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People Business Partner

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Six different automotive brands. Group Functions. Trade specialists.

At Volkswagen Group UK, we employ over 850 people, supporting a network of more than 600 retailers, and we manage all aspects of vehicle sales for our five brands, from ordering to importing, and advertising to aftersales.

What really sets us apart is how we work – not how many vehicles we sell. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time, in an industry that is changing fast to become electrified, digital, and connected. It takes a diverse range of teams to make us successful, but we all share the same aim: to deliver sustainable, profitable growth, drive up market share, improve customer satisfaction, and strive to be the best employer in the automotive sector.

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our People team as a People Business Partner on a part-time, 1 year fixed term contract. Our People team is the beating heart of the business, we're a commercial business partner  that ensures each brand and group function puts people first. 

Reporting into the People Director, you'll lead and deliver a range of strategic and operational people solutions to complement our transformational business strategy. Supporting three business areas, which will include at least one of our Brands plus a Group Function, you'll partner with board level directors and senior leaders to ensure we have the right people strategies and interventions  in place to drive our commercial success.

You'll lead on talent and succession planning, resource planning, high level employee relations and recruitment for senior leaders. You'll be an active member of the People leadership team and oversee a People Operations Manager on a day to day basis. You'll be skilled when it comes to implementing organisational change and have the ambition and tenacity to ensure we're fighting fit and always achieving. 

You'll be great at building relationships with a wide range of senior stakeholders, enjoy a challenge and thinking of new and innovative ways to contribute to our ongoing People Strategy. You'll be comfortable and confident managing upwards, influencing stakeholders and coaching and guiding our leadership population.

You'll be an experienced HR practitioner with exposure to a large commercial organisation. You'll know how to implement best practice and innovative HR principles and be familiar working in a busy and changing environment.

Working closely with the wider People team you will  enjoy working in a collaborative close-knit team. You'll have a real opportunity to make a difference to our business, we're growing, we're changing and we're innovating.

So what can we offer you? We know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, car, fuel card and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle.

We're excited. Are you?

  • Contract Type:
    Part-time - Fixed Term Contract
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
  • Brand:
    Group
  • Function:
    Human Resources
  • Grade:
    F
  • Working Hours:
    23.5
  • Job Reference:
    2281
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