HR Business Partner - Ballymena (VR Exclusive)

Job Description

HR Business Partner (VANRATH Exclusive)


Food Manufacturing Sector

VANRATH is exclusively partnering with a leading food manufacturer located in Ballymena, with the appointment of a brand new HRBP role.

The company in question is a FTSE 250 listed plc, recognised as being one of the best food manufacturing companies in the UK, who supply some of the UK's top retailers, restaurants and food to go chains with a range of fabulous products.

The Role

The HR Business Partner will assist the HR Manager in providing the most efficient and effective HR Service to the site.

You will help drive the HR and L&D strategy for the site in line with the current business plan and support the HR function in providing a comprehensive, professional and customer-focused HR service to employees and managers on operational requirements and business plan objectives.

You will also run HR projects with other members of the HR and L&D team, such as health and wellbeing, reward and recognition, ED&I, etc.


  • Support the HR Manager to implement the Site HR & Learning and Development strategy in accordance with the Site 5 year Business plan
  • Provide an effective and responsive recruitment procedure for site with a strong onboarding practice
  • Assess and proactively manage current and future manpower planning needs for Site that can be flexible to meet change and minimize overtime requirement
  • Maintain and continuously improve daily, weekly, monthly and yearly KPIs with HR Manager and capture these on KPI Report
  • Manage ER case management and support the other HRBPs as required, ensuring the business remains legally compliant.
  • Able to proactively challenge managers to ensure consistent, fair, and commercially viable outcomes are achieved from site teams in all areas of people management.
  • Advise management teams on elements of employment law including the Equality Act, etc.
  • Work with all managers to identify site critical roles and build talent development plan for each for succession plan purposes
  • Work collaboratively with schools, colleges and other career promotion organisations to educate and attract young people towards apprenticeships, graduate placements and opportunities at site
  • Assist the HR Manager and Group HR and Training teams to support role out of Learning Management System at Site
  • Compile and maintain site wide TNA (Training Needs Analysis)
  • Ensure that all statutory, legal, food safety and compliance training is managed and kept up to date
  • Ensure all LMS Mandatory training are completed by all employees. Reporting on LMS statistics
  • Support Apprenticeship and Graduate programmes onsite
  • Assist the annual performance review process and ensure all performance documents are logged, training needs analysed and development plans put in place

The Person

  • 3rd Level Qualification in HR or a relevant subject
  • CIPD Qualified
  • At least 3 year's working at a similar level in a Manufacturing or related setting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

What's in it for you?

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Involvement in SMT in absence of HRM
  • A highly reputable organisation and great company culture
  • Career development

For further information on this exclusive HR job, or to discuss any of our other HR related roles, apply via the link below or contact Richard McFarland for a confidential chat