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HR Manager (15 months maternity cover)
Crewkerne, Somerset
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH19999
Added: 19 May 2020
Job Description
A fantastic opportunity to work with a fast paced manufacturing company for a 15 month maternity cover contract.

Proven experience in a Generalist HR Management role, preferably within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Degree qualified in HR, Business or Management discipline and supported by MCIPD.

Working knowledge of UK employment law.

Innovative with experience of change management.

The role:

To be a trusted strategic business partner and to continuously improve the culture of engagement, innovation and teamwork and to help the Division achieve exceptional performance by providing premier HR service whilst maximising the potential in all staff

To support the development and implementation of the HR business plan for the Crewkerne location.


*Ensure that any environment, health and safety guidelines are followed in accordance with the EHS organisational arrangements roles and responsibilities, including maintaining (and improving were possible) 5S standards and ensuring the correct PPE is worn.
*Act as a role model and work closely with the EHS Advisor to help to minimise incidents at work.
*Co-ordinate any health surveillance requirements.
*Manage the co-ordination of all EHS related claims.

Organisational Development

*Help to implement cost effective methods and systems of work that improve flexibility and adaptability at the location to ensure capacity can be increased/decreased in a timely manner in line with the Division order book.

Talent Acquisition

*Manage the recruitment authorisation process driving Empty Seat Kaizen and make decisions around 'developing', 'renting' or 'buying' talent.

*Manage the entire recruitment and selection process through the most cost effective/efficient means to attract talent and ensure the right people are in the right seats at the right time.
*Manage all agency recruitment, both permanent and temporary positions,

*Ensure accurate job descriptions exist and job adverts are appropriate to attract relevant candidates.
*Manage the PSL for recruitment on a regular basis to ensure requirements are met and recruitment costs are managed effectively within budget
*Manage the modern apprenticeship programme as appropriate and ensure that all work experience placements are delivering a valuable experience to participants.

Talent Development and Performance Management

*Support the implementation and development of High Performance Teams (HPT) with a focus on achieving business goals and continuous improvement through engaged people.
*Champion and role model the performance management process ensuring the Talent Central system is fully utilised and provide ongoing support and training to employees and managers for this process.

*Provide absence management reports to departmental managers and support all investigation and ensuing disciplinary meetings in line with the absence management policy. Deliver training when required.

*Manage the disciplinary and grievance processes.

*Provide line managers with support, guidance and clarification on all matters related to people management issues ensuring that a consistent legislative approach is taken in each case.

Employee Engagement

*Lead survey planning, reviewing and communication of results for location.
*Facilitate employee engagement focus groups to understand results using problem solving techniques.
*Lead the development of action plans to address improvement opportunities and ensure a process is in place to ensure continuous communication and the timely closure of actions.
*Foster a culture of high engagement with open feedback channels and coach managers to empower and engage their teams.
* Ensure all payroll processing requirements are professionally and timely managed.


*Maintain and role model a safe working environment, ensuring the safety of self & colleagues to achieve zero incidents.
*Act with integrity and uphold the Company and HR Profession image at all times.
*Understand the HR Strategy and the Division activities to support the delivery of the HR business plan within the location.
*Support continuous improvement activities to challenge what we do and how we do it through utilisation of the TIB and HPT journey assessment.
*Act as a business partner to the Location management team.
*Support organisational development activities to drive productivity and efficiencies
*Work with the location management team to drive actions that will improve the engagement and empowerment levels across the location (utilising focus groups)
*Facilitate talent reviews and ensure succession plans are in place and actioned.
*Own the HR KPIs and strive for best in class results.


*Proven experience in a Generalist HR Management role, preferably within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
*Degree qualified in HR, Business or Management discipline and supported by MCIPD certification (or working towards).
*Working knowledge of UK employment law.
*High level of customer and business focus.
*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to forge good working relationships at all levels within the organisation.
*Innovative with experience of change management.
*Structured approach with strong planning and organisational skills.
*Flexible to accommodate ever changing working environment and demands placed upon it in a positive manner.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
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