Group HR Business Partner

Job Title: Group HR Business Partner
Contract Type:
Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Contact Name: Eloise Shelton
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH4788

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    We’re currently recruiting for a talented and accomplished Group HR Business Partner on behalf of a successful and internationally renowned luxury design brand.

    In this extremely varied and interesting role, the successful applicant will combine their up-to-the-minute HR expertise and flair for strategic innovation to lead the implementation of cutting-edge people initiatives within the business.

    Based at Loughborough, you will coordinate and manage Human Resources for the Operations function by working closely with factories, distribution and supply chain departments at various sites across the UK.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Leading, guiding, supporting and developing the small HR Operations team to deliver an exceptional level of service
    • Creating HR Solutions grounded in an understanding of the needs of the employees and the business
    • Supporting and coaching line managers on all aspects of People Management
    • Ensuring alignment and consistency of policies and practices, and that all employee relations issues are handled effectively and consistently with minimal risk to the business.
    • Ensuring all advice and guidance offered is compliant with consideration of the commercial needs of the business
    • Supporting business leaders to implement organisational change initiatives
    • Supporting business leaders with communication plans for all strategic change
    • Designing and maintaining People & Talent plans for defined business areas
    • Ensuring proper staffing and a detailed timeline to execute global HR programmes and processes including performance management, talent review, pay reviews, broad banding, and seasonal programmes
    • Leading and delivering the Annual Pay Review and Compliance review process
    • Identifying any key HR issues and working with the Group HR Director as appropriate to help to influence the long-term people strategy
    • Facilitating the delivery of an ongoing performance management review
    • Reporting on and analysing key performance measures across the groups
    • Recruiting, training, leading, motivating, developing, and ensuring that training and development needs are understood and met, and succession plans are in place
    • Undertaking wider project work relating to HR and business change


    Skills and experience required:

    • CIPD qualified to Level 5 or above
    • Degree-qualified (or equivalent qualification), preferably in a HR discipline
    • Resilient HR practitioner with experience gained at management level and some experience
      of business partnering in a unionised environment within a manufacturing business
    • A good up-to-date working knowledge of UK employment law and forthcoming developments
    • Demonstrable record of working at a strategic level within HR
    • Ability to understand and interpret business strategy, aims and goals and recommend supporting approaches that challenge the status quo where necessary
    • Excellent leadership skills, with experience of people management and coaching qualifications
    • Demonstrates a passion for innovation in HR and People Strategy
    • Takes a true commercial and pragmatic approach, immersing fully within groups, keeping a finger on the pulse and possessing strong business acumen
    • Able to analyse and present data in a meaningful and engaging manner
    • Prior responsibility for the management of departmental budgets
    • The ability to leverage technology (such as ADP & iHCM2) to increase efficiency and drive results
    • Strong influencing, project management and change management skills with the gravitas
      to command professional respect at all levels
    • Works with a well-organised, positive and problem-solving approach, with good prioritisation skills and the ability to collate, utilise and interpret data to inform decision making
    • Enjoys working both collaboratively and independently
    • A full driving licence is required due to the responsibilities of this role


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm


    Salary and benefits:

    • £50,000 – £55,000

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