First listed on: 05 November 2017

HR Business Partner


About Us

Quality and freshness doesn’t come easy, which is why we have a fantastic group of people working around the clock at Woolworths Distribution Centres to tackle the mind boggling logistical challenge of coordinating supplies from the farm-gate to supermarket shelves across the state.
Our Distribution Centres are also a critical control point in checking the quality of fresh food and placing it in the optimal conditions to protect its flavour, freshness and texture.  Alongside the top service we provide to our supermarkets we also have super performance in our Distribution Network which store stock for many of our other brands such as BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Big W, to mention just a few.

HR Business Partner | Minchinbury, NSW

  • Fast-paced, critical function

  • Lead HR change within Australia’s largest retailer

  • Exciting ongoing career development and opportunities

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a driven and dynamic HR Business Partner to align with the Supply Chain business unit at our Sydney Regional Distribution Centre. Your role will entail effectively partnering with the site Supply Chain Manager & Operations Managers to provide strategic & tactical HR advice and guidance to the business, enabling us to meet our business objectives.

This role is primarily based at Minchinbury, NSW.

In this role, you will

  • Partner with Leaders to drive cultural change

  • Implement people strategies that attract, develop and retain talent

  • Coach and advise leaders on tactical industrial relations issues including union activity and enterprise agreements, partnering with People Services and Employee Relations

  • Partner with Leaders and take accountability for the effective delivery of people strategies including aligning performance, capability, engagement and talent initiatives to the business strategy

  • Build leadership capability across the talent pipeline leveraging available programs

  • Partner with Leaders to develop engagement initiatives with a commercial mindset and passion for continuous improvement and innovation

  • Provide actionable insights to Leaders on trends in HR data and provide support and coaching to act on employee data

  • Design and implement tailored plans to drive implementation of the Supply Chain HR Plan, diagnose issues and provide lessons learned and HR expertise where required

  • Manage the implementation of people change initiatives, including embedding principles in the change and helping Managers to overcome impacts of change

  • Lead the site Payroll team consisting of 3 permanent employees

About you

  • Previous experience in a HR Business Partner or Employee Relations role

  • Strong communication skills, stakeholder management and relationship building skills

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing organisation change programs

  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence decision-making

  • Experience working in a blue collar industry and dealing with trade unions

  • Experience in the negotiation of Enterprise Agreements highly desirable


As part of creating a safe working environment, our Distribution Centres operates under a Drug & Alcohol Policy for all those on site. Employees are subject to possible random testing, and applicants to this role can expect to undergo tests as part of the recruitment process, in addition to a full physical."


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