ER Specialist

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You will work as the ER / HR Specialist for our client, a highly successful and established food manufacturing company in the Midlands.

You will be responsible for providing HR support to three sites and coordinating with the HR Director on ER / IR cases. You will work alongside the Human Resource team and report into the HR Director.

This is a permanent job.

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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • The main point of contact to support managers with HR activities such as recruitment, performance management, succession planning, disciplinaries & grievances.
  • Collaborate with the regional HR team on policies & procedures.
  • Train, develop coach managers on HR-related tasks, ensuring employees and managers utilising the HR systems in place.
  • Collaborate with the HR Director on all ER issues/cases, supporting the director in all aspects of the process.
  • Ensure the company is acting in line with employment legislation & industry regulations.
  • Build positive relationships with employees, managers, Unions, Ibec and other external advisors.
  • Communicate key ER strategies and proactively handle ER issues.
  • The main point for contact for ER / IR issues for the three sites.
  • The HR representative for the lean manufacturing team meetings.
  • Assist the sites with permit applications/visa’s as required for new starters.
  • Work on ad-hoc HR projects.

What are we looking for?

  • HRM Masters/Degree or Employment Law Qualification or related discipline.
  • 3-5yrs HRBP / Senior HR Generalist experience.
  • Member of CIPD.
  • Knowledge of employment legislation & regulations.
  • Previous experience coordinating with unions or working in an unionised environment from an HR perspective.
  • Excellent communication skills – written & verbal.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Previous experience working with senior stakeholders.
  • Full, clean driving license as the flexibility to travel to various sites is required.


  • Previous ER Specialist / ER Consultant experience.
  • Knowledge of the food manufacturing sector.
  • Experience in a lean manufacturing organisation.
  • To have worked with Ibec and solicitors on ER / IR cases.


Apply for this job now or get in touch with Áine on 090 64 90485.


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