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HR Business Partner - Maternity Cover

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Anonymous

Ashford, Kent United Kingdom
Recruitment Consultancy
Immediate Start
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HR Business Partner
Interim Position, based Ashford, Kent
Job Role:
As a HR Business Partner you will work closely with business leaders to identify business led HR solutions that deliver commercial performance and support our strategic business aims.
A key focus of my role in Brakes is to continuously work to help businesses who serve food to thrive by making our business a fantastic place to work through;

• Providing insights, strategy and solutions supporting the successful delivery of business plans

• Resourcing and talent planning to develop, retain and attract the best talent

• Organisation design & development that continually improves the effectiveness of our business

• Performance and reward leadership aimed at inspiring our colleagues to fulfil their potential

• HR service delivery and information to support business decisions

• Pro-active employee engagement sharing business information and understanding colleague views

• Positive employee relations by acting with integrity and partnering the business to determine and deliver commercially aligned ER activity
Key Accountabilities:

• Design and deliver the overall HR strategy and plan for the business area in order to ensure strong alignment with commercial strategy

• Proactively leads on challenging the business to ensure the organization design and effectiveness is fit for purpose and aligned to the strategic imperatives of the area

• Continually work with the leaders within the business area to assess and develop their leadership capability

• Provide robust and challenging debate on people matters to ensure great commercial decisions are driven with people at the forefront

• Responsible for ensuring line managers are reviewing and operating exceptional performance management processes within the area and identifies areas for, and levers to improve results

• Responsible for the quality of talent and succession planning within the area, leading the education of line managers and ensuring all business critical roles have strong succession plans and talent pipelines in place

• Review and identify learning and development needs for the area and proposes activities to address these, creating business cases for justifying spend where necessary

• Work with the senior leadership team to identify and deal with tactical and longer term reward issues

• Work closely with Finance counterpart to ensure business area runs to budget and agreed headcount on all people-related expenditure

• Is a robust and responsive partner on ER issues for the area, ensuring best practice is followed and decisions are taken with the best interests of the business and the individual at heart

• Establish excellent relationships with other members of the HR team to ensure a seamless service to the business area, holds others to account and delivers on promises

• Work closely with the Resourcing Business Partner to ensure great quality talent is brought into the business and longer-term resourcing needs are understood and planned for

• Actively considers the engagement and culture of the business area, flagging concerns before they become bigger issues

• Preferably degree qualified or equivalent

• Preferably CIPD qualified or significant HR experience in an HRBP role
Knowledge and Experience

• Ability to influence senior Managers and Directors

• Experience of leading and implementing organisation design initiatives

• Experience of dealing with change and leading others through change

• Preferable exposure to multi-site HR support
Leadership Competencies:

• Driven and proactive with a genuine interest in people and delivering great results

• Strong commercial acumen

• Builds strong relationships with stakeholders quickly gaining their trust and confidence

• Excellent interpersonal ability, comfortable influencing others at more senior levels and being seen as the 'expert' on all people matters

• Logical and calm approach to problem solving, creating innovative solutions to critical business and people challenges

• Interested in the customer and considers the impact on them of all activities

• Comfortable making decisions based on limited information

• Interested in and has opinions on business matters outside of the 'HR remit'

• Demonstrates strong desire in progressing a career within HR
Essential Interfaces/Relationships

• Exec members & senior leadership teams

• Industry Bodies

• Peer Group

• Group HR

• Company Solicitors

• Third Party Consultants

• Industry Bodies

• Please note there is some business travel required for this role across our other sites in the UK.
Here at Brakes Group, we have a simple mission - to help businesses who serve food to thrive. And as we have been serving chefs across the food industry for nearly 60 years, with a business built on quality, reliability, innovation and trust, it's no surprise that we know what we're doing.

And with a culture where everyone works together as one team to be the best we can be, with a real focus on our brilliant people, there is no doubt that we have the right ingredients to make your career a successful one. If you're looking for development we can help you achieve your aspirations. We have clear career paths and learning programmes which will support you at every step of the way. We also have a whole range of Apprenticeships and a Graduate Programme so there really is something for you at every level of your career whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional. And being part of Sysco - the Global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products; the opportunities really are endless.

If this isn't enough, we offer a whole realm of fantastic benefits and incentives including

• Discounts on products and services

• Clear career pathways and development

• Excellent rewards and recognition schemes

• Pension plan

• Additional holiday purchase

Brakes UK uses a third party to undertake a number of checks. Any offer of employment made by Brakes UK would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory; reference, identity document(s), basic DBS certificate and basic credit check.


Reference: 620553041

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