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HR Advisor (Temporary Contract - Maternity Cover), Winchester

Job Name

HR Advisor (Temporary Contract - Maternity Cover), Winchester


United Kingdom




Human Resources

Job type:

Full time

About the role

The HR Advisor will provide HR advice, guidance and support to London and Winchester based teams and, where appropriate, input to the wider European Human Resources team.  This key role covers a wide variety of HR topics as he or she coordinates and executes key programs across a wide variety of the HR generalist functions including compensation, training/development, relocation, recruitment, HRIS, and managing HR compliance needs.   The individual may also provide some analytical support as needed.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Drive results and excellence in execution
  • Is an advisor for UK Primos, providing HR operational support to London and Winchester based primos in people related and organizational matters
  • Coordinates the implementation of the global people agenda for the primo group, leveraging global HR initiatives and ensuring adaptation to needs (eg. Founders Day, Back to the Bar, Cheers, Global Primo Engagement Survey)
  • Interprets HR policies and facilitates the resolution of people-related conflicts and issues; ensures ongoing service excellence through timely issue resolution and execution
  • Maintains HRIS (Workday) and  provides appropriate analysis and reporting to ensure effective insights are available. 100% data hygiene and cleanlines are to be maintained.
  • Oversees and adminsters monthly payroll execution in conjunction with Shared Services partners and external vendors.
  • Oversees and administers execution of compensation and benefits programs (e.g., salary increases, bonus payments) in alignment with global policy/practice (Let’s Pay)
Develop talent and capability
  • Delivers a robust and value-add recruitment (where appropriate), Becoming Bacardi on-boarding, integration & retention strategy for the employee group aligned to global, regional and hub strategy; recommends talent sourcing needs and salary modifications in order to ensure appropriate staffing levels to support business needs
  • Assists the UK HR Director in key career development initiatives (e.g. coaching, evaluations / reviews, transfers, promotions, retirements, exits, etc. ) across the employee group
  • Supports and facilitates at times select primo training and development programs, providing tracking to ensure that primos have been impacted by the programs (SYC, C2W and L@tE)
  • Supports the identification and development of future leaders through succession planning and talent management activities
  • Works with the UK HR Director to guide local business leaders in preparation for and facilitation of talent reviews and in the development of meaningful action plans
  • Maintains relevant role profiles to ensure clarity and consistency across the country including alignment to global principles
  • Supports Let’s Talk program, through consulting and advising with line managers to ensure effective outcomes from the performance management process
Create a winning team
  • Tracks and supports primo engagement and reinforces parameters of culture, enabling line leadership to deliver results with an engaged, motivated team
  • Ensures primo engagement through strong support of PES and informal ‘open-door’ approach
  • Ensures appropriate market knowledge on labour laws and practices and provides input to help ensure appropriate input on policies and procedures.  Oversees and engages in resolving employee relations issues as needed
  • Manages employee, regulatory and labour relations initiatives / actions
  • Cultivates an open-door policy for all primos, therefore  continually supporting  compliance and integrity in business activities
Ensure effective Systems & Processes
  • Maintain HRIS for any internal primo changes including processing of internal moves, supervisor changes, title changes, employee personal data changes, etc.  .
  • Responsible for administering the primo exit process, including sending of exit surveys, coordination of communications to relevant departments, and updating the HRIS.
  • Assists in providing reporting and analytics to support the organization. 
  • Responding to primo questions to assist with basic HR needs. 

Measures of success

  • Performance: Achieve priorities in alignment with annual objectives and quarterly priorities
  • Customer: Achieve target customer satisfaction measures
  • Employee Engagement: Drive sustained improvement in engagement and enablement, as measured through the Primo Engagement Survey (PES) and usage of internal communications tools.
  • Talent: Deliver against talent management activities as measured via the Talent Scorecard or other key measures
  • Financial: Contributes to effective management of HR budget 
  • Brand /Company Image Protection: Ensure protection of the company and brand through solid HR practice

Critical experiences for success

To be successful in this role you will have/be: 
  • University degree in Business Administration, HR or related business function3+  years in an analyst or adviser type role, with experience in a Human Resources function preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with individuals at all levels in the organizationStrong organizational abilities with impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion
  • Financial or budget management skills a plus
  • Independent thinker,  strong business savvy and judgment to make independent decision
  • Aptitude in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with ability to create professional presentations
  • Strong analytic skills with ability to pull and synthesize data into meaningful summaries
  • Knowledge of Human Resource fundamentals a must

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.