People and Culture Manager

Cape Town
Posted 3 weeks ago

Start Date: ASAP | Duration: Permanent | Location: Cape Town | Education: Bsc/BA level

We are looking for an experienced People and Culture Manager to oversee all aspects of human resources practices and processes. You will play a key role in growing our team and ensuring that we create and maintain a culture in which our people can thrive. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration, and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is busy disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent.

What you will do

What is a People and Culture Manager? To us, this is the go-to person for everything employee and talent related. This means that your duties will involve managing activities such as job design, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training & development and talent management. Talent Acquisition will be a vital part of your job. You will help our company find and retain excellent employees. You will be entrusted with an ongoing quest to discover talent, build a strong employment brand and ensure great relationships with both candidates and employees.

The job of People and Culture Manager is important to our business success. People are our most important asset and you’ll be the one to ensure we find and maintain a happy and productive workplace where everyone works to realize our established mission and objectives. Promoting corporate values and shaping a positive culture is a vital aspect of a complete People and Culture manager.

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Lead the talent acquisition process and develop strategies and hiring plans
  • Lead employment branding initiatives
  • Plan and conduct recruitment and selection processes (interviews, screening calls etc.)
  • Nurture a positive working environment
  • Maintain pay plan and benefits program
  • Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs
  • Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management

Why you should join us

  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading logistics platform in Africa to enable Ecommerce growth on the continent
  • Because you’re passionate about an entrepreneurial environment where you are expected to take action and your decisions make a real impact on the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations
  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output
  • Because you want to grow in the organisation

Why you should NOT join us

  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues
  • Because you only want to be working on the high-level strategic projects and don’t want to get your hands dirty
  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes

What we’re looking for

  • Proven working experience as HR Manager or other HR Executive
  • Proven experience as talent acquisition manager
  • Understanding of all selection methods and techniques
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices
  • Excellent communicator
  • Well-organized
  • BSc/BA in business administration, human resources or relevant field

What we’re offering

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Performance Bonus
  • Work From Home
  • A dynamic company culture with room for creativity and self-expression
  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company
  • A trendy office in the Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions
  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings, and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit

Team & culture

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of exceptional people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create exceptional output by listening to what our customers need and then taking action. Our ever-changing work environment requires dedication and hard and smart work. We make sure we are having a great time while doing this and exceptional output will lead to real rewards. We celebrate our milestones in and out the office, in the form of different activities lead by our Chief Fun Officer. Activities include evening football games, the Pargo Master Chef lunch competition, daily yoga sessions, music concerts, Friday afternoon drinks, early morning kayaking with dolphins, and entering the Cape Town Marathon.


Pargo is a smart logistics company that is on a mission to create accessible delivery across Africa and be a key enabler for ecommerce growth on the continent. We do this by offering omni-channel logistics solutions to solve the challenges of last-mile distribution and make deliveries more accessible, affordable and convenient. We have a tech enabled network of over 2,500 pick-up points (“PUPs”) and work with leading South African businesses including: The Foschini Group, Cape Union Mart, Onedayonly, Clicks, African Bank, Lewis, HomeChoice, and many more.


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