HR Manager

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
Liverpool Competitive Package HR 31-8-2017

Job description

HR Manager
Based in Liverpool.
We’re looking for an experienced HR Manager to join us in the delivery of our exciting and ambitious growth plans.  Working in partnership with the Factory General Manager, the site leadership team and as part of the wider HR team to develop and deliver the key HR objectives. These goals will be achieved through effective coaching, leading by example and robustly managing KPI performance.  The HR Manager is the expert for all aspects of HR such as resourcing, L&D, ER, engagement, communication, OH, reward and recognition and responsible for effectively leading their HR team.
Key duties and responsibilities…..
  • Lead the development and delivery of the HR People Plan for the site
  • Consistent delivery of HR key performance indicators
  • Proactively coaches HR team to ensure the provision of a value adding HR service
  • Ensures that HR best practice is continuously identified and shared across the network.
  • Ensures robust development and succession plans are in place through delivery of Premier Foods talent and performance management processes
  • Delivers  timely  wage negotiation activity through strategic planning and governance of related activity to include external benchmarking of local market rates; participation in appropriate negotiations
  • Leads key HR projects ensuring that they are delivered to the business to time, cost and quality standards
  • Promotes a positive working environment through the delivery of an engagement strategy in addition to effective management of procedural issues and provision of expert advice to line management  
  • Work in partnership with the Site Teams to attract and retain motivated, talented high performing individuals in the most cost effective way 
  • Develops effective working relationships with HR and management teams providing appropriate guidance and leadership
  • Acts as coach and partner
  • Foster an ER climate that embraces change as business as usual
Experience and qualifications needed……

CIPD Qualified
Minimum of 5 years experience working within a unionised environment
Experience of working within a unionised environment and of leading TU negotiations, pay awards and T&Cs reviews
Strong knowledge of employment law
Change management experience
Effective relationship building with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels
People Management
Experience in a Logistics/Manufacturing environment
Knowledge of running apprenticeship schemes


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