HR Business Partner

DS Smith
South East England, England
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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About the role

Here at DS Smith we are looking for a highly skilled HR Business Partner who will provide support and expertise to our Retail Marketing business.

  • Retail Marketing services an array of established household brands and innovative market challengers
  • We work across strategy, creative, structural design, production, co-packing and logistics
  • We help brands to land in-store with displays that maximise shopper convenience and fully utilise recyclable materials
  • The 3 Retail Marketing sites are located in the South East (Aylesford, Ely, and London)

We'll be asking you to use your experience and passion for HR to support on all aspects of the employee lifecycle, instilling functional excellence and a continuous improvement mindset into our people processes. You'll take the lead when providing counsel on managing, mediating and facilitating sensitive employee relations matters, and will provide meaningful advice and guidance, focusing on:

  • Reward
  • Talent
  • Performance
  • Change
  • Culture
  • Leadership

Strategic change is also a priority in this role, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with the Retail Marketing Leadership Team to deliver effective change management, adding value to our People Strategy and helping to develop a productive and dynamic culture.

About you

  • Experience of operating as a HR Business Partner in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience of coaching managers in delivering HR related activities
  • Up to date, comprehensive knowledge of HR best practice and employment legislation
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Tools - particularly Excel and Word
  • Multi-site experience, ideally in Manufacturing, FMCG, or Logistics
  • Ability to think both operationally and strategically

Preferred requirements:

  • CIPD Level 7 or equivalent experience


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Car allowance
  • Pension scheme, life assurance and income protection
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Salary sacrifice electric car scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme


About us

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. 

Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. Our bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sits at the heart of this response. 

Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people and we are a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Our history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

Our people

At DS Smith we have a concept of Growing Together which describes the way we approach people development. Growing Together is a two-way commitment between employees and the business. It is a way of working, a mind-set and a commitment.

One of our strategic goals is to realise the potential of our people. This is only possible if we provide developmental opportunities to our people that allow them to grow, contribute more effectively and enjoy the rewards of a successful career.

People development is more than just changing jobs. It is about growing through experiences in both familiar and unfamiliar situations within a supportive environment.




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