HR Specialist


HR Specialist

McCain Foods
  • Timaru, New Zealand


Position Title: HR Specialist

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time

Position Location: Timaru

Requisition ID: 25794

We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – when it comes to bringing people, families and communities together at mealtimes with simple, delicious and plant friendly food we’re kind of a big deal!

You won’t just find us in supermarkets though. As well as owning a household retail brand, our respected foodservice business works in close partnership with distributors, chefs and caterers across thousands of the country’s cafés, pubs, restaurants, deli, hospitals and schools etc.

We are passionate about potatoes. But we’re even more passionate about our People!

Our high performing HR team is looking to add another super star to their squad! This exciting role will see you as a trusted advisor and partner to implement our people strategy and drive programs of work aligning with our business’s strategic priorities.

You will be responsible for providing local HR support in four main areas:
• Employee Relations
• Labour Relations
• Talent Acquisition of High Volume roles (Plant, Manufacturing and related)
• Site support of strategic initiative such as; employee engagement, diversity and Inclusion, attraction & retention, leadership development and succession planning

About The Role
• Support people managers and employees with employee and labour relations issues (activities may include conducting investigations, addressing misconduct, issuing discipline, suspension, and / or termination)
• Execute local recruitment efforts, such as maintaining job requisitions, running talent acquisition events, proactively sourcing candidates, and developing / maintaining the local candidate pool(s)
• Manage candidate assessment and selection process to ensure alignment of talent and local business needs / succession plans
• Supporting the leadership team in driving employee engagement
• Process voluntary and involuntary separations for in-scope employees, mitigating any potential risks and adhering to local legal requirements
• Work with the Employee Experience Centre and HRBPs to manage reductions in force / redundancy efforts, as well as employee retirements
• Work with any relevant local authorities / vendors to ensure local legal requirements and business needs are adhered to
• Share insights and trends with key stakeholders to drive more effective / efficient HR customer service delivery

About You
• Demonstrated experience in a similar HR Generalist role (you might currently be a HR Officer or HR Advisor)
• Bachelor degree in Human Resources or a related field would be well regarded
• Ability to apply HR knowledge / experience across HR policies, programs, processes and functions
• Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
• Proven teamwork capabilities; strong relationship management and interpersonal skills
• Strong ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with impact and handle confidential information
• Working knowledge of HR systems is beneficial, particularly SAP and SuccessFactors

If you want to be a part of a flourishing, supportive environment and are inspired by the prospect of being a part of something bigger, Apply Now!

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.

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Job Family: Human Resources

Division: ANZ

Department: HR - Hastings

Location(s): NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Timaru || NZ - New Zealand : Auckland : Auckland || NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Christchurch || NZ - New Zealand : Hawke's Bay : Hastings || NZ - New Zealand : Other : Reference job description || NZ - New Zealand : Wellington Region : Wellington

Company: McCain Foods (NZ) Limited

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree


Category : Human Resources Specialist
Posted : November 22, 2023
Salary : N/A

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