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Human Resources Business Partner

Date: Jul 29, 2018

Location: Australia, VIC, AU

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia is a leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes and our brands Optimum Nutrition and BSN are two of the world’s leading manufacturers of nutritional supplements in one of the fastest growing segments of the nutrition market. Our products are sold in over 130 countries worldwide and we employ 5,800 people across 30 countries, 60% of whom are in our international operations. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London stock exchanges and at GPN, our mission is to be the first choice of athletes and fitness enthusiasts everywhere to help achieve their goals through the highest-quality, most innovative performance nutrition products.


Job Summary:


The HR Business Partner fulfills an important role in partnering and supporting the Regional Director of Oceania. This role will effectively manage all facets of the HR function in a dynamic and fast growing business. This is a true generalist role which includes the ownership and management of talent acquisition, training and development, performance & talent management, compensation, coaching and developing the team, payroll and compliance. 



  • Build relationships and work with the leadership team and employees in the region to become the trusted HR advisor.
  • Lead and handle ER/IR and performance issues; provide coaching and counseling as required.
  • Responsible for end to end Talent Acquisition (Recruitment) - documentation, on boarding, induction, and exit formalities.
  • Accountability for Statutory Compliance and documentation.
  • Manage the probation, performance and talent management processes.
  • Responsible for the development, management and maintenance of in country handbook and policies as well as delivery of Glanbia group’s HR policies developing robust internal communication systems.
  • Ownership of company values and ability to drive culture through OD initiatives creating a motivating working environment.
  • Manage Training and Development activities and assisting in the management of employee programs for succession planning and career development.
  • Payroll and compliance management, including remuneration reviews and oversight of the company entitlements and benefits in the region.
  • Management of the company HRIS including leaves and attendance management, reporting and metrics.
  • Supporting and helping drive employee engagement discussions and initiatives.
  • Active member of GPN ASPAC and Global HR Teams connecting in for support and leveraging existing processes and materials as appropriate.
  • Support and develop HR systems and practices that assist the growth and development of the businesses
  • Administer, or act as local liaison for applicable global moves.
  • Manage Health and Safety for the business.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Strong generalist skill set working across all HR facets in the region with a proven track record operating and delivering HR excellence in a high growth business.
  • Self-starter – action oriented, highly organized and resourceful, high level of energy and ability to build and develop the HR function.
  • Good knowledge of regional employment legislation and labour relations including payroll management.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and degree of autonomy within a matrix organisation structure..
  • Capability to be flexible and agile.
  • Maturity and ability and interest to navigate through varied employment regulations and challenges.
  • The ability to assess and deliver HR initiatives.
  • Comfortable working closely with managers as a business partner and develop leadership skills to drive the people agenda of the business.
  • Experience with negotiations and managing expectations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with good commercial nous.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong leadership behaviours, management and people skills with high team orientation.
  • Consistently demonstrates our GPN core values
  • Exhibits a high level of confidentiality, tact, diplomacy and a positive attitude.
  • The flexibility and willingness to learn with great adaptability and resilience whilst comfortable working unsupervised.



  • Dynamic HR Partner- with  5 years’ + experience at HR Generalist level, preferably within in a FMCG, CPG organization
  • Educated to degree level in HRM or relevant discipline
  • Experience in facilitating training and coaching employees and teams
  • Experience working with leadership teams providing high level advice on capability, performance and complex ER/IR issues
  • Experience in recruitment and innovative talent attraction and retention strategizing including reporting, HR administration, training, inductions and on boarding
  • Experience in payroll management and understanding of the contributing complexities
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and have had previous experience preparing PowerPoint presentations
  • Knowledge of HR and employment practice across Oceania


Occupational Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Understand and comply with the organisation OH&S Policy, procedures and legislative requirements relevant to the position.
  • Take responsibility for individual / own health and safety and that of others in the workplace.  This includes the reporting of incidents involving injury and near misses.
  • Communicate with employee representatives and supervisors about OH&S matters.
  • Proactively report any unsafe workplace practices and/or hazards and suggest injury prevention measures.
  • Participate in training programs to improve awareness of risk management and health and safety within the workplace.
  • Perform work in a safe and appropriate manner at all times.


NOTE: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with the particular job.  It is intended only to be a general description of the essential functions common to positions of this type.