Site HR Business Partner - UK Packaging - Clay Cross

DS Smith
Clay Cross, Chesterfield
£40,000 - £50,000
13 Nov 2018
13 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type


DS Smith has an excellent opportunity for a site HR Business Partner to work within their UK Packaging Division at their site in Clay Cross. Reporting to the Sector HR Business Partner forming a vital part of the UK Packaging HR team, the site HR Business Partner will ensure the delivery of the HR agenda and provide support & guidance to site management teams.

The site HR Business Partner will be pro-active in resolving challenging situations whilst driving best practice and ensuring compliance with all company procedures, policies and employment legislation.

If you are an experienced HR Professional, held stand-alone roles and have an attitude that gets results, then we would like to hear from you.

What being a Site HR Business Partner at DS Smith will involve:

  • Drive and deliver HR excellence by developing and implementing people plans in line with HR strategy and site business needs;
  • Develop effective working relationships with site GM’s and leadership teams to enable a first class HR service to be delivered;
  • Provide HR leadership in areas such as performance management, absence management and employee relations;
  • Enable line managers to manage all HR related issues;
  • Lead on key change projects – restructuring, TUPE, working practices;
  • Deploy talent management at site level whilst providing the necessary support, guidance and calibration;
  • Deliver the engagement & communication strategy focussing on areas such as engagement surveys, OWN IT, healthy hearts and internal communication;
  • Develop and embed a high performance culture;
  • Use the HR dashboard to shape and drive local action plans i.e. to reduce absenteeism, improve performance management and manage headcount;
  • Deliver world class basics and governance;
  • Lead and participate in a number of UK HR projects as and when required;
  • Identify areas of improvement and implement changes which improve efficiency and service offering as well as reducing cost.

What we would like our candidate to have:

  • The ability to demonstrate a successful track record of HR delivery, working in a standalone single site or multi-site role, which has had a measurable impact on business performance;
  • Experience of coaching managers on HR issues and supporting the delivery of HR projects;
  • The ability to build relationships at all levels;
  • The ability to be versatile and practical and able to provide solutions;
  • Lead by example and be resilient to challenging situations;
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills;
  • Good understanding of employment law and up to date with future legislation and its potential impact;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience (desirable);
  • CIPD (desirable).

About DS Smith:

DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £4 billion, the organisation employs over 28,500 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.

Location:  Clay Cross

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum


  • Up to 10% Bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package
  • Annual cycle to work scheme


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