Senior HR Business Partner

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Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: Bristol, BST, GB

Company: Kerry

About the role


Here at Kerry we are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior HR Business Partner  to join our Global HR team!


The HR Business Partner will shape & drive organizational 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 regular travel to our Portbury, Tenbury, Cam (UK) and Carrigaline (ROI) sites, as required. We are open to candidates’ location within the United Kingdom.

What will I be doing?


Organizational 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.
  • Coaching.



  • A second European language with business proficiency
  • Change management experience
  • Proven project management skillset
  • Audit experience 

About Kerry

Kerry 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.

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In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.


Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

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