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HR Business Partner

Human Resources Cwmbran , England , Permanent Full-time

Job Description

For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines.
With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.
Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).
Seats GB offers:

• Unique and High-end Quality products
• Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
• Passenger Experience Expertise
• In-house design studio and group Synergies
• Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
• Bespoke capabilities
• Co-creation abilities

Do you want to join our team?
Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.
Company Benefits
At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
• ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
• Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
• Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Free parking onsite
• With a focus on employee health and wellbeing, we have a large, canteen/break area with indoor and outdoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities.
HR Business Partner – Cwmbran
By forming trusted partnership relationships, the HR Business Partner is responsible for supporting and driving the HR agenda, delivering a proactive and customer focused HR service to leaders across Safran Seats GB.
1. Proactively lead and coach the HR Operations team in the provision of an effective business collaborating service across the business.
2. Act as senior point of contact and subject matter expert on complex employment cases, to include any employment tribunal claims, and projects and provide HR related advice across the generalist range of the role.
3. Provide advice and support to line managers in all aspects of the employee lifecycle including; recruitment and selection, on boarding, induction, performance management, and employee relations, talent management and succession planning and engagement and wellbeing.

Complementary Description

4. Partner and coach managers to support the delivery of people plans and initiatives and encourage a culture of line manager responsibility and accountability for front line human resources
5. Proactively lead, manage and successfully deliver complex cross functional people projects across the organisation within specific timeframes
6. Assist in the review, development and successful implementation of progressive people policies, processes and plans to drive continuous engagement and embed a performance culture across the organisation.
7. Lead the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives, using business knowledge and intelligence to inform changes and develop solutions to ensure that all HR operational systems and processes are fit for purpose.
8. Utilise people data and analytics to measure trends and patterns to influence the effectiveness of our people policies and plans to help drive continuous improvements and increase performance.
9. Lead and assist organisation transformation and change programmes, including restructuring, redundancy consultation and variation of contracts.
10. Lead the development of innovative wellbeing initiatives that enhance employee wellbeing and improve performance.
11. Develop and maintain strong relationships across a broad range of stakeholders, including Executive team members, leaders, employees and the Employee Consultative Committee.

Job Requirements

Candidate's skills and requirements
• Degree or equivalent experience and Chartered Member of CIPD or equivalent HR qualification
• Experience of working with HR systems such as ADP / SAP / Success factors
• Strong, up to date knowledge of employment law and ER processes and procedures in line with the ACAS code of practice.
• Demonstrable success of working in partnership to deliver and implement innovative people solutions that meet business needs, within a fast faced environment
• Experience within operational and strategic HR service delivery
• Experience of leading and delivering complex people projects and initiatives within specific deadlines

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap. Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.