Specialist - People


Job Details


Normanton - People

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary

Closing Date

23/10/2020 22:45

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the site

Normanton is home to our head office and is also the largest of our operational sites where we pack fresh fruit, salad and vegetables.

The pack house in Normanton is in operation 24 hours a day, 364 days a year, employing over 700 colleagues. Several of our support functions are based in Normanton which include Commercial, IT, Finance, People Team and our Planning Teams.

About the Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Specialist – People (HR) – Fixed Term to the end of April 2021 at our IPL Normanton site.

Reporting to the Manager – People, you will assist the operational team at our Normanton site in dealing with employee relations matters and help coach and develop Line Managers to improve performance and create a more engaged team which promotes the right culture in line with our Company values.

Main Areas of accountability:

  • To be an integral member of the Operational Team whilst working closely with the wider IPL People Team to drive consistency across the group and develop improved ways of working.

  • Support the operational team to manage ER and absence management cases ensuring they are in line with policy and legislation.

  • Work with the OH provider to support cases and ensure process is followed and all cases are managed end to end.     

  • Provide accurate management information data and advice to the site leadership to deliver improvements on absence and retention.

  • Support with the labour agency relationship. 

  • Support the business Critical Success Factors in terms of attracting, retaining and developing the right people.

  • Identify short, medium and long term resourcing plans to support the leadership team in the recruitment process.

  • The role will involve managing multiple customers across a variety of shifts with differing capabilities along with a diverse workforce.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Previous generalist HR experience within a similar FMCG industry is ideal.

  • Experience in a similar role.

  • Experience of working with high volume temporary agency resource.

  • Positive role model with the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Highly organised and able to work to deadlines.

What's in it for you?

We are an ever changing and fast paced business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work.

In return we will offer you development, a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • 33 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays) - in a full holiday year

  • Private Healthcare

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme

  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)

  • Life assurance (4x base salary)

  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme

  • Free Parking



Your place in our world

Manager - People
Specialist - People