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Human Resources Business Partner – Supply Chain

HPR Talent
£ 65-80,000 + car  + bonus + benefits + career opportunities
Closing date
19 Oct 2023

Human Resources Business Partner – Supply Chain


Location: Cheshire with travel to sites across the UK and ROI


Salary: £ 65-80,000 + car  + bonus + benefits + career opportunities


Leaders and individual contributors alike look to our Client’s Supply Chain HR Business Partner to influence strategy, optimise working models, and enable the business to achieve results while preserving the fabric that sets them apart and keeps consumers enjoying their products every day. As a global market leader in the retail space their manufacturing and  logistics organisation creates great products for their organisation ( a truly integrated model). By providing the necessary tools and insights, the People professional operates as partner at every phase of workforce planning, talent management, organisational design, and change management. From building communities to preparing the business for the future, to be a vital member of this team is to operate as a vital component to their growth and sustainable success. Together, they think beyond the status-quo and inspire others to evoke positive change. When you join their  Supply Chain division, you immerse yourself in the culture, becoming a trailblazer and a true agent of influence.

The HR Business Partner for Supply Chain supports the business by leading the strategic People agenda within Manufacturing and logistics. You will support business transformation, including the implementation of automation and robotics, while leading our teams through People Modernisation initiatives . As a HR Business Partner in Supply Chain, you'll travel with the business to sites across the UK and Ireland and work cross-functionally to provide solutions, or design and implement division-wide, strategic People initiatives

The role:
Defines the human resources strategy to support Supply chain and its Director  by understanding strategic business goals and objectives; advising on the execution of organisational change initiatives; assessing human resources implications of various strategies; providing guidance to business leaders on human resources issues.

Partner with the client leaders and their staff, to provide strategic HR partnership to develop and execute both long-term and short-term HR strategies that directly support and enable the Supply Chain function and the UK &ROI objectives objectives


Partner with the Leadership teams to develop and embed a contemporary organisational culture and leverage change acceleration techniques to assist in driving broad change and improve the employee experience


Act as an organisational & simplification champion who builds organisational capabilities, reduces complexity and partners with clients to maximise team performance


Strategically partner with Supply Chain Leadership teams to design and implement the most effective global organisational structures to drive horizontal teaming, reinforce compliance & safety culture, and drive business growth, simplification and maximised team performance


Provide timely, effective, and direct coaching to business leaders, assisting in the development of strong, contemporary leadership skills. Provide strategic coaching to key talent in extended client group as it pertains to succession planning, career path development, and performance management


Lead leadership assessment in the function, identifying key employee strengths and development needs to recognise, select, retain and develop key talent to drive total quality and regulatory excellence


Lead succession planning and talent development strategies for the organization, identifying critical roles and preparing potential talent and pipelines mentoring, training, etc.


Strategically lead business and HR team through critical HR operating rhythms such as People Reviews, salary planning, performance management, culture stewardship and change management


With the support of the HR team, develop and drive strategies to attract, develop, engage and retain strong and diverse talent


Partner with broader HR team to share best practices, support local/site priorities, deliver cross-site/functional initiatives, and encourage team growth.


In addition to being a key member of the HR leadership team, you will also serve as a key member of the overall Operating Functions HR leadership team, partnering and engaging in overall talent and organisational planning activities for the HR function


The person:

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field and MSc in Human Resources or L7 CIPD qualified
Previous HR Business Partnering experience gained in a multi-unit operation  within manufacturing or logistics ideally food or beverages production


Project Management Certification, Project management experience


Minimum 5 years of previous experience in Human Resource Business Partnership positions with increasing scope of responsibility and an understanding of employee life cycle processes


Understanding of HR concepts and principles gained either through formal education and/or work experience in client HR roles


Demonstrated experience in making strategic HR decisions, coaching and assessing leadership talent, and effectively interfacing with senior-level business and operations leaders


Potential to travel regularly to each site


Demonstrated HR experience in a multi-site supply chain environment. Ability to connect the dots and drive the HR agenda with proactive thought leadership


Demonstrated experience in making sound strategic HR decisions and assessing leadership talent and effectively with high-level business and operations leaders


Ability to work in changing environments, see through complexity and strategically promote an inclusive and diverse workforce


Confidence to voice opinions & ideas and ability to deliver tough feedback/coaching to leadership.

To apply please email your CV 


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