UK HR Country Leader / Snr HR Manager

Manchester Permanent £70,000 - £85,000 per year
  • Global leader in their industry
  • Opportunity to drive value-add projects

About Our Client

Our customer is a leading international engineering & manufacturing business who is embarking on a period of change and transformation.

They pride themselves in a culture centred around; customer-centricity, performance, innovation, collaboration, and transparency.

Job Description

Reporting into the European HR Director, you will be the leader from an BAU and projects perspective in the UK - both operational and strategic. You will also lead a small team of HR generalists, the HR Leader will lead on implementing the global people strategy.

You will be an operational and strategically aligned HR role partnering with key stakeholders and supporting a multi-discipline customer base - including Corporate & Support Functions and Manufacturing. Working closely with the UK Plant Manager and leadership team, you will lead on delivering the overarching organisational people strategy with the lens of 'value-add' and true commercially.

You will provide leadership and guidance to those teams in the adoption and implementation of a range of new HR focuses including company policies and procedures, performance management, employee engagement, and culture and talent development. You will use data and metrics to provide your key stakeholders with insights to drive informed and effective decision making.

Key projects include:

  • Technology enablement, data & insights: Further optimising the HRIS and supporting operational business automation
  • Workforce planning and organisational design: Continue to creatively review the current people TOM and consider implementing new models. Given the changing landscape of the combustion engine market, and evolving plants product offering - this will mean new products that are made with new technologies, essentially changing the DNA and make-up of the talent & skills population. Potential changes to shift patterns are on the horizon, but not confirmed
  • Performance & talent management: Continue to drive performance and efficiencies, with a focus on the manufacturing plant
  • Culture development: Enhance a customer-centric 'performance vs wellbeing' culture - and politely challenging the status quo for a culture that leans to innovation beyond technologies
  • Talent acquisition: Building a UK EVP and brand to enable the business to attract and acquire the best talent in the market
  • Team management & development: Continue to lead, manage and mentor a developing HR team

This role is based in south Manchester - 5 days, with some flexibility for agile working.

In short, this is a strategic role that will also require you to roll your sleeves up!

This is a non-unionised environment.

The Successful Applicant

As the HR Manager, our customer seeks someone with an astute toolkit and passion for all things (including, but not limited to);

  • Coaching, talent and performance management
  • Organisational design
  • Employee relations
  • Culture & engagement
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Process improvement

You will also have:

  • A degree in Human Resources or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of UK employment laws and regulations
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • A strategic mindset with the ability to make sound business decisions
  • A commitment to promoting a positive organisational culture

What's on Offer

This role offers a salary of £70,000 to £85,000 per annum (possibly more, dependent on experience), plus a performance related bonus, and an suite of benefits.

Nathan Ross
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Phone number
+44 161 829 0387

Job summary

Job function
Human Resources
HR Manager
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Nathan Ross
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0387
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