Michael Page Human Resources

HR Business Partner

Audenshaw, England
£40000 - £43000 per annum
30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
JN -042021-2560079
Nathan Ross
Contract Type
Full Time

As a HR Business Partner, you will partner with the management team to deliver the organisational people strategy.

Client Details

I am exclusively partnering a recognised manufacturing business.

Our client prides themselves in maintaining values of Customer-centricity, Performance, and Collaboration - and is currently in a period of growth.


Reporting into the HR Director, my client seeks a proven operator who can build solid relationships quickly, has experience of driving a 'performance vs continuous improvement vs wellbeing' culture, has experience of flexing from the transactional, to the operational, to the strategic.

As a HR Business Partner you will have responsibility for operational site related people activities for c.450 people. You will work closely with the management and leadership team on day to day activities as well as implementing the people strategy and playing a pivotal role in its development at local level.

Whilst managing a small team of two (HR Advisor and HR Administrator), your key focuses for your first 12 months are as follows;

  • Policies and processes - development and implementation
  • Restructures - target operating model review and change programmes
  • Talent Management & Development - developing manager capability and implementing career pathways
  • Engagement & Culture - including landing Vision & Values
  • Recruitment - volume recruitment in operations, R&D, and commercial functions
  • Total Reward - review and overhaul of the benefits, pay structures (job evaluation and grading) and performance related pay

  • Our client recognises a Trade Union, which you will support in managing relationships with.

    Your responsibility will cover a manufacturing facility and support functions, based in the east Manchester area.


    To be considered for this HR Business Partner appointment you will have proven experience as an HR Business Partner / senior HR Generalist / senior HR Advisor, within an autonomous role, ideally within Manufacturing, Engineering, FMCG industries. Strong ER experience is a must. You will have proven experience and a strong toolkit in the following;

    • Trade Union relationship management
    • Organisational Design
    • Recruitment
    • Talent & Performance Management
    • Culture & Engagement
    • Managing, developing and mentoring HR colleagues

    You will have a minimal qualification at CIPD level 5.

    You will be adept at working on operational / day to day HR activities as well as more strategically. You will have demonstrable resilience and experience of working with leadership teams to implement and drive change.

    Understanding the business operations, the talent employed and the strategic focus the business, you will be a natural business advisor to the management and leadership team. As an HR Business Partner, you will be the moral compass of the business, and look to evolve behaviours at all levels - within the HR team, and within the wider business.

    My client seeks an ambitious individual who will look to support the business in growth.

    Job Offer

    This role will pay £40,000 to £43,000 per annum, and a suite of benefits.

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