Senior HR Business Partner

Following an internal promotion, we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior HR professional to partner with a member of our Executive Committee and lead the people strategy for one of our business divisions.  

About the role

Reporting to the HR Director, you will be a key member of the HR Leadership team and play an integral role in shaping the business culture, while driving a number of critical people projects.  Based in the Midlands, you will take on a national remit and operate as a true HR generalist covering all aspects of talent identification and development, employee engagement, change management, organisation design and performance across multiple sites.  In order to succeed you will have a proven track record of delivering in a fast paced multi-faceted environment with experience of building high performing and effective teams across broad populations.

Other elements to the role include:

  • Leading organisational change, including business restructures, redundancies, TUPE transfers and acquisitions, plus critical people projects (strategy development and introduction of new initiatives).

  • Driving and developing our partnership with the recognised Trade Unions at a national level, in order to foster relationships and share best practices.  This includes leading the annual pay negotiations on behalf of the business.

  • Managing our talent through the leadership of our talent calibration and succession planning processes. Identifying opportunities to promote cross business talent moves and developmental experiences to support talent management and retention.

  • Establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships, building capability and contributing to business discussions in order to drive people performance and the employee experience. 

  • Leading and coaching best practice for managers and employees in matters relating to Performance Appraisal, Recruitment & Selection, Discipline & Grievance and Absence Management, working closely with L&D.

  • Working with other HR Business Partner(s) to achieve operational delivery of HR related projects (often cross-functionally) aligned to the business strategy.

  • Offering expert advice to aid the resolution of complex employee relations issues. Taking proactive steps to identify trends, root causes and build wider manager capability.

  • Advising & challenging managers on a variety of topics, including absence statistics, salary information, pay benchmarking.

What will you bring?

  • HR or Business related Degree with CIPD qualification.

  • Must have experience of leading union pay negotiations and consultation at a national level.

  • Results focused with a strong eye for detail and a flexible 'can do' approach. Ability to work at pace, multi-task and prioritise effectively.

  • Commercial acumen with an understanding of key business drivers and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.

  • A strong teamwork ethic with a proven ability to work collaboratively.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact, influence and build relationships at all levels. Confidence to challenge stakeholders.

  • Proactive and forward thinking with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

  • Innovative and adaptable with a drive to find creative solutions.

  • Up to date knowledge of HR best practice and employment legislation.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary, bonus and benefits recognising the contribution you bring.

  • Opportunities for Career Progression both at home and abroad.

  • An inclusive and safety focused culture with people at the heart of the business.

We are committed to building a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Why join Aggregate Industries?

To be at the heart of construction, we see our people at the forefront of the construction industry, transforming it into a more sustainable future. We employ highly talented, experienced and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. We have industry-leading capability in innovation, enabling us to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers. We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in. LafargeHolcim has a global footprint with leadership positions in the vast majority of its markets and a diversified portfolio with a good balance between mature and developing markets positioned in highly populated areas. 

About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the front line of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 270 sites and more than 3,900 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and supply construction materials, export aggregates and offer national road surfacing and contracting services. 

We’re also a proud member of LafargeHolcim, which is the leading global building materials and solutions company with around 90,000 employees in over 80 countries. It holds leading positions in all regions with a balanced portfolio of developing and mature markets.

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About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the frontline of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 330 sites and more than 4100 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and export supply materials for cement and offer national road surfacing and contracting services.