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Sherburn in Elmet, UK
31 Jul 2020

Senior HR Business Partner

The Role & Key Responsibilities

At AB Connect, we are driven to make a difference on farm, in business and for our industry.  We operate as one business working in two commercial channels, where our ABN, Trident, KW and Amur offerings are strongly recognised.

As our new Senior HR Business Partner, you will closely support the Feed Ingredients (FI) commercial channel to drive business strategy and performance by developing and implementing a people strategy.  This aims to ensure we create a high performance, high engagement culture where we enable all our people to bring their best selves to work.

We believe that this is a great role; you’ll get to work with the Leadership Team on delivering our strategic goals and ensuring that our organisational design and development is enabling us to win. It’s a standalone role so you’ll also be quite hands-on with a range of engagement and employee relations initiatives. That’s not for everyone; but for the right person, you’ll love that variety of horizons, thinking and work together with the  ability to make a difference.


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Support the delivery of the AB Connect HR Plan and lead and deliver allocated work streams that will deliver our business strategy.
  • Partner the Feed Ingredients Commercial Director to create, develop and deliver the FI strategy and annual plan and ensure that we have the necessary capability in our teams to deliver the required level of business performance.
  • Create and deliver a plan for creating a high engagement, high performance culture in Feed Ingredients, maximizing and championing our Winnings Ways, Great Place to Work, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing.
  • Drive the talent agenda within FI, leading talent reviews to provide insight and use as a platform for action to improve bench strength.
  • Support AB Agri wide projects and activities as required.

What we're looking for: 

  • Able to set the agenda for key HR initiatives and strategies.
  • Experience of managing significant change programmes
  • Demonstrable ability to develop outstanding relationships in order to drive high performance levels
  • Excellent Organisational Development practices and knowledge
  • Able to take a broad long-term view, whilst focusing on details to deliver the necessary interventions.
  • Challenges the status quo and does not accept poor standards.
  • Pragmatic with a grounded approach and the ability to build credibility quickly.
  • Degree level educated or equivalent 

Good for people, Good for business

AB Connect is an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

We are a growing, innovative business and we need diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  Join us and we will support and encourage your personal development and grow your career.

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing Careers@abagri.com

Be part of a growing global community - AB Agri

Trading in over 70 countries and employing 3000+ talented people, AB Agri is a unique community of leading agricultural businesses and brands operating across the entire food supply chain. For over 30 years, we have been committed to changing agriculture for the better so that the food we eat is produced safely and in an environmentally sustainable way.  As the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, AB Agri is an established major force in UK agriculture and is increasingly operating on a global scale.

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes just a few minutes.

Please do not delay making your application.  In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period before the date shown and without notice.

Recruitment agencies – We operate a PSL and request no speculative agency contact regarding this vacancy.  For details on working with AB Agri please see the recruitment agencies page on our website.

About The Company
AB Connect offers nutrition and feed manufacture expertise through a range of businesses to help farmers, producers and businesses all along UK food and farming supply chain. Based in Peterborough (UK), AB Connect is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc.  For more information please go to https://www.ab-connect.co.uk/
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing Careers@abagri.com

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