HR Director

South West - Bridgewater
A competitive package
03 Apr 2012
03 May 2012
Contract Type
Full Time

Gerber Juice needs a hands on proactive HR Director Bridgwater based

Reporting to the Managing Director you will lead a small team to support and drive change throughout the organisation while delivering the wider people strategy in the UK. Setting and implementing an effective robust employee relations strategy and supporting processes is critical as is the ability to guide and where appropriate personally deliver top quality outcomes in the normal functional areas such as resourcing, employee development and reward management.

Improving the transactional part of the function is crucial so that HR acts as a catalyst in people management terms via the provision of timely and accurate data to back up professional jargon free advice.

As HR Director your role will balance the operational with the strategic. The site is a 365 day 5 shift operation – the right candidate will relish the challenge of operating in this fast paced manufacturing environment and will be motivated by personal involvement in the day to day challenges, while also being able to take a step back to create a longer term people strategy that is aligned to business objectives.
As part of the senior leadership team you will contribute to the wider business strategy for the UK so having impact and credibility with the UK board will be key.

This is a high profile role and a superb opportunity to help shape Gerber Juice through its people agenda. You will have a proven track record as a change agent and will be able to demonstrate high level employee relations skills within a challenging environment. You will need to demonstrate the ability to stand your ground without being dogmatic, be quick witted and so get speedily to the nub of an issue and have commercial acumen combined with exceptional communication and negotiation skills. You will understand and be able to use the law but not hide behind it. You will have worked within a customer focused environment such as FMCG .

Gerber in the UK is a 700+ employee, £300m+ t/o business and is part of a group that is the biggest supplier of juices and juice drinks in Europe. Gerber is the number one producer of juice in the UK, either in the form of chilled or ambient products serving private label customers such as the major supermarket groups as well as many other major brand owners. They operate a pioneering greenfield highly automated production site and, as a result, have engaged in a journey of significant change in recent years.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

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