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HR Director


Dublin, IE

Shift Type:  Human Resources

Working with Us:


ARYZTA is for people who are passionate about what they do and doing it well. We take pride in our high quality, delicious food and in our leading position as the world's number one frozen bakery.

Our employees are one of our key ingredients, and together they play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business.

In ARYZTA, every day is different. If you are resilient, ambitious, and a team player, ARYZTA could be the place for you to thrive and grow in your career!


The Role:

We currently have a great opportunity for a Human Resources Director to join our passionate, collaborative and results driven team on a 12 months contract (maternity cover).

Reporting directly to the Managing Director and part of the Senior Management Team, this leadership role will be entrusted to set and direct the organisation’s HR strategies, objectives and agenda. 


Leading a team of 3 HR professionals, the HR Director will be a hands-on advisor and strategist, and will build an HR partnership with leaders and employees, providing pragmatic & best in class HR support, coaching and guidance to the business. The role offers great exposure to change management, within a highly dynamic and diverse commercial business.  A broad HR role encompassing, but not limited to Talent Management, Employee Relations, Engagement, Talent Acquisition, Culture, Reward and HR Operations.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Responsibility for the execution of HR strategies and programs that support the business. 
  • Design and drive change management and organisational design programmes.
  • Lead HR projects and initiatives that support business strategy within the business units.
  • Driving the Employee Engagement and working with managers and employees to build a positive and engaging work culture aligning people decisions with core values.
  • Proactively provide advice and guidance on, and manage escalated employee relations issues such as disciplinary and grievance, absence, performance management, and other key HR areas including recruitment, attrition, restructuring, redundancy and redeployment.
  • Develop and deliver overall talent acquisition solutions including work force planning, attraction, on-boarding and retention.
  • Partner, consult, and advise senior leaders on talent and people topics including compensation, retention, performance, and talent development.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and plan, manage & expedite projects.
  • Undertake management development activities by coaching, influencing and sharing knowledge to increase manager’s abilities to manage their teams.
  • Support and mentor the HR team to assist with development and drive best practices. 
  • Utilise Employee Engagement Data to develop specific plans to positively impact employee engagement drivers.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day HR management reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.


The ideal candidate will display energy and determination to succeed and will be capable of building strong relationships and gain trust both internally within the business and with external stakeholders and partners. Strong leadership, strategic thinking and communication with influence are essential as is the ability to work within a fluid, fast paced environment.  The successful candidate will have high levels of organisation skills, attention to detail and be extremely process driven. 

Education & Experience:


•    7 year’s + relevant HR Generalist experience ideally in Manufacturing, FMCG or Retail sector.
•    Educated to a minimum of degree level, CIPD qualification is essential.
•    Proficient working knowledge of all aspects of human resources, including but not limited to compensation and benefits, employee relations, employment law, leadership and talent management, training and HRM systems.
•    Demonstrated ability in human resources principles across multiple business groups with different business models, challenges and requirements.
•     Previous experience of working in a dynamic business, undergoing significant change
•    A strong commercial mind set is imperative. 
•    Solid working knowledge of MS Office.
•    Success Factors system working knowledge will be advantageous.


In return to your experience we offer:


  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • Opportunity to join a leading, dynamic global food Company.
  • Subsidised canteen / restaurant.
  • Free car parking.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Company pension.
  • Gym onsite.

Your Application


If you are interested in applying for a position in ARYZTA please submit your complete application documents (CV and motivation letter). We are looking forward to receiving your application on http://www.aryzta.com/aryztacareers.

ARYZTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer