Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

  • Human Resources Business Partner

    Job Locations UK-Middlesex-Feltham
    Posted Date 1 week ago(09/07/2018 08:31)
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  • Overview

    Working as part of the Nomad Foods Group HR Team, based in our Company Headquarters, this role business partners some of our key functions (Supply Chain, IT and Procurement).


    The HR Business Partner will take ownership of providing a day to day HR service, supported by Centres of Excellence in Organisational Development, Reward and Talent Acquisition. The role also works closely with Market Unit HR teams to manage HR activities across the matrix e.g. Talent Management.


    The role will support the relevant HR Director with more complex organisational design, change management and engagement projects as required. There is also opportunity to work with peers across Nomad Foods Europe to deliver Pan-European projects in line with the Group HR Strategy.



    • Act as key contact for all recruitment requests within the client group, ensuring clear diagnosis of the most appropriate need / solution to the resourcing issue, giving consideration to potential talent moves, and ensuring relevant sign off for any hiring request
    • Work with the Talent Acquisition Manager to explore direct sourcing options and screen Bedfont Recruitment inbox for suitable applications
    • Ensure internal advertising process followed and a proactive approach is taken for the engagement of any PSL agencies
    • Development of clear recruitment plans with recruiting line managers to ensure interview dates are scheduled, relevant assessment materials are developed and interviewers arranged, including HR attendance at final stage
    • Develop offers in line with agreed pay bands and in line with functional peers across the business – taking guidance where necessary from Reward Director
    • Proactively work with the HR Centre (Gloucester) to deliver offers in a timely manner

    Employee Lifecycle

    • Partner with line managers in development of on boarding programmes for all new starters and lead the HR induction phase
    • Support and coach line managers to ensure the development of clear objectives for new starters, to include development areas from recruitment process and clear reviews during probationary period
    • Act as guardian to the probationary period for all new starters, monitoring progress and attending review meetings as necessary
    • Coach and Support line managers with the delivery of their 6 monthly Performance Development Plans, actively chasing for completed forms
    • Assist and coach line managers in how to manage performance improvement cases in order to maximise potential of resource within the group
    • Assist and coach line managers through any Employee Relations matters (eg. flexible working, disciplinaries, grievances etc.)
    • Manage the exit process for resignations at, ensuring HR Centre informed, feedback given to line manager and actions captured from the exit interview

    Talent Management

    • Lead local talent reviews alongside Directors/Heads of Department, identifying High Potentials and developing action plans to support their career development
    • Support HR Director in leading talent review for functional areas, identifying talents for succession planning and coordinating talent moves as required

    Learning & Development

    • Work with Directors/Heads of Dept. and Capability Leads to review Performance Development Plans and identify development & training needs
    • Develop and execute functional learning and development plan in line with 70/20/10 principle
    • Facilitate training sessions on relevant people topics (e.g. Performance Development Plans, Career Development) as required
    • Develop and evolve functional Skills Matrices to support technical capability development within teams


    • Manage the annual salary review and bonus process for group functions
    • Manage nominations for People Awards recognition scheme and lead judging panel on a quarterly basis (shared role)

    HR Support

    • Act as first point of contact for all day to day queries, ensuring clear advice and guidance is provided in a timely manner
    • Work with the HR Centre Gloucester to deliver any contract changes, flexible working arrangements, in a timely professional manner

    Key Interfaces:

    • Directors/Heads of Departments
    • HR Centre Operations - Gloucester
    • HR Director
    • European HR
    • Functional line managers


    Qualifications and Experience



    • HR Generalist experience within a fast-paced commercial environment
    • CIPD or equivalent qualified
    • Demonstrative evidence of being a true business partner, delivering business improvement.


    • FMCG experience

    Knowledge & Skills 



    • Employee Relations
    • Performance Management
    • Recruitment & Induction
    • Induction & On-boarding
    • Reward & Recognition Management
    • Facilitation skills 


    • Succession planning
    • Employee Consultation
    • Training needs analysis, design and delivery



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