Vacancy details

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Key Responsibilities


  • Implementation of Group HR Strategies at site level.
  • Taking the lead on all HR related projects.
  • Manage new and existing projects while pro-actively contributing to the management team, improvement of new projects to add value to the business
  • Working with Operations Management on Policy and Strategy development and implement HR Policies and Procedures
  • Maintenance of a site succession plan in conjunction with the Site Manager.
  • Administration of the recruitment and induction process in line with Group Policy
  • Maintenance of personnel file in line with GDPR and ensuring that all documentation is correctly filed.
  • To manage the referral and follow up to Occupational Health of injured or ill employees.
  • To maintain the HR systems in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To analyse and report on key HR metric on both a weekly and monthly basis.
  • To support, assist and advice managers and supervisors in all aspects of the HR remit including Disciplinary, Grievance, Bullying & Harassment etc
  • To monitor and manage absence records and liaise with supervisors as appropriate
  • To manage long and short term absences in line with policy
  • To manage employee complaints in line with policy
  • To manage the successful operation of the Employee Forum
  • To arrange suitable training on request
  • Develop and maintain, in conjunction with liaising with all departmental managers, a training needs analysis for the site.
  • To support the site management team in all aspects of the performance management process
  • Manage employee probationary periods and provide support and advise to management throughout this process.
  • Adherence to the site HR budget.
  • Development of a HR Network both internally and externally for exchange of ideas.
  • Management of Temporary Agency Providers including auditing of agency records.
  • Ensuring that the Kepak Values are brought to life at site through Values Awards and other employee engagement initiatives.


Core KPIs

  • Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • People Metrics (Absence, Training Plans, Succession Plans, Recruitment)
  • Adherence to group policies and procedures.
  • Audit results (Sedex, Mcdonalds, BRC and Internal)
  • Employee Engagement


Skills/ Experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Computer and excel skills
  • A passion for driving operational business change.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership and people management techniques
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very effective organisational skills
  • Degree in HR or equivalent/relevant HR discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience.
  • Excellent employment law knowledge, communication and administration skills
  • Team player with ability to work on own initiative and excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual who has the strong ability to effectively manage the HR function in a stand-alone role.


  • People Management
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Creating Positive Relationships
  • Service Driven
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Influencing