First listed on: 10 June 2024

Human Resources Business Partner - Commercial


About us

In Australia, the J.R. Simplot Company's core operations are food manufacturing and agriculture, encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood and sauce operations. We supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand's major retail and foodservice customers and are part of Simplot's Global Food business. With 17 food manufacturing and processing sites, Simplot Global Food serves retail and foodservice customers in 37 countries, and employs 8,000 people across North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

In Australia, we are a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, focussed on creating food that maximises value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include Leggo's, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:

  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks

  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program
  • Bonus incentives
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program - Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

Simplot in Australia values the innovation and relationship building that comes from face-to-face connection but also recognises the need for flexibility in the lives of our team members. This is why we have a hybrid work environment where we all come together on certain days to maintain our successful culture of innovation, connection and collaboration. In this role you will work in the office for three days a week.

About our role

  • Join an organisation that contributes to feeding our world by bringing earth’s resources for life. 
  • Be part of a culture that lives up to our core value of ‘Passion for People’.
  • Be part of a HR Leadership Team who are driving people and transformation agenda across the total Asia Pacific Region. 
  • Strategically partner with our senior commercial Leaders in Australia and New Zealand to develop and deliver robust people and capability plans. 
  • Seeking an experienced HR Business partner who will develop long term, strategic relationships with senior leaders, based on achieving best practice and sustainable competitive advantage. 

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and strategic Human Resources Business Partner to join our dynamic and evolving business. Reporting to the Director of HR APAC, you will strategically partner with three senior leaders of the APAC leadership team and their relevant divisions with a focus on sales and commercial operations. In this role you will develop robust people and capability plans that support their strategic objectives. You will be part of a supportive and collaborative APAC Human Resources team including working with the Centre’s of Excellence who will partner with you to deliver key programs of work. You will have the opportunity to be part of broader programs that are aimed at improving employee experience across the business.

What will you do

  • Strategically provide advice, guidance, coaching and support to leaders across all aspects of human resources including: talent acquisition, performance management, managing ill and injured workers, remuneration and benefits, compliance, development.  
  • Facilitate HR specific development programs based on the functions needs and compliance requirements.
  • Lead for your functional team’s talent and succession planning, performance calibration and other HR cyclical processes. 
  • Partner with the LLOD centre of excellence to deliver team effectiveness programs to support high performing team development. 
  • Coach and support leadership capability development. 
  • Support the implementation and execution of the annual review process, ensuring the effective management of the remuneration policy, plans and calibration process.
  • Provide employee relations advice.
  • Review employee engagement data and partner the business to develop action plans.
  • Assist in the development of change strategies and plans to ensure our people are engaged and supported through effective change and communication plans.

About you

You will be an experienced HR Business partner who can develop long term, strategic relationships with senior leaders, based on achieving best practice and sustainable competitive advantage. Along with this you will;

  • Be a strategic HR partner aligning HR initiatives with the overarching goals of the organization.
  • You will be experienced in working in a strategic business partnering support service model, work closely with business leaders and line managers to achieve shared organisational objectives
  • You will have significant HR and Business Partnering experience preferably with proven experience partnering with sales or commercial teams.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business or Commerce specialising in Human Resources or equivalent degree.
  • Knowledge of relevant and recent employment legislation.
  • The ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Exceptional customer service skills, coupled with your collaborative approach and strong influencing skills.
  • To be successful in this role, you must have a growth mindset, the ability to challenge conventional thinking and influence broadly across the business.

If this sounds like you, please Apply online today. 

Applications close on 24th June 2024

Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at

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