We are looking for an experienced Senior Business Partner/HR Manager to support the Corporate business functions at ED&F Man and to have responsibility for delivering and managing the UK HR Operations function.
This role will have its own client base and will be responsible for end-to-end HR service delivery. There is an opportunity to further develop HR Operations provision and so the ideal candidate will enjoy both client relations as well as effective delivery. HR Operations also as support other groups based in the UK.
The key to success in this role is being someone who wants to “own” projects and operational improvements, whilst having a full understanding of what is happening across various business units and how this leads back to work undertaken in the Operations space. This means you’ll need to be curious by nature and be able to take initiative and work autonomously when needed and be highly hands-on.
This role offers an experienced generalist the opportunity to play an influential role in shaping HR delivery for an HQ and business population based in the UK.
Last, but not least, you’ll have responsibility for managing and motivating a team, so will need to have experience of getting the best out of people. You’ll need to set the strategy and vision for the team and work closely with them to achieve their own, and the business goals.
Skills & Qualifications
Who We Are
Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 6,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed 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.
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 Innovation2. Leads People3. Delivers Results4. Collaborates5. 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.