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HR Manager

Location:
Dudley
Position:
HR Manager
13 Jan 2021
Contract Type:
Permanent
Reference:
LG HRM DUD
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HR Manager
 
Passionate about people? Are you highly motivated with a drive to improve process and practices? Looking for your next challenge? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified HR Generalist in the role of HR Manager based at our Dudley site.
 
We are a diverse, forward thinking business, so we are looking for someone who can think outside of the box, has a proven ability to build effective relationships with internal and external contacts and encompasses a natural inquisitive nature.
 
The HR Manager will report into the Dudley Site Manager, with a functional reporting line into the wider HR Team. As a value-added site, Dudley produces over 300,000 packs of ready-to-cook chicken and turkey products, supported by a workforce of 220 people. This role is ideal for someone who is a confident HR generalist at HR Manager level looking for a new challenge or someone at HR Officer level that is ready to take that next step in their career up to HR Manager.
 
Join us as a HR Manager and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.
 
Purpose of the role
The HR Manager works as a key member of the Site Operational Team and the wider HR Operational Structure, to ensure all the people elements of the colleague lifecycle are professional delivered and compliant with legal and company policy, whilst supporting operational effectiveness. 
 
Your key responsibilities will include:
·Be the first point of contact and provide comprehensive and detailed HR advice and support to all levels of management. Ensuring consistent application of HR processes across the site
·Monitor and support the sites compliance with human rights and ethics policies, support audits and provide guidance to managers
·In partnership with Site Operational Team, manage headcount requirements including actual vs planned, retention and forecasting at all levels to create the sites recruitment and retention plan
·Support and ensure the delivery of the sites learning and development plan working with the with Site Operational Team along with the development of a succession planning to identify further requirements
·Develop and drive employee engagement strategy with a strong focus on embedding our values by leading on activities such as the Employee Forum, Trade Union meetings, Listening Groups etc
·With the Site Manager, lead the Avara in the Community initiative to support local causes
·Provide and monitor up to date KPI information on compliance matters
·Support and lead on any people change projects
·Work closely with the wider HR Operational Team, HR Shared Service, People Development and Resourcing Team to deliver full HR provision to site
·Liaise and lead on relationships with external partners such as Occupational Health, Training Providers and Agency Partners
·Due to the size of the site and being a stand-alone HR role there will be a requirement to undertake HR administrative tasks to fulfil the requirements of the role. Support will be given by the Site Administrator
 
What we are looking for:
·CIPD level 5 qualified or above and committed to continued professional development
·Strong knowledge in employment law and a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience managing HR issues, within in a FMCG organisation
·Ability to manage own workload and be able to prioritise tasks
·A proactive nature to ensure achieving results are achieved not just personally but also for the benefit of the site team and the business
·Effective communicator who can develop strong relationships
·Strong computer literacy with Microsoft Office Packages
·Full clean UK driving license  
 
A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
 
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. As a HR Manager you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. As a HR Manager you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
·33 Days Holiday
·6% Pension
·Private Medical Cover
·Life Insurance
·Various lifestyle benefits
 
We are looking for a candidate to start at the earliest possible opportunity. We are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times and remote working.
 
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!
 
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
 
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep the virus away and our people safe which include:
·Remote interview process
·Plastic shied at workstations
·Provision of face coverings
·Temperature screenings
·Social distancing guidelines in place
·Virtual meetings
 

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