As companies expand and acquire new businesses, their multi-site operations can create new HR issues that were not present before. Successful growing companies predict these challenges by appointing a regional HR business partner, a managerial position that ensures the HR at the various locations is running to serve the overall aims of the company’s executives.
A degree of autonomy over various sites is generally a good thing if burdensome micromanagement from the board is to be avoided. But this only works if the operational managers at the locations are supervised with a light touch after being appraised of the company’s strategic aims. A regional HR business partner ensures that board level goals are interpreted and divulged to the managers at the various locations to satisfy their specific needs, taking into account what they contribute to the wider company.
To be a successful regional HR business partner, you should ideally have a background in applying HR strategy over various geographically connected locations, but most companies will consider candidates who have a great CV that shows extensive HR management experience. Because no two companies are the same, you can expect full training in the specifics of the business, but the experience you bring to the role will be a key consideration, as with all managerial roles.
It is likely that you will be required to travel quite extensively in your role, and while this might mean a few counties, it can also mean several countries, so the potential to disrupt family life could be an issue – and relevant language skills could be an advantage. You will need to be a good communicator to ensure the strategic aims of the company’s board are accurately reported and overseen throughout the various locations.
Right now companies across the UK are looking for regional HR business partners, and people are looking to take a step in the careers to become one. Cast UK’s job is to match the two. However unlike some recruitment consultancies, we don’t think of candidates as items on a production line. We get to know them, and because we have great relationships with the companies we work with, we ensure that only candidates who fit the company’s ethos and have the required skills go through to interview. That’s how we make a success of so many management and executive level appointments – and why companies come back to Cast UK time and time again.
If you’re looking to become a regional HR business partner or to carry your skills to another company and better your career, call us today on 0161 825 0825.
The town of Hartlepool grew up around a monastery and abbey in the 7th century, and the population grew slowly to about 900 by the early 1800s. As the town grew, however, so did the docks, and its importance as a dock became larger when the railways arrived in the mid-1800s, connecting the town to the cities of the North West of England. This pushed Hartlepool to another level, and before long many shipping companies were setting up there.
Industry was soon to follow, with ironworks and shipyards locating in the town, which to this day boasts Europe’s largest dry dock. Able UK operate a facility just outside the town which is now used for decommissioning massive vessels such as aircraft carriers and freight ships. Together, the engineering sector employs close to 2000 people in the town. There is also a nuclear power station, an advanced gas-cooled reactor type, which since its opening in 1983 has become the town’s single largest employer. It is due to close down in the mid to late 2010s, but another plant is planned.
There is a lot going on in Hartlepool, and it’s a diverse place to live in, with jobs related to the heavy industry, maritime work and the usual high street and local shops and service industries that keep the town thriving. It’s a great place to look for a Regional HR Business Partner job, as this diversity throws up many possibilities in the logistics, procurement and supply chain fields.
If you’d like more information on the Regional HR Business Partner positions available in Hartlepool or anywhere else in the country, do get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With plenty of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Hartlepool or source a new job in Hartlepool then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Cast UK are partnered with a leading retail business to recruit an E-commerce Trading Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Greater Manchester.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum + + various benefits
Our client, a market leading retail business based in the North West, is looking to appoint an International Branch Merchandiser due to growth in 2019.
Up to £34000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a leading logistics business, in their recruitment process of a Warehouse Development Department Manager , based in Northampton.
£35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Cast UK are working with one of the UK's fastest growing retailers to appoint several Merchandisers and Senior Merchandisers due to business growth.
Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to the hospitality and catering sectors in the UK.
Our client is leading the way in their field, they are a large national organisation who are looking to add a Distribution Shift Manager to their nights operation 21:00 - 07:00.
Up to £17500.00 per annum + benefits including staff discount
Our client, a leading fashion retailer based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a Merchandising Assistant to join their close-knit and lively head office team.
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a growing Manufacturer, are looking to recruit an experienced Logistics Manager to join the team in Yorkshire.
Up to £100000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a leading FTSE 100 business, is looking to recruit an experienced Board Level Operations Director.