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HR Manager - Production

Job Title: HR Manager - Production
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 95457
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Edel Kelly
Telephone: 087 4108620

HR Manager - Production

Our client, an automotive company in Galway is currently looking to recruit a HR Manager – Production for their site.


The role is responsible for a broad range of strategic, tactical and operational HR activities within the Production department including; Engagement, Retention, Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Industrial Relations and Employee Relations. The HR Manager will drive and support focused programs that will provide a true competitive advantage to the Business.

Strategic Management
  • Develop a strategy to attract and retain Operators, Technicians, Supervisors and ensure they are enabled, empowered and energized to do their jobs.
  • Convert business strategies and objectives into HR strategies and action plans to enable the business to achieve its goals and KPIs
  • Implement Group initiatives and corporate lifecycle processes and initiatives within the production area
  • Partner with Production management to understand and support business needs in terms of future skill-sets and manning.
  • Partner with T&D team to ensure Training and Development of Operators, Technicians and Supervisors meet the business requirements and that T&D is effective as a motivational tool.
  • Partner with Total Rewards team and Production Management to ensure pay/benefits are in line with the market. Manage union pay negotiations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of employment legislation and deploy any changes required.
  • Develop HR team responsible for supporting production.
  • Operational Management
  • Provide full HR support and advice to management on Production Operators, Technicians and Supervisors.
  • Provide expert HR advice to increase capability and confidence of managers in dealing with HR related matters.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of, and act on any changes to, employment legislation, Group Standards and other relevant communications.
  • Review and implement internal Standard Operating Procedures for efficient and effective administration.
  • Oversee and regularly review induction programme for Production Operators, Technicians and Supervisors.
  • Manage assigned Involvement of Personnel roadmaps for Operators, Technicians and Supervisors.
  • Ensure audit compliance for internal and external audits for relevant remit (e.g. TS16949/IATF, V5000, Revenue).
  • Review, update and implement HR Policies and Procedures as required.
  • Manage relationship with agency to ensure effective and efficient recruitment and onsite employee management.
  • Manage Industrial Relations proactively and ensure excellent relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Review and update Career Path information for Production Operators, Technicians and Supervisors.
  • Ensure job requirements and job descriptions for all positions are updated in line with business needs.
  • Report on key metrics, propose and implement improvements (e.g. absenteeism, turnover and engagement).
  • Oversee accuracy and integrity of all data concerning Production Operators, Technicians and Supervisors on relevant HR systems.
  • Contribute to Site specific HR projects
  • Employee & Industrial Relations
  • Promote and foster positive Industrial Relations/Employee Relations (IR/ER) and develop open communication processes with trade union/staff representatives to ensure a partnership approach to problem-solving.
  • Manage operational IR/ER issues which arise e.g. investigations, disciplinary, grievance procedures)
  • Provide objective advice to management as required based on HR best practice, employment legislation and internal policy.
  • Co-ordinate and lead monthly meetings with union committee.
  • Attend meetings as required with union committee and/or Union Branch Officials regarding IR/ER issues etc.
  • Prepare documentation/submissions and represent the company at meetings with third parties.
  • Support roll-out of Employee Well Being and Engagement Survey, communicate results and develop an action plan to improve where required.

  • Minimum of 10 years in HR related roles including strong trade union and employee relations experience with at least 3 years as a Senior HR Business Partner or HR Manager responsible for leading a team.
  • Clear written and oral English communication skills essential with ability to give and receive/interpret information accurately
  • Previous management experience desirable
  • Proven experience of working in a dynamic fast-paced environment an advantage
  • Experience working within a matrixed corporate mother/daughter company would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience of working in a production/manufacturing company required
  • 3rd Level Degree/Masters in HR or related discipline
  • CIPD qualified preferred

For further information on this HR Manager – Production role in Galway please contact Edel Kelly on 087 4108620 /

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