Human Resources Specialist - United Kingdom/ Ireland

Brown-Forman London a month ago

What You Will Do in This Role

This exciting role of HR Specialist based in London has the responsibility of being the HR business partner for our largest function, our Sales team - coordinating and delivering the whole employee lifecycle from Recruitment, Training & Development, HRIS, Employee Relations, Compensation & Benefits in compliance with the Company policies. Reporting directly to the HR Director, UK & IRL, he/she is a key contact for all employees on the UK payroll, this includes both the UK team and International, Regional and Global employees based in the UK and IRL. Working collaboratively within a team of talented HR professionals supporting our Brown-Forman UK business.

What You Can Expect

Management, Coordination and Execution in all related HR topics and projects

  • Be a key point of contact for all staff in the UK regarding HR related topics, with a specific partnership to our Sales function, with over 100 employees;.

  • Work closely with key stakeholders inside and outside the organisation and with the regional and global HR teams and specialist functions.

  • Manage all employee relation cases with support from the HR Manager and HR Director, give legal advice to managers, prepare contracts and other related paperwork. Work proactively with relevant stakeholders (employee, managers, payroll, total rewards) and manage exit processes.

  • Support the HR Director and HR Manager in daily routine tasks as well as in special projects.

Execution of payroll and benefits

  • Manage payroll and benefits processes for the UK, including communication to employees and managers.

  • Manage P11d and annual required processes, staying on top of new legislation and administering statutory requirements as and when needed

  • Process the merit, relational and promotional increases according to the timeline, work with HQ and our Total Rewards team to comply to the process and have appropriate paperwork produced, manage the bonus calculation and payout process (STI and quarterly Sales bonus), deal with pro-rata payments and ensure changes are communicated to HQ and payroll.

  • Work with employees and local payroll proactively to ensure all documents and paperwork are complete at any time (tax forms, fleet documentation etc.).

  • Organise information sessions regarding benefits & ensure organisation is up to date on our benefits offering

  • Provide HR key data points to HR Director and HR Manager

Coordinate the recruiting process (regular headcount, temporary help, intern program)

  • Manage the recruitment process in collaboration with the Global Talent Acquisition Partners for open roles in the UK, obtaining relevant approvals to recruit and hire and present offers.

  • Administer all necessary statutory requirements and administration for the UK.

  • Own the Internship programme ensuring a quality programme is delivered

Execution and ownership of the on-boarding process

  • Work with local HR team, Managers and Admin team on announcements, individual on-boarding plan and office tour, invite to HR Welcome and Technology, work with departments for a smooth onboarding process

  • Work with the IT team to have the workspace and equipment ready.

  • Set up the contract documents, manage the on-boarding, including dealing with the respective statutory requirements e.g. immigration compliance

Ownership and coordination of all general administration and support

  • Make sure that B-F procedures, guidelines and policies are in line with local laws and processes.

  • Provide and track vacation planning and sickness documentation. Provide confirmations and certificates.

  • Take care of keeping the organisation charts, reporting lines and position numbers correct.

  • Make sure that people's changes are processed according to BF guidelines and approval procedures are kept. Maintain a proper set of personnel files, kept confidentially & electronically, for all employees.

  • Challenge the status quo and constantly seek efficiencies and improvements

  • Ensure HR processes and services are delivered to the highest standard

Other ad-hoc duties may also be required to help support the local HR team

What You Bring to the Table

  • University degree in Human Resources, Psychology or comparable education with focus on Human Resources or related field

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience in comparable generalist HR role

  • Knowledge of UK employment law

  • Great analytical skills, commercially savvy and solution focused to solving problems

  • Superior communication skills (influencing, listening, presentations, written)

  • IT literate - MS Office applications & Google applications

What Makes You Unique

  • Prior Experience in wine and spirits or luxury FMCG industries

  • CIPD Accredited and qualified

What We Offer

In Brown-Forman UK, some highlights of the competitive benefits we offer include, but not limited to, medical/dental insurance, flexible-working options, product allowance and gym membership; along with global career opportunities.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Human Resources

City: London


Country: GBR

Req ID: JR-00002405