent Management

Custodian for the Global Coca-Cola Live

for a Difference Projects which included

CSI and environmental projects

Accountable for all learning and

development activities at Wadeville Plant

Johannesburg, Epping Plant – Cape

Town and Head Office – Johannesburg

Achievements

Employee of the Year Award – Reward and Recognition Ceremony - 2003

Implementation of VIP Payroll and HR Software System for all regions of Coca-Cola Canners

Re-Implementation of HIV Program which claimed to be the best in the Coca-Cola System and researched by Atlanta - 2006

Represented Coca-Cola Canners in Kenya for HIV program – 2007

Represented Coca-Cola Canners in Zimbabwe for Work Place Rights – 2008

Implemented and achieved the first graduation ABET Class – 2009

Co-ordinated script and video production for Safety Induction and Orientation Video –2009/ 2010

Co -ordinated script and video production for Promotional video – 2010 EDUCATION

Current studies – MBA : Edinburgh Business School

SKILLS ACADEMY – UK

UK Employment Law Diploma NVQ 4 in UK (NQF 6 SA) – 2018

Interviewing Skills Certificate

Travel and Tourism Diploma – Accredited with IAO

Hotel Management Diploma - Accredited with IAO

Hotel Reception Diploma - Accredited with IAO

Restaurant Service and Management Diploma - Accredited with IAO

Customer Service Level 2 & 3 Diploma - Accredited with IAO

Events Management Diploma - Accredited with IAO

Wedding Planning Diploma - Accredited with IAO

TEFL ACADEMY – UK

Certification NVQ 5 in UK (NQF 7 SA) – 2018

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE – UK

Counselling Skills Advanced Diploma – Accredited by International Alliance of Holistic Therapist UK - Level 5 CPD (NQF 7 SA) – 2018

OPLEX CAREERS - UK

Level 3 CPD Presentation Skills – NQF 5

Level 3 CPD Award in Digital Marketing - NQF 5

Level 4 CPD Award in Social Media Training – NQF 5

Level 4 CPD Award in Advanced Health and Social Management Diploma – NQF 6 U.C.T.

Paralegal Practitioner Diploma (NQF 5) - 2012

Introduction to South African law Sources of South African law

Classification of South African law

Introduction to the legal profession

Private law and civil procedures

Criminal law and procedures

Business law

Law of evidence Courts and alternative dispute resolution

The Constitution and the impact of HIV/AIDS on the law

Human rights

Legal comparison and perspectives on the law

Legal language and reading

Legal writing skills

Legal argument, logic, interview and oral advocacy skills

Legal research

UNISA

Management Program in Human Resources (One year) (NQF 5) - 2008 Subjects Passed

Industrial Relations

Personnel Administration

Training Management

TECHNISA

N3 Business Studies (NQF 4) – 2006

Business English

Office Practice

Computer Practice

COURSES ATTENDED

Local area networks – Protea Systems

First Liner Industrial Relations

First Aid Level 2

Target Selection Interviewing

VIP Premier Payroll and Human Resources Modules and VIP People Payroll

Trained AIDS Counsellor

Writing and developing learning material according to SAQA

Innovative Styles – Creative Leadership

Health and Safety Representative

COID Act

Internal Auditor

CCMA Rules and Arbitration

Finance for non-financial managers

Minute taking

Labour Relations - Unfair dismissals

Employment Equity and skills development

Career and Performance management

Skills Development Facilitator

Assessor

YUM Quality audits – required for KFC

HACCP

Fire fighting

Sales Manager Pro Programme – Thinksales

Sales Management Bootcamp – The Sales Institute

Money Laundering

TECHNOLOGICAL PROFICIENCIES

WordPerfect version 5.1 and 6.0

MS Word

Sunword

Lotus Notes version 8

Quattro pro / Lotus 123

Excel

Harvard graphics

PowerPoint Advanced

AS 400 Main Frame

Basis II Inventory Package

Aspiration Training Package

Persease Personnel Package

VIP Payroll and Human Resources (Premier)

Access Database

Q Data – Time and Attendance

Achiever Quality System

MS Project

MS Visio

VIP Payroll – People Version

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

South African Society for Labour Law

South African Paralegal Association – Associate Member

International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

International Society for Performance Improvement

Certified Recognition Professional – Recognition Professional International. WRITTEN WORK REFERENCES

Kawena Distributors – Mr. C Terblanche Operations Director

Natures Choice Products – Ms H Partner Marketing Director

Sequence Logistics – Mr D Smit Managing Director

Coca-Cola Canners of Southern Africa – Mr I Rhind Managing Director CHARACTER REFERENCE

Mr. Katlego Mmoue – Attorney 076-******* (Written reference also available)



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