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HR Administrator (Fixed Term Contract) (0187)

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly organised HR Administrator to join our busy HR team based in London on a Fixed Term Contract until September 2019.  If you are a self-starter, who wants to grow their career in HR, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

The role is administrative and will give you an insight into all aspects of HR.  To be successful you’ll need to be organised, diligent and able to manage priorities and deadlines whilst maintaining strong attention to detail.  It’s also important to have good communication skills, as you’ll act as a key point of contact for employees across the London office.


  • Assist with the administration of lifecycle HR events, including new joiner on-boarding and leaver processes
  • Maintain the HR system and payroll tracker, ensuring prompt action and data integrity at all times
  • File documents online, managing and maintaining employee files and archiving
  • Office management, including processing and tracking all HR departmental invoices, stationery orders and printing and binding of required documents
  • Respond to reference requests sent to the HR department (i.e. leavers and visa requests)
  • Assist with events/meetings such as booking meeting rooms and ordering catering
  • Download and format reports from HR systems
  • Manage HR Systems password resets
  • Run monthly/weekly HR reports
  • Respond to adhoc queries

Skills & Qualifications

You’ll be educated to degree level or have administrative work experience and will be interested in starting a career in HR.

You’ll have strong attention to detail, will be eager to support the HR team and will have good time management and organisational skills. The role will suit someone who enjoys ‘getting things done’.

  • Good attitude with strong customer service skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail is vital with an ability to carry out administrative processes
  • Excellent team player with the capacity to share the department’s enthusiasm for the function and company in which we operate
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid work ethic with a drive to get things done

Who We Are

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn.  We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.

We source, store, process, ship and distribute agricultural products including sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. Each year we trade 11m bags of coffee, 11m tonnes of sugar and 6m tonnes of animal feed. We work closely with our customers and suppliers and help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging.

Essential Behaviours

Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship.

Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach.  Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things.

As part of the annual performance review, all employees are measured either against a set of five Leadership Essentials if you are a people manager or four Performance Essentials if you are an individual contributor.


1. Drives Innovation
2. Leads People
3. Delivers Results
4. Collaborates
5. Manages Resources


1. Drives Innovation
2. Leads People
3. Delivers Results
4. Collaborates

Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.  

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