HR Advisor
Buy It Direct Ltd
London, England, UK
9h ago

HR Advisor

Due to the continued growth of the Buy It Direct business and the opening of our new site EMDC (East Midlands Distribution Centre) located in Castle Donington we are now looking for a HR Advisor to support our Operations team based at EMDC.

You will be based on site but work as part of the wider People team at Buy It Direct based at our Huddersfield Head Office.

Are you a hands-on HR Advisor with drive, resilience, and adaptability? You will take responsibility for the full recruitment lifecycle for operational roles and be first point of call for Managers within our Operations team, support, and coach them through the full employee life cycle from recruitment and induction to engagement and performance.

This is a fully rounded HR generalist role with a significant focus on ER and recruitment.

Key activities will include.

  • Initial contact point for general employee and Manager queries.
  • Offering sound advice to Managers for all Employee Relations queries including conduct, capability, and absence.
  • Manage long term sick cases in Operations and coach and guide the Manager through the process.
  • Manage the advertising, selection and co-ordination of all interviews and assessment centres for Operational roles including volume and operational management positions.
  • Supporting the facilitation of assessment centres for Operational roles
  • Ensure the HR system is fully utilised to support all HR activities, running reports on key HR metrics as required.
  • Ensuring all new starters are on-boarded effectively.
  • Assist in HR projects to improve the employee experience within Operations.
  • Supporting managers in delivering effective performance management and assist with developing action plans and PDPs
  • Constantly reviewing policy and procedures to ensure they are in line with legislation and constantly seeking ways to improve.
  • Support the People Business Partner with the resource planning process.
  • Responsibility for your HR administration within your business areas
  • Support the team with project work to improve business performance.
  • The role will require flexibility with occasional travel to sites and to support a variety of shift patterns.
  • About you

  • Minimum CIPD Level 3 and ideally working towards Level 5
  • Experience in a similar HR Advisor role within a logistics, operational or manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices and employment law
  • Experience of managing disciplinaries, grievances and complex cases
  • Courage in your convictions, high resilience.
  • A great communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Good at building relationships and strong influencing skills
  • Experience of coaching Managers when providing advice and guidance
  • Why Buy It Direct?

  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare package
  • Career Progression
  • On-site parking
  • Employee discounts.
  • Your birthday off!
  • Brand new site
  • Have what it takes? Well then get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application!

    Why work for us

    At Buy It Direct, we dare to be different. We've built this business from the ground up to become one of the UK's largest and fastest growing online retailers turning over £400 million with a target of doubling in size over the next three years.

    We are proud of the products and services we provide across our six well recognised, award-winning online brands including Laptops Direct, Appliances Direct, Better Bathrooms and Furniture123.

    We listen, learn and challenge the status quo, paying attention to the details that matter and want to delight our customers by putting them at the heart of what we do, to really understand what matters to them.

    Hours 39.5 Benefits · Healthcare cash plan

  • Free parking
  • Birthday off after a year
  • Holiday purchase scheme so you can get that work life balance
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Agile working
  • Autonomy to make a difference!
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