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Engineering & Technical

HR Business Partner - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 9/05/2018
Job Reference: 95217

Job Description

Contact: Edel Kelly
Telephone: 087 4108620

HR Business Partner

Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit a HR Business Partner for their site.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Partners with the Manager and Senior Director, Human Resources to provide excellent HR support and expertise.
  • Assist in development and implementation of HR policy and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures, based on legislation. Provide training on these policies, where required.
  • Is an ‘Employee Champion’ by ensuring that the employee’s ‘voice’ is heard and their interests are fairly represented Builds trust with employees, is accessible and approachable.
  • Partner with management in the implementation and execution of new initiatives to drive a culture of engagement, innovation and high performance in line with Company Values.
  • Evaluation and coordination of Learning and Development programmes as required
  • Provide employee relations support, including timekeeping and attendance issues, conflict resolution, disciplinary action, and performance improvement counselling ensuring consistency of policies across the plant. Championing Employee Relations initiatives and projects.
  • Supporting the recruitment process including liaising with Hiring Managers and linking with sales and operations planning for ongoing recruitment needs.
  • Collation of data on HR metrics for monthly reporting.
  • Manage the HR Information System Database to ensure accuracy of personnel records.
  • Ensure effective use of best practice Lean tools.
  • Identify areas for cost control and optimization.
  • Coordinate and assist in administering the company benefit programmes.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as required.

  • Educational experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • A minimum of six years of General Human Resources experience.
  • A general knowledge of all facets of the human resource function in organizations.
  • Ability to interview employees, resolve concerns, and obtain employee information.
  • Knowledge of latest HR Policies and best practices and applicable legislation.
  • An interest in Learning and Development programmes and initiatives would be an advantage.
  • Ability to meet departmental and organizational deadlines and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a basic understanding of human behaviour and motivation and the ability to serve as a staff resource in removing barriers which stand in the way of performance and productivity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to facilitate communication between employees and management.
  • Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs.
  • Ability to work well with top management and answer questions regarding policy and procedure.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under strict time constraints.

For further information on this HR Business Partner role in Galway Please contact Edel Kelly on 087 4108620 /

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