Senior HR Advisor

Ecolab Dublin, Dublin

About the Job

Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technology, have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor to join their UKIE HR team.

In the role, you will proactively partner and collaborate with the HR Business Partners & Line Managers to provide comprehensive, pragmatic and commercially focused operational HR support & solutions in relation to people issues that will meet business objectives & create an environment of positive people management, to ensure we attract, develop & retain talented people who are fully engaged and aligned to Ecolab Values. 

Our business never sits still, therefore the role is hybrid working / mobile with a requirement to travel in line with business needs to support key stakeholders.   Ideally you will be based anywhere with easy links to travel networks; with key locations being Northwich, Leeds, Dublin, Belfast with the opportunity to work from home c.2 days per week on average. 

What's in it for you?

Join a multinational business who makes a real difference to people's everyday lives.  Joining a busy HR Team in a period of transformation covering the full people agenda, giving you the opportunity to make a real difference to the role & stakeholders you will support.  In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, Ecolab also offer excellent opportunities for career development and progression.


What will you do?

  • Reporting to the HR Business Partner, you will be responsible for building strong professional relationships with Management Teams & participate in Management Team meetings, providing a business partnering service, acting as a trusted partner, coach and mentor to managers on people issues. 

  • Working as part of a shared HR Advisor team, with dedicated business areas of responsibility, to support line managers with the delivery of the people agenda, driving consistency of application of company procedures and mitigating risk to the organisation.  

  • Provide commercially focused advice & support to Managers on all Employee Relations issues in line with Company procedures, including disciplinary, grievance & absence management issues. 

  • Actively coach & train line managers on all aspects of people management, empower managers to lead their teams through up-skilling them on basic people-management processes Raise awareness of current & new employment legislation as well as other trends, initiatives, and corporate initiatives. 

  • Identify trends & proactively address issues of voluntary attrition, sickness & identify cost savings within the business. 

  • Work with managers to support recruitment & effective onboarding of talent, including active participation in interviews/assessment days, onboarding and probation reviews are taking place.

  • Promote and track completion of the annual personal performance & development framework, to ensure all associates have objectives, development goals and regular discussions with line managers around how they are doing & where they are going.

  • Make recommendations and influence the annual Talent Assessment & Succession Planning cycles to ensure effective management of talent within the business area.  

  • Manage change management projects, including restructures & organizational design.   

  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve, redesign & drive efficiencies which contribute towards the delivery of the people agenda, through digital interventions, working smarter, faster & better. 

  • Lead and contribute towards ad-hoc projects such as restructures, change management, HR Projects, introduction of new legislation.

  • Input into business strategies relating to the people agenda, owning the implementation within the assigned business area, actively contributing and collaborating with other HR colleagues as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with centers of excellence, specialist teams and internal or external providers to ensure delivery of Divisional/Function or Business people priorities.

  • Support employee engagement, sustainability and performance management activities using globally agreed frameworks, tools and processes.

  • Ambassador for Ecolab purpose, values and behaviours.

  • Ensure compliance with agreed company and function standards.

  • Remain abreast of market trends, functional best practices, and relevant competitor approaches; interpreting these to determine adjustments to ensure consistent delivery and deployment of best practice outcomes.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Qualified to CIPD Level 7  or relevant professional experience

  • Strong generalist HR experience, preferably gained within a commercial and fast-paced environment

  • HR Project Experience – particularly around people change initiatives

  • Knowledge or experience of Workday is desirable

  • Good working knowledge of UK & Irish Employment Law

  • Experience of HR support to a diverse population within a matrix environment

  • Superior communication, interpersonal, customer service and presentation skills

  • Ability to build effective relationships with all levels of management. 

  • Must possess a high standard of influencing skills with the ability to constructively challenge as appropriate is essential

  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines

  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement, develop strategies, and implement solutions

  • Ability to work autonomously and make own decisions, but ensure all key stakeholders receive regular progress updates for a successful delivery against objectives

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.