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Human Resources Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Waterford, Munster, IE, X91 V62N

Date:  Sep 21, 2021
Job Category:  Human Resources
Req. ID:  12500

Do you want to work for a world-leading manufacturer who strives to build a better future through sustainability and innovation? Are you looking for a new challenge in a stable, fast-growing sector?


Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.


We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.


Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.


We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.



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 (absence management, offer letters, contracts of employment, changes to terms and conditions etc).
  • Ad-hoc project work for the central PS&O team as required.


Experience required:

  • Strong communication skills across all organisational levels and customer service mindset
  • Previous experience in an HR business-partnering role. CIPD qualification is desirable.
  • Project management skills and/or experience.
  • Confident in Microsoft Office and experience using SAP SuccessFactors or equivalent HR database.
  • Experience working within international manufacturing/consumer goods/industrial environment
  • Confident knowledge of the local employment legislation.
  • Experience working in unionised environment is beneficial.
  • Analytical skills and ability to drive outcomes.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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


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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