HR Business Partner

Date: 24-Sep-2022

Location: Ledbury, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Title:            HR Business Partner

Reports to:        Head of HR

Location:            Ledbury, Herefordshire

Hours:                 37.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day, core hours - 10am-4pm

Salary:                £50,000 to £60,000 Per annum - dependant on experience, plus 10% bonus

Benefits:             Free onsite parking, Generous annual leave entitlement, PMI, Company Pension, Company Shop offering discounts on Ornua products, Discount on Bikes & Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assistance Programme + More.


Ornua’s Values
At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.


Dynamic Working
Ornua have a Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working.



To provide HR support, coaching and advice to line managers, team leaders and employees in line with Group policies and procedures, in support of HR and Business Strategies. To be a trusted, credible and challenging partner to the site leadership teams.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Devise and implement a people plan for the business which is aligned to the business strategy and local business plans, in close collaboration with key stakeholders e.g. HR Director, Senior HRBP, other HR Business Partners and local management teams. People plan to include a robust workforce plan with associated action plan and insights that support the site operational plans.


  • Drive focus and improvements across the broad spectrum of employee lifecycle, including:
    • Attraction and retention, onboarding
    • Employee engagement, wellbeing and diversity and belonging
    • Enhancement of a high-performance oriented culture
    • Performance management
    • Talent and succession planning
    • Talent and leadership development
    • Employee communications
    • Employee relations
    • Organisational development and change


  • Take the lead, from a people perspective, on local organisation design matters and change programmes e.g. business restructuring, ensuring sensitive and appropriate change and communication plans are in place.  Supporting with change management approaches, interventions and supporting managers to ensure change is delivered with the focus on the impact on our colleagues.
  • Leadership development intervention planning and delivery in cooperation with key stakeholders.  Coaching leaders and delivering training and development programmes to support their development.
  • Provide expert and proactive advice to line management on employment related queries, including performance, grievance and disciplinary matters.
  • Identifying opportunities to further increase HR effectiveness and efficiency, via policies, practices and approaches across the broad spectrum of HR in cooperation with other HR colleagues and functions.
  • Produce a variety of statistical people information and insights to feed into HR reports for management meetings and presentations to inform the business.
  • Facilitate pay and benefits reviews.
  • Involvement on projects and initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the HR Centres of Expertise teams and People Services team to ensure best practice service delivery to relevant business area.


Key requirements:

  • A relevant HR (Bachelor’s level) degree (or relevant field) or post-graduate qualification.
  • Significant post-qualification experience in a HR/people environment. Providing HRBP support
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or Food/FMCG environment is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in organisational change programmes and resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • High levels of drive for achievement, curiosity and initiative.
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills with a track record of providing HR partnership to business leaders.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, interpersonal and teamwork skills, with a strong customer service focus and attitude.
  • Skilled across wide range of HR practices, including: talent management, resourcing, development, employee relations, organisational development and change.
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills are essential.  Experience in utilising HRIS, Success Factors HRIS is desirable.
  • A strong role model of the Ornua values and behaviours – with heart, with thought, with vision and with drive.



Key Competancies:

  • WORKING TOGETHER: Ensures own team effectiveness; facilitates and leads cross-functional working.
  • COMMUNICATIVE: Applies advanced communication skills, considering impact on the audience and desired outcomes.
  • RIGOUR: For complex challenges or new areas, applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.
  • FORWARD LOOKING: Leads others through change and contributes to competitive challenges and functional strategic plans.



Company Overview

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.



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