Head of Human Resources (FMCG / Pharma Manufacturing)

Job Title: Head of Human Resources (FMCG / Pharma Manufacturing)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North Yorkshire, England
Salary: Highly Competitive Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J902332_1567165632
Contact Name: Kelly Newell
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 30, 2019 12:47

Job Description

Group Head of HR (FMCG/ Pharma Manufacturing)

Are you an experienced Head Of HR with a strong background in Manufacturing/ Have you worked for a manufacturing business where it has been heavily unionised, with multiple sites and have had strong dealings with mergers, aquisitions, site relocations and redundancies? Do you want to bring all of your experience in to one organisation where your expertise are instantly going to be utilised and hitting the ground running? If the answer is YES, this is definitely the next opportunity for you.

Our client are a hugely successful pharmaceuticals & medical devices manufacturer, due to rapid expansion and a successful multi-million pound acquisition, are now looking to appoint a new Head Of HR who will be the direct report for several members of the Management team (Operations and Production) to join their business.

The Key Tasks Will Include

* Provide an HR consultancy service that brings together HR best practice and commercially focused HR solutions to support the business and assist managers to deliver their goals.
* Equip the management teams with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage their people in line with their people plans, e.g. performance management, absence management, succession planning.
* Work in partnership with the management team to manage complex employee relations issues, including ongoing relations with the respective trade unions. Build management capability and responsibility through effective coaching for managing employee relations issues and improve management effectiveness of dealing with such issues.
* Work in partnership with all areas of the business to provide specialist coaching and support to the leadership team in order to enable them to become more self-sufficient in dealing with people issues.
* Deliver the recruitment agenda in accordance with recruiting excellence ensuring. Ensuring talented individuals are recruited and talent pipelines are created.
* Contribute to the development of the wider HR strategy and work closely with the Head of HR and Group HR to ensure a cohesive and coordinated approach across the Group.
* Support the business with the management development of their people, providing advice, guidance and ad-hoc training.
* Maintain and manage site staff personal data and information in accordance with data protection policies, legislation and best practice.

Previous Experience

* Level 7 CIPD qualification
* HR experience in a unionised environment.
* Proven track record of dealing with complex employee relations issues.
* Demonstrated experience of managing consultations and negotiations with trade unions, including annual salary review.
* Experience with mergers and acquisitions
* Ability to influence at a senior level.
* Excellent working knowledge of UK employment law.
* Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Contractual Benefits

* Pension (employer contribution up to 8% maximum when the employee contributes 4%)
* Option to join the ShareSave scheme when it next opens
* Company Rewards Scheme - discounted vouchers on high street shops
* Additional day holiday for each 5 years of service, up to a maximum of 5 days.
* Life Assurance - 4 x salary to named beneficiaries following death in service
* Onsite Occupational Health
* Onsite Gym
* Free onsite car parking

To Apply

Please click on the link to apply ensuring all of your contact informationis up to date.

I look forward to receiving your application.


Kelly Newell

Manufacturing Divisional Manager


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