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HR Manager

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Oldham
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + bonus
Application date: 1st Nov 2023

About Our Client
My client is a leading Manufacturing business.

Job Description
The HR Manager will oversee the day-to-day transactional activities that you would expect to see in a manufacturing business, as well as leading on a variety of HR projects. This is a hands-on site-based role but requires the skills and experience to work with the Senior Leadership Team.

The HR Manager will have the key objective of improving employee engagement and driving change at site management-level. This will be achieved by balancing the needs of a demanding, commercially driven environment and delivering best practice HR activities.

The HR function owns the full employee journey from sourcing new recruits, supporting recruitment and on-boarding, training, and coaching, management of any ER casework, and off-boarding. This role is also responsible for 1 direct report and a department budget.

Key Responsibilities:
Support the overall business needs and priorities, by providing a proactive HR service across the site
Partner with and build relationships with the Senior Leadership Team and People Managers
Partner with line management to provide sound HR advice, guidance and support throughout the full employee journey. You will be seen as the expert in HR matters and be able to provide accurate, risk- based judgements and advice
Build effective relationships with colleagues at all levels, providing advice and guidance on a range of HR-related issues
Provide site-level decision-making on all HR processes
Lead on the resourcing/ recruitment of senior hires, up to SLT-level
Responsible for driving efficiency in average cost of hire and recruitment processes
Optimise resourcing through various external parties including apprenticeships
Facilitate and manage the full recruitment and selection process, including screening candidates, arranging interviews and coaching hiring managers on best practise
Work with HR Shared Services on the delivery of processes and procedures
Coach People Managers and the Senior Management to manage any performance and capability issues, in order to drive a high performing culture
Contribute to the Personal Development Plan process with the wider HR Team regarding people and team development needs and opportunities
Manages the colleague review processes alongside the wider HR team
Ensure effective monitoring of sickness trends and action in accordance with HR policy
Promote a proactive approach to absence management
Ensure formal, fair and legally compliant processes are followed through record keeping and legal guidance when dealing with investigations, grievances, disciplinaries and redundancies
Work with the HR Business Partner and People Managers on creating and implementing action plans following the annual employee engagement survey
Provide ad hoc reports as and when requested by the SLT members e.g. pay benchmarking
Lead on effective internal communications
Contribute to the regular review of HR processes to continuously improve the employee lifecycle
Attends regular cross-site, HR team meetings and reviews, offering support to HR Advisors
Administer Occupational Health support as required

The Successful Applicant
A degree or equivalent qualification in Human Resources Management
Solid generalist experience in HR
Previous experience working in a Manufacturing/ Industry setting is essential
Comfortable leading on both strategic and operational projects
Experience of working in a unionised environment
Hands-on experience of HR policies and ER processes
Excellent working knowledge of UK employment legislation and HR best practice
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong leadership and influencing capabilities
Pragmatic with a good understanding of commercial priorities
Line management experience is beneficial

What’s on Offer
Salary £50,000 – £55,000 per annum, plus a highly competitive company bonus of up to 10% of salary (5% personal KPI, 5% company performance-based)
Full-time and permanent position
Fully site-based role – due to the nature of the role, it will be fully based on-site Monday to Friday

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