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People & Organisation Business Partner, ekaterra

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Job Title:  People & Organisation Business Partner, Trafford Part, ekaterra

Work Location: Trafford Park

WL:  WL2B, Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Travel required: none

Who we are…and what we do

With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.

In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.

Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities.  Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.

At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.

Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.

Your Role

In this role you will take on the role of Trafford Park People Lead, business partnering the Trafford Park Factory Director and their Management team.   Operating within the Country People & Organisation (P&O) framework, this role will be at the forefront of the local Factory People plan for Trafford Park, whilst leveraging the ekaterra P&O processes, policies and expertise.  To be successful in this role, must have the ability to think strategically in their role of business partner, but also be comfortable working at an operational level to deliver the people plan.  You must be people focused with a strong sense of ownership and accountability in this role, and experience of nurturing a collaborative relationship with Trade Unions will be key to your success.

Your Key Tasks

  • Be the People Partner to the Trafford Park Factory Director and their Leadership Team, driving and supporting First Line Leadership Development initiatives across the Leadership Team
  • Take ownership for the change and transformation agenda at Trafford Park, having recently secured significant investment for the site with an ambitious “Future Fit” transformation programme in progress
  • Ownership of the local People audit and accreditation projects
  • Drive Trafford Park recruitment and onboarding activities
  • Help build the Factory culture and community through employee engagement initiatives such as Wellbeing and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leverage all the relevant ekaterra processes, policies and procedures to deliver the P&O agenda for the site
  • Line Manage one HR People Partner (HR Operations) to deliver an excellent service to the people at Trafford Park, acting as a point of escalation for ER case appeals and escalations

Skills and Experience

  • Broad HR Generalist experience at HRBP/Senior HRBP level
  • Experience working in a unionised Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience of managing significant change/transformation projects
  • Good knowledge of local employment legislation
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • You are a successful, forward thinking business partner looking for a new challenge
  • Collaboration skills to enable working across the global organisation and local P&O Team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The capacity to understand problems and issues in the context of the bigger picture and understand relationships is essential

What we can offer you

Not only do we offer a competitive salary, but also our pension scheme, an annual bonus and hybrid working. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with a renowned and exciting brand in a flexible and agile environment. We strive to achieve a family-friendly culture and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders, and we believe in making space to grow an owner’s mentality.  Like nature, we adapt, we change and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and work levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing, and a better you.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online by clicking on “Apply” below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements. Should you not meet our immediate requirements, your profile will be registered in our talent pool system and we will match your profile to suitable future vacancies.

You will be able to access your status update through the candidate tracking link.

Thank you for your interest and application. Should you require additional information, please contact Rita Hilla via this email:

ekaterra is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. We are interested in every individual bringing their whole self to work and this includes you! Therefore if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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