HRBP (manufacturing site, FMCG business)

Oxfordshire Permanent £65,000 - £70,000 per year
  • A standalone HR generalist focused on partnering allocated members of SLT
  • A true Generalist role embracing all areas of HR including ER, EE and Talent

About Our Client

A leading FMCG business with a global presence and multiple sites in the UK.

Job Description

This position is based at the Manufacturing site in Oxfordshire. The HR Business Partner role is a key part of the manufacturing senior team working creating a high performing team, embedding change programmes, focused on providing a strong partnering and support offering to the manufacturing leadership team and their reports.

The role is a standalone HR generalist focused on partnering allocated members of the leadership team to support the development of management and leadership capability, drive a performance culture and enhancing associate engagement.

The role is generalist in nature embracing all areas of HR including upskilling manager capability, employee relations, union relations and talent management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide both strategic and operational business partnering coaching and guidance to leaders at manufacturing senior leadership team level.
  • Build a world class Packing site with senior leaders
  • Lead and provide on-going HR support for key change projects and projects in the business area.
  • Coordinate & implement the specific HR processes in the business unit within the scope of a high performing team, the organisational culture and structure.
  • Provide expert knowledge to the local management regarding associate engagement initiatives, organisational structures and change projects.
  • Provide knowledge / best practice to the local management in managing local labour relations (unions, safety reps, etc.). Work with local managers in coaching them around often complex cases around performance management, disciplinaries, grievances, absence etc.
  • Build lean knowledge (known as Manufacturing Operating System). Actively lead in pillar activity eg Organisation Pillar. Feed into central projects at a global level as required.
  • Provide guidance and coaching in talent management and succession planning for key roles at the plant to ensure talent development and career progression.

The Successful Applicant


  • Fully CIPD qualified or HR related degree

Must have experience:

  • Significant knowledge of HR generalist processes and approach.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing/warehouse environment/ FMCG.
  • Experience of managing employee relations cases and absence management.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management.
  • Experience of a unionised environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Must have behaviours:

  • An ability to work both strategically and operationally.
  • Down to earth with an ability to build relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to work autonomously with little involvement from the HR Director who is based elsewhere.
  • Resilient nature, motivated by a challenge and not afraid of difficult situations, someone who can robustly partner senior leaders and different characters.
  • Strives to do the right thing (not the easy thing) in all they do.
  • An interest in health and well-being at work.

What's on Offer

Excellent benefits detailed on application.

Michelle Church
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Phone number
+44 118 933 7058

Job summary

Job function
Human Resources
HR Business Partner
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Michelle Church
Consultant phone
+44 118 933 7058
Job reference