HR Manager

Job Purpose:

The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for human resources activities on site covering both unionised and non-unionised employees.


  • Lead the HR function in a large multi-plant manufacturing facility
  • Continue to foster a positive culture onsite amongst employees & management
  • Responsible for Performance management
  • Advise on best practice approaches to Change Management
  • Responsible for ensuring best practice Recruitment & Selection policies
  • Communication – manage Employee Engagement
  • Implementation of organisational HR systems, policies & procedures as and when required
  • Advise and guide local management on HRM initiatives & Employee Relations issues
  • Provide management with the most up-to-date advice on pending and current employment legislation. 
  • In conjunction with relevant management, maintain a positive industrial relations environment with the Union – proactively manage aspects of the IR agenda for the organisation, including the implementation of appropriate alternative strategies for managing industrial relations onsite.
  • Partake with local management in related HR activities leading to productivity improvements, efficiencies and cost controls.
  • Provide management with advice and guidance on the handling of disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all aspects of employment legislation
  • Absence Management – together with site management and occupational health ensure that attendance targets are maintained and appropriate actions formulated to address
  • Partake with wider HR team in designing HR services which fit business needs and are in line with current legislation.
  • Involvement in business projects onsite and across the wider organization as required
  • Other HR-related responsibilities as required by the business

Job Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have at least 5-7 years experience in a similar role.
  • HR experience in a unionised manufacturing environment is essential
  • Experience of performance management
  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of driving successful problem solving and dispute resolution.
  • Direct experience of dealing with bodies such as the LRC, Labour Court, Rights Commissioners and the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement principles within a manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with both the local and national HR/IR landscape
  • Strong knowledge of employment law at national and EU level

Aptitudes required:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels both internally and externally
  • Develops others in order to improve individual and team performance
  • Demonstrates the flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and determination in seeking out and meeting challenges
  • Actively listens and shares knowledge and information with others in a timely manner
  • Organises and prioritises resources and activities in an efficient manner
  • Strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills


  • A third level qualification in a relevant discipline / CIPD qualified.