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Human Resources Business Partner

Job ID: R0109995 Location: Orchard Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Orchard Hills, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

We’re looking for a commercially focused HR Business Partner to work across two of our businesses based in Western Sydney.  As business partner to our leadership teams, you’ll have a complex client group of c.500 people and partner with the leadership team on all things people-related, challenging the status quo to drive results and increase organisational effectiveness.  This role is a mix of strategy and delivery, so you need to be comfortable with setting the strategy and then rolling your sleeves up and delivering it.  A proven all-round generalist HRBP, you’ll ideally hold a strong track record in Enterprise Agreements, building management & leadership capability, talent management and succession.  The role can be based in either Sydney Olympic Park or Orchard Hills, with occasional travel to Lithgow, regional NSW and Victoria. 

The role will involve:

  • Partnering with business leadership teams to understand the commercial strategy and business drivers

  • Working closely with the HR Director to drive the People agenda to meet business requirements and increase organisational effectiveness

  • Leading on Enterprise Agreement negotiation for 2 EA’s which will be coming up for review in 2021

  • Working across a range of HR projects, for example the implementation of a new time & attendance system across the business

  • Building leadership and management capability

  • A strong focus on workforce planning, succession management, talent and capability development

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A true strategic HR business partner and change agent, able to build high-trust relationships with senior leaders across a global, matrix-driven organisation

  • Highly commercially focused, you’ll bring solid experience in driving results that genuinely impact business performance

  • All round generalist HR experience with a large, complex client group.  Any exposure to manufacturing or engineering environments would be beneficial. 

  • Experienced in working with and negotiating complex enterprise agreements

  • A trusted partner, with strong influencing skills and the ability to deliver great results 

  • A great communicator and strong team player

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

If you are seeking a rewarding HR career with the opportunity for long-term growth and development, we would welcome your application today.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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