Head of People – Best Food Logistics – 6 – 12 month FTC

Are you looking for a career in Logistics? Come and join the ‘Best’ Team!

At Booker, along with being a great place to work and giving you an opportunity to get on in your career, we also offer the following fantastic package of benefits:

  • A Booker colleague card with 10% off purchases at Booker and double discount events up to three times a year.
  • After 3 months service, a Tesco colleague discount card with 10% increasing to 15% off most purchases at Tesco for a 4 day period after every four-weekly pay day, ie. thirteen times a year. In addition to 10% off at Tesco Cafe and 20% off all F&F purchases.
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile for yourself, along with further great deals through-out the year.
  • Up to 30% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Free eye test when you spend £50 or more. You can also save 30% when you spend £50 or more on glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy.
  • Exclusive access to discounted RAC breakdown cover rates
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including a cycle to work scheme.
  • After 3 months service, you can join our annual Save As You Earn share scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares in the future at a discount.
  • Retirement savings plan (pension) - save up to 5% and Booker will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - You are covered for death in service life cover of up to three times annual pay
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.
  • A great holiday package

We are looking for an experienced HR Professional to join the Best Food Logistics Team as Head of People.  This is a 12 month fixed term contract and the successful candidate will be responsible for partnering the Leadership Team to deliver the People plan.  

This role can be based from any of the following Best Food Logistics sites; Banbury, Hoddesdon or Royton, with occasional travel to Royton and Taunton when necessary.

This role will be at the heart of delivering our core people agenda, cultivating and reinforcing "A Place to Get On", "Everyone's Welcome At Best" and "Making Best Better".

This role will work alongside the Booker People team to integrate and align Best people policies and procedures to Booker/Tesco.

Leading the delivery of the Best People plan and supporting the impact of any change where appropriate

Working cross functionally across the business to provide an excellent Human Resources function

Leading the delivery of the people agenda within the Tri party National Agreement between Best and the recognised Trade Unions

Oversee and manage the integration and alignment of Best people policies and procedures to Booker/Tesco

Managing communication and engagement with stakeholders to ensure they are well informed on the Best People Plan

Proactively managing workforce supply and demand including resourcing, succession plans and early career development

Consulting and diagnosing key cultural and capability needs, engaging management teams to identify and achieve improvements

Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with Integrity and due diligence

Managing a team of HR Professionals at each Best site

Previous experience successfully delivering in a HR role at similar level

Detailed understanding of working effectively with Trade unions in a logistics environment

Knowledge and experience of leading a culture of continuous improvement

People technical skills including strong employee relations

Strong communication and stakeholder management

Coaching and influencing skills

Closing Date:
5th July 2024
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