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Human Resources Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Waterford, Munster, IE, X91 V62N

Date:  3 May 2024
Job Category:  Human Resources
Req ID:  35552

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminium packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.


Position overview:

The Plant HR Manager is responsible for delivering on-site HR service in support of people strategy, building people management capability within stakeholder group, and driving consistency and  efficiency in operational delivery. You will work with plant management team to develop the local HR strategy and deploy the global/regional one, and support various HR-related activities.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Being the ambassador of Ball’s culture, driving the right behaviours amongst all plant employees
  • Implementing new regional/global HR policies and harmonizing it with the current ones
  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory ethical standards and the local employee relations laws
  • Providing advice and support to managers in grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Assisting the plant leadership team with communicating organisational changes
  • Engaging the Talent Acquisition team to advise on and support the recruitment process
  • Developing relationships with local universities, colleges, schools and communities as appropriate
  • Driving goal-setting and performance management processes, following up with managers where necessary
  • Lead and participate in the negotiations with the work councils / unions and collective bargaining agreement. Addressing union related issues i.e. grievance resolution
  • Assessing talent risk for the site and determines strategies to develop plant succession plans
  • Partnering with hiring managers to define and maintain new employee onboarding program
  • General HR administration and payroll supervision (absence management, offer letters, contracts of employment, changes to terms and conditions etc)


Experience and skills required:


  • Strong communication skills across all organisational levels and customer service mindset
  • Confident in Microsoft Office and experience using SAP SuccessFactors or equivalent HR database
  • HR working experience within international manufacturing/consumer goods/industrial environment
  • Confident knowledge of employment legislation
  • Experience working in unionised environment is beneficial
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Compensation and Benefits Include:


  • Annual salary of 79,000-95,000 EUR (salary dependent on experience and interview performance) + 15% annual bonus 
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • 6 months full maternity pay
  • Cycle To Work scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Access to learning and development pathways
  • Private medical cover for spouse and children under 18 
  • Sick pay benefits
  • 22 days annual leave 




Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups to aerosol bottles solutions that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.

No agencies please.



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