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Title:  HR Manager - Maternity Cover

City:  Bridgwater
Department:  Human Resources

Bridgwater, GB, TA6 6DF

Müller offers you a long term career with a genuine market leader; we are an entrepreneurial company where people love to work and make a difference. Our competitive advantage comes through driving value through innovation and brands, scale, operational excellence and building a high performing international organisation.  Müller Milk & Ingredients is Britain’s largest producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products, with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.


Müller Milk & Ingredients are looking for a proactive, hands on HR Manager to join the progressive Leadership Team at our Bridgwater Dairy. This role would suit an experienced HR generalist with a background in manufacturing, FMCG or logistics. We need you to be innovative, adaptable, creative and resilient with the ability to influence and support colleagues and managers alike.


*Please note this is a 12 month fixed-term contract*


In this role the key responsibilities will include:


  • Create and embed a local People Plan and support the people agenda
  • Deliver regular colleague and line manager training sessions related to relevant HR policies and procedures e.g. performance management, capability, discipline and grievance
  • Develop a positive working environment, encouraging a proactive approach to people's wellbeing and leading the local Wellbeing Forum initiatives
  • Oversee the employee life cycle activities for all employees including assisting with talent acquisition, performance management, onboarding and offboarding
  • Working closely with the centralised shared service centre
  • Develop career development pathways for employees, and oversee the implementation of appropriate training and development programmes
  • Strengthen our induction, recognition and retention activities and support associated projects
  • Be responsible for and drive improvement in diversity, inclusion and engagement.
  • Be accountable for talent planning, succession, assessments and HR processes that drive a high performing team
  • Advise and support on Employee Relations casework
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with local Trade Union representatives
  • Provide general day to day HR support on operational issues
  • Supporting Group HR Projects/Initiatives



Experience & skills :


  • CIPD part qualified (Level 5) or higher
  • Thomas International/MBTI/NLP qualification is desirable
  • Degree in related discipline would be beneficial
  • Significant experience in operating in a HR generalist position
  • Experience working in business partner/matrix structure
  • Proven experience of leading HR work streams
  • HR legislative understanding / knowledge and working knowledge of TUPE
  • Proven experience in advising on complex ER matters (grievance, disciplinary, performance management, absence, etc)
  • Experience in organisational change / restructures
  • Experience in supporting a senior leadership team
  • High level of influencing and communication skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adaptable/flexible/positive/proactive


The Process


If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for the role of HR Manager, please apply today.



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