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Date: 11-Feb-2019

Location: Lodz, LD, PL

Company: Tate & Lyle

At Tate & Lyle, we believe our people are our secret ingredient and people that join us will fuel and contribute to our success. Our vision is to be the leading provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions.  We provide ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from more than 30 locations around the world. We turn raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.



Currently we are looking for exceptional HR Manager to join our Global Shared Services in Łódź (Poland).


The successful candidate will manage the HR operation to support delivery of the business objectives through providing an excellent level of service in terms of “fit for purpose” HR processes, polices and advice/guidance/partnering for the GSS business unit and sales entity in Poland &CIS region (Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine).



Core responsibilities:


In terms of strategy area:

•             To lead on and drive alignment between business goals and the HR people plan and delivery for GSS

•             To co-ordinate and oversee Recruitment, Talent Management, Training, Compensation and Benefits, and Employee Relations plan priorities for GSS

•             To act as an HR business partner to your GSS leadership team colleagues to ensure people matters are factored in to business priorities, decisions and subsequent actions.

•             To bring a continuous improvement mindset to the management of HR practices and contribute to the wider business agendas/discussions.

•             To work with the GSS leadership team to foster the Tate & Lyle culture and values.


In terms of management/operational area:

•             To provide hands-on leadership in human resources practices, processes and programs that are effective and successfully executed across the business

•             To manage corporate and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with management.

•             To provide appropriate recruitment, on-boarding and employee life cycle requirements and support for GSS staff

•             To work with managers providing the necessary support, advice, guidance and challenge as required:

  • to interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff
  • to run performance reviews, salary reviews, bonus payments and performance reporting to develop Talent plans including succession and training
  • to ensure appropriate staffing and development of the competencies and talents required
  • to resolve performance management and employee relations issues
  • to develop & implement organisational change programmes as appropriate

•             To work with external payroll and administration company to ensure the proper process in place

•             To be company’s representative in terms of signing documentation, legal aspects; payments approval, etc.

•             To drive employees engagement via a variety of activities (employees survey, post action plan, internal projects)

•             To participate in various global and internal projects to ensure that GSS is the best place to work.



•             To manage and develop the local HR team to deliver a high level of performance and service/support to the business



  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a professional HR environment for an international company including experience at managerial level
  • International experience preferable
  • University Degree business administration /standard education in business related discipline
  • Experience in an International Shared Services business will be considered a plus
  • Ability to read, write and speak English and local language fluently
  • Professional HR qualification preferred
  • Able to communicate efficiently at different levels and different cultural settings in the organization
  • An ability to liaise across the organisation & maintain effective working relationships.
  • The ability to plan & organise a variety of work with conflicting demands.
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Strong background in both strategic and operational HR. 
  • Adaptable in a fast working environment; comfortable in a dynamic organisational culture
  • Pro-active, self-motivated and possessing skills to work autonomously.




In addition to the competitive salary we offer:


  • work in welcoming, stimulating and energetic environment
  • extensive development opportunities and programs (vertical & horizontal promotions, foreign assignments, projects, broad range of internal & external trainings)
  • comprehensive pack of benefits including:
  • Private medical care
  • Multisport cards
  • Lunch subsidy
  • Cinema tickets
  • Holiday subsidy
  • Discount card for selected restaurants
  • Languages assistance program
  • Fresh fruit 3 times per week
  • Delicious coffee every day
  • Integration events
  • Activities in Charity Team, First Aid Team, Emergency Team, Active Team and Eco Team
  • Personal trainer
  • Dietary consultations