Human Resources Business Partner

This founder-led, global tech company is based across 11 countries with roughly 800 employees and counting.

  • Global tech business
  • 12 month fixed-term contract
  • $160,000 inclusive of super
  • Hybrid / Southbank

The Organisation:
The local HR team is all based out of New Zealand, however there is a significant client group based in Melbourne & Sydney, so given the Business Partner of this client group is heading on parental leave, it leaves a great opportunity to be the first on-ground Business Partner in Australia!

Is this your perfect match?

Reporting directly to the Head of P&C and working as part of a supporting & cohesive team, you will play a key role in advising, coaching, and supporting a range of people leaders across the commercial arm of the business at all levels.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Partner with Business Leaders and provide support to employees by proactively analysing, identifying, and recommending appropriate strategies to enhance and promote a people centred & values driven culture
  • Providing HR solutions and services that deliver business outcomes, build capability, and improve performance.
  • By developing credible and influential relationships with key client groups, you’ll act as a trusted advisor to guide and coach people leaders in the consistent application of HR policies, procedures and tools
  • You’ll enable continued business growth and progression, skilfully steering your stakeholders through change and implementing improved ways of working
  • Building and maintaining collaborative working relationships within client groups and key stakeholders to understand and anticipate business needs and priorities

About you:

  • Resilient, flexible, and adaptable to change and changing priorities
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to make sound decisions independently, as well as being able to influence others and consult back on decisions where required
  • Seeks feedback and showcases accountability; owns and follows problems through to resolution, and works with a sense of urgency
  • A natural builder of relationships, you will bring a positive mindset and the nous to influence the right people
  • Ability to pivot comfortably between competing objectives and priorities

Job ID: 1228242

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P&C Business Partner

This ASX-listed oil & gas organisation is an international player headquartered in Melbourne.

• $160,000 package  
Southbank/Hybrid 
• Permanent full time 

This organisation is all about smart moves. They specialise in resource exploration, the development and production of crude oil, and have a growing investment in environmental technologies.  

They keep costs low and have set themselves up with strong financial backing. They’re on a mission to grow globally via mergers & acquisitions and are also diving into carbon sequestration and trading that makes a difference.  

Is this your perfect match?  

Due to exciting future growth plans, the organisation has created this new P&C Business Partner role to support its Australian headquarters. Reporting to the Head of Organisational Development, you’ll be tasked with being a truly strategic partner to the wider team. Your expertise in diagnosing challenges and providing clear guidance and solutions will be a key driver in the role. You will also be skilled in developing genuine relationships and supporting the commercial outcomes of the business.   

This organisation speaks data, so your ability to collate, prepare and speak to data points with senior leaders will be paramount to the success of this role.  

What you’ll be doing 

  • Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all business levels
  • Support organisational development and change management initiatives across the business
  • Remain updated on best practice, employment law, and market trends and use this knowledge to advise accordingly 
  • Coaching and mentoring managers and employees to uplift capabilities across the business
  • Use data and statistics to identify areas of opportunity and create relevant programs in response to these findings
  • Ensure headcount budget is managed within the approved annual budget 
  • Ensure projects are fully scoped and aligned with stakeholders and delivered within agreed timeframes 

About you 

  • You are an expert communicator, with strong presentation skills
  • As a strategic and operational thinker – you will be focused on driving efficiencies and building credibility by proactively advising, guiding, and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualification in HR or related field
  • Have demonstrated experience working in international organisations with complex matrix reporting structures
  • Have a proven ability to develop and implement HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance and provide effective support to the business

Job ID: 1205497

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Employee Relations Manager

This Australian-founded global retail giant, with over 700 stores across 30 countries, is searching for their next Employee Relations Manager.

  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Inner East Melbourne on-site
  • $150k – $160k package

With impressive year on year growth and a newly appointed Global Head of People, this organisation is making huge waves in the retail space.

About the role

The organisation has one EBA that they are undergoing negotiations for in 2026. The Employee Relations Manager is responsible for both preparing for and leading the EBA negotiations, as well as preparing communications. Day to day, the ER Manager is the subject matter expert and final escalation point on all employee relations cases and will represent the organisation at Fair Work.

What you’ll be doing

  • Preparing for and leading enterprise agreement negotiations with the union E2E
  • Developing and implementing an employee relations strategy across national & APAC markets
  • Acting as a subject matter expert and working with internal and external stakeholders towards best practice employee relations practice and solutions
  • Providing advice to internal stakeholders on policies, compliance and emerging ER trends
  • Acting as the escalation point on all complex ER matters including case management, terminations & performance management
  • Coaching and supporting the People & Talent team and management stakeholders to achieve pragmatic employee relations solutions, including by way of proactive learning and development.
  • Managing workplace litigation matters, including liaising with external advisors, collating information and preparing necessary documents
  • Mitigating business risk by keeping abreast of regulatory requirements and ensuring compliance in markets the business operates, with a specific focus on the APAC region.
  • Identifying ongoing opportunities to support the organisation in delivering superior employee relations outcomes

About you

  • Passionate about continuous improvement from an ER perspective
  • Extensive experience in leading enterprise bargaining conversations
  • In-depth knowledge of employment laws, regulations, and industry best practices
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Proactive approach to identifying and addressing potential employee relations issues

Job ID: 1201314

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HR Business Partner (12 month FTC)

This local supply chain and warehousing company is in the medical supplies industry and making its mark as a new key player.

  • 12 month fixed term contract
  • $160K package + salary packaging
  • Derrimuit/ CBD/ WFH

The Organisation
This role presents a thrilling opportunity for skill development in a brownfields environment, with the chance to work alongside a diverse team and be mentored by a highly regarded leader in the industry. The organisation currently manages a workforce of circa 300 employees across Melbourne, VIC.

Is this your perfect match?
In this role you’ll work closely with your business unit across your dedicated site with onboarding of new staff. You’ll be given exposure to both the operational heart of the business in addition to senior functional areas driving the strategy and direction of the business. Naturally inquisitive, you will enjoy looking for ways to improve outcomes and provide support to your business unit, alongside the broader HR team. You’ll be looking for opportunities to improve processes and systems as the business continues to grow.

Additionally, your skillset will include:

  • Relevant experience as a Business Partner within a national or global company
  • Solid background and previous experience in relevant ER/IR disciplines gained by building and maintaining professional working relationships with Unions
  • Demonstrated knowledge across the suite of human resource disciplines including organisational development, employment law, performance, and talent management
  • Superior written communication and presentation skills with the ability to structure, engage and present information clearly to a variety of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in business/HR or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workloads and work autonomously so that timely and effective results are achieved
  • Knowledge of HR policies, systems, and processes
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and regulations, Enterprise Agreements and Awards, or the ability to gain knowledge quickly
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and discretion at all times

Job ID: 1184146

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HR Business Partner (Sydney)

This Australian and New Zealand based utility services company has created leading-edge technology that delivers innovative solutions to customers to maximise digital and new energy services.

  • Genuine temp to perm opportunity
  • Leading-edge sustainable technology solutions
  • Greenfield role
  • Circa $160,000 inc. super FTE
  • Sydney CBD/ West Sydney (working across 2 locations)

Our client has experienced a considerable growth trajectory since entering the Australian market in 2018 and showing no signs of slowing down. The HR agenda consists of new organisational and people initiatives. It’s a fast-paced, commercial business with a down to earth culture, somewhere individuals feel valued, and their contributions are recognised.

About the role
Reporting to the Group Manager of People and Culture, the HR Business Partner is a newly created and greenfield role in their Sydney office. You will be responsible for creating, implementing and enhancing the Sydney location’s people processes & procedures, and work in partnership with leaders to understand their people needs. You will have full ownership in creating policies and procedures, fostering a collaborative culture across the two locations, continuous improvement initiatives and educating leaders on best-practice around all things people-related.

About you
The role will suit someone who is energised by the greenfield nature of the role and is comfortable working across two businesses that are still maturing with practices that are not fully polished. You are comfortable being hands-on and enjoy being a true partner to stakeholders. You will have a grounded nature and collaborative approach coupled with outstanding consulting and communication skills. With stratospheric growth ambitions, this is truly a wonderful time to come aboard.

Job ID: 1180723

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Employee Relations Advisor

Fast paced with ambitious growth plans, this national business is known for its incredible range of products.

  • National iconic retail brand
  • $150,000 – $160,000 inc. super + 10-20% bonus
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Mulgrave/Hybrid

With a recent engagement score in the high 90’s, it’s safe to say this iconic Australian brand knows how to look after its people. In line with their continual focus on creating a great place to work, they are seeking not one, but TWO Employee Relations Advisors to add to their growing team!

Is this your perfect match?

This role will primarily be responsible for providing support & advice during the collective bargaining process, providing subject matter expertise within a heavily unionised environment and support to managers and team members on a range of general Human Resources matters such as policy, procedure & award interpretation matters.

With plenty of scope for growth, this is a unique opportunity for someone seeking career pathways within a specialised area of HR that loves working on a variety of projects at pace.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing stakeholders with the required advice and support to lead the resolution of employee relations issues and cases, including investigation and resolution of complaints
  • Supporting the end-to-end Enterprise Bargaining process
  • Partnering with the business in the delivery of expert and practical employee relations advice in relation to projects and operations initiatives
  • Partnering with the P&C and Advisory team to develop and implement training for leaders on workplace relations matters (e.g. workplace behaviour, performance management etc.)
  • Facilitating the delivery of employee relations cyclical activity across the business

About you

The ideal candidate will approach their work with an elevated level of tenacity & knowledge, utilising their Industrial Relations expertise to support collective bargaining cycles & providing expert advice to stakeholders across the business. This is the perfect position for someone looking for an opportunity to be incredibly supported within a specialist team and a growing national business.

 

Job ID: 1180731

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