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HR Manager

Job Id:  1723

WARRINGTON, Warrington, United Kingdom

Department:  Human Resources
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, ncluding biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.


We are currently looking for an HR Manager


Salary circa £45,000 + benefits


Purpose of role

The HR Manager’s purpose will be to enable the business to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and engaged people, through our ‘one culture’ values; enabling the organisation to achieve its goals.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated and experienced HR Manager who can work both strategically and operationally across the business. This is a varied and involved role to support business growth deliver high performance.



  • HR/People Strategy and implementation
  • Developing, reviewing and guiding on the application of HR policies, processes and systems in line with best practice
  • Ensuring that the business is able to provide the best employee experience for individuals through the ‘employee journey’, from recruitment, selection, induction, developing and performance management through to exiting the business
  • Ensuring compliance with UK employment law and its application, advising managers and ensuring all contractual and policy documentation meets legal requirements
  • Developing effective organisation design, implementing and managing change projects
  • Advising and developing appropriate reward and recognition initiatives, identifying, analysing and reviewing data and trends and managing third party service providers
  • Manage a Talent Management framework with effective succession management to ensure business continuity and identification and development of high potential talent
  • Build effective business partnering relationships with internal customers
  • Coach and support managers to be effective at employee relations and performance managing their teams, from positive recognition to managing underperforming team members


Key Competencies/Requirements

  • Experience of developing and implementing HR/People strategies
  • Up to date knowledge of and practical application of UK employment law and regulations
  • Able to work in a fast paced, results orientated and changing environment
  • Has demonstrable experience of collaborative working and highly effective relationship management with a confident stakeholder management approach
  • IT capability including working on HR databases
  • Analytical and data focused
  • Minimum CIPD level 5, ideally level 7
  • Ideally graduate or equivalent level of education
  • Likely to have gained experience through circa 10+ years’
  • Able to travel in UK & occasionally in Europe
  • Fluent English (verbal and written)


We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.