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Senior HR Advisor

syncreon, a DP World Company, are a global 3rd party logistics partner and have recently opened a brand new facility, on Symmetry Park, Bicester, servicing our Customer, who are a Financial Technology Company focussed on developing digital solutions for the music industry. Due to this new site we are now recruiting for an Senior HR Advisor to lead on all aspects of human resource management in a stand alone capacity.


About the Role

This is a new role and will report to the Head of HR – UK South.  As the site HR lead, responsible for circa 150 employees we are looking for someone to join our team to provide high quality and commercial HR partnering to the site leadership team. You will ensure successful delivery of strategic people outcomes as well as providing coaching, support and challenge to managers on all parts of the employee lifecycle including employee relations issues, talent and succession, learning and development, organisation design and reward and employee engagement.


How you will contribute

  • Be responsible for maintaining; recruitment, onboarding, retention, absence/welfare management, performance management, training and development, HR Policies and Procedures, HR management reporting and analysis, including the associated administration, whilst ensuring legal compliance.
  • Coach and support managers on leadership and cultural change through stakeholder relationships to enable business and functional goals and objectives to be achieved.
  • Support the operational and functional management team on all ER issues promoting proactive approaches.
  • Provide HR support in a number of areas including TUPE, employee development & career plans, employee engagement, recruitment, reward & recognition, workforce planning and performance management.
  • Make decisions that fit with Our Principles from both a legal, process, procedural and policy perspective
  • Coach and advise managers to ensure contract delivery objectives are met through performance of our people
  • Develop and maintain trusting and effective partnerships with all onsite managers, challenging their thinking and working closely with them to co-develop solutions to meet their current and future business needs
  • Use business and people related metrics to support the business to make informed and business lead decisions.
  • Diagnose and analyse people issues, providing objective challenge and engaging the appropriate methods to ensure resolution
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with the Trade Union and engage with them, as required.
  • We strive for continuous improvement, so you will have the opportunity and autonomy to propose and implement new ‘value add’ initiatives for your sites and share ‘best practice’ with our HR teams at other UK locations within the DP World group
  • You will need to be visible and approachable for all team members and management whilst, at all times, seeking to enhance the quality of the service HR can provide
  • You need to be passionate about HR, highly efficient and effective and be able to act on a tactical and strategic level, with planning, which consider immediate and long-term requirements for your areas of responsibility
  • There may be some travel in the UK and occasionally in EMEA
  • Work on HR projects for the wider business as required.


Your Key Qualifications

  • Proven experience in a HR role, preferably in a logistics, manufacturing or related field
  • Studying CIPD or reached a suitable qualification level
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence others in a positive and constructive manner
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and counsel managers on complex HR issues
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic and fast-moving environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with line managers, team members, our customers and trade union representatives
  • Additional education, training and/or work experience in area of specialisation inherent to the position may be required
  • Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office products and HRIS systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK employment legislation



DP World offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package, generous annual leave (above statutory annual leave + bank holidays), Above statutory employer pension contributions, Employee Assistance Program, Death in Service Benefit – providing financial security for you and your family, Free on-site parking, On-site canteen facilities, Clean and bright warehouse environment, Monthly employee incentives, reward and recognition and various learning and development opportunities available with global career progression.

About DP World
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions. Both syncreon and Imperial are part of our family. 
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 295 business units in 78 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work. 

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 97,657 employees from 158 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership. 

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

DP World is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strongly believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or belief.
By submitting your resume and application information, you authorize DP World to transmit and store your information in the world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.

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