HR Representative
Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH
Belfast, County Antrim
4d ago

Job Description

Job Title : Business Partner / HR Representative

Salary : Competitive and aligned to your relevant experience

Location : Springvale, Belfast

Relocation / Sponsorship : Not available

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business.

Benefits offered with the role :

  • Competitive salary
  • 4 Day Working week (Mon-Thurs)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 10% annual bonus
  • Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of employee's contribution
  • Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double employee's contribution up to 6%
  • CAT Advantage High Street Discount App
  • Be part of our journey to build a better world!

    Are you a strong HR professional looking for your next opportunity? At Caterpillar our people have always been at the core of our business.

    Our Springvale facility based in Belfast is growing and currently seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Human Resources Business Partner to join our busy, professional HR team.

    Taking a business partner approach, you will advise, guide and coach managers across the business, supporting and enabling them to effectively manage and resolve the full range of employment and employee relations issues.

    You will have a good working knowledge of employment law, and will be experienced in supporting managers, challenging, and influencing decision making as appropriate.

    Your interpersonal skills will be excellent, and you will be accustomed to working effectively and efficiently to multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with meticulous attention to detail.

    The ability to problem solve and offer pragmatic business solutions will be amongst your key strengths.

    If you’re an enthusiastic, positive, and ambitious HR practitioner, with a wide range of generalist experience, who enjoys working collaboratively and thrives on a challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Who is Caterpillar? What do we do?

    Caterpillar is a world leader in energy and transportation, construction and mining equipment creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us.

    With that level of impact comes the platform

    to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment,

    help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

    We build what matters!

  • What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar;
  • where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

    What will Caterpillar do for you?

    From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar : helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.

    Job Purpose :

    As a Human Resources Business Partner, you will provide a comprehensive range of HR support to leaders and employees across the Springvale facility.

    This support includes HR advice and coaching on areas such as policy and processes, strategic workforce planning, complex employee relations, performance management and career planning, driving engagement, diversity and inclusion, implementing HR transformation activities, providing professional communications and promoting positive employee relations with key stakeholders, including the trade union.

    Job Duties / Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to :

    Policy & Processes

    The HR BP will play a key role in ensuring the integrity of all HR processes, systems and documentation in accordance with legislation, best practice and organisational requirements as well as coach leaders and employees on their interpretation and application.

    You will also support the development and review of HR policies, documentation, guidance, toolkits and handbooks.

    Employee Relations & Performance Management

    This role will have a high focus on employee relations. You will develop and maintain good relationships with all employees, leaders and Trade Union representatives to encourage and always promote good employee relations, assisting where appropriate with issues / problems raised.

    In this role you will provide advice, support and coaching to leaders dealing with employee relations matters, encouraging informal resolution where possible, whilst supporting a culture of accountability.

    Business Transformation

    The HR Business Partner will lead, participate and support ongoing process improvement strategies within HR and associated people management issues to drive continuous process improvement.

    Working within the HR Team you will strive to provide people solutions to business problems which may also involve coaching leaders through change and identifying opportunities to fully maximise people resources.

    Service Delivery & Information

    The HR team are key business partners to the business, supporting our leaders and employees in all HR and people matters.

    You will ensure a professional and value-added HR service is provided at all times. You will keep up to date with changes in legislation and best practice as well as external developments in the field of Human Resources to deliver a value added, informed and professional service to the business.

    Key attributes :

  • Able to apply judgement, creativity and flexibility to generate new and innovative ideas and approaches and to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to identify, analyse and take action to effectively manage risk to meet strategic objectives.
  • Able to challenge and influence others, including more senior colleagues and stakeholders, to ensure that the right outcomes are achieved.
  • Strong ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, to work collaboratively to achieve objectives.
  • Able to communicate strategic priorities to others and to lead them in contributing to those priorities.
  • Able to use project management disciplines to lead or contribute to project work.
  • Interest in HR personal development and understanding of the nature of the work
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work to deadlines and pay attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work flexibly - managing changing and competing priorities and absorbing new information rapidly to address complex issues.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, but be able to work on own initiative
  • A spirit of co-operation, with the aim of meeting the department aims and objectives
  • Essential Criteria :

  • Good knowledge and understanding of NI / UK employment law and HR best practice.
  • Ability to advise on employment policies and procedures.
  • Experience of working effectively with unions.
  • Degree in Business or HR Management or equivalent experience
  • Experience of advising staff on the employee relations
  • Good understanding of developing and managing change projects and programmes.
  • Experience of delivering strategic priorities within strict timelines.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex information and recommended solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and information to a range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Skilled analytical thinker with ability to critically assess requirements and select best fit’ approach to meeting Caterpillars HR needs.
  • Demonstrable capacity to manage effectively - people and resources, and / or project teams, to achieve complex or high priority objectives, and develop others personally and professionally.
  • Proven ability to systematically analyse information and cut through complexity to bring clear, relevant and intelligible recommendations.
  • Excellent IT skills with a good working knowledge of Windows (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people at all levels
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Desirable Criteria :

  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • CIPD level 5 qualified or working towards
  • Working knowledge of HR databases
  • Working knowledge of Workday HR system
  • Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

    Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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