Head of Human Resources - Lead HR Systems and Processes
Decipher Group
Dunedin, New Zealand
30d ago
  • Hands-on leadership role where you can make a difference
  • Take ownership of all key operational HR processes and systems
  • Join this leading, global New Zealand organisation
  • Silver Fern Farms’ vision is Inspirational Food created by Passionate People’. A leading New Zealand processor and marketer of lamb, mutton, beef, venison and associated products, Silver Fern Farms is a regionally significant business with 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices, 14 processing sites in New Zealand, exporting to over 60 countries.

    Delivering a highly capable business requires a highly collaborative and engaged team. Through its People Strategy, Silver Fern Farms is committed to caring for its people and supporting them to be successful and adaptable to change.

    As a member of the People Leadership Team, the Head of Human Resources will provide the leadership and development of the HR function to support the business to deliver its strategy.

    Based in Dunedin and reporting to the General Manager People, the Head of Human Resources works collaboratively on the development and execution of the People Strategy whilst ensuring that day-

    to-day operational HR services are seamlessly delivered. Leading a team of HR advisory, recruitment and payroll advisors to support the human resource needs of the business, the Head of Human Resources will :

  • provide HR advice to senior managers and the leadership team in areas of workforce planning and management, remuneration and benefits, together with current and future industry trends in HR;
  • develop HR policy and frameworks suited to the rapidly changing external and internal environments;
  • design, develop and implement a remuneration structure that meets the diverse needs of Silver Fern Farms into the future;
  • lead an effective payroll function;
  • develop and implement workforce planning initiatives and volume recruitment solutions to ensure organisational objectives are delivered.
  • To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced HR manager with a background working in commercial organisations of scale and have the ability to focus on detail when required.

    You will have demonstratable experience in creating a cohesive and effective team and take an innovative and forward-looking approach to HR.

    The ability to move at pace and a sharp intellect are necessary. This is both a leadership and hands-on role - you are outcome-

    focused and your ability to support, motivate and direct staff will ensure your success.

    If you would like to join the team in this newly designed role and your skills and experience match, then we would love to hear from you.

    To discover more about Silver Fern Farms, visit .

    For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Leanne Crozier on 021 245 2224 or leanne deciphergroup.co.nz or Nicola Cull on 021 686 082 or nicola deciphergroup.co.nz.

    Applications close : Monday 11 June 2018

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