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Lead HR Business Partner FTC

Molson Coors
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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For over two centuries, Molson Coors has been bringing people together over a cold beer, but today, our modern portfolio of award-winning brands extends beyond beer to meet the evolving tastes and preferences of our consumers.

With a presence in over 100 countries and a team of 16,000 talented employees globally, we take pride in our traditions, brands and the role we play in uniting people to celebrate all life’s moments.

As one of the world’s leading beverage companies, we are passionate about promoting responsible drinking and creating a sustainable future.

In addition to popular favourites like Coors, Carling and Doom Bar, our beverage portfolio includes Aspall, Rekorderlig, Staropramen, Madrí Excepcional and Blue Moon. We also have an expanding and evolving premium spirits range that include Black Cow Vodka, Bandero Tequila and Tarquins Gin.

As a People First organisation, we’re happy to discuss flexible working options. 

Your Purpose

Our brewery teams in Burton-on-Trent produce many of our beverages and have a long history within the local area as beer producers. We have an opportunity for a Lead HR Business Partner to work with our brewery, to define and deliver a people strategy aligned to the short and long terms aims of their function and the business.

With line management responsibility for our HR Business Partner, together you’ll be challenged to deliver the very best experience for our people. This is an opportunity to work on both the annual people cycle and critical projects which will include looking at engagement and DEI.

You’ll partner senior stakeholders so experience working with World Class Supply Chain and Lean methodologies would be ideal. We work collaboratively with the Unite union so you will also lead in this space and advise on escalated ER and IR casework in partnership with our Centre of Expertise.

This is an 12-month Fixed Term Contract and a fantastic introduction to our Western Europe HR team, who have been instrumental in us being certified as a Top Employer for 10 years running and delivering ‘best practice’ HR. 

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to be on-site in Burton-on-Trent 4 days per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop effective working relationships with key leaders and create an environment to effectively challenge, influence and become a trusted advisor to support effective strategic and operational decision making, providing pragmatic and commercially focused advice.
  • Support and engage with customer groups to competitively deliver their LRP through anticipating the needs of the business by making connections between the business strategy and people and effective cost management.
  • Effectively lead and/or support people and organisation related change activity in assigned customer groups providing recommendations for improving organisational effectiveness through organsiation design, meeting current and future business requirements.
  • Execute core people processes within assigned customer group(s) to divisional standards and requirements, e.g. People Plans, Performance Cycle, Talent Planning and Annual Compensation Planning etc. Coach and assist in the development of line manager capability to perform these processes as well as champion meaningful conversations and continuous improvement within their teams. Work with other areas of the team e.g. Centres of Excellence (CoE), HR Operations and GBS to deliver results.
  • Contribute to and work collaboratively to support the HR function through the contribution of key projects within the HR LRP and HR people plan which need ongoing support and commitment. Work collaboratively with other areas of the team e.g. CoEs, HR Operations & GBS to ensure effective execution and delivery across the teams.

About You

This is a senior HR Business Partner role so it’s likely that you’ll have experience working with stakeholder groups in a similar capacity, specifically within manufacturing and/or supply chain environments. You’ll be able to lead in both an advisory capacity and as a line manager, with opportunity deputise for our HR Director as needed.

You’ll also have:

  • Good thought leadership on the HR drivers of capability, performance, talent and engagement able to influence business leaders and line managers
  • Good track record of effectively leading and managing people and organisation change projects
  • Strong HR professional skills, knowledge and significant experience of application of employment legislation to individuals and groups
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Ability to identify and diagnose issues impacting the areas of support and/or the wider business.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Effective coaching skills up to and including senior level leadership.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, combining HR knowledge and skills with commercial mindset.

You may not meet all the criteria for the role, but don't let that stop you from applying. We all need to learn and develop and we can help you do this here at Molson Coors.

About Us

  • We’re one of the UK’s Most Attractive Employers winning the Top Employer award for the last 10 years
  • Flexible work programmes to ensure a work life balance is maintained such as our market leading Moments That Matter for significant moments in your life.
  • Commitment to the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people. We are proud to have been awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards.
  • We’re committed to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment which is reflected in Our Beer Print and our 2025 sustainability targets.


Molson Coors Beverage Company: Building Careers


Molson Coors Beverage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we seek diversity. We want to continue to create an environment where our people are truly able to be themselves at work, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. We want people to be able to bring their own creativity and style to work, so that we get diversity in our thinking across our organisation, as we believe that we are a better business for it.

This makes our talent strategy simple – we want the best talent in all our roles, regardless of their background. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew and our people are our greatest asset.

We are Disability Confident Committed. If you require any additional assistance or adjustments in advance of, or during the application and/or hiring process, please make us aware of this – we want you to succeed and will be happy to support you.


Putting People First is our first value and guides everything we do. We want working for Molson Coors to be a great and rewarding experience, giving everyone the opportunity to learn and grow, with comprehensive wellbeing support and excellent benefits.

Flexibility is important to our people and important to us. We offer different flexible work options and employees can make use of ‘Life Leave’, two weeks of extra paid leave on top of holiday, sickness and compassionate leave, to enable them to take care of significant moments in life.

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