Young Talent Specialist / Early Careers Specialist Job in South Africa

Imperial Logistics is a mainly African and European logistics provider of outsourced integrated value-add logistics, supply chain management and route-to-market solutions - customised to ensure the relevance and competitiveness of our clients. With established capabilities in transportation, warehousing, distribution and synchronisation management 

Young Talent Specialist / Early Careers Specialist

Job Function:

  • To manage the young talent pipelines that contribute to effective talent planning and development ensuring that Imperial has an uninterrupted supply of talent for critical and scarce skills for today and the future. This role will manage the full value chain of graduates, interns as well as external bursaries & scholarships.

Key performance areas:

Young Talent Programmes:

  • Identify business requirement for young talent across the Group including graduates, interns, vacation work requirements and similar talent requirements.
  • Develop young talent workplace programmes according to identified needs, ensure training / capacity building is executed with line managers/mentors and HRBPs.
  • Formulate a project plan for each programme which includes milestones, budgets and marketing plans to deliver on young talent programme objectives.
  • Implement the new Imperial Bursary & Scholarship Programme.
  • Monitor and report on progress against project plans and make adjustments where required
  • Engage with business and P&C partners to monitor the progress of the programme plans including tracking of progress on a monthly basis and implementing risk mitigation initiatives • Plan, manage and monitor initiatives to ensure customer service excellence.
  • Manage the successful transition of young talent that exit programmes.

Relationship Management:

  • Build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Talent Acquisition team to source and attract young talent.
  • Marketing & networking with tertiary institutions to attract new talent.
  • Build, manage and maintain relationships with external regulatory bodies, including SETAs, SAGEA, various professional bodies etc.

Learning Administration, Governance & Compliance:

  • Develop and/or maintain all learning & development governance policies, processes and procedures related to Young Talent.
  • Ensure all administration and record keeping activities are completed timeously and in accordance with relevant policies & procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Skills Development, legislative and client specific criteria and regulations.
  • Manage and ensure timeous and accurate reporting on learning and development activities and solutions, including grant reporting.

Financial Management:

  • Contribute to the setting of training budgets for Young Talent Programmes, minimize expenditure and manage costs and assets effectively.
  • Prepare and submit required financial reports

Nature of position:

  • Permanent Qualifications required
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree

Skills and experience required:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role/environment, supporting talent programmes in a large organisation.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Analysing
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Planning and Organising
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Working with People
  • Writing and reporting

Technical competencies:

  • Proficient Project Management knowledge and/ or competence
  • Experienced Learning and Development implementation knowledge and / or competence
  • Budgeting, Cost Management and Financial Administration knowledge and / or competence
  • Legislation and Regulations knowledge and / or competence particularly related to learning and development
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of administrative processes and procedures, particularly related to learning and development.
  • Proficient knowledge in terms of SETA framework and requirements

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Imperial Logistics to apply