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HR Manager - Kelso and Bathurst

Date: 28-Apr-2021

Location: Kelso, NSW, AU, 2795 Bathurst, NSW, AU, 2795

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The role

  • Two (2) HR business partner roles in a dynamic manufacturing environment
  • Bathurst & Kelso - two fabulous Bathurst locations to consider
  • Are you mobile and ready to relocate?  A supportive relocation package can be provided

We currently have two (2) opportunities for a HR Manager to join the Simplot team at two of our regional food manufacturing plants in Bathurst NSW, and Kelso, NSW.


Reporting directly to the Head of HR – Supply Chain and indirectly to the site Plant Manager, you will assist the site to support company-wide people strategies and plans.   Key to this role is your ability to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of employees and the business.   


HR Manager - Bathurst, NSW
The birthplace of our Edgell canned vegetable brand, canning commencing in 1926.  In 1949, this factory was granted the licence to manufacture and pack Birds Eye frozen foods for the Australian market.  The Bathurst factory is the largest processor of sweet corn in Australia and the famous Australian icon, Chiko Roll, is also manufactured here.


HR Manager - Kelso, NSW  
The Kelso site was established in 1979, designed to manufacture seafood and snack products including the oven baked range of fish portions, fish fingers and snacks.

What you will do

You will drive, partner and challenge the management team in the design and implementation of a people strategy aligned to business direction, which supports the current and future needs of the business.


You will provide coaching and on-the-ground support services and expertise on HR matters.


As the key relationship manager, this role will develop a sound understanding of their site(s) needs, and work with the HR Centres of Excellence (COE) to seamlessly drive and challenge Simplot people practices, policies and systems through the development and execution of people strategies & plans.

What you will bring

Ideally you will have a diverse set of skills that may include:

  • HR generalist activity.
  • Employee relations.
  • Change management.
  • HR administration.
  • Continuous improvement (processes and policies); and
  • Project management.


Critical to this role is your ability to work and build strong relationships closely with internal and external stakeholders.  You therefore have strong communication skills and are able to translate policy and process to others, as well as progress initiatives through collaboration.


To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced HR professional, ideally from an industrial or manufacturing environment who has worked with a range of stakeholders.  You hold advisory experience and are ideally tertiary qualified.  It will be your excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and build partnerships at all levels of the organisation, that will ensure your success.

Benefits & Culture

  • Work with a highly motivated and committed team.
  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • A variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.


If this sounds like you, please Apply online today.


Please indicate on your application’s Cover Letter your location’s preference.


Applications close Thursday, 20 May 2021


To be considered for opportunities with Simplot Australia Pty Limited we require that all applicants hold the relevant full working rights for Australia.

Job Requisition ID: 4593 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Kelso, SAPL Plant - Bathurst 

Country: Australia 


Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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