Senior HR Advisor (Manufacturing)

38000.00 - 42000.00 GBP Annual + GBP38000 - GBP42000/annum
11 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Unilever are currently looking for an Experienced Manufacturing HR Operations Specialist based at Unilever's prestigious facility in Purfleet, Essex. This is a full time temporary role for a period of 8 months, working a 40 hour week. This role is paying up to GBP42000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

This role acts as an operational and key transactional support interface between HR Business Partners/ Line Managers and the outsourced service delivery teams.

HR Operations Specialists are talented and high-calibre professionals with CIPD qualification, who form a core part of the delivery of excellent services and processes on site. They are "doers" but also coaches for HRBPs on new processes, and escalators of issues for resolution.

Key responsibilities:

Employee Relations:
* Provision of support and advice to line managers on individual employee relation issues.
* Support and advice on Line manager investigations as required.
* Support and advice on Discipline, Performance Improvement and Grievance Case Management (including attendance at final stage hearings as required).
* Provision of administrative and co-ordination support to facilitating the relationship with site trade unions.

IR: WC/TU Operational Relationship Management:
* Day to day management of existing agreements with Trade unions.
* Information Provision to Unions as requested.
* Policy and Negotiation with TU forums delivered by the HRBP.
* Operational Management of Local Agreements; advice and guidance to LMs and TUs.

Time and Attendance Management:
* Advisor to LMs in management of absence situations.
* Support and advice to line managers on managing attendance and long term sickness care management.
* Inputting absence data into payroll monthly.
* Support decision making regarding payment / non-payment of SIIBs and actions.
* Advice to line managers on exceptions Management: e.g. Leave with Permission.

Payroll Interface:
* Responsibility for effective and timely input into payroll.
* Local Pay arrangements - monitoring tracking and implementing (e.g. ramp down arrangements).
* Updating pay rate tables post pay deals.
* Process via mass data entry of exceptional payments/variable Pay/overtime (e.g. Bonus) elements. Respond to and resolve associated queries as requested by Workday.
* Data collection of overtime payments.
* Respond to and resolve associated queries as requested by HR Services.

PDP Administration:
* Co-ordination of the local WL1 PDP system and process * Deployment and communication of PDP documents and process at WL1.
* Track and Chase completion of PDPs at WL1.

Data Quality & Reporting:
* Responsible for ensuring all HR information is managed and updated accurately and effectively.
* Complete forms for data changes for new hires, job moves & exits * Manage position data.
* Prepare and complete mass upload templates for major data changes.
* Maintaining data quality performance.

* Pay review prep and groundwork, e.g. reward benchmarking, forecasts etc.
* Operational Management of Restructuring, e.g. outplacement liaison, individual consultation, distribution of redundancy figures etc * Maintenance of physical local site information.
* Personal File Maintenance: Act as the site data controller and maintain personnel files appropriately * Maintenance of HR Shared Drive etc. re: Policies/Rates etc.
* Audit and ensure key HR information is being maintained appropriately, e.g. immigration documents, recruitment records etc.
* Aptitude Testing and Admin Support, including Assessment Centres.
* HR Project Work
* HR Administration

Skills & Competencies

* Diplomacy, communication and influencing skills - building strong relationships with the HR Business Partners, Line Managers and employees * Customer service focus - always going the extra step to ensure satisfaction * Completer-finisher - never leaves tasks incomplete, and ensures processes are followed to their conclusion, attention to detail is critical * Workday skills are very desirable, but not absolutely necessary. Understanding of core HR transactional processes is more critical, as is a strong user knowledge of MS Office applications * Organisation of workload is critical - being able to manage multiple requests and prioritise activities * Good verbal and written command of the English language * Inquisitive nature - it is important that issues are firstly identified in all areas of the new processes`, but the fix needs to be put in place to ensure the issues will not reoccur.

Qualification - CIPD degree qualification (HR Management) or some level of CIPD up to level 7.

Microsoft Excel knowledge needs to be very strong as the role requires data analysis (absence and overtime payroll submission). Large quantities of data is to be processed accurately.
Proficient in Microsoft Word to undertake minutes of meetings and writing up investigation meetings.
PowerPoint will be used on occasion, however Excel and Word are more important for the role.

This is a fast paced role where changes need to be reacted to. The day is not always what they may have set it out to be. This is a very hands on role