Site: Birmingham - Bestway
Salary: Competitive basic salary depending on skills and experience
Specific Hours: Monday to Friday
Benefits: Company benefits include private healthcare, company car and fuel card and a contributory pension.
Contract type: Permanent
60 branches, a customer base of 100,000 retailers and a product line of over 25,000 items - Bestway is the largest independent food wholesaler in the UK. We’ve achieved our success by offering the best prices, service and choice to help retailers build their businesses.
The people function within Bestway is entering an exciting phase with an ambitious people agenda and we are looking for talented HR Business Partners to join our team.
This is a true generalist role and you will be responsible for advising line managers on the management and development of our employees through the interpretation of company policies, legislation and best practice.
Reporting to the Head of People Services, you will be field based covering depots throughout the North and Midlands area and will have the flexibility to travel to all Depots within both your geographical area and further afield in support of colleagues, as and where required to meet the needs of the business.
This role is pivotal to supporting our retail structure and will be aligned with key performance measures based upon labour turnover, absence reduction, performance management and supporting on the implementation of policies and procedures.
Key responsibilities, amongst others, will be to drive and contribute to our HR strategies in line with departmental and company objectives, work with the depot management team on managing the people and succession planning process, ensuring each area for your region has plans in place to be reviewed regularly, identifying where internal promotions and development opportunities may be and coaching General and Regional Operations Managers in people management to drive both performance and behaviour in line with company values and strategy. You will also be required to provide professional HR support to all line managers on complex people issues that arise, ensuring company policies and procedures are adhered to.
To succeed in this role you must have experience as an HR generalist within a multi-site retail environment working across all HR disciplines including generalist HR, employee relations, performance and development and organisational change management.
You will have a strong knowledge of UK employment legislation, solid business and people acumen with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will exhibit sound judgment and attention to detail while balancing and delivering on a wide range of challenges and tasks, be adaptable and flexible with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ideally you should have demonstrable experience gained with a strong HR generalist retail multi-site capacity, full or part CIPD qualification is desirable however we will consider candidates able to demonstrate proven and robust employee relations expertise.
At Bestway, we’re passionate about meeting our customers’ needs and working as a team to grow our business. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to make an impact on an ambitious company that’s built its way up from humble beginnings, you could be the sort of HR Business Partner we are looking for.
We offer an attractive benefits package including a base salary commensurate with experience, generous holiday entitlement, private healthcare, company car and fuel card and a contributory pension.