45212 General Manager People Operations - Plant & Food Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 01 Dec 2021

A bit about us

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable systems.

What you will be doing

Reporting to the Group General Manager People and Culture, this role will be responsible for developing and delivering credible and efficient people transactional and operational services and great customer service. 

Your track record leading the development and implementation of digitally enabled transactional services and process excellence to improve the staff and candidate experience will help you to be successful.

As part of the People and Culture leadership team you will be a key contributor to the development of a values based culture at Plant and Food Research, enabled by high quality data, reporting and processes. You will grow and challenge your team members to develop their capabilities and to support staff and people leaders.

Bring together your technical, project and people leadership skills and experience in this transformation role, and contribute to our Smart Green Future Together strategy for Aoteroa New Zealand. 

What you will need

  • Experience leading HR/Payroll operational transformation projects in large, complex organisations. This to include end to end process review, stakeholder identification and engagement, process and business rules design and implementation with efficient and effective use of technology to enable the improvements.
  • Proven success in engaging stakeholders with the benefits of operational transformation projects.
  • Experience influencing a range of stakeholders including vendors, unions and staff and leaders and negotiating positive outcomes.
  • Ability to develop and implement innovative, pragmatic solutions that are appropriate for the core business and people of an organisation.
  • Proven experience navigating between the strategic context of the organisation and the operational challenges and reality for its people.
  • A good working knowledge of employment and associated legislation.
  • Experience of leading and delivering concurrent projects in a structured way with clear accountabilities, milestone management and communications with programme sponsors and steering groups.

What you will get

The opportunity to work within a friendly, team based environment and to contribute to exciting projects with an organisation that has an excellent reputation for being a great place to work!

At Plant & Food Research, we encourage career development and work/life balance and offer excellent employee benefits, including onsite childcare facilities, free car-parking, generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation and subsidised health insurance.


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