If you’ve worked in a matrixed organisation with large Centres of Excellence, Shared Service and a large HR team around you and think that’s the sort of environment you play best, this job’s probably not right for you. If you’re the sort of person that thrives under the pressure of accountability, can take people management in your stride and can, despite being in an operational environment, maintain a mixed operational and strategic approach then you’re the sort of person we’re looking for.
HR Business Partner
Up to £55,000
Distinct Recruitment is delighted to be exclusively partnering with a highly successful business on the recruitment of an HR Business Partner for their distribution operation. The role is recruited permanently at a time of sustained growth and will provide a pathway to further development and progression. The role will manage a small team and our client can offer a salary up to £55,000.
Reporting into the HR Director, this position will join the business at a fantastic time of sustained growth, but also at a key juncture for the distribution function as HR strategy for 2020 and beyond is in discussion.
The role will work autonomously within the business unit and will be the sole responsible and accountable person for the delivery of the HR strategy, partnering with the General Manager and Operations Director. The HR Business Partner will benefit from the support of a network of HR Business Partner colleagues and will manage a small team.
The postholder can expect to embark upon a number of long-term value add initiatives but will also need to be effective in delivering short term tactical engagement activities with colleagues as the business continues to develop its reputation as a colleague focused employer. Talent Management and Succession Planning are key focus areas to ensure the development of employees and utilisation of career pathways, particularly at operative level through to team leader as the business recognises a talent short market unlike any before. Alongside the development of talent internally, the HR Business Partner will take hold of existing business wide Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to help grow the workforce from the bottom up. Coincidentally, there will be a push for the HR team to branch out into new CSR activities.
It is expected that the future HR strategy will include some key organisational change initiatives which will mean that the HR Business Partner will be expected to juggle BAU activities while managing a range of projects. This may include a tweak to the TOM but it is not expected to be an environment of wholesale change. The HR Business Partner will also need to ensure development of the HR team as the business looks to grow the capability of its Advisory population.
What is our client looking for?
Our client is looking for a humble, enthusiastic and genuinely people focused HR Business Partner that has experience in a similar environment but ideally can showcase experience managing change in a fast-paced operational setting. You’ll have a generalist background with change experience and will be comfortable going into a role where, although you will work within a wider regional HR team, you will be the top dog for everything HR on site. Demonstrable commerciality for a role at this level in the business is a must.