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HR Generalist

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Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

The Opportunity 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals are looking for a HR professional to join our global manufacturing site in Skipton.

The HR Generalist will support the HR Business Partner in the delivery of an efficient and effective HR support and advisory to departments at the Skipton site by providing first line contact for managers on all people related issues consistent with internal policies and processes and legal requirements.

This position is a fully onsite based role, however we do offer a 9 day working fortnight.


Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Acting as the point, supporting, and advising Line Managers to dealing with various HR queries.
  • Supporting the Engagement & Talent Specialist on recruitment activities to ensure candidate selection processes are fair and consistent.
  • Supporting the Engagement & Talent Specialist with on-boarding and delivering inductions where necessary.
  • Training hiring managers on people related processes and procedures including systems such as Diamond.
  • Liaising with the UK HR Shared Service team to ensure smooth onboarding and employee changes.
  • Monitoring key HR metrics, such as turnover and retention rates.
  • Providing advice and playing a major role as the HR support in formal people related meetings.
  • Using HR information systems to access, input and compile data.
  • Identifying opportunities for improving ways of working within the HR team.
  • Managing staff relationships, responding to any queries or problems that they have and managing their expectations.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and supporting in updating all HR policies and ensuring these are in line with current legislation.
  • Supporting the HR Business Partner with various capability investigations, including grievance and disciplinary.
  • Driving the business performance in relation to the organisation’s objectives
  • Assisting and supporting the Engagement & Talent Specialist in the execution of the engagement plan.
  • Provide advice and guidance on occupational health referrals, absence management issues and return to work cases to managers.
  • Arrange and attend informal/formal meetings and hearings, ensuring that all paperwork work is accurate. Take notes at meetings as required.
  • To support the HR Partners with admin support on organisational change including restructures/redundancy/redeployment activity within departments as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • ‘Due to the nature of our business, all successful candidates will be required to complete a basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service check) before employment can commence, and at regular intervals during employment. This check will be paid for by Dechra.’ 
  • Ability to influence and persuade senior executives.
  • Knowledge of employment law is required for this role.
  • Experience of upskilling managers.
  • CIPD qualified is desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to work at pace.
  • Can assess HRIS data to inform.
  • Knowledge and understanding about which HR needs are priorities.

About the Company

Dechra is a global specialist in veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

We are a global leader in veterinary endocrinology and topical dermatology, have a broad portfolio of analgesia, anaesthetics and products for the treatment of pain, and are also recognised as innovators in other specialisations such as the treatment of equine lameness, nutrition and differentiated generics. 

We deliver high quality products and services to veterinarians worldwide through our employees and a network of third parties to sustainably improve global animal health and welfare.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Culture and Values. They are important to us and have helped drive the Group’s success. 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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