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To us, Business Partnership is not a new concept.. Back in 2001, we created centres of expertise in Recruitment Services, Talent Management and International HR, Learning and Development, Information and Administration, Reward and Employee Relations. We then sent our HR Business Partners out into the organisation to go and focus on business partnership – and that alone.

Since then we’ve come a long way and have contributed a huge amount to the business. Today we are really proud to be recognised one of the most advanced HR functions within Nestlé globally.

As one of our HR Business Partners, you will need to be able to get to the crux of the business issue and then find an HR solution. Rather than charging in with opinions at the ready, instinctively listen, probe and question before winning over people through considered, intelligent and determined argument.

You will need substantial experience in good HR practice but will probably have focused more on people and organsiation strategies.

In return you will be operating in an environment where the Business Partner model has never before been executed with such unnerving commitment , company wide support and individual empowerment.

The Recruitment Services team in the UK is recognised within Nestlé globally as the benchmark in leading recruitment practices. That’s because we don’t just fill jobs. Instead, we work with the business to proactively identify and fill their talent gaps. We constantly stand back and work out new ways to attract the very best and keep ahead of the competition, but it isn’t always easy.

Predominantly based in Croydon and York, we provide a service to Nestlé, Purina PetCare and Nestlé Waters, managing the full recruitment cycle for management, staff and some factory roles. Acting as internal consultants, our remit is comprehensive – initially taking the vacancy briefing, defining the attraction strategy, designing the selection process and managing the offer.

You won’t be surprised to know that the key to success in this team is great influencing and stakeholder management skills coupled with the ability to ‘juggle lots of balls’. Ideally you’ll combine recruitment agency and in-house experience. The pace can be hectic, but we do make the time to inject innovative ideas into what we do and how we work, and have some fun along the way!

So, if you want to join a hard-working, high-achieving team with a relentless drive to keep getting better at what we do, this is the place to be.

As a member of the Talent Management and International HR Team, on the other hand, you’ll focus on developing the potential and careers of all our employees, particularly those with high levels of performance and potential who are likely to be Nestlé leaders of the future. Working with the global Nestlé business, you and your team will develop the framework and processes which enable us to identify and develop the potential of our employees. As part of this, the team will support individuals with a clear career development plan to go on international assignments out of the UK to locations such as Nestlé’s international headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, or to other Nestlé markets around the globe.

As a member of our Learning and Development Team, you’ll divide your time between supporting HR Business Partners in the development of cutting-edge interventions and supporting change through far-reaching development programmes. You’ll also help us create and implement functional development programmes across the business, covering everything from manufacturing to supply chain.

As a member of our Reward and Employee Relations Team, you’ll join one of two expert sub-teams, each with specific responsibility for business-wide strategic and operational remits. As part of the Employee Relations sub-team, you’ll provide business-wide advice and guidance to line managers and the HR community on individual employee relations matters and to HR Business Partners on broader employee relations and change management issues, as well as developing and implementing our policies and procedures in this area and undertaking relevant project work. As part of the Reward sub-team, on the other hand, you’ll focus on maximising our return on investment to deliver Reward that will motivate our employees to perform at the highest level as well as managing our overall Reward principles and processes including base salary, incentives and Flexible Reward.

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Nestlé employs around 7,000 people across 23 sites throughout the UK and Ireland.


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