HR Business Partner (NI)

Lisburn Office

Sanbra Group History

Sanbra Group is an Irish owned & managed group of companies with headquarters in Dublin and Lisburn. The Group is made up on 15 companies spread across the island of Ireland and Great Britain who design, manufacture and wholesale distribute a wide range of quality approved products / brands to a long-established network of retail & trade merchant customers in Ireland, the U.K. and other export markets.

Our customers supply the Plumbing & Heating, Electrical, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Construction, Agricultural, General Hardware, DIY and OEM business sectors.

We have built our reputation as a trusted supplier by offering a comprehensive range of quality products supported by the extensive design & manufacturing knowledge, experience and technical support of our dedicated team.

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The Role:

Due to the continued expansion of the Group and growth within each of these businesses, we are now looking a HR Business Partner to support the companies within the Group based in Northern Ireland & Great Britain. The ideal candidate will enjoy a fulfilling yet fast paced role, reporting into and working closely with the Group People Manager to build a consistent approach to all HR matters along with building related processes and procedures to support the speed of company growth within each of its companies. The role will be based out of our offices in Lisburn, Co. Antrim but regular travel will be required to our company premises throughout the UK and to other Group premises in the Republic of Ireland.

Key responsibilities:

· Nurture the Company culture to support personal & professional career development of team members to allow them maximise their potential.

· In conjunction with Group People Manager and HR Department, identify potential future leaders within the businesses and ensure they are provided opportunities to nurture & develop their skillsets through the Sanbra Academy and by other educational platforms

· Assist in the set up and running of a graduate programme

· In conjunction with Divisional Managing Directors, identify where additional resources are needed and ensure succession plans are in place within all areas of the business to ensure that service levels can be maintained to the highest standard.

· Engage with and use the various different recruitment resources at your disposal to recruit talented team members with the required skillset and culture fit for our Group & companies

· Continue to develop out our training materials to ensure all new hires are given a warm welcome, comprehensive induction and that training plans are followed through on.

· Ensure that annual performance reviews are carried out with all team members with their line managers within the ROI companies

· Provide coaching and expertise on a range of complex HR related matters, people-sensitive related issues supporting colleagues with an excellent practical knowledge of UK employment legislation, policies, procedures in line with Group policies & procedures.

· In conjunction with wider management team, maintain and continue to improve our systems and procedures to bring about greater efficiencies within our businesses.

· Maintain accurate and up to date employee files containing all appropriate documentation such as contracts, training records, copies of the relevant licenses etc.

· Ensure all mandatory health & safety training is kept up to date and in line with legal requirements.

· Partake in the necessary ongoing training to ensure that you keep up to date with any developments in employment legislation

· Work closely with our finance team on all aspects of people management – eg, payroll, company vehicles, manpower planning etc.

· Support Company Management teams to ensure that the Group companies are supporting sustainability initiatives in whatever ways that we can.

· Be responsible for all HR-related KPIs and use these to recommend and drive business performance management

· Work with and train all employees to manage, monitor and improve HR standards in the workplace

· Work with company management to support local community & charitable initiatives.

The ideal Candidate will be/ have:

· A degree/masters in HR or related discipline, with CIPD qualification desirable.

· At least 3 years’ experience in a similar HR role.

· Excellent communicator with a warm / friendly personality and a proven ability to build strong relationships of trust with all members of our teams.

· Be approachable, personable, energetic with the highest standard of integrity, discretion, and confidentiality. A people person with a growth mind-set, accessible and open to our team members, always willing to listen, assist and support.

· Be an outstanding team leader who leads by example, sharing knowledge and empowering staff.

· Proven ability to evaluate and develop successful cultures and brands

· A self-motivated leader who leads by example and has a proven ability to effectively motivate & engage teams

· A team player but who also has the ability to work on their own initiative.

· Ability to nurture talent & identify key hires required to ensure high levels of service are maintained.

· An excellent understanding of HR policies and employment law in the Republic of Ireland

· A good eye for attention to detail, with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.

· Excellent computer skills with a good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages- Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint

· Full clean driving license and be willing to travel to other Group company premises

Benefits Package:

· Attractive salary DOE

· Fully expensed company vehicle / Car allowance

· Smart Phone and laptop

· Eligibility to join the company 5% contributory pension scheme on successful completion of 6 month probationary period

· Access to Employee Assistance Programme

· Further career development & advancement opportunities

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