Job Reference 16631
Job type Permanent
Location Cavan
Salary € 30,000 -40,000

The Role

HR Generalist





Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the Recruitment & Selection process for all employees (participating in interviews, reference checking, issuing of contracts and all new hire paperwork).
  • Co-ordinate and participate in induction for new employees.
  • Facilitate probation review and annual appraisal processes with management and staff.
  • Ensure up to date policies and procedures for the company are maintained adhered to.
  • Employee administration including maintenance of personnel files, company pension scheme etc.
  • Provide general HR support to colleagues and management.
  • Conducting exit interviews and analysing findings. Support management with HR/performance issues.
  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain ongoing communication with all stakeholders e.g. employees, Line Managers and the wider HR community.
  • Overseeing all people practices ensuring they are all legally compliant.
  • Be a source of support and knowledge for managers to deal with people in a fair and effective manner.
  • Exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Ad hoc HR tasks as and when required.
  • Behave in a manner that supports and demonstrates Company values, Challenge, Sense of Urgency & Openness.
  • Implement all measures associated with the management of employees In line with company policies & procedures.
  • Work with the HR team to change business culture as per agreed company-wide initiative.

The Person


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 year of experience in the HR sector.
  • CIPD Qualification desirable.
  • Admirable experience in handling employee relations
  • FMCG/Production experience an advantage
  • High level of IT/Excel/Power Point and organisation administration skills in an FMCG Environment.
  • Experience in the Live Food Operations sector preferable

Educational qualifications: 

Diploma or higher in relevant 3rd level food and/or equivalent management course


  • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best as part of a cohesive, cooperative group effort.
  • Promotes confidence and positive attitude through honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with others at all levels to develop mutually beneficial outcomes. Uses diplomacy, tact, and interpersonal skills to support others in reaching consensus.
  • Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts in a manner that will constructively persuade, convince, and influence others.
  • Demonstrates effective use of listening and questioning skills while displaying openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
  • Effectively, fairly, and transparently manages all people, financial, and business resources in line with company goals, policies, and procedures.
  • The ability to make informed, effective, and timely decisions in a manner that is both collaborative & empowering to employees and inclusive of internal and external customer needs.
  • The ability to understand and consider the HR teams long-term vision and objectives when carrying out and overseeing week-to-week activities.
  • Possesses the ability and desire to improve performance using creative, innovative, and quality-driven approaches. Develops and fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Communicates ideas and information in an engaging manner. Works co-operatively with others and builds relationships within and outside of the organisation.


  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise and deliver against deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Logical and methodical thinker.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Flexible approach and keen to learn.

The Package

Salary: €38,000 - €40,000 depending on experience

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