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Prism Executive have been retained by a large indigenous client based in the West of Ireland to appoint a HR Business Partner to their team to partner with their Retail Business unit. The size and scope of this unit is extensive with a pace to match. Made up of a mix of retail units and a manufacturing site, this business unit has a total of almost 300 employees at any given time. The role holder will create sustainable and credible relationships with the business unit Leader and the wider management team, working across talent acquisition, retention, employee branding, employee relations, payroll when required and employee wellbeing.

Ability to engage at all levels and influence across the business unit are power skills for this role – strong decision making and the ability to act independently within the business unit yet collaborate across the HR function and amongst other HRBPs within the ecosystem – ensuring consistency of voice and messaging with regard to everything HR related.


  • Ensure high level of compliance and ethics throughout all dealings in line with company policies and procedures.

  • Ensure all employee relations and legislation are up to date

  • Act a key influencer in the broader leadership team and actively network and knowledge share across the business unit.

  • Identity talent within and outside the organisation, create relevant succession and development plans to create strong future talent pipelines.

  • Act as guardian of the culture through actively promoting and role modelling the organisation’s values

  • Take ownership for driving best practice in HR and People Management and engage the team to deliver on their goals in accordance with these.

  • Drive a strong employee engagement culture through regular internal communications and driving action around our culture survey.

  • Ensure that all Health and Safety and Risk issue are dealt with as a matter of urgency and that a positive Health and Safety culture is promoted in your area of responsibility.

  • Overseeing employee relations, disciplinary and grievance processes and advising and supporting managers on same

  • Ensuring policies and procedures are updated, in line with employment legislation and being adhered to

  • Providing support to managers regarding performance management process including system administration

  • Providing support to managers regarding integrated time and attendance HR system and ensuring compliance with absence policies for reporting purposes

  • Providing training programmes for employees with strong focus on effective onboarding and induction

  • Take a lead role in supporting graduate and other trainee programmes

  • Supporting Head of HR on key strategic projects

  • Act as cover for weekly payroll for annual leave – full training will be provided

  • Any other relevant duties that may arise from time to time


  • Third level qualification in HR / Business

  • Employee Relations experience critical

  • Union experience preferred but not essential

  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills required

  • Good knowledge of Irish Employment Law

  • At least 2 years’ experience in HR with experience in retail desirable but not essential

  • Excellent organisational and administration skills

  • Proven project management and presentation skills

  • Experience of working with implementing and working with HR Systems a distinct advantage

  • Ability to network, build strong relationships and influence effectively

  • Travel will be required to various sites, so full clean driving license is essential

For confidential representation Orla Brennan of Prism Executive is managing all expressions of interest. Please contact / 086 1720090


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