HR Business Partner

Location-Slough  ,United Kingdom (GB) 

Job ID -6124

JOB TITLE: HR Business Partner

REPORTING TO: Regional HR Director – Europe, with a dotted line to Country Manager – UK.

MAIN LOCATION: Aramex (UK) Ltd, Aramex House, Augustine Close, Off Blackthorne Road, Poyle, SL3 0ER. The postholder will be required to visit other sites for the satisfactory performance of their duties and responsibilities.

 

WHO ARE WE?

Since its foundation over 40 years ago, Aramex has grown to become a global leader in the logistics and transportation industry, recognized for its customized and innovative services for businesses and consumers.

 

Listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and headquartered in the UAE, our location bridges the path between East and West, enabling our reach to more customers with the provision of effective and innovative logistics solutions worldwide.

 

We currently have business operations in 600+ cities, across more than 70 countries worldwide and employ over 16,000 professionals. Aramex operates through four well-defined business products which offer scale, diversification and an end-to-end service offering for customers, and support the Company’s efforts to capture greater global market share within both the B2C and B2B customer segments.  These products are: 1. International Express, which includes Aramex’s Parcel forwarding business (Shop & Ship and MyUS), 2. Domestic Express, 3. Freight-Forwarding, 4. Logistics and Supply Chain Solution.

 

THE ROLE:

The HR Business Partner for the UK will support the strategic growth plans for Aramex across 9 locations nationally. This role will be on a full time, permanent basis, delivered on-site from our Cargo 777 office in Slough, reporting to the Regional HR Director for Europe, with a dotted line to the UK Country Manager.  Regular travel to all locations across the UK will be required.

                                                           

The HR Business Partner will be responsible for all HR related matters for the UK and will be pivotal in ensuring that the full end-to-end employee lifecycle is delivered consistently, efficiently and in line with company policy and best practice.  The HRBP will support the UK Country Manager and leadership team in developing an HR strategy that is aligned with the business goals and speaks to employee engagement and company values.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the HR agenda is delivered in line with business needs and requirements.
  • Providing consistent and coordinated end-to-end HR services across all areas of responsibility.
  • Driving the organisations culture and behaviours, and applying its mission, vision, purpose and values in all activities.
  • The development and delivery of local and global HR strategy, policies and practices in line with corporate and local requirements and reflecting both up to date employment law and best practice.
  • Ensuring HR compliance and governance in all areas of responsibility including maintenance of employment records and documentation.
  • Coaching, supporting and providing Managers with the necessary tools and knowledge to manage their people effectively, providing constructive feedback and solutions where necessary.
  • Talent Acquisition and effective onboarding and orientation activities ensuring compliance with corporate process and budget requirements.
  • Manage and process monthly payroll and resolve any issues within a timely manner.
  • Manage the CAA regulatory requirements for all employees and temporary workers.
  • The management and administration of the HR Management system (Success Factors).
  • Improving and enhancing employee productivity through robust performance management guidance and support.
  • Working with Management and staff to manage attendance and absence processes.
  • Leading the performance management and talent development processes to increase organisational capability, including supporting the individual KPI setting process, performance appraisals, succession planning, IDPs and Future Leaders Pipeline.
  • Developing a training plan in line with budget, by working with business leads to carry out and complete full training needs analysis and then developing and delivering programmes and sourcing partners to provide adequate solutions for all training needs. Ensure recording and tracking of all training specifically in respect of department specific compliance related training and manage expiries and refreshers.
  • Driving and managing a fair and equitable compensation and benefit agenda, ensuring aligned with the market.
  • Developing and defining, in line with Senior Management and corporate governance, the employee engagement strategy. Taking the lead on the Aramex Pulse Survey and action planning to improve employee engagement, wellness and motivation consistently.
  • Holding staff forums.
  • Developing and implementing reward and recognition initiatives.
  • Managing, supporting and guiding on all employee relations matters and change management programs in line with policy, procedure and employment law and resolving issues within a timely and efficient manner.
  • Supporting and delivering organizational design solutions in line with business requirements.
  • Preparing and reporting key HR metrics and analytics to support the business strategy and to understand the effectiveness of HR policies and tools for further improvement.
  • Assisting the Health and Safety culture and agenda.
  • Supporting clear and concise communications across the business.
  • Enhancing the HR functions profile and reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value.
  • Proactively share best practice within the HR team and across the wider business.
  • All HR related administration.

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made.
  • Communicates challenges and influences a variety of stakeholders effectively.
  • Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others.
  • Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
  • Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes within the organization or job requirements.
  • Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations.
  • Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterized by commitment and motivation.
  • Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.
  • Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for decision making and problem-solving.
  • Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality.
  • Understand the value drivers of the Company and is commercially aware.
  • Role models values and behaviours.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant HR qualification and/or proven experience within a generalist HR role.
  • Minimum Level 7 CIPD Accreditation.
  • Current, in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to human resources and employee management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be adaptable and work well under pressure.
  • Must be willing and able to travel nationally.
  • Ability to work on own initiative but also motivate the team.

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the postholder may be required to perform other duties assigned by the Station Manager/Vice President/CEO from time to time.  Subject to adequate experience and/or training.
  2. To participate in the annual performance appraisal and objective setting scheme.
  3. To work in accordance with all company policies including Health and Safety, Employment, Staff, Quality and Environmental.
  4. It is important that during the employment with the Company and any time thereafter, that any information relating to the affairs of the Company is treated with the highest level of confidentiality. 

 

* We are unable to provide Visa sponsorship, and therefore cannot employ anyone who does not already have the legal right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Company Overview:

Since our founding in 1982 we have grown to become a world leader in comprehensive transport and delivery solutions for business and consumers. Headquartered in Dubai, at the heart of the world’s most dynamic commercial hub and on the site of historic trade routes linking east and west, commerce and transport are deeply embedded in Aramex’s DNA. We are dedicated to transforming the face of trade, expanding our operations rapidly to better connect businesses and consumers worldwide.