Tuskys Employee Relations Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya April 2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the below post;

Job Title: Employee Relations Manager

Company: Tuskys

Duty Station: Nairobi

Purpose: Responsible in providing the company with guidance on labour laws and practices, grievances settlement, discipline issues as well as involvement in maintaining positive relationships with the union. Tasked in fostering and maintaining a conducive employee relations environment that promotes organizational culture and values.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and ensuring consistent application of employee relations policies and procedures as well as monitoring of staff motivation levels with a view of promoting employee satisfaction.
  • Creating and implementing all employee relations related practices, policies, procedures and strategies with the goal of promoting a positive culture and high employee performance.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of ER strategy across the business.
  • Address conflicts and strive to resolve them in a positive manner that benefits all parties and facilitates healthy work relationships and manage the administration of all discipline/grievance issues as per discipline /grievance procedure.
  • Coordinating disciplinary procedures and systems; handling disciplinary cases; attending disciplinary hearings, confirming minutes and issuing verdicts with minimal litigation.
  • Design programs to ensure the fair treatment of employees and effective communication between employees and managers and provide guidance to line managers on behavior management and effective counselling to staff.
  • Listen to and address employee concerns, resolve employee issues and handle complaints to protect the interests of all parties involved and encourage a supportive atmosphere in the workplace.
  • In conjunction with the other relevant parties in HR should develop, implement, and update Human Resources employment policies and procedures.
  • Gathers and thoroughly documents all facts through interviews, records, and other sources; evaluates the validity of complaints, violations of policy, and proper course of action.
  • Liaison on industrial relations matters – attending conciliation meetings with union and labour officers including negotiations for CBA.
  • Any other task as assigned.

Academic Qualifications

  • University degree – Bachelor’s degree in HR / Business Administration or related field
  • Any additional qualifications in Employee or Industrial Relations would be an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Higher Diploma in HR.
  • CHRP Certification would be an added advantage
  • Experience Requirement
  • 6 years’ experience managing HR processes in a labour intensive industry and 2 years’ must experience specifically in labour and employee relations management.


  • Interpersonal skills – essential to identifying the needs of employees and management.
  • Knack of problem-solving – devise solutions to issues that arise in the workplace
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills – effectively influence all stake holders in a way that results in acceptance, agreement or behavior change.
  • Communication skills – ability to listen and understand concerns and provide answers to complex workplace questions.
  • Strong analytical skills – to assess situations, make accurate observations and arrive at well informed decisions.
  • Resilience – Able to remain calm, stable and in control of themselves in potentially emotional grievance handling and disciplinary.
  • Work place pressure – Maintain effective work behavior in the face of setbacks or overwhelming work demands.
  • Proficiency – in use of MS office tools.

Key Competence:

  • Knowledge of Labour /Employment law and its practical application.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practice of employee involvement and industrial relations.
  • Good awareness of the internal and external industrial environment and successful adaptation to changing demands and conditions of ER landscape.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant retail policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.

How to Apply:

If you are up to the challenge, meet the above requirements send a Cover letter and CV to applications@tuskys.com; Quote “Employee Relations Manager” on the email subject.

Receipt of application is open till Tuesday April 9th 2019, close of business 5.00pm, late submission will not be considered.

We do NOT charge any fee in receiving and application processing.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Tusker Mattresses Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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