Human Resources Advisor - Ulverstone

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Ulverstone, TAS, AU, 7315

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers. 


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising 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 the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.


We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fueled 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.

About Our Role

An exciting opportunity exists for the permanent full-time position of Human Resources (HR) Advisor at our Ulverstone food manufacturing facility.  Simplot Ulverstone has a proud history in the local community and processes around 300,000 tonnes of potatoes from 165 Tasmanian growers each year whilst employing over 450 people.

Reporting to the HR Manager within a supportive team environment, this opportunity will support site based Human Resources activities that span across the functions of Production / Maintenance & Engineering / Health, Safety & Wellbeing / Accounting / Quality / Continuous Improvement. 

What You Will Do

You will provide generalist HR support for the delivery of essential employee lifecycle processes and services including (but not limited to)

  • Participate in site safety initiatives 
  • Performance management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Employee and industrial relations advice
  • HR administration - maintaining HR system changes and income protection paperwork
  • Coordination of on-site HR communications
  • Coordination of rosters
  • Management of employee queries related to payroll, HR, policy and procedures
  • Legal and regulatory compliance, adherence to internal operating procedures with the management of business risks
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (CI) activities

About You


  • Hold a tertiary qualification in Human Resources or have demonstrated experience (5 years minimum) within a HR Generalist role
  • Ability to influence
  • Experience with SAP Success Factors will be advantageous
  • Possess a collaborative and personable approach with a trait of resilience
  • You can demonstrate both positive and objective communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships & partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders from factory based production employees through to senior company management
  • Possess a 100% commitment to health and safety in the workplace
  • Intermediate to advanced user of the Microsoft Office suite of products

The Perks


  • Bonus incentives
  • Discounted health insurance options
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Novated car leasing agreements
  • Fully supplied & laundered uniform, boots & PPE
  • Training & development opportunities
  • On-site subsidised canteen
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

Please click on the "Apply" button to submit your application, ensuring a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role AND an up-to-date resume are included (noting that you will be redirected to the Simplot Careers portal).

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2023 - Simplot reserve the right to commence shortlisting prior to advert closing date


Job Requisition ID: 15430 

Travel Required: Less than 10% 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Ulverstone 

Country: Australia 


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