Site HR Manager - Manufacturing

Job title : Site HR Manager - Manufacturing
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Haylea Smith
Contact email :
Job reference : 1479813
The Position 

As the Site HR Manager you will develop and implement effective human resources frameworks, policies, procedures and programs to ensure the organisation can attract, retain, develop and manage a highly engaged and committed workforce. You will be a true HR generalist, with exposure to manufacturing or supply chain environments and be well versed across the entire employment lifecycle within these working environments. Within your HR toolkit, you will have high levels of knowledge across functions like workforce planning, employment relations, industrial relations, workplace health & safety, organisational design, recruitment & talent, and how they all relate to the supply chain.

Due to the manufacturing site nature of this role and high number of operational employees, you will be required to be at site Monday to Friday, with flexibility around start/finish times. This role would suit a candidate living close by in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane – or someone who loves manufacturing!
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure advice and support across the employment journey is consistent with best practice approaches to recruitment and selection, engagement, culture and wellbeing, coaching and talent development, remuneration and benefits, performance management, and industrial relations;
  • Develop, implement, and report on strategic, delivery and operational plans including budgetary and other resource requirements, and develop appropriate control measures and mitigation strategies relating to risk;
  • Work with the Site Leadership Team to provide operational and strategic guidance and leadership to design and implement people, capability and culture initiatives that achieve organisational strategic objectives with focus on areas like staff engagement, culture and systems;
  • Lead and manage a team of five HR professionals split across generalist and training/facilitation;
  • Lead and manage changes relating to organisational structure, whilst monitoring changes in external environments such as workplace supply issues, legislation, industrial environments, policy directions etc.
Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Employment/Industrial Relations or related business management discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior HR representative within a manufacturing, supply chain or FMCG environment;
  • An attested ability to engage, influence and contribute to organisational strategy and translate that strategy into operational deliverables via a broad range of stakeholders and departments;
  • Bring a balanced style through seeking opportunities to find more sustainable and economic solutions across the business and educate and regulate individual team members on taking action;
  • Ability to pivot quickly between strategic HR initiatives and reactive day-to-day operational issues across all levels of the business, both white and blue collar;
  • Strong influencing and coaching style that can be translated as relatable and value-adding to a workforce that mostly operational employees.
How to Apply
If your next move aligns with this position, please apply directly using the link below and attach an updated copy of your resume. For a confidential conversation about this job opportunity, please call Haylea Smith – Director Human Resources on 0491 286 873 or email