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Senior HR Business Partner

Senior HR Business Partner
Location: Midlands or Home Counties/South East
Package: Basic Salary c£50,000
plus, Car, Bonus & other excellent PLC company benefits  
Sector: Packaging Distribution

The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to join the centralised HR team. Whilst the central function is based in Coventry, we are flexible on location, and looking for someone to be based either in the Midlands or Home Counties/South East. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service.

The Senior HR Business Partner role
This is a newly created opportunity, working in collaboration with the business and a small HR team, with the purpose of providing strategic support and hands-on operational advice  to key stakeholders. We are looking for an experienced HR BP, who is ready for the next step in their career, enjoys a generalist role in a fast-paced environment.

The Group has grown significantly, both organically and through acquisitions – which very much forms part of the strategic agenda. As such, this role will be specifically aligned to TUPE procedures and managing the integration process and cultural changes.  In addition, the role will work closely with the HR Director in supporting the delivery of projects. Also supporting the senior management team, the role will play an integral role in shaping and growing the business.

Senior HR Business Partner – Responsibilities  

  • Working closely with the management teams to ensure the TUPE process is managed effectively and in line with legal obligations.
  • Managing and implementing a variety of projects focusing on enhancing employee engagement and talent management.
  • Successfully deliver team restructures and site relocations.
  • Providing tailor made solutions to various stakeholders, understanding unique challenges, and providing effective solutions.
  • Providing expertise and guidance on a wide range of HR matters.
  • Mentor and coach managers through a variety of employee related situations.
  • Managing a varied caseload
  • Data analysis and provision of valued add reports to the business.
  • Management of budgets.
  • Identify training needs and developing structured programmes, both in-house and through external providers
  • Requirement to travel UK (including Scotland) and occasionally Ireland – once current restrictions are lifted.

Do you have the correct profile?
You will have a minimum 5 years’ experience at HR BP level and be CIPD qualified. You will have experience in a multi-site environment and have sound knowledge and experience of managing the TUPE process. You must be experienced in managing individual and group consultation procedures, to a positive conclusion. Strong employment law knowledge is key and the need to be prepared to role your sleeves up and support HR operational and employee relation challenges. Your ability to forge strong relationships across all levels and business sectors is critical to the role.  You will be confident with your presentation skills and have strong communication and influencing ability. We operate within a fast-paced environment and therefore the ability to work under pressure whilst fulfilling timeframes, is crucial.

The Package
We provide a competitive basic starting salary along with a performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favored candidate to commence with us ASAP. (Please note we are holding initial zoom video-interviews on 13th May).  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing to adhere to Government guidelines whereby a significant number of our employees are working from home for the time being. Dependent on the precise role you have applied for, it is important to note that this may be a feature of your initial employment with us until Government advice changes and the situation improves. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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