HR Business Partner

Middlesex, England
£48000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
09 Apr 2018
07 May 2018
Felicity Wileman
Contract Type
Full Time

A truly generalist HR Business Partner position with a leading food manufacturer, reporting directly to a Human Resources Director and supporting a head office population.

Client Details

A market leading food manufacturing business, headquartered in the UK and based in Surrey.



  • Act as key contact for all recruitment requests within the client group, ensuring clear diagnosis of the most appropriate need / solution to the resourcing issue, giving consideration to potential talent moves, and ensuring relevant sign off for any hiring request
  • Work with the Talent Acquisition Manager to explore direct sourcing options and screen Recruitment inbox for suitable applications
  • Ensure internal advertising process followed and a proactive approach is taken for the engagement of any PSL agencies
  • Development of clear recruitment plans with recruiting line managers to ensure interview dates are scheduled, relevant assessment materials are developed and interviewers arranged, including HR attendance at final stage
  • Develop offers in line with agreed pay bands and in line with functional peers across the business - taking guidance where necessary from Reward Director
  • Proactively work with the HR Centre to deliver offers in a timely manner

Employee Lifecycle

  • Partner with line managers in development of on boarding programmes for all new starters and lead the HR induction phase
  • Support and coach line managers to ensure the development of clear objectives for new starters, to include development areas from recruitment process and clear reviews during probationary period
  • Act as guardian to the probationary period for all new starters, monitoring progress and attending review meetings as necessary
  • Coach & Support line managers with the delivery of their 6 monthly Performance Development Plans, actively chasing for completed forms
  • Assist and coach line managers in how to manage performance improvement cases in order to maximise potential of resource within the group
  • Assist and coach line managers through any Employee Relations matters (e.g. flexible working, discipinaries, grievances etc.)
  • Manage the exit process for resignations at, ensuring HR Centre informed, feedback given to line manager and actions captured from the exit interview

Talent Management

  • Lead local talent reviews alongside Directors/Heads of Department, identifying High Potentials and developing action plans to support their career development
  • Support HR Director in leading talent review for functional areas, identifying talents for succession planning and coordinating talent moves as required

Learning & Development

  • Work with Directors/Heads of Dept. and Capability Leads to review Performance Development Plans and identify development & training needs
  • Develop and execute functional learning and development plan in line with 70/20/10 principle
  • Facilitate training sessions on relevant people topics (e.g. Performance Development Plans, Career Development) as required
  • Develop and evolve functional Skills Matrices to support technical capability development within teams


  • Manage the annual salary review and bonus process for group functions
  • Manage nominations for People Awards recognition scheme and lead judging panel on a quarterly basis (shared role)

HR Support

  • Act as first point of contact for all day to day queries, ensuring clear advice and guidance is provided in a timely manner
  • Work with the HR Centre to deliver any contract changes, flexible working arrangements, in a timely professional manner


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • HR Generalist experience
  • CIPD qualification or equivalent
  • Extensive Employee Relations case management
  • Experience in performance management, recruitment and induction, induction and onboarding and reward
  • Ideally FMCG exposure
  • Ideally experienced in training needs analysis, design and delivery

Job Offer

Flexible salary up to £50,000 depending on experience, plus company benefits

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