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Closing Date:
July 21, 2024

HR Manager

About this role 

Company Profile

Capital is a leading manufacturer of Low Voltage switchgear for mission-critical projects, based in the Aerodrome Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. With over 50 years of expertise, we excel in delivering high-quality, reliable products tailored to each project’s needs. Our offerings specialise in critical infrastructure and data centres, including Main LV Distribution Boards, Final LV Distribution Boards, Automatic Transfer Switches, Motor Control Centres, and Power Distribution Units. We pride ourselves on world-class design and build, renowned precision, robust fabrication, and dependable turnaround. The Company is growing year on year; it currently employs 80 people and is forecasted to reach 120 staff by 2027. Our commitment extends to supporting, developing, and empowering our employees throughout their journey with us.

Role Summary

The HR Manager plays a pivotal role in our organisation, overseeing all aspects of human resources management. This role, with support from the HR Administrator, involves strategising, implementing, and managing HR policies and procedures to ensure the Company attracts, retains, and develops top talent. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, the HR Manager will drive initiatives to foster a positive work environment and support the Company’s growth objectives.

Key responsibilities 

HR Strategy Implementation

  • Develop and drive HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business objectives.
  • Lead the Company’s employment growth from 80 to 120 employees.

HR Lifecycle Management

  • Manage the full spectrum of HR functions, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and compliance.

Talent Management

  • Lead the recruitment process, from devising job descriptions with the Line Manager to deciding on job posting platforms and/or recruitment agency selection, candidate screening, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions.
  • Design and oversee the onboarding process to ensure new employees integrate smoothly.
  • Carry out inductions and appoint a mentor/buddy system for new employees.
  • Collaborate with department heads to understand staffing needs and develop effective recruitment and retention strategies.

Performance and Talent Development

  • Implement performance management systems to track employee performance, provide feedback, and support career development.
  • Provide employees with personal development plans for those aspiring to progress.
  • Assist and guide managers in conducting monthly, quarterly, or annual performance reviews with employees.
  • Develop and deliver training programs to enhance employee skills and capabilities.
  • Coordinate management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance reviews, safety, and sexual harassment.

Employee Relations and HR Compliance

  • Handle employee relations issues and disciplinary procedures promptly and effectively, fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations and maintain accurate HR records and documentation.
  • Update the employee handbook as required, informing staff and management of changes to employment law and guiding them on issues that may impact them, their staff and their role.
  • Keep records of benefits plans and participation, such as pension plans, new hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.

Compensation and Benefit Benchmarking

  • Take a data-driven approach to analyse Capital’s current compensation and benefit benchmarking in line with current market trends to align current and future resources, achieving greater organisational efficiency.

Total Employee Experience

  • Drive employee engagement initiatives and promote a culture of continuous improvement and employee development by encouraging an open-door policy and a safe environment for discussing any issues staff may have.

Budget and Metrics Forecasting

  • Set out Company hiring goals and objectives by preparing budgets and targets for the HR function.

Trusted Business Advisor

  • Pioneer company values and mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree (essential) and related qualification in HR, e.g., CIPD accreditation preferable.
  • 5+ years of proven experience as an HR Manager, preferably in a manufacturing or engineering environment, have demonstrated expertise in managing teams of 1-5 staff, employee relations, compensation, and benefits.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulations.
  • Possess excellent leadership and decision-making abilities, a data-driven and analytical mindset, and strategic thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and influence at all levels of the organisation.
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Full valid Irish work permit and proficiency in the English language.
Benefits & Other details
  • Hybrid, full-time position. Successful candidate expected on-site a minimum of 3 days weekly.
  • Salary range €70k-€80k depending on experience.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Continuous Training.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Further Education Support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7/365.
  • Quarterly Social Activities.
  • Free Parking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to treating our employees equally in relation to age, civil status, disability, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, membership of the Traveller community, religion, and sexual orientation. We treat our employees equally in recruitment, pay, conditions, training, work experience and career progression.

How to apply

Please email your cover letter and CV to recruitment@capitalswitchgear.com and include 'HR Manager' in the subject line.  

Closing date for applications is July 21, 2024