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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Date: Jul 19, 2018

Location: Dublin, D, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s purpose is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance goals! We are the world’s leading premium sports nutrition company with Optimum Nutrition, BSN,Nutramino, Isopure, Think Thin, Amazing Grass, and Body & Fit  amongst the brands in the portfolio today. We are also the fastest growth driver within Glanbia group with a revenue ambition of $2bn by 2022 and are also a values led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance the right way.


EMEA revenue for 2017 was circa 25% of total GPN revenue and we have a clear growth ambition to achieve $500m revenue by 2022. This growth will come from a mix of organic sales growth and expansion of market presence within specific geographies and acquisition. With this growth rate comes significant and rapid change, both organizationally and strategically. 


In order to support and enable the business to deliver on this growth, we are looking for a commercially savvy, talented Senior HR Business Partner to join our team.



  • Assist the HR Director, EMEA and the HR team supporting the business 
  • Act as first point of contact for key stakeholders in the business, building trusted relationships. Work with the team providing sound advice to the client base.
  • Partner with Hiring Managers and the Head of Talent Acquisition to effectively and efficiently source high quality talent through recruitment best practice.
  • Support stakeholders providing interview support as required.
  • Work with the senior team to facilitate the process for identifying talent / high potential employees and building appropriate career plans and strategic succession planning
  • Together with line managers identify the training needs of those in the team and work with the Learning & Development team to deliver the most appropriate learning interventions during the year.
  • Support the HR team in designing solutions to develop, engage and retain talent across the BU both at BU and Group level.
  • Provide advice and support to Managers in order to resolve employee relations issues across all the EMEA countries and proactively driving high performance in the teams
  • Engage and educate managers to ensure active management of all performance issues through informal and formal processes.
  • Facilitate appropriate training for line managers, particularly on company policy and procedure for Disciplinary, Grievance and Capability processes, and update them on legislative developments.
  • Support employees and managers through the performance management process, ensuring process and best practice is followed.


Ad-hoc Projects

  • Take up projects in support of wider HR agenda, collaborating with the teams as required both in the US and also wider Glanbia group.


Key Challanges & Success Measures

  • Achievement of key projects set by the HR Director, EMEA.
  • Effectively deliver against HR and business agenda on agreed strategic priorities across the commercial functions
  • Effective optimisation of HR Processes, policy and service delivery and effective use of the HR systems
  • Effective support on change and transformation within the business and providing pro-active partnering to the line managers in the business


Skills & Experience:


  • A track record of experience working in a fast paced, commercial environment and the ability to be successful in a matrix organisation with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven track record of broad HR operational delivery in the EMEA Market including employee relations, performance, change management, org re-design and reward.
  • A track record of providing coaching and mentoring support to stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying innovative people solutions, and then deploying the solution.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to translate business and HR needs into action.
  • The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with a high level of professionalism and a proven track record in influencing senior stakeholders.
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to manage own work load.
  • Degree/ Masters and CIPD qualified. 




  • Previous international experience
  • European language skills
  • Experience of Coaching