HR Business Partner


Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

Kerry is seeking an experienced HR Business Partner to join their Global HR team. The role will focus on shaping and driving organizational effectiveness priorities aligned with the business growth strategy. Responsibilities include coaching and partnering with business leaders, talent management, leveraging reward programs, and maintaining a positive employee relations environment. The role requires travel to various sites and is initially a 9-12 month position with the potential for permanent placement. Candidates should have previous HRBP experience, strong communication skills, and the ability to influence senior stakeholders. Desired qualifications include proficiency in a second European language and change management experience.

Job Description:About KerryKerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.About the role

We are looking for an experienced HR Business Partner to join our Global HR team!


The HR Business Partner will shape & drive organisational effectiveness priorities aligned to business growth strategy. This role will also partner with and coach our people leaders in building and maintaining a positive Employee Relations environment focused on enabling a high-performance culture



Please note: This role will require travel to our Portbury, Tenbury, Cam and Carraigaline sites when required. We are open to candidates location within the United Kingdom. This role is initially for 9-12 months with the potential to be made permanent

What will I be doing?


Organisational Effectiveness:

Lead execution of organisational effectiveness priorities and initiatives in line with business strategy and plans

Responsible for the people and organisation-design related aspects of change programmes

Monitor and interpret key indicators of organisational effectiveness and ensure plans are in place to course-correct as needed

Coach & partner with business leaders on their role in leading organisational effectiveness


Talent Management:

Shape & drive talent management priorities aligned to business growth strategy

Shape strategic talent and capability needs of the business, advise / coach leaders on leveraging relevant Talent Pipelining solutions for business growth / ensure delivery against key organisational ‘Talent’ priorities.

Partner with COEs to ensure individual and collective learning and leadership development solutions meet business requirements; coach leaders in improving leadership and management effectiveness,

Specify strategic resourcing requirements, work with leaders to validate open roles, coaching and challenging where necessary on requirements for new or replacement roles.

Participate in the assessment and selection process for critical / key leadership role



Leverage Reward Programs to drive business performance and employee engagement

Partner with Reward COE on appropriate solutions to address business need

Consult, partner, coach Business Leaders re Total Reward decisions

Provide business insights to influence Reward COE strategy

Work with Reward COE on comp packages for Senior Leader & critical roles


Employee Support:

Partner with and coach people leaders in building and maintaining a positive Employee Relations environment focused on enabling a high-performance culture (including Industrial Relations)

Partner with and coach people leaders in ensuring compliance to Employee Relations standards, including use of robust data to develop action plans to remediate issues in a timely manner

Provide subject matter expertise in addressing complex Employee Relations issues in line with our service delivery model


Employee Experience:

Coach and challenge our leaders on employee engagement and people leadership accountabilities

Onboarding of senior leaders and critical roles

Coach & Support People Leaders on the creation & execution of ourVoice Engagement Plans

Proactive collaboration with leaders to promote and build a more inclusive workplace

What do I need to be successful?

In Kerry we understand that people have very different career trajectories and experiences. In order to be successful in this role we would be looking for the right competencies and aptitudes as well as your proven track record of success in a similar role and environment.


These include:


Previous HRBP experience

Delivery of engagement activities and talent management

Leading creative and agile problem solving

High level communication skills and gravitas when dealing with sensitive situations and multiple stakeholders and agendas

Experienced in influencing senior stakeholders in complex change situations

Supporting team development




A second European language with business proficiency

Change management experience

Proven project management skillset

Location: Bristol, BST

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