Senior HR/People & Capability Manager - Westland Milk Products

Reference Number: 015684aa

Location: Hokitika

  • Well Remunerated Senior HR Leadership Role
  • Developing a Culture of High Performance & Accountability
  • Hokitika based

The Company:

Established over 80 years ago Westland Milk Products (WMP) is a successful New Zealand Co-operative, owned by the dairying families who have supplied its milk for generations. Currently employing more than 550 people, WMP has a continuous improvement focus and an unwavering commitment to quality and is successfully growing through increased milk supply and the creation of value added products and brands.  WMP are now one of New Zealand’s leading producers of infant nutrition ingredients and have a mission to become New Zealand’s preferred supplier of premium quality dairy and nutritional products - exceeding customers’ expectations and maximising sustainable returns for WMP shareholders. 

The Role:

Following a recent internal promotion, WMP requires a new Senior HR/People & Capability Manager to provide additional senior HR leadership throughout both WMP’s Hokitika and Christchurch based operations. Reporting to and as 2IC to the General Manager People and Safety, this role will lead and develop the HR team (4 direct reports) and work across the business providing sound operational HR advice, coaching and assistance to WMP managers and their teams. The role will develop a deep understanding of the business and help manage transformational change and the development of a culture of accountability throughout the organisation. The ability to contribute to the development and roll-out of new organisational values and engagement initiatives is also highly desired.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a tertiary qualified HR generalist with well-developed Employee Relations experience, and able to demonstrate proven success at building the capability of HR ‘across and down’ throughout a business. Well versed in performance management principles and robust HR frameworks and with a proven history of coaching for performance, applicants will also ideally possess an element of OD and change management experience.  Superior coaching, leadership and influencing skills are essential and exceptional relationship building abilities are non-negotiable. 

This is a great opportunity for a team player with high energy and charisma who has the ability to work alongside people, step outside the “pure HR” label and make a significant contribution to the growth and development of this successful organisation.

To Apply:

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Nick Gee on +64 3 353 4354

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