HR Business Partner

Coleshill, Birmingham

Job Details


UK Hams Hall Nestle Purina - 11175

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

06/11/2019 17:00

Role Overview

HR Business Partner


Midlands (with national travel)

We are looking for a commercially aware and results driven HR Business Partner (HRBP) for our Consumer Business Unit. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast paced, growing and innovative business where you can really add value. Reporting into the HR Director for Retail & Consumer, the HRBP will partner with the Business Unit Director and General Managers to design, lead and execute both the Operational and People plans for the Business Unit

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Business Unit leadership team to develop and deliver its business plan and financial targets. Align HR priorities to this plan and broader corporate business priorities
  • Play an active role in business review meetings and be a full contributor to both the operational and HR agendas
  • Lead on all people aspects related to new business growth and existing customer retention to incl. bid support, customer meetings and TUPE transfers
  • Own and drive resource planning, talent development and capability improvement across the business unit, working in partnership with the Head of Talent and Resourcing
  • Ensure the business unit has the 'right' organisational structures in place to deliver operational excellence, support growth and the management of cost
  • Drive a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that delivers exceptional value to our customers
  • Lead and support on key corporate/customer business change activities
  • Develop clear employee relations priorities for the business unit and build strong relationships with key union officials to resolve any disputes and build a harmonious working environment
  • Provide support, guidance and counsel to senior managers and business unit HR teams on complex employee relations cases and its application in a unionised environment
  • Support contract/site-based collective bargaining negotiations and contractual changes that require consultation
  • Deliver all core HR cycle activities and provide feedback to shape what's needed in the business.
  • Deliver improvements in key people metrics and KPI's i.e. Engagement, Absence, Retention, Internal Development, Recruitment and Productivity
  • Build strong relationships with new and existing customers and key internal stakeholders in HR and across central support teams
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of geographically dispersed HR partners across 10-12 key locations
  • Contribute to corporate wide HR projects

Skills & Attributes

  • A track record of success gained in a fast-paced, cost-conscious and customer focussed businesses. Experience within Logistics or FMCG Manufacturing is essential
  • In depth generalist HR experience in unionised environments
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • CIPD qualified
  • Exposure to leading organisational change in a complex employee relations environment (including TUPE and restructures)
  • An understanding of how to build organisational capability through effective talent management, succession planning and learning and development
  • Credibility to interact with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Financially aware, commercial, numerate and able to identify and enable key levers for business success
  • Robust, resilient and diplomatic
  • A strong customer service mindset when dealing with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Capacity to deal with a wide range of stakeholders with conflicting priorities
  • Ability to meet deadlines and cope with pressure
  • High levels of passion, positivity and drive

About us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

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