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Senior HR Business Partner / Manager

Apply now Job no: 503339
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Human Resources

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

Aston Martin is on an exciting transformation journey to become the most desired ultra-luxury British brand. We are looking for an HR professional who is energised and driven by change to support the executive team realise their vision and ambition through the engagement of their people.  You will lead and develop a team of HR partners and will be responsible for supporting leaders across the engineering, commercial and professional functions.  Reporting directly to the Aston Martin’s Global HR Director, this role is central to the business’ transformation. 

Key priorities currently include growing our organisational capability, particularly within engineering, assessing the effectiveness of our new organisation structures, developing an employee experience to match the expectations of the Aston Martin brand, change management and developing our culture.  The HR function itself is also undertaking transformation and this role will be key in leading the function through change.

This position is challenging and demanding.  In return we offer you the opportunity to join a dedicated team working with one of Britain's most exciting brands at a time when the company is undergoing significant change.  This position will test you and help you grow as a HR professional.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the people strategy to enable delivery of your customers’ objectives
  • Lead and support the development of your team
  • Apply change management methodology and grow change management capability with your leadership teams to support the delivery of their key transformation programmes
  • Working closely with recruitment, grow the capability of the team through targeted campaigns and expanding our engineering presence in Europe. 
  • Develop insights to help leverage improvements in employee engagement
  • Develop a data driven mindset to people decisions
  • Become fully immersed in the organisation’s values and develop strategies so that the values become ‘lived’ throughout the business
  • Coach and develop your customer areas as inclusive leaders and be a change agent for our diversity and inclusion agenda
  • Support the leadership team develop a performance mindset and culture
  • Working closely with the wider HR team, support the transformation opportunity within HR, leveraged by a new people system due for delivery in 2022.  Lead the identification and improvements to our key people touch points and processes.
  • Support and advise on complex issues in all business areas including employee relations (e.g. disciplinaries)

Qualification & Experience:

This role demands a highly energised and influential HR professional who thrives in a fast paced and diverse environment.  The candidate will ideally have:

  • Experience of operating at Senior Manager level with a deep working knowledge of generalist HR and ability to shift between strategic and tactical agendas
  • Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to develop trust, appropriately challenge and build confidence quickly
  • Experience of working closely with executive level leaders
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions
  • Sound understanding of employee relations and operating in a manufacturing environment
  • Delivery focused with excellent judgement in connecting local customer needs with the overall strategic direction of the business
  • Demonstrable passion and examples of growing a progressive HR team
  • Persuasive and adaptable communicator
  • Ability to think through problems and create and implement realistic solutions
  • Experience of delivering large-scale people change programmes
  • Ideally educated to degree level or CIPD qualified (although not essential).

We are proud to offer flexible working arrangements which will enable you to contribute at your best.  We consider formal and informal working arrangements so please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.

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