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Human Resources
Full - Time

A global brand with a history of innovation and ambition. Here at L’Oréal, we’ve made it our quest to deliver beauty for all. It’s an aim that has seen us expand into over 130 countries and to develop operations across every retail distribution channel too. And we can honestly say that our careers are just as diverse as our business. After all, at L’Oréal, nothing is impossible.  Our 38 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005. This year we were also named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 8th time.

HR Business Partner - Physical Distribution (N. West)

12 months Fixed term contract

***Can be based in Trafford or Bury but travel between sites essential***

What are key highlights of this role?


This is both a  strategic and hands on role, you are an trusted HR Partner and member of the Physical Distribution Leadership Team, providing input, strong influence and counsel on HR related issues to successfully meet the business objectives. You will act as a  proactive advisor and coach that provided the full cycle of HR support to the two Distribution centres in the North West (Trafford & Bury). 

As part of your role, you will be able to quickly build strong relationships with internal managers and employees and be the first point of contact for HR related queries. You will be able to think on your feet, be solutions focused and results driven whilst also balancing long term thinking with delivering everyday operational excellence.

You will:

·You will be responsible for delivering an operational and strategic HR function to the Distribution centres, proactively bringing the people strategy to life, supporting and contributing to delivery of the UKI Physical Distribution business plans. 
·Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues if required, conduct effective, objective and thorough investigations, supporting all sites within the UKI when required ensuring compliance with UK employment law and code of ethics
·Create people-centric plans to meet business demands through a strong understanding of how talent fits into the Physical Distribution strategy and how to develop talent.
·Facilitate and manage the talent review process and succession planning in partnership with Physical Distribution leaders.
·Provide insights from employee data to improve processes, employee engagement and policy alignment across the business.
·Drive healthy and positive organisational culture in line with the L’Oreal ‘Simplicity Culture’, partnering with business leaders by developing and executing strong human resources strategies including Diversity and Inclusion.
·Contribute to the wider L’Oréal HR team and participate in the delivery and execution of wider HR projects.
·Manage Compensation & Benefits for your population including annual salary review process and communications.
·Collaborate with the L’Oreal learning team to enhance site training opportunities and drive forwards succession planning for the site
·Work in Partnership with our recognized Unions and help delivery of the annual wage negotiations
·Recruitment of talented individuals (with the UKI recruitment team) targeting zero vacancies, diversity and a pipeline of talent
·Own the talent and succession planning agenda ensuring compelling careers for your population

·Work alongside the Head of HR of Operations & Physical Distribution, divisional HRDs and HRMs to effectively manage headcount and salary mass elements for your populations.  

You are:

Entrepreneurial. Every single day, you spot opportunities to shake things up
Creative. There’s no blueprint for the future. You’ll have to design it
Adventurous. L’Oreal is for pioneers. So you’ll embrace challenges and change
Only human. You’ll make mistakes sometimes but you have no fear of failure because you’re smart enough to learn from mistakes
Ambitious. You crave success and we’ll support you all the way. That way, we all win
Respectful. Whoever you’re talking to, you treat everyone the same
One of the gang. Even if you’re Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognize that teams are the real heroes. And so do we
Open. To new ways of doing things. To other people’s (sometimes crazy) ideas
Flexible.  You are just as comfortable in the detail and day to day as you are in strategy
You. You’re real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you’ll feel right at home whoever you are

You have:

·Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience of building relationships across an organization
·Solutions orientated mindset with the ability to work accurately at pace and cope with ambiguity
·Strong stakeholder management experience and the ability to deliver difficult messages
·Experience of leading key projects for the business
·Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·Ability to analyse data, draw accurate conclusions and communicate key messages succinctly
·Strong planning and organisation skills – with an ability to appropriately re-prioritise and change as required to meet deadlines
·Ideally degree qualified
·CIPD qualified or with suitable alternative proven practical HR experience
·Full working knowledge of UK employment law and employee relations best practice including union experience (preferred)

What could L’Oréal offer me?


·World class learning and development opportunities.
·Excellent benefits including pension, profit share, product discounts and a competitive salary.
·Work with some of the biggest brands in the business, and the most passionate people in beauty.
·The opportunity to be empowered and to lead the change you want to see within the biggest beauty company in the world.