People & Performance Business Partner

Posted 05 February 2024
Job type Permanent

Job description

Join one of Australia’s leading FMCG organisations by partnering with key leaders across Tip Top to uplift capability, performance and engagement!


  • High-touch role with broad scope and a core focus on leadership development
  • Experience a dynamic matrix structure with internal progression pathways
  • Enjoy flexible start and finish times, numerous benefits and annual bonus

The Company


Tip Top is an iconic Australian brand celebrated for its bread and bakery products, satisfying tastebuds across the country. With a rich heritage spanning over 70 years, the Tip Top name has become synonymous with freshness, taste, and innovation, and currently employs a sizable workforce across their 19 sites in Australia and New Zealand.


As a division of George Weston Foods (GWF), a key player in the Australian FMCG sector and a subsidiary of the globally renowned Associated British Foods, Tip Top is deeply entrenched in a robust business network. This affiliation not only contributes to its domestic success, but opens avenues for internal progression opportunities across their matrix structure, both locally and on an international scale.


At the heart of Tip Top's achievements is their unwavering commitment to their people. Known for fostering a culture that values long-term tenure and career progression, Tip Top, under the umbrella of GWF, offers a unique environment where employees can thrive and grow.


This role presents an exciting opportunity to join a company where tradition and stability meets innovation, as well as be part of a culture that embraces both its heritage and future possibilities.


The Leaders


This role will report through to the Regional People & Performance Manager, an experienced people leader who is generous with their time and advice. Known for their calm nature, big-picture thinking and down-to-earth personality, this P&C leader’s management style focuses on empowering their team and supporting their growth, uplifting overall confidence and capabilities.

With the opportunity to collaborate on company-wide initiatives and upcoming change-management projects, you will further lean into a national network of HR professionals including multiple colleagues in QLD.


The Opportunity


This is a value-add Business Partnering role where you will operate in a true generalist capacity and offer proactive solutions. Overseeing a predominantly blue-collar workforce of 150 at Tip Top’s Capalaba facility, you will partner closely with site leaders to help elevate employee engagement and performance while uplifting leadership capability. Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Delivering consistent and impactful hands-on mentorship and coaching to site-based leaders, in addition to implementing formal training initiatives where appropriate;
  • Uplifting manager capability and encouraging their increased participation in key HR activities including performance management, L&D and ER;
  • Proactively identifying and bridging skills gaps, pinpointing training opportunities and promoting goal setting;
  • Overseeing strategic talent mapping and succession planning across the site, while contributing to the success of employee turnover, tenure and retention targets;
  • Collaborating with the national HR team on change management initiatives, HR projects, and digital transformation plans;
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with Union officials and cultivating effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation with representatives; and
  • Partnering with stakeholders to provide guidance and advice on ER and performance issues to reach positive outcomes.

About You


We are seeking a candidate with a proven generalist skillset and existing experience in either a Senior HR Advisory or HR Business Partnering role. With well-developed stakeholder management skills and a knack for influencing outcomes, you will be comfortable assessing needs, making recommendations, and leveraging relationships.


Your confidence in navigating the full employee lifecycle will be crucial to your success, as will a solid background in leadership development, employee capability, engagement, ER, and performance management.


Previous experience in a blue-collar or site-based environment would allow you to hit the ground running, with any exposure to change-management activities being a bonus!


Perhaps most importantly, the team at Tip Top are a down-to-earth, inclusive bunch who genuinely care for the well-being of employees. As such, it will be imperative that you also share their passion and enthusiasm for people, and possess the ability to connect with staff at all levels of the businesses.


The Process


This process will consist of two-three interviews plus a site tour to get a feel for the working environment at Tip Top. You will have the opportunity to engage with both HR and Operations leaders including the Regional People & Performance Manager and the Head of People & Performance. For any questions, please contact Lily Tuomela on 0448 290 380 or


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