HR Business Partner

Ref: HBP-RW-IT-57623
City/Region: Tipperary
Salary: Competitive

10-month contract

We are looking for a pragmatic, commercial and resilient HR business partner to join our human resources team at our RibWorld site in Tipperary to cover a period of maternity leave. We are looking for an exceptional person to help support the team and the achievement of wider strategic business goals.

This role will support the management team coordinating the Ribworld site strategic initiatives including but not limited to; employee relations, performance management, onboarding and development. The role will be focused on employee engagement efforts to create a more productive workforce and motivate employees at all levels of the organisation to reduce absence levels, improve retention and increase the skills base across the site.

Key responsibilities:

  • First point of contact for employee queries, either providing advice directly or escalating to other members of the team as appropriate
  • Promoting the company vision and values, working closely with the management team and other key stakeholders
  • Facilitate and promote the employee recognition and consultation forums
  • Managing and facilitating employee grievance and disciplinary meetings according to company processes
  • Supporting managers with investigations, disciplinaries and interviews
  • Improving employee relations and employee engagement through understanding and responding to feedback and delivery of relevant action plans
  • Supporting the design and delivery of internal events to create and sustain dialogue around engagement
  • Supporting and driving attendance to employee forums, recording feedback and ensuring continuous improvement remains at the heart of all employee engagement initiatives
  • Increasing leadership capability across the site through coaching and mentoring at all levels in the operational environment, providing 'in the moment' feedback
  • Working with the team to achieve the site KPI's including, absence, retention, overtime and training
  • Administer the full employee lifecycle, including onboarding and offboarding, job changes and promotions and all types of leave

Skills and experience:

  • Must hold an HR qualification (CIPD)
  • Extensive employee relations experience
  • Demonstrable experience of leading both reactive and proactive employee relations interventions that have delivered measurable benefits
  • Must have a passion for human resources, continuous improvement and keen business awareness
  • Confident, competent, determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks
  • Understanding of how to interact with and energize a diverse workforce
  • Effective planning and time management skills
  • Reliable, conscientious, self-motivated and professional
  • Effective problem-solving skills and ability to influence solutions
  • Promotes a continuous improvement approach by continually challenging the status quo and driving standards forward
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Must be highly organised with a good work ethic and efficient in completing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Must have previous experience of delivering reporting metrics
  • Experience using an HR employee reporting system
  • Proficient in MS Office, and excel

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion.

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