HR Business Partner – FMCG 

The Advocate Group
Birmingham with varied travel 
£45,000 - £48,000 plus benefits 
Closing date
12 Oct 2019

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HR/ Resourcing, Operations
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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HR Business Partner – FMCG 

Are you a passionate and driven HR Business Partner with experience of working within FMCG, Logistic or Distribution environments? This excellent opportunity for a HR BP to be based in the Midlands office to help drive the strategic HR agenda across a multi-site organisation. For this role you will play an instrumental part of embedding the new culture and employee engaged for the new site based in Birmingham. This is your opportunity to be part of a leading consumer brand organisation who have ambitious growth plans and are category leading within their field. This role will have with element of travel and you will work with external and internal stake holders to drive the HR agenda.  

As the HR Business Partner will be an advisor to senior Operations leaders, utilizing their strong HR experience and expertise. This is a varied role and one that will keep you busy, the company is a fast paced organisation and you will develop and execute business strategies focused on talent management, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning and employee engagement. In addition, you will put in place standard processes and policies enabled by standard work and help guide the organization through change into a new site and champion new HR plans. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Drive Associate engagement programs, acting as Employee Relations Subject Matter Expert, monitor Associate feedback to drive effective employee relations, retention and reward programs
  • Manage labor relations if applicable and complex cases with both internal and external parties, while integrating legislative shifts into HR policy and practices
  • Create people-centric plans to meet business demands through a strong understanding of how talent fits into the business strategy and how to develop talent
  • Coordinate with management to build and execute recruitment of middle and senior management, on boarding, training and development initiatives
  • Facilitate and manage the talent review process and succession planning in partnership with management
  • Draw insights from data to improve processes, employee engagement and policy alignment across the business
  • Manage and deploy complex HR projects and lead change initiatives, including implementing new tools and technology that will provide better support to stakeholders

Package: £45,000 - £48,000 plus benefits 

Location: Birmingham with varied travel 

You will have: 

  • HR generalist experience at HR Business Partner or  Manager level in a fast pace environments e.g. FMCG or Retail 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an HR related field or equivalent through experience
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience as an HR Business Partner in a fast-paced distribution or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of external practices, trends and tools used in HR
  • Experience with MS Office tools and HR Information Systems
  • Fluent command of English, in both written and verbal form
  • Advanced knowledge of local labor law
  • Ability to use analytical and experiential data for decision making
  • Influencing skills

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role. 

Please note The Advocate Group is acting as an employment agency & business.              


When it comes to finding the right fit for your professional needs, a unique approach gets results. That’s why the Advocate Group provides a bespoke service for every requirement.

We use discerning Search & Selection techniques, normally associated with executive roles, to all permanent and interim key hires and candidates.

We’re the business partner that elevates your workforce and career. Our clients see us as an integral part of their company, with over 90% coming back with repeat business.



We have extensive experience, gained nationally and globally. Our network of contacts and research executives keep us informed about the challenges facing your industry.

To supplement the expert insights you share with us, our consultants are skilled in shaping recruitment strategies right for you.

We specialise in:

  • FMCG
  • Consumer Durables
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Technology


Contact Us
  • The Advocate Group
  • 1 St Peter's Square
  • Manchester,
  • M2 3DE
  • GB
  • 0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
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