People & Culture Business Partner

Posted 17 January 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineHR - Mid Level Market

Job description

Join My Muscle Chef on their explosive growth journey in 2024 as their P&C Operations Business Partner!

  • Unique role with a true mix of operational ER work and strategic project oversight!
  • Bring to life the P&C strategy partnering closely with the Head of People & Culture.
  • High performance team with a genuine focus on collaboration and innovation.

The Company

My Muscle Chef (MYMC) is Australia’s premium fresh ready-made meal and functional food and beverage company who have quickly become known as a household brand, stocked in Woolworths!

Having ticked over ten years as a business, MYMC is now embarking on their next exciting decade, a time that will be defined by new investment, product development, brand extensions and collaborations.

Their rapid growth is underpinned by a vision to further extend their lead position in the online direct to consumer and retail industry, within a health and wellness category that is experiencing exponential growth. Accompanying this trajectory is of course an internal transformation. MYMC is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and modern organisation that is fueled by feeding their customers and providing rewarding careers to their people.

Joining as the new People & Culture Business Partner will see you guide an exciting journey forward on people capability, performance and learning, all whist working on a variety of different projects within a close-knit team, unified by an inspiring leader!

The Leaders

The Head of People & Culture at MYMC is an experienced and highly regarded professional who has forged a long-standing career within comparable household brands like Frucor (Pepsi) and Stuart Alexander (Chupa Cups). Leaning on this experience has seen this Head Of P&C develop and implement a People Strategy that includes a long-term vision for the sophistication of the MYMC P&C team, and what it means to be a part of the MYMC family. You will not only learn from this leader, but also be encouraged to step into your role with autonomy and bring your personal flavour to the team and organisation!
The Opportunity

This P&C BP role will predominantly focus on leading the blue collar operational workforce which encompasses approximately 500+ employees. You will work closely with the Team Leaders and Managers to resolve all ER issues whilst guiding them on a journey of capability uplift to become more self-sufficient. This will see you focus on performance and learning, involving the management and sophistication of the MYMC Academy. There will be cross functional components of your role, and as such you will move between the warehouse operations and the head office (same facility in Yennora).

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Managing and resolving all employee relations (ER) issues ensuring compliance across all applicable laws, regulations and awards, advising on disciplinary procedures and resolutions;
  • Driving the annual performance cycle including KPI plans, reviews, and PIP’s – leaning on data to ensure continued recommendations are in line with the broader P&C strategy;
  • Overseeing the MYMC Academy including all current courses however also working on an extended offering for all employees (blue and white collar);
  • Assisting with recruitment, remuneration and benefits and WHS;
  • Delivering on all relevant employee lifecycle components for your workforce (with the support of the HR Coordinator); and
  • Leading and contributing to a variety of different P&C projects with the endorsement of the Head of People & Culture.

About You

We are looking for an experienced People & Culture Business Partner who will clearly see the brilliant opportunity that lay ahead to join the impressive organisation that MYMC is! You will be a passionate, flexible, dedicated, and mature operator who enjoys working through employee relations issues with a cool head and equally getting creative with your Head Office counterparts on complimentary P&C projects and initiatives. You must have an appetite to immerse yourself reputationally into both worlds (HO & Factory) whilst focusing on the operations workforce as your designated portfolio.

To be considered, you must have HR business partnering experience within a blue collar working environment, ideally with some exposure to a comparable industry sector or high growth business. Your knowledge of awards (particular the FBT award) and experience seeing ER issues through, end to end, is critical. As is your ability to guide and grow managers, run annual performance processes and extend the L&D offering. Enjoyment in mentoring junior team members, and a willingness to get involved in recruitment, HR projects and some WHS is also required!

In summary, this is a unique opportunity that blends the operational with the strategic – a job not to be missed out on! We can accommodate an immediate start or notice period for the successful candidate, and please note that hybrid working is on offer with it desirable to be present in person due to the nature of this role and the 24-7 operation.

The Process

There will be two /three interviews conducted with a brief cognitive psychometric assessment completed halfway through the process. All due diligence regarding background checks and references will be completed prior to offer. For any confidential enquiries please contact Sarah Bolitho on 0499 027 469 or

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