Reference : 569183

HR Business Partner

  • Human Resources
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 06/11/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the HR Business Partner (HRBP) opportunity.


How will you support us?

This role is working with our insulation business where you will be responsible for proving a full HR partnering service to our manufacturing sites - mainly in Runcorn but with frequent travel to our other sites across the North. Here you will use your influencing and coaching skills to work collaboratively with managers to drive appropriate behaviours through the business


In the role as a HRBP you will;

  • Assist with the transformation of our two insulation businesses: Isover and Celotex
  • Lead on and manage all employee relations type activities
  • Partner with your internal stakeholders to advice and work on; succession planning, people review, recruitment and development – just to name a few!
  • Develop, lead & drive the people calendar and people agenda at our Runcorn site
  • Ensure health and wellbeing is being managed across the manufacturing sites
  • Build working relationships with your stakeholders over various business sites
  • Liaise and negotiate with Trade Union representatives/ officials
  • Update policies and procedures


What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?


In order to be successful in this role, you must have;

  • A good generalist HR knowledge and understanding of processes
  • The confidence to influence and effective communication skills at all levels – up to a director level
  • The confidence and communication skills with making decisions and judgements
  • The compassion to show support and collaborate with other team members
  • An understanding and experience of building good working relations

It would also be advantageous if you had the following, but is not essential:

  • Come from a manufacturing background – or similar
  • Have trade union or industrial relations experience
  • A CIPD qualification, or working towards a level 5


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.


You are applying to work with Saint-Gobain Insulation UK, more specifically the Isover brand this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.



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