Interim HR Business Partner

A leading successful global manufacturer is seeking an experienced Interim HR Business Partner for their successful South Wales manufacturing unit based near Newport. The role is initially for a period of 12 months and will be to lead on a number of adding value HR Change Projects to support their ambitious growth plans. This role could go permanent in the future.  They are looking for someone who is happy to work 4 days on site and 1 day remotely.(They may consider occasional 3 days on site and 2 remote, once strong relationships have been built)

We are looking for a commercially strong HR Business Partner who has the ability and influencing skills to manage and lead on projects on behalf of and reporting to, the HR Manager who works remotely and who looks after a number of other European locations.  As HR Business Partner, you will have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of HR activities and projects.

We are looking for a proactive HR Business Partner to provide strategic and operational support to the senior management team to ensure that a number of new HR change initiatives are implemented and embedded correctly. This will be in conjunction with providing some day to day operational HR support. Supporting approximately 150 personnel on site the HR Business Partner role will be about building powerful relationships with the senior leadership team and driving forward key projects: which include change and restructures, improving engagement and talent pipelines with the aim of adding value to the bottom line within an organisation which has experienced strong growth and profitability.There will also be the opportunities to work on company-wide adding value projects across EMEA.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an experienced HR Business Partner who is a CIPD qualified Graduate with strong business acumen.
  • You will have superb project management skills, especially with regards to restructures.
  • Excellent negotiation skills in an industrial, unionised environment and evidence of having improved engagement and talent pipelines.
  • The organisation is driven by metrics and you should have strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and find areas for improvement.
  • You should also have significant coaching and influencing skills especially with Senior Business leaders in a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Solid HR experience is needed with a good understanding of change management, OD, talent management, restructures, succession and engagement as well as strong employment law knowledge.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing or industrial environment in a corporate, matrixed organisation is ideal.
  • You should also be a strategic thinker with positive business partnering skills and able to support and mentor within the wider senior management team.

There’s great opportunity for an experienced HR Business partner wishing to take on some substantial and interesting adding value projects within a complex, successful organisation.


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